I’m currently at my grandparent’s place in West Sussex. I picked up some teach­ing work in Germany over the summer (and some as yet unknown other destin­a­tions too), so I gave up my sublet room, put my stuff in stor­age for the summer, left London for a while, and am spend­ing the next 10 days wander­ing around Kent and Sussex until I fly off. My grand­par­ents’ place is in a small village called Aldwick near Bognor. There’s a shingle beach, lots of bunga­lows and old people, and hydrangeas every­where. It’s about 3 minutes from a very quiet beach (appar­ently Robert Smith lives here too, but I haven’t seen him). My nan died last year, and my grandad is now in a home, with demen­tia, so the house belongs to my mum and aunt. They are currently refur­bish­ing it and clear­ing out decades of things. The heavy lift­ing had already been done, but the other day I went through my nan’s fabric stash for anything I wanted.

Categorised as Crafts

Surreal­ist­ic Pillows

I opened a Society6 shop today to sell my designs. You can get cush­ions, greet­ings cards and iphone/​ipad/​laptop covers. I have the same designs on Spoon­flower, avail­able as meters of fabric, but I’m still wait­ing to get my print­ing samples to check before they go live. I’ve got lots more patterns I’m work­ing on, but here’s 6 to start with. Society6 have a special offer that ends at midnight Pacific Time (ie early in the morn­ing GMT). If you order today, you get free post­age. The link is here.

Airmail fabric

I designed some airmail/​penpal themed fabric using some of the same artwork as the patches, and it’s avail­able to buy on Spoon­flower. They have vari­ous differ­ent fabric options, but I recom­mend the Kona cotton for this design, a smooth, medi­um-weight cotton. This is a scan of the actu­al fabric.