Vodka Watermelon!
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Hi  What started out as a sensible conversation with friends about the best foods to aid hydration, soon became a whole lot more interesting.   Introducing the vodka-filled watermelon!!  Or any alcoholic beverage seems to work, or so I’m told.  The method appears to be straightforward enough.  Cut a hole in the … Read More

March Madness
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What a month March turned out to be.   I launched an online shop with the lovely peeps over at Contrado in London and have been busy adding lots of products to my shop ever since.  So far I have been using designs from my portfolio but I will be … Read More

New Look Website
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  In December I started a new job at the University Centre Somerset and thought that three days a week there would afford me plenty of time on my days off to catch up with friends, housework, days out, sketching, painting and more leisurely activities. But it seems that is … Read More

Bomber Jackets – perfect mid-season coat
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With Spring finally upon us thoughts are turning to assessing the spring and summer wardrobe.  We are still enduring some cold weather but occasionally the sun appears and is surprisingly warm.  So what to wear on those days!   The bomber jacket could be the answer and is continuing to … Read More

Thoughts Turn to Summer
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  It’s amazing how evocative a colour can be.  Designing this swimsuit in a geometric pattern in turquoise for my online shop has got me in the mood for summer.  Turquoise is one of my favourite colours and I wear it all year round but it does look best with a tan. … Read More

Opportunity Knocks!
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It’s been a while since I last posted on a regular basis.  So what have I been doing with my free leisure time? Well, there doesn’t seem to have been very much of that! As I reported in my previous post I joined The Emporium in Wellington at the end of last … Read More

My Little Shop in the Big Shop
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Earlier this month I took the plunge and opened a little shop unit in The Emporium in Wellington.  Housed in a converted chapel it’s an eclectic mix of around 45 traders offering gifts and home decor items. Many are made by local artists and designers and together they create an … Read More

What’s Next?
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So the 100 Day Challenge got rudely interrupted by real, actual work.   This in turn has made me refocus and consider the the direction I want my design work to go in. Amidst all this activity I managed to complete the first brief from Rachael Taylor’s Make It In … Read More

Summer School
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Hi Today I am very excited about the start of the Make It In Design Summer School tomorrow,  As I have completed the MIID Modules 1 – 3 and the Ultimate Portfolio Builder I have a pretty good idea of what is in store over the next few weeks. But I … Read More

New Designers 2016
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  Already the experience of New Designers, the ultimate graduate show, seems a long time ago. But it was only a couple of weeks ago that the seven students from Somerset College set off for London with our final collections flying up the M5 in the back of an Ark van! We all arrived around lunchtime … Read More

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