Saturday, December 10, 2011

Screenprinted cushions are back!

There are now some new cushions in my shops both on Etsy and Folksy,

also a different colourway of my Elderberry cards, just for xmas and printed on a canvas textured card.Also new in my shops are these purses in Skinny laMinx Cloudbirds, the Orla design is still available and proving a huge seller this xmas!!

I'm currently working on exciting new projects for next year while also still getting orders out to xmas shoppers. Hope to share news of this with you soon ;)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's beginning to feel a lot like .....

uh huh! no denying it now is there? I had a great time printing some festive reds last week for the More than a Mama xmas fair and despite selling really well I was pleased to be able to bring some home to put in my shops.
These are gradually being listed in my shops both on etsy and folksy.
UK folks really should check out the newly relauched Folksy site, new graphics and lots of nice features are really making it a smart shopping venue.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Local Press

Local magazine Berkhamsted Living have one of my purses in their Xmas Gift Guide, thanks to The Upstairs Gallery.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Note cards

New note cards available individually or in sets, £2.50 each or £9.00 per set and free uk P+P
Find them now in my etsy shop

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Printing and vintage Conran

I have managed to cram so much into one day, this morning first thing I packed up a huge box of work to send to The Shire Hall Art Gallery for their Chistmas Craft Show. Then got on with printing some Elderberry teatowels in a festive red colourway. The photo above shows some of them drying on the middle landing, I love seeing them en masse. How is it though that the one misprint is right in the centre of the picture?
A custom request had me rootling through my fabrics today and I was thrilled to find another length of this Terence Conran designed fabric. The width being just 41cm it means covers are just under 40cm but can still take a 40cm inner so they are available again! but in my etsy shop only.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New purses

I've altered my Mod Flowers design a little and been printing some new colours. When the light improves for me to get some better photos these will be in my etsy shop, but local folks can get them now from Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted

only last week...............

Sarah and I escaped last week to Cornwall and despite some rain we also had blue sky, summery weather like this. So we had our fill of beaches, galleries and fish n chips and are now home, looking back and thinking, was that really only last week?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Just a peek

Putting the finishing touches to some work for a new gallery opening at the weekend. The eagle eyed will spot that the purses need their second side fixing and I also have some other works to add to my display. Overall I'm liking how this is all looking, it's coming together.

Friday, September 23, 2011

a month seriously?

to be fair I have tried to blog recently but have had upload fail with my pictures, today success!
I have some new designs in the shops and my printed tea towels are selling well too! The most excitement and work has involved getting work ready for a couple of new galleries, one here in Berkhamsted! and now also getting more printing done for a xmas exhibition in Staffordshire. All this alongside keeping up with sales from my current stockists and online shops which are all doing really well!
I will be doing a separate post next week with lots of pics of my LouiseB designs as I need to get images to the galleries for their press releases, so am planning a photographic session. Also coming up are details of some exciting arts events that I'm getting involved with!

This morning I'm also on the Etsy front page so things could get even busier

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Elderberry and Seedhead

Two new screen printed designs on cotton tea towels available in my Etsy shop, more to come very soon!


New to my etsy shop but not new to me, I made these earlier in the summer for a charity garden party, but never got around to doing the photos and getting them in the shop. Glad I did though as they are selling already :)

Lots of exciting things coming up here including a new gallery and a great local arts event in October, more info soon x

Monday, August 22, 2011

From the Wilde - A Summer Sale!

From today until the 4th September you can get a 10% discount on ANY purchase at From the Wilde. An online designer shop selling the work of over 80 artists, all the sellers have been handpicked by the owner Helen Wilde.
I have a selection of my work there including most of my best sellers. Usually From the Wilde sales are just for a small range of items but this one is a biggie, right across the whole site!!! All you need to do to get your discount is enter the code 1111 at the checkout, simple! you have until the 4th Sept to take advantage of this offer, so be quick :)

I have lots more exciting events coming up this autumn and new designs arriving at my etsy shop this week, all in time for the run up to Christmas.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Up front

One of my purses was on the Etsy front page yesterday, a lovely boost to my shop traffic :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mod Flower

I'm liking the two tone on this purse, I'll be listing it later in my shop.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

new cushions in my etsy shop, the top one is a rare David Parsons fabric called Kite Strings

Monday, July 18, 2011

New work

Very excited to be getting these designs properly onto fabric. Problems with some screens I had made last week meant I had to hand cut the stencils for these as I wanted to take them to show a gallery today.
So on top of family commitments I got these done at the weekend and printed up tea towels and cushion covers. I have a little work to do before they go in the shop but it should be in the next week.
Mt next dilemma is whether this work should be under a different label rather than included in my Thirtyfive Flowers shops. I would love to hear your thoughts all feedback welcome, good and bad

Louise x

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sale in my vintage shop

This weekend sees lots of etsy stores with a special sales for their Christmas in July promotion.
As part of the event my vintage shop has 25% off all stock by entering code CIJ2011 at the checkout!
You can visit my shop here have fun x


I stated out making these doorstops about 6 years ago and the design is all mine. At one time they were my main product and when I look back at my records I have literally made and sold hundreds. I made this doorstop today for a customer using some of my vintage fabric, as it was a trial run I kept the price low but I may make some more using some of my more current designs.

If you want one at the lower price (not this one, it's a custom order) be quick as prices will be going up on Monday!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sneak Peek

A quick peek at a print I did yesterday with a hand cut stencil, printed on linen in the palest of greys. Will be making some purses with this later.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hampton Court

Yes I know this first one is pretty amazing huh?
A girls day out at Hampton Court Flower Show this weekend with lovely friends and such good luck that the sun shone and the only rain we saw was as we travelled home.
Lots of purple around this year we loved this display of Alliums, how I would love to have rows like this on the allotment!
Real inspiration and a surprise meet up with my big sister who had travelled on a whim to the show and amazingly bumped into us amongst the thousands of visitors.

So now I want to be in my garden, but I have many orders to be finished and new screens for printing arriving in the next couple of days.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Well Travelled and a Sale

The lovely Heather from skinnylaminx posted these photos on her blog today of a couple of my covers on her vintage sofa, hundreds of miles away in Cape Town, South Africa. They look pretty good and seem to be enjoying the company of one of her Eep cushions.

I'm currently having a Summer Sale in my Etsy shop where my sale section has a range of end of line covers from £5.00!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A few shots from last weeks trip to Cornwall part of the uni visit tour currently happening all round the country.
Lovely to turn the trip into a mini holiday and spend some time with Laura, we did a long walk along the South West coast path on the last day and ate fantastic food at beach cafes
and the journey back by train took us along the coast and over the Tamar Bridge, which explains the peculiar shaped cloud to the left, a reflection in the train window!

Now the work begins and the fingers are crossed, because like every parent I want her dreams to come true.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

How long?

Last weekend we visited UCA Farnham for the Open Day, it also happened to be our anniversary and where Chris and I met. It was a very strange feeling to go back and wander through the workshops and studios. I was so pleased to see the forge still in place although sadly the foundry is long gone. The biggest shock was finding some of my work on display and talking to one of the lecturers who had found it stored away and brought it out after over 20 years. It was alongside work by my contemporaries of the time and it was the strangest feeling to see all our work together again.
So this week I have been busy printing again and will hopefully be sharing that with you soon, I'm hoping you will think as I do that after nearly 10 years of working with other peoples fabric it's time I got back to it!

Vintage for kids

I have some gorgeous Dick Bruna books in my vintage shop right now, some in better condition than others.
All with the same perfect illustration
and many with Miffy! (don't worry she gets better!)