Busy Bee..........

Well its been a busy last few months for Sweet Pea Designs, quite a few different events happening, commissions, new projects and opportunities. 

Fabulous Places Spring Market event at the Roundhouse, Derby went so well in March that I was given the opportunity to attend the Summer Market in July. It was so lovely to see some familiar faces and meet more of the other stall holders. I feel apart of the team already after just two events and am really pleased to announce I will be at the Christmas Market too.

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Just before the Spring Market I was contacted by a new client to design her business logo. What an opportunity and these designs will be used, not only on her website and paper work but also her gorgeous wool throws. Kate is so lovely and I have really enjoyed getting to know her. Visiting these like minded clients in such inspiring country homes is one of the joys of my business. I look forward to telling you more about Kate's business and to show you the journey my illustrations will take from its first stage to completion. I will soon link to her website so will keep you posted.

 

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In June the Derbyshire hand picked guide was available to have as a reminder of all those lovely places to visit in our lovely county. For this addition Sweet Pea Designs features, another way to get in touch or visit my website. 

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Earlier this summer the weathers been beautiful and we have been making the most of new Fathers day garden furniture, bbq's and being with friends and family. Days out too with picnics, walks and a spot of running for me getting fit for our summer holidays away. But first in May we went to the Hay Festival which was really inspiring and would highly recomend.

 Tony Hollinshead (author)and my (illustrations)book project is still in the pipe line. All finished and ready for the next stage so fingers crossed!

Tony Hollinshead (author)and my (illustrations)book project is still in the pipe line. All finished and ready for the next stage so fingers crossed!

I have also taken a trip to Snowdon and it was great to have a few nights away to recharge, take time out and we popped to Beaumaris which is a place close to my heart from my childhood. So relaxing to sit and watch the boats in the sea bobbing along whilst feeling the sea breeze. I love the pastel colours of the houses on the sea front too always come away ready to be creative. 

Having had a few trips away I've been inspired to put more of the finishing touches together in our home. With so much inspiration around me things in our home are starting to feel complete. Enjoying Sweet Pea Designs dotted about too of course!

 My Mother's Day gift from the lovely Nicky, Joy Interiors. My next kitchen blind is on its way soon!!

My Mother's Day gift from the lovely Nicky, Joy Interiors. My next kitchen blind is on its way soon!!

So as the summer has continued I have also been contacted by Becky, Styleboxe to design four new children's party wear ranges. I was blown away with the opportunity and can't wait to show you the ranges once they are finalised. Ive illustrated a young children's range, super heroes, princesses and unicorn. They are very much still in the early stages of development but once they are ready to purchase I will keep you updated and will also have a link to Styleboxe. Working with Becky has been fab and fingers crossed we will be collaborating again in the future.

And so after handing over this fantastic project I've been working on, it was time for our family holiday. We were lucky enough to be invited to Paris to a wedding reception to start and then enjoyed a good break in Mallorca. This year more than ever we needed to re charge, re look at our future and put everything in perspective. And so I am enjoying the summer with my little family and know that 2017 still holds many exciting times ahead and I look forward to keeping you updated with Sweet Pea Designs developments. 

 

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