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The Vintage Chic Wedding Fair in Leamington Spa

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We had a lovely day at Leamington Pump Rooms for the Vintage Chic Wedding Fair last Sunday. It was a beautiful venue, full of fab suppliers with a love of the glamorous looks of times gone by. Our letterpress stationery was particularly popular with the vintage-loving brides attracted to the authentic look and feel of old-fashioned printed stationery. But our other ranges went down a treat too. Here are some of the other exhibitors from the day who […]

A logo for beauty & food blog The Ting Thing

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The gorgeous Ting asked me to create a logo for her blog, The Ting Thing, which is all about beauty and eating in Birmingham. The brief was something smart, sharp and including a triangle shape. I worked up some different ideas and the one she loved was this black triangle with the letters TTT creating a geometric pattern inside. The logo sits handsomely at the top of the blog site and is also used in images […]

Letterpress adventures

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Probably my favourite thing I’ve done, ever. Richard & Sam wanted a wedding invitation suite in my vintage typographic design for their marriage at the very beautiful Cowley Manor in Gloucestershire. I suggested we print it on a letterpress to get a really lovely, authentic texture and finish. My letterpress printer, Martin, (who by the way is one of the nicest people you could ever meet) works with mechanical printing presses, some dating back to the 1800s. […]

Becky & Andy’s save-the-dates

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Lovely couple Becky and Andy wanted a save-the-date magnet for their 2016 wedding, which will have a colour theme of navy blue. After chatting about their ideas, likes and dislikes we came up with this glittering lights design to tie in with the cascading lights at their venue, and looks really beautiful against the deep blue colour. I used a fancy hand-lettered font for the main text and simple, modern one for the details. The design is […]

From sketch to finished product: a hand-lettered invitation

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I’ve just finished work on a new wedding save-the-date design featuring a hand-lettered element, and thought I’d share a bit about how I got from idea to end result. What I really love about drawing my own lettering is that I have complete control over the whole thing and I can add little style elements and flourishes as they take my fancy. The aim for the lettering was a retro style script. I wanted my final […]

A new logo for Black Pear Walking Tours

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New company Black Pear Walking Tours asked me to design a logo to represent their brand. The brief was to create something friendly and accessible, with clear reference to the county of Worcestershire where the company organise their walking holidays. The black pear is a local fruit with a long history in the county, as well as forming the business name, so a fruity shape was the starting point. I then added a silhouette of the Malvern […]

My Etsy shop is open

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Etsy, the online handmade marketplace, is a bit like Pinterest in that there are literally thousands of pretty things to look at and want. Before I set up my Good Egg shop there, I already had a wish list of stationery, furniture, hats, jewellery and other delights handmade by Etsy sellers. My wedding stationery, invitations and hand-lettering already feel at home on Etsy. Each shop has information about the seller, their inspirations and processes, which […]

A speed Christmas card design

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In the chaos of moving house earlier in December I found myself with a single evening in which to design a Christmas card for my friends & family. It was three hours of speed hand-lettering: I had already thought of the concept but had only a few hours in which to draw, ink and digitise my design and get it to the printer before midnight. In some ways the Countdown music going round in my […]

Chevrons are cool

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This week I had a hankering to create some wedding invitations with a geometric theme, and opted for the classic design element, the chevron. Chevrons are just cool. I have a hot pink lampshade with white chevrons going around it and I think it makes my house look instantly more with-it (although saying with-it is probably not very with-it, but anyway). I’m getting ready to open an Etsy shop for all my wedding stationery designs, but in the […]