Friday, 28 August 2009

Lovely new designs from Gwendolen Studios

We have just received these lovely new greeting cards and notebooks designed by Anna Wilman of Gwendolen Studios. The notebooks were produced in the UK using FSC certified recycled paper. They are now available from our shop.

Nicholas Hely Hutchinson Prints

We stock several gorgeous greeting cards which are based on paintings by Dorset-based artist Nicholas Hely Hutchinson so we were thrilled to discover that the Portland Gallery is currently selling two of his limited edition prints. The Bluebell Wood is my favourite.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Christmas Preview

Our office has turned into a small version of Santa's grotto as we prepare to launch our Christmas collection. Thought we'd give you a sneak preview of new designs for Christmas ( from Rosehip, Roger la Borde and Strawberry Card Company)

Marlene's Market on Etsy

Just discovered Marlene's Market, a lovely shop on Etsy and really like their gorgeous prints.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Etsy Find

We were browsing Etsy yesterday and stumbled upon a magical little store called The Light Garden which is run from Istanbul (how exotic!) by an Australian artist called Verity Kizek. We've really fallen for her adorable prints.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

I have just finished this moving and uplifting novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and would say hand on heart, that it is the most wonderful book I have read this year. Have you read it too?

Monday, 24 August 2009

The Swallows have gone

We were rather sad to discover that our band of merry swallows that spent most of the summer swooping outside the office window has now departed and must be heading south to sunnier skies.

A Delightful Sunday Lunch

Yesterday, we spent the day near Bath in Somerset and had a wonderful lunch in the idyllic gardens of the Wheatsheaf pub in Combe Hay. Made a most welcome change from sultry central London.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Hannah Cole Show in Bath

Hannah Cole is a young artist who designed Breezy Day, one of our favourite greeting cards. She's currently exhibiting new work at the Rostra and Rooksmoor gallery in Bath ( until 26th August I think)

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Mmmm Chocolate Buttons

This is the rather glitzy pack of Prestat chocolate buttons which I bought for a special friend yesterday. I was so tempted to rip open the packet and gobble up those buttons but had to steel myself and popped them in the post for her.

Mibo Paper Owls

Super stylish furniture and lighting shop Mibo is currently offering these dowloadable Paper Owl kits for £1.00. How cute and fun is that!

Angie Lewin Prints

We stock a wonderful selection of cards designed by Angie Lewin and I really love her prints which are available from her gallery, St Jude's in Norfolk:
In fact, we couldn't resist buying her Totem print when it was exhibited at Hybrid in Honiton last year.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Made in England Mugs

As someone who always has a cup of tea on the go, I believe that you can never own too many mugs. Have a look at these fab designs from lovely online store

Monday, 17 August 2009

New Saint Germain Mini Cards

We have just added these new designs to our ever popular range of Saint Germain mini greeting cards designed by Kelly Hyatt.

Customer Feedback

We love hearing back from our customers and this is a very nice email which came through this morning.

Many thanks indeed for your prompt response to my order for two travel notebooks.
They arrived first thing on Saturday morning and are just what I was wanting.

Thanks again,
Yours truly,
Wendy P. (Mrs)

Elphicks Online Shop

We are huge fans of the Elphicks online shop which sells fabulous prints. Just noticed these lovely prints by an artist called James Brown.

A lovely find

I found this gorgeous card while wandering around Oxford on Saturday and I think it's the sweetest design I have come across in ages! Am off to find out more about the company that produces these lovely cards.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Country Living September issue

Have just picked up a copy of Country Living (September) which features our Cavallini Giraffe travel journal. Very exciting!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Brambly Hedge Autumn Story

One of my neighbours has a really delightful garden which is satisfyingly overgrown and mysterious, and almost hidden from view behind a Victorian red brick wall. As I stopped and peered over the wall yesterday at the japanese anemones, rosehips and juicy blackberries growing along the fence, I was suddenly reminded of Brambly Hedge, one of my favourite childhood books.

Yipee! We're in Junior Magazine

We're very excited this morning as our Badger notebook ( designed by Darling Clementine) has been featured in the September issue of Junior magazine!