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Flavours of Spain No7

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.

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Plus Folksy

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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!!

Nipper Skipper t-shirts

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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.

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Sparky apron showcased on Little Ram Studio Blog!

My mens pinstripe Artisan No 3 apron was showcased by Little Ram Studio blogspot today in their Fabulous Friday Folksy Finds – ‘Gifts for men’.
Really chuffed because their shop is one of my Folksy Favourites!
I really like their lino prints, especially the dogs, birds and architecture.
http://littleramstudio.blogspot.co.uk/
https://folksy.com/shops/littleRamstudio
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I know it’s a bit early to mention Christmas but…..

Confirmed over the weekend that I’ll be selling at the Christmas Market – 57 Gallery, SE13 London. 6-7th December 2014. I’m so exited I haven’t done a Christmas fair for years. I had a lovely morning rummaging about in boxes, sorting out little paper bags, labels, pegs (for attaching info/prices) etc into one box.. Here’s a photo. Now I’ve got to start making some Christmas decorations etc so that I have a range of prices, my desk is covered in fabric and packet of sequins trying to get some new ideas!

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