Friday, January 25, 2013

Slide on over...

Well, the snow is still sparkling outside my studio window, I wish I could go sledging in a Teacup like this Bunny, oh such fun!  I'm hopping around with excitement today at being featured on the fabulous "The Making Spot" Blog.  If you slide on over there you can join in with a Giveaway for this Bumpkin Embroidery Pattern!



As with all my Embroidery Patterns this one was created from my hand illustration, "Happiness is a Cup of Tea" available as a whole range of Stationery, Badges, Magnets... & this Print from my Etsy Shop www.bumpkin.etsy.com

I've been busy hibernating from the cold and working on lots of Party orders and making this new Ornament Pattern, Love you Beary Much, so cute for hanging in a child's room to show how much you love them or a friendly companion for your craft space.


If you've got snow this weekend, wishing you a fun filled time, time to get the Tea Cups out!
Hugs
Catherine
x












Thursday, January 17, 2013

Some Bunny Loves You!

It's still very frosty here, so glad you enjoyed the photos of my garden friends in my last post.  I'll share a few more photos I took this morning at the end of this letter to you :)  Before then I have been busy drawing these new friends that would love to help you show those you love how much you care.  When I was little my Granny always gave me a Valentines Card, how about you?  These "Some Bunny Loves You!" Postcards, on pretty linen textured card, can be personalised with initials to make them extra special to give.  Available from my Etsy Shop .  Don't forget postage can take up to 14 days to arrive outside Europe so don't let these hop along too late for Valentines!





As an extra Valentines Treat, I have got this special offer for my 


Right back to my pencils for me! In the meantime I will leave you with a few more photos I took this morning!


Stay Warm or keep cool (for those in Australia!), Catherine x

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Birdy it's cold outside!

Just as my garden was thinking Spring had arrived early we woke up to a winter wonderland this morning!  I know snow can bring so many problems for travel, but it always feel special to me, so a warm cup of Tea and then straight outside, all wrapped up,  to play with my camera... and give my garden birds some extra food!  I always smile at the little snow hats that appear on the seed heads, always makes me feel glad I have not chopped them down in a mass clear out like so many sadly do, stripping their garden bare for the winter!

I must stop playing in the snow and get back to my orders, lots of Bumpkin Parties coming up around the world!  But first I can't leave without sharing some of my (shhh 100!) photos.

Robin, fluffed up like a little balloon!









Special Valentines Treats coming up!
Warm Hugs
Catherine
x


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

All The Fun of The Fair

First of all wishing you a very very Happy Year full of chasing your dreams.  It has been all go the last few weeks finishing new designs.  I am so excited to share "Fun of The Fair" with you and the inspiration behind it.

Ever since I was teeny tiny I have loved horses and knew how to ride practically before I could walk!  I have always had a love hate relationship with Fairgrounds, hating the roller coaster rides but loving the Carousels!  I would feel like I was galloping along on a magical horse and loved all the art work on them.  I have quite a collection of photos of them, here are just a few that have inspired me.


Yes, I wanted to have a ride on this Carousel in Paris!

Christmas time in Antwerp

For a long time I have wanted to find the time to draw some Carousel images for my shop so when a lovely customer from the States asked me to help her again (this is her 4th Bumpkin Party) with her daughter's Birthday Party with a theme like this I jumped at the chance.

Her daughter loves Unicorns so gradually back and forth we came up with a Carousel/Maypole dancing theme with Ponies, Unicorns and all their Woodland Friends!!  Oh what fun it was to draw and imagine!  I hope it captures a magic and free spirited feel that I wish for all children, not just at their Parties.  A Print and full Party Range has evolved around this Illustration, which can all be personalised for your special Day with delightful Carousel style text.

Fun of the Fair Personalised Print/front of the Invitation
 Back of the Invitation


Thank You Cards and Tags.







I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into my new Range as much as I did creating it all. 
You can find the full range in my shop www.bumpkin.etsy.com

I have just finished bringing to life some Valentines friends, so hop back soon to meet them!
Hugs
Catherine
x