Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I digressed..........

Sorry I didn't quite make it to doing a posting yesterday ! Time ran away with me as usual & so instead we have a post for you today , mid-week & also known as Wonderful Wednesday x x All worked out dandy in the end !

So , yep all invites have been given out ( bar 1 ) & so I can show you a little bit more of the finished creations that had me making a mess all over the floor at the weekend & also creating a small ladder rip in my very new jeans. boo hoo !

Actually let's stop there as I  must elaborate on that story as I am quite gutted by this occurrence & ready to complain to the high street store in question very shortly ! So I bought these pair of jeans last Thursday, ( yes that is currently less than a week ) & was so happy with my purchase as I find it hard to find trousers that tick the shorter length box but fit nicely around the bottom & that are also v comfy ! This pair of jeans where perfect ! Or so I thought ! I wore them twice & went on and on to hubby about how happy I was with them & how at last I had some jeans that I could wear with my tops instead of wearing leggings that kept showing my bum off ( un-intentionally that is )
Now surely jeans should be quite durable and ye ok I have knobbly knees but beginning to ladder wrip at the knees after wearing them twice is C.R.A.Z.Y. talk !  
Gutted........Now I have to venture back to town pronto as I am once again missing an important staple piece from my wardrobe. I must attempt to take them back complaining that even though they do have a worn affect to the jeans , laddering in denim so soon surely is classed as faulty! I  wonder how I get on ! hhhmmmmm, I just hope they do have another shorter leg option in store so I can hopefully exchange for the same ones as I did love this pair ! I will of course have to take extra care to never bend down & fold my knees again ! With a 1 year old this is unlikely !

Opppsss, that was a random post ! So I leave you today with a quirky saying that seems quite apt tonight as I write this ! Or last night to you now reading it today x hee hee

Please note all imagery & designs on here are copyright of Diane Davies 2012 including the above ! Though the saying itself you are welcome to use ! he he x

Pictures of Spencer's invites will therefore follow another day instead ! Sorry for the switch in topics !
Enjoy your day peeps x

Monday, 16 April 2012

Spencer is nearly 1. x

Morning, Morning.

So it's my baby boy's first birthday coming up & with a party planned in for the end of April I thought I best find some time to develop the invites for his ickle friends !

I have had a very creative month. It's kinda like a pick and mix bag at the moment, not sure what sweet is going to come out next but liking the variety.
I have been developing my style with a selection of different prints, & dipping my fingers into a few new work avenues which has been great fun but also meant I have been a bit on the busy side. Also as I have mentioned previously I am in the process of starting a little venture selling personalised prints & plan to show you more of that in the next few weeks but for now let's talk kid's invites.

So for Spencer's birthday we are off to Windmill farm ! This is in the North-west of England & is a great place for the kids.We first went there as a family before Christmas & this inspired me to do a little choo choo collection including the below :

We loved it & I got very excited back then at the thought of making this the location for his  very 1st birthday party !
So here is a little snippet of his invite! Main post to follow tomorrow with lots of close-up images for you all x

Do you like what you see ? Then head back tomorra for more close-up shots of his invites designed by little old me x

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Morning all,

I made another trip over to WeconnectFashion earlier this week and came across another trend report from the trendsetters : TrendBible.
  These are my favourite boards of a colourful bunch so make sure you head over to check out the other options available at Weconnectfashion as it is a great research source !!

Gorgeous Colour palette ! So fresh & love the aqua hues x yummy x

Tribal influences are very on trend at the moment & are set to continue for next SS13. Love how they cross over to lifestyle too. x

Right I am off . Got a few hours booked in the the computer, developing ideas on my new ickle venture & then it's family day with hubby and Spencer x yippee

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Hello all, Having a few productive days in the office & got some more print options developed ! Would you like to see ?
These are my ickle ladybird range ! Only showing you a snippet of course as can't give all my design secrets away !

Enjoy x

Monday, 9 April 2012

New Venture !

Eeeeek, Easter has past & once again the blog is getting neglected ! Di, what is going on ? Well I am currently working on a new venture as well as trying to keep on top of other work avenues & my over active ickle boy Spencer, so as per usual this is put on the back burner.

So the little venture I hear you mutter is currently 'work in progress' but does involve selling a selection of quirky & hopefully individual prints from designs I have created myself ! These will mainly be personalised prints but I have a few other options up my sleeve ( if I can find the time to develop it further that is ) ! So would love it if you can head over to my new facebook page & give it a thumbs up if it floats your boat !

Here is one I made earlier ! A quirky & fun boy's print that  I can personalise with your son's name / date of birth & weight !

So don't forget to head over to facebook & give me a 'like' & I will keep you all upto date on the developments of my ickle venture !

Enjoy x

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A snippet ...........

As some of you might already know I am one of a big bunch of contributors to the amazing & very inspirational e-course :
The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design featuring Rachael Taylor’. As described, it is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern designer & Wow it's been impressive so far ! Module 2 of 3 courses is now complete & I am still trying to find time to catch up with all the design exercises but am loving every minute of it x
I wanted to just show you a snippet of the work I produced for the course which you can view in full if you register for Module two for this particular trend report. x

Taking inspiration at the time from the Spring / Summer catwalks of Prada & Marc Jacobs to name a few which you can view at here

I picked up on the 50's influences showing through on the catwalk with playful prints catching my eye !

Kept it short but sweet ladies, I can't be giving all the trend secrets away x

See you all soon peeps.
Sorry the blog is a little sparce on the posts once again, I am currently giving my portfolio a bit of love as well as finishing some work off for a few clients but do stay tuned as I hope to update soon !