Friday, 20 November 2020

A little update...

While I’m still absent from my poor little abandoned blog, you can find me

sharing lots of lovely content and inspirational posts on Instagram.

Curated moodboards, wonderful books, lots of colour crushing and just beautiful things

I’m currently loving!

Click here to head over and give it a follow if you fancy.

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Saturday, 19 October 2019

A special arrival...

It’s going to be a little quiet on loveprintstudio for a while...

These perfect little feet will be keeping me pretty busy.

Our little tiny dancer, Esme Minnie Richards arrived Saturday 28th September at 6.33pm, weighing 5lb 11oz of absolute pure perfection!

She’s such a calm, content, happy little soul and gives the best sleepy baby snuggles.

Welcome to the world little one, we are so so grateful to finally have you here, and we couldn’t be more in love with you...

You can still find me posting over on Instagram here.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019

Creative Quarters...Emma Rees | Dainty Forest

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Emma Rees aka Dainty Forest.

Emma Rees, is the illustrator and designer behind Dainty Forest.
She gained her BA and MA in Visual Communication and shortly after graduating, she began her design career in London working for a prestigious gift ware company, creating patterns, packaging and products and travelling to India to source fabrics and create new products. 

After several years of living in the big smoke, Emma moved to the midlands to pursue her freelance career, designing for a number of high street brands from a tiny but lovely studio in an old mill in Derbyshire.
She went on to design for small businesses and realised this is where her true passion lay. 

In June 2018, Dainty forest launched with a small collection of prints and Emma secured her first stockist, Handmade Nottingham and continued to grow her collection.
Dainty Forest has recently celebrated its first birthday and now includes a wider range of prints, greetings cards, illustrated flashcards for little ones, mirrors and a tote bag!
The range is stocked in a number of number of independent boutiques across the uk and several online marketplaces.
With a strong focus on typographic elements and a delicate colour scheme, Dainty Forest aims to have a little something that everyone can enjoy. 

Emma splits her time between designing for lovely small businesses , growing Dainty Forest and running after her toddler.
She loves to help other small businesses and is available for commissions and collaborations. 

Below you will find links to her work:

Instagram: @DaintyForest
Facebook: DaintyForeststudio

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Emma,
and seeing a selection of her work.

If youre interested in working with Emma,
or want to get in touch, please visit the links above.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Colour crush...

A perfect palette for the start of autumn.
Terracotta just seems to work in any combination at the moment doesn't it, it can do no wrong!
I'm loving it with these beautiful blue tones...

(image credits clockwise from top left)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 unknown

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Friday, 13 September 2019

Five instagrammers to follow for nursery decor inspiration...

Here are five fabulous instagram accounts to follow, especially for all those Moms and Dads to be, looking for gloriously gorgeous nursery decor inspiration.
Be sure to check out their feeds and hit that 'follow' button for inspiring interiors, wonderful designer maker pieces, gifts, toys and beautiful brands.
If you missed the last little round up on jewellery, see it here.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Sebra Interiors...

Sebra Interiors is a Danish brand, creating beautiful children's interiors, toys, accessories, furniture and textiles since 2004.
Their new AW19 'Wildlife' collection presents animals from all over the world featuring some of children's favourite animals, giraffes, lions, elephants and not forgetting the much loved trendy sloth. Alongside soothing shades inspired by autumn... terracotta tones, rust, mustard, yellow and green mixed with wonderful neutrals, it makes for one gorgeous collection your little ones are sure to love.

Scandinavian lifestyle brands never disappoint with beautifully considered, quality children's interiors do they?

(images above © Sebra Interiors)

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Friday, 30 August 2019

Creative Quarters... Klara Hawkins

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Klara Hawkins.

Klara has been an illustrator for over twenty years.
Growing up she always loved drawing and this only increased when she received a set of watercolour pencils for her 8th Birthday.
It was the best present ever and she began drawing landscapes which she entered into competitions at the local village show and won.

Upon leaving school, Klara went to art college and it was there her tutor suggested she would suit illustration.
It hadn’t even occurred to her that being an illustrator was a possible career choice but the
seed was planted and she never looked back.

Leaving Lancashire for London, Klara did a degree in illustration.
Upon graduating she was lucky enough to land her dream job as an illustrator and designer for a top greetings card and gift company.
Here she learnt a huge amount and grew her skills developing best selling ranges for a well known UK department store.

After 16 years working as an anonymous designer Klara was yearning for more and embarked upon a
freelance career. Mostly working on greetings cards and children’s book she has also discovered the
wonderful world of surface pattern. Klara has falling in love with making patterns and enjoys the freedom that it brings to her drawing.

Inspired by different cultures, colour, nature and the great outdoors her work has a naive quality that
appeals to both children and adults alike. Now in her 4th year of business she has been lucky enough to work with clients such as The British Museum, Harrods, Marks and Spencer, Paperchase, Penguin Books, Selfridges, Scribbler, Waterstones and Woodmansterne.

Klara lives in Surrey with her husband and daughter and most days she can be found at her desk happily drawing pictures.
Alongside freelance, Klara is excitedly working on a new venture to launch herself as a publisher.
She’s busy designing greetings cards and gift ranges which she will wholesaling as well
as selling on her website.

Instagram - @klarahawkins

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Klara,
and seeing a selection of her work.

If youre interested in working with Klara,
or want to get in touch, please visit the links above.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Colour Crush...

I'll never get bored of these beautiful peachy tones.
Mixed with terracotta, mustard, dusty blues and deep berry, its definitely up there as a favourite!

(image credits clockwise from top left)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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Friday, 23 August 2019

Childrens books out soon!

There are some fabulous books coming out in this latter part of the year.
It doesn't seem like five minutes ago I was posting about children's books out at the beginning of the year!
Where has 2019 gone exactly?
Releases between now and the end of the year include 'Alma and the Beast' from Esme Shapiro which is sure to be a delight, much like her other books.
A new Oliver Jeffers book is always something to look forward to, and another addition to the Franklin and Luna series from Katie Harnett and Jen Campbell, yay!
Heres what to look out for...
Add to wish list, go go go!

Alma and the Beast written and illustrated by Esme Shapiro - published 3rd September
(Tundra Books)

The Fate of Fausto written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers - published 17th September
(Harper Collins)

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings written by Britney Winn Lee and illustrated by Jacob Souva - published 20th August
(Fortress Press)

Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairytales written by Jen Campbell and illustrated by Katie Harnett - published 19th September 
(Thames & Hudson)

Gus and the Greatest Catch of All written and illustrated by Victoria Cossack - published 22nd October
(Page Street Kids)

Little People, Big Dreams Bruce Lee written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Miguel Bustos - published 6th August
(Frances Lincoln Childrens Books)

My Tiny Pet written and illustrated by Jessie Hartland - published 1st September
(Nancy Paulsen Books)

Shadow written by Lucy Christopher and illustrated by Anastasia Suvorova - published 7th November
(Lantana Publishing)

A Year with Mama Earth written by Rebecca Grabill and illustrated by Rebecca Green - published 10th September
(Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)

The Cutest Thing Ever written by Amy Ignatow and illustrated by Hsinping Pan - published 10th September
(Abrams Appleseed)

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Friday, 16 August 2019

Friday Freebie...

A little desktop freebie for you today...happy Friday!

Click here to download the desktop wallpaper

(image above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Ella and the Roo...

Rachel Howkins is the creator of Ella and the Roo, a design-led brand handcrafting artisan woodland and safari animal head wall hangings and contemporary art prints for children's rooms.
Handmade in Oxfordshire using aged old natural hand dyeing traditions which create beautiful tonal imperfections, delicate hand stitching and embroidery, all helping towards creating a unique piece every time.
Established in 2016, Rachel has a passion for creating beautiful children's heirloom decorations to inspire young imaginations that can be handed down from generation to generation.
Currently available is a woodland collection which includes a badger, fawn, fox, mouse, bear and rabbit, and a safari collection including a leopard, giraffe and lion.
You'll need to get your orders in quickly as Rachel is closing her shop before she heads off for maternity leave very soon.
Last date for placing an order for animal heads is Sunday 18th August.
They can also be found at Liberty London.

Follow Ella and the Roo on instagram below...

(all images above ©Ella and the Roo)

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