Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Just So Stories Retold...

This is a beautiful new edition of Rudyard Kipling's classic 'Just So Stories'.
It features five stories, all illustrated by Marta Altes and retold by Elli Woollard, including 'How the Camel got his hump' and 'How the Rhinoceros got his skin'.
A menagerie of characters found inside the book, feature on the cover, and beautiful end papers await upon opening.
This is bound to be a much loved version of a true classic, winning pride of place on any bookshelf.

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Friday, 25 January 2019

Something for the weekend...

Fancy making your own pom pom filled tulle skirt this weekend?
Head over to the Donna Wilson blog for full details and instructions.

(image above ©Donna Wilson)

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Creative Quarters...Camilla Carvalho

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Camilla Carvalho.

Oak Print Design is the creative studio of Camilla Carvalho. 
Camilla is a Brazilian self-taught surface pattern designer and illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. Her Brazilian heritage is definitely present in her designs through nature inspired motifs and bold colors.

As a child she loved drawing and painting but she never pictured herself on that career path until her kids were born.
Before being a pattern designer she worked for almost 10 years in the financial industry and that’s when she started to realise that she really liked the creative world.
Having to prepare several presentations for clients, she was always the one that would pay more attention to the formatting details than to all the numbers.
Camilla then decided to leave the financial world and pursue her passion.
She took some graphic design courses until she finally discovered the surface pattern design world and fell in love with it. 

She draws most of her motifs by hand and then works on them in Illustrator afterwards.
She loves to walk around outdoors taking pictures of leaves, flowers, buds and everything else that might inspire her.
She also loves to get inspiration from botanical illustrations.

Some of her clients are Quiltweaves, Julius Zoellner, Estudio iCertain, Printed Village and Minted. 

She would love to see her designs on a fabric line and home goods but her biggest dream is to see her designs on a swimwear line, maybe because she is Brazilian, right? 

Camilla will be exhibiting at SURTEX this year where she will be showing lots of bold maximalist patterns with eye-catching color combinations that create an expressive feel and statement. 

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

If you're interested in working with Camilla, or want to get in touch, 
please visit the links above.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Carly Watts, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, please send examples of your work
with links to website portfolios, and some info about you and your background, etc..
to Louise at

Look forward to hearing from you!

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Friday, 18 January 2019

Colour crush...

Pretty and feminine colours in todays palette where soft peaches and pinks meet washed blues and duck egg tones with pops of ochre and deeper oranges.
Is it Spring yet?

(image credits clockwise from top left)

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Monday, 14 January 2019

Paper & Cloth at Printsource...

Paper & Cloth will be setting up shop at Printsource today, all ready for the show opening tomorrow.
A brand shiny new portfolio of designs will be available for SS20!

(image above © Paper & Cloth)

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Friday, 11 January 2019

Friday Freebie

A little desktop wallpaper freebie for you all today, to see you nicely through January...

Happy Friday!

(image above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Colour Crush...

Bottle greens, claret reds with rich chocolate tones, and a touch of dusky pink.
A perfect palette for these cold and grey January days.

(image credits clockwise from top left)

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Monday, 7 January 2019

New children's books for 2019..

It's the first post of the new year so I thought it was a good opportunity to take a look at some new children's picture books that will be published over the next few months.

The wonderful partnership of Allison Colpoys and Davina Bell that bought us 'Under the Love Umbrella' and 'The Underwater Fancy Dress Parade' are back together for the publication of 'All the Ways to be Smart'. A book exploring all of the unique and wonderful qualities that make children who they are. It's sure to be another beaut of a book with a captivating colour palette throughout!

Some favourites are back too; Claudia Boldt with 'Lots of Frogs', Katie Harnett with 'Monty and the Poodles' and Richard Jones with 'How to Properly Meet a Hedgehog', and quite frankly, who wouldn't need this in their lives? Surely a must for every bookshelf.

Monty and the Poodles written and illustrated by Katie Harnett - published 1st March 
(Flying Eye Books)

All the ways to be Smart written by Davina Bell and illustrated by Allison Colpoys - published 14th January
(Scribe UK)

Another written and Christian Robinson - published 5th March
(Atheneum Books)

Lots of Frogs written by Howard Calvert and illustrated by Claudia Boldt - published 7th February (paperback)
(Hodder Childrens Books)

Little Fox and the Missing Moon written and illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan - published 19th March
(Random House)

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish written and illustrated by Lara Hawthorne - published 21st February
(Big Picture Press)

All Kids are Good Kids written by Judy Carey Nevin and illustrated by Susie Hammer - published 1st April
(Little Simon)

From Tree to Sea written by Shelley Moore Thomas and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal - published 1st March
(Simon & Schuster)

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Richard Jones - published 4th April
(Candlewick Press)

Dust Bunny wants a Friend by Amy Hevron - published 22nd January
(Ballantine Books)

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