I've got a new festive lino print on sale in my shop right now, as you can see I'm sticking with the Polar Bear theme this year!
Im really happy with how this came out, its handprinted by me on lovely thick handmade paper. These are limited edition so orders your now!
Yep my Wintery Polar Bears are finally live on my Notonthehighstreet shop! There are only a lmited run of 8 so once they have all found new homes thats it!
Get yours while you can!
Doing any kind of christmas stuff in the middle of summer always feel slightly weird, especially as Im usually sitting around in short sleeves wishing I was in the garden rather than at my desk! Anyway, despite the distractions of my garden I have finished designing this years new limited edition winter art toy. Heres a few in progress pics...
Once I make the first rough mock up (usually hand inked onto scrap fabric and roughly stiched together) I do the final art then scan and send off to the ever wonderful Zoe & Solii at Befab, these lovely ladies always do an amazing job of printing my watercolours onto fabric, I can't say enough good stuff about their service check out their website (plus they always send me a happy little handwritten note in with each batch of printing, sooo lovely!)
And here he is, my Wintery Pola Bear art toy complete with his own hand knitted red wool scarf!
As I have done with the Golden Reindeer before, these will only be made in an extremely limited run so once they are gone they are gone, he will go on sale around September for those of you who are super organised about your christmas shopping (unlike me!).
So these little guys where slightly delayed in going up in my shop as we went away to Cornwall for a week which through my schedule out a bit! However they are all stuffed and stitched together and available now on my Notonthehighstreet shop.
I really hope these little guys find some new homes, they are super cute and Im so pleased with how they came out. As ever they are limited edition, so once they are gone they are gone!
I really love puffins, they have so much personality for a little bird. The few puffin designs I've done recently have sold really well so I decided to try a new soft art version. I always make a rough dummy one to check Im happy with the design and size. I then paint up a watercolour version for printing onto fabric.
I had the design digital printed onto cotton by the lovely Zoe & Solii at BeFab, they print all my Flying Hares and Reindeer and produce just the best quailty printing in small runs, perfect for designer only producing a limited number of items.
Once I get the meter of fabric back I spend a happy afternoon cutting and pinning all the pieces, then I sew them together on my hand cranked 100 year old Singer, in this case outside while the sun shines!
Then I stuff them and stitch them all together! Job done!
Im making a limited run of 10 of these little guys, they will be up for sale on my shop at the beginning of June so keep an eye out for them, I think they go fast!
A good first day at Frome Art Fair, we have another day of it Sunday 3rd 10am - 4pm. I have all my usual best sellers and a few newbies! Come along an say hi if your in the area!
I shall be selling my work at the Frome Art Fair 2-3 April 2016 at the Silk Mill in Frome. I shall have all my usual best sellers and there will be some great discounts from my online prices so come along and say hi!
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Notonthehighstreet are holding their big summer sale, lots of lovely treasures to be had at great prices, you can now buy of some my creations at 20% off, so shop now while stocks last!!
So Ive got some lovely new stock thats now live in my notonthehighstreet shop, first of is my brand new luggage tag bunting. I made a string of this for the Outlaw Craft Show just to decorate my stall really but I got so many people asking about it I have decided to try it on the shop and see how it does...
Next up are three new cards for occasions I have been asked about over the last few months, Expecting, New Parents and New Grandparents. Its mostly just a reason to draw ducks and badges!
And finally Ive stared getting some of my Flat Packs Circus kits on the shop, Ive been selling these for a while at the show but its taken me ages to get round to photographing them properly and listing them. I only have the four most popular designs at the moment but if they do ok I'll make more designs available.
These are the make it yourself kits for my Circuses, you get everything you need to make them along with detailed instructions. They come printed on 3 A4 sheets of recycled card and are a fun prezzy for someone or for you to make yourself!
I'm Kat and I'm an illustrator living and working in Bath in the UK. This blog is a record of my artwork, projects and anything I think is interesting, I hope you'll read a little of my ramblings!
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