I finally finished the Shark in the Park storysack!
I made the game quite a while ago (and posted about that), – but I had to sew hair on the Timothy Pope doll and make him some clothes, which was a fiddley job.
The other characters were scanned from the book and made into ‘lollystick puppets’.
Luckily I had some shark print fabric in my cupboard, which is just perfect for this Storysack!
I’m booked in to teach apron workshops at The Goodlife Centre (near London Bridge) on 9th July and 11th September. It’s a lovely studio space with windows all round 3 sides of the room.
I delivered 2 custom aprons to ‘Flavours of Spain’ recently; the ochre coloured denim and red ties are perfect Spanish colours for their deli business. A dog Like Sparky basic No7 design was adapted with changes to the pockets and longer ties, plus a monogram A and T for Ana and Teresa so they could tell them apart.
Flavours of Spain have a spot at The Southbank Centre Food Market (Central London near Festival Hall etc), Brockley Farmers Market (SE London) and throughout August have run a pop-up at Number 57 in Brockley, Lewisham SE London, selling their fantastic cheeses, charcuterie, wines etc and freshly prepared tapas.
This is a piece in Norfolk Magazine, featuring the t-shirts I designed.
Achieve Magazine (achieve-magazine.co.uk) did a lovely piece about Nipper Skipper in the current issue – including a nice photo of one of the Pip Penguin t-shirts I designed! (p71,72-73)
I upgraded to a Folksy Plus account recently, because it turned out to be more economical, but there are other benefits too. The plus account allows you to have ‘Featured Items’ on the your shop – it makes quite a difference to the look of the shop so I feel a bit daft I didn’t do this before!!
The t-shirts had only been in the shop for a couple of days when this appeared! www.angelsandurchins.co.uk/lifestyle/kids-fashion/nipper-skipper-t-shirts
Earlier this year, in collaboration with Nipper Skipper, I designed a set of t-shirts based on their very cute logo-mascot Pip (Penguin) – They went on sale yesterday!
Nipper Skipper sell sailing gear- safety gear and technical clothing for children who sail – age 0-10 years. The t-shirts are their first foray into Nipper Skipper branded products.
Rather than straight copy their Pip logo I went for a simplified, yet still very recognisable, strong line drawing of Pip.
Nipper Skipper felt strongly that their customers would be keen on organic fair trade t-shirts. After some research we settled on Stella and Stanley marl shirts, printed by 3rd Rail in Bermondsey London, using water-based discharge inks – which give a fantastic soft feel (no horrible plastic finish) you can hardly feel any ink on it at all.
Lastly, we thought about packaging. I’d had these gorgeous stripey candy bags on one of my Pinterest boards for ages, they come in a lovely range of colours and sizes. The yellow ones were perfect with the set of Pip stickers Nipper Skipper already send in their parcels.
I got an email today from Folksy advertising their Christmas Gift Guides. I got the shock of my life when I followed the link to ‘men’s gifts’.… there was my my pinstripe mens apron (at no 24 out of 129!). Really pleased!