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

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

Showtime!
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Last night was the Preview Evening for our end of year show.  After days of being covered in sawdust, wearing paint splattered jeans and constantly finding white streaks in my hair it was very pleasant to don a cute dress and some lovely heels for an evening of showing our … Read More

New eBook for Pattern Designers
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Recently, I was lucky enough to be selected by Michelle Fifis of Pattern Observer to preview her new book on Designing Textiles for the Fashion Industry.  It was great to be involved in pre-launch chats about the layout and design of the cover as well as getting an advanced copy of … Read More

The last push towards finishing my degree.
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Things have been a bit hectic in the studio lately but I felt the need for a quick update.  I feel I always start my posts with an excuse for my absence, oh dear! I handed in my thesis before Easter which enabled me to have a bit of a break without … Read More

Work in Progress
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My third year at Uni is racing along at an alarming pace.  We are now in to our first nine week module with just one more to go. Here is just a taster of what I am currently working on. Sticking to my Rainforest/Jungle flora theme I have adopted an … Read More

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