Etsy update: new booksy print

Tea screenprint

My new print design is finally ready and up in my shop! Inspired by a CS Lewis quotation that I thoroughly agree with, it’s a two-colour screenprint onto recycled paper stock. And just in time for Christmas if you’re in the UK! Pick it up for £10 right here.

There’s also a special 10% discount on my whole shop with code TENPERCENT for last-minute UK orders! Order by the weekend (Sunday 18th) to guarantee Christmas delivery.

Tea screenprint
Tea screenprint

Along with the new self-designed print, I have a bumper update of wonderful vintage book plates, and the ever-popular Wonder Cat is back in stock again too.





Lil’ peek



Some details from my new screenprint design, which will hopefully be in up for sale right after I get back from San Fran, along with yet another reprint of ol’ Wonder Cat. Just in time for Christmas shopping, fancy that! I love this print, hope you do too when all is revealed…

Etsy finds: prints and patterns

Some pretty patterned finds that have caught my eye on Etsy lately…


These woollen cushion covers with a Navajo pattern by Little Byrd Vintage look so cosy.

Delicious screenprinted linen/cotton blended fabrics – ready-made into bags and pouches, if you wish – from bookhou at home.


I’m smitten with Jane Foster‘s colourful Scandinavian designs, especially the stuffed kitty toy, of course.


Leah Duncan has an amazing eye for colour: I want all these cushions piled up on my sofa right now.


Delicate illustrated paper garlands by Kaye Blegvad would look great over a fireplace mantle.


Wonder cat back in stock

sleepycat

My Wonder Cat poster is back in stock on Etsy! I wasn’t expecting the rush sellout or volume of emails asking for a reprint – who would have known the Internet loves a cat, eh? I’m actually working on a second cat-themed poster right now…

Yoni’s taking the fame in his stride, obviously.

Two new Etsy prints

Two new prints have just been added to my Etsy shop! They’re both inspired by my growing collection of vintage ephemera, particularly Victorian newspaper advertising.

Printing poster
Printing poster
Printing poster

First, a poster featuring text that I came across while reading Just My Type, a fascinating book about the history of fonts. It was written as a manifesto by eminent typographer Beatrice Warde in 1932 and inspired me to have my own play with fonts and Victorian-style flourishes.

Cat poster
Cat poster
Cat poster

Secondly, a poster inspired by Victorian quack medicine advertising, extolling the numerous health benefits of cats – and featuring my own kitty as a model.

Cat poster

He couldn’t help jumping in on the photoshoot, too…

You can buy the posters from my Etsy shop, and they will soon also be available from Cabbages & Kings, a little boutique that’s just down the road from my home (and well worth a look anyway for their lovely range of prints, jewellery and homewares). Hope you like them!

Vintage on Etsy UK, part 2

Another round-up of lovely vintage goodies from Etsy sellers here in the UK.



The Laughing Songbird has a focus on animalia, with some curios and cute Scandi-style homeware thrown in.


Ladylike homewares from ‘spinster sisters’ Maud and Mabel



Bright and colourful retroness from gennamaria, with some upcycled jewellery and even a kitty cat too! (I think he’s worth that price, don’t you?)


Handmade vintage arts and crafts items from Scotland in Scottishart‘s shop


Pretty crockery and kitchenalia from Daisy Nook.

Missed my first round-up? It’s here!


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Tea time art

Now that our new kitchen is very nearly done, I’m scouting out some art for the walls. With our rather minimal white units and grey tiles we need something bright to make it pop into life.


Mid-century Scandinavian inspired prints by Restyle on Etsy. Love the colour palettes here!


Lovely textural cuppa tea gocco print by Amy Walters


Amusing infographic diagrams from Pop Chart Lab – the culinary tools one is winging its way to me.


A pop-art tribute to a design classic (one of which we own) – Moka pots by Mendsel Design. They sell matching tea towels, too!


A bit more textile loveliness from Skinny La Minx.


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