Monday, 20 March 2017

Two more designs for National Trust

Last Friday I was pleased to deliver a big box of stock to the imposing Houghton Mill, near Huntingdon.  It's a fully working 18th Century Mill with a fascinating history.

I had a private tour with the manager, Stuart and discovered that it was a youth hostel at one time.  A millennium funded project restored the water wheel and you can now see it milling weekly.

Unusually I have  designed two versions of the cards and coasters, one shows the mill in summer with blue sky and leaves on the tress and the other one is more wintry.  It will be interesting to see which one proves most popular.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve already stock some of my designs and for a while they have been asking me for something that features their Wind Pump.  I finally had time to produce this drypoint print with watercolour and think it works really well.

They are all available on my website in limited numbers.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Spring has Sprung

I have been really busy this year already with amongst other things, designing Christmas cards, working on a new design for another National Trust property and sorting out costings for a new garden studio which will hopefully be built this summer - very exciting!

Hence my tardiness at posting anything on here recently.  I think instagram seems to be the place to be these days, so if you want to keep updated on a more regular basis then do find me over there or click on the link above.

It's all looking very Spring-like in Cambridgeshire at the moment.  I recently launched these six new Spring Flower Pot coasters which sold out almost immediately.  I'm waiting for more stock to come in this week.  Anglesey Abbey and Wicken Fen have some of them just for this season.