Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Amazing Ray Family Cookbook

This is so lovely, I had to share it!

My little sister Sally, had the idea of making a family cookbook as a wedding present for my big sister Emily and her husband to be.  So she asked family members to send her their recipes and she put them together using Indesign and sent it to the book printers Blurb to get printed.  She asked to do the front and back cover, and this is the result! It is full of amazing family photos, which makes it almost like a photo album too, but with a difference!

Why not create your own family recipe book?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

English Girl At Home

I was contacted by Charlotte from 'English Girl At Home' blog to create a new logo and dress pattern illustration.  Charlotte does lots of sewing, and makes some amazing things that you can do at home. Check out her blog at

Here is the logo I created;
And here are the drawings I did for her 'Lou Lou' dress which has two variations.
Such a sweet dress, I might have to get the sewing machine out!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Jellyfish jewellery

Hello! Here's some jellyfish jewellery I'm trying out. These are my first try outs. I might try with coloured thread or cord and see what that's like too. Will keep you posted! 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wedding Invites

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        I was asked to design some wedding invites for a couple who love scuba diving. The little crab features on the back of the invites.

        Friday, 19 September 2014

        The Hills are alive..with the sound mirrors and wrap!

        RANDOM MESSAGE OF THE DAY; Even if you've got no hills round where you live, be assured, that they are there, singing (or beat boxing) away. Just thought that would be comforting to know.


        I have got some new pocket mirrors in! So to celebrate I'm offering a free Nice Face mirror with every order of any of my Nice Face Prints throughout September. And because I'm feeling extra generous, I'll throw in a free sheet of Nice Face Wrapping Paper too!

        That's all for now, if you want to keep up with other drawings or events you can follow me on twitter, facebook or instragram too so join me there, if you like.

        May your day be full of nice face's,

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        Wednesday, 27 August 2014

        Cats, caterpillars and hair (in any order)

        While it's been raining, I've been making more brooches and updating the old designs. Here are a few pictures of the new cat and caterpillar brooches I've been making.

        Meow! (and whatever noise caterpillars make, something like, shuffle shuffle..?)

        I've also got some new pocket mirrors in, yep, more nice face's!

        You can find them here;

        Thursday, 14 August 2014

        Stop! It's biscuit time!

        Don't worry everyone, biscuit time is upon us.

        Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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        Monday, 11 August 2014

        Scottish referendum poster for new exhibition

        I've recently submitted a poster design for this propaganda exhibition, in the run up to the Scottish referendum in September. You can find their website here 

        Drygate, Glasgow

        6th - 17th September 2014

        (Ballot Scotland is an independent, apolitical project by Mike CR; supported by Rosie Brown and Papa Stour)
        And here is my poster;

        The original design had writing on it, but the exhibition rules only allowed the word 'VOTE' on the design, oops!  Here is the original with Morag and George...

        Tuesday, 5 August 2014

        Dancing books!

        My creative friend Helen, who makes and sells books that she binds herself, has made some using my wrapping paper.  I think they look great, what do you think?

        You can see more of her books at the brilliantly named

        You can find my dancing wrapping paper here

        Helen makes books of all sorts of interesting shapes and techniques, here are some of my favourites;

        Friday, 1 August 2014

        Tomorrow's Summer Market!

        Tomorrow I'll be back in Birmingham for the Summer Market ( at The Bond, from 12pm-7pm.

        I'm looking forward to it - I don't do many markets at the moment, so it's nice to meet people, sell stuff and see other designer maker friends! Plus there looks to be loads of delicious food there, yum yum.

        I'm selling all my usual things, plus new prints, cards, see you there!

        Tuesday, 24 June 2014

        Making paper envelopes from left over wrap

        Hi everyone! I posted a picture of an envelope I made for some of my jewellery the other day out of some wrapping paper I had left over.  I thought I'd share it with you here with a little 'how to', in case you wanted to make one too. It took me about 3 minutes.

        It's really simple but great to use in most situations; writing a letter to a friend, sending a gift in the post or just brightening up your usual envelope.  

        Firstly, decide what size you would like the envelope to end up as. I wanted mine to fit a necklace so I placed it on the paper to work out the size;

        Just make sure that you leave room for flaps on both sides and at the top.

        Cut slits between the side flaps so it's easier and neater when you fold them in.

        So, fold the side flaps in and then fold it in half;

        I sewed the sides together but you can just glue them if you want.

        Add a sticker or some tape to hold the flap down and you're done. Easy peasy.
        I sent mine to HM Revenue & Customs. (not really)

        Oh and if you want some of the wrapping paper I've used, you can find it here!;