Thursday, 31 December 2009

the finished article... Beakys baby quilt

so here is the finished baby quilt that my superhero mum made from one of my designs...
now that is real love and craftmans-ship and patience all rolled into one.

Friday, 27 November 2009

picture for tess

suprise.... another cloud bunny!

Monday, 23 November 2009

orchard ad in japanese magasine

It is a full page ad in Japanese magazine called Kinokuniya
and was produced on behalf of Orchards special sales team.
Thanks special sales team for using my cover illustration from picture book "Don't Dip your chips in your Drink Kate!"

Friday, 20 November 2009


oooh it has shiny foil on it too
in real life it glimmers and everything!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

picture for eve

so what.... i like bunnies!

Friday, 13 November 2009

last day at my studio

all of this pegged up chaos and scruffy smudgey artwork has now been dismantled as i have left my lovely studio
(sniff sniff)

but now i get to work in my garden shed studio again

there are cats and squirrels and everything pottering about in the garden which is good
(and slugs too sometimes unfortunately)

Monday, 9 November 2009

"don't dip your chips in your drink kate!" launch in sheffield

Everyone who went to the launch got to gobble up one of these yummy looking cakes.
mmnn.... why didn't I go again? what a fool.
one of those cakes had my name on it I am sure.

here is Caryl Hart (the author of the book) reading the book.

this HUGE poster with fabulous colour in cakes that the children at the launch made is now on display in the Sheffield Library.

You can see more photos of the party and other fun bits and bobs on Caryls blog

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Limelight Larry goes to Frankfurt!

Show off Limelight Larry is the star of my new picture book which will be out next year ....
He forced Orchard books to put him on the front of their Frankfurt Bookfair booklet.
(He doesn't realise how lucky he is).

I hope he didn't make a nuisance of himself at the bookfair and that he made lots of friends. (fingers crossed!)

Monday, 19 October 2009

what we did at the Smile! event (polka dot theatre)

here is just some of the fun bits and bobs we did that day...

we all coloured and snip snipped

we read the book and talked about what makes us smile (gazing at clouds, chocolate cake, funny jokes and watching dogs run about)

then i was starstruck and met the lovely Roger McGough (that made me smile by the way)
he signed his new book for me, and I signed my book for him (crumbs... fancy that!)

... ah, what a nice day (and what a pink cardigan)
i do hope that everyone else had a nice time, thanks for comming

what a BRILLIANT place the
Polka Dot Theatre is.
So much fun and creativity in one place.
I must go there again soon.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Friday, 2 October 2009

Friday, 25 September 2009

some paper cutouts having a look round the book

i have made some crafty cutouts in preperation for my SMILE! event at the Polka Dot theatre in a few weeks.

leighs polka dot theatre event

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

lovely mention of colins american alter-ego BORIS on Izze's book blog


Rating: 4 kitty purrs.


I find a bird on every page! (This is only partially true, there are a lot of birds).
Boris is a cat, he "leepy" (sleepy)
He in a box.
"We not want this cat!"
NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!
Boris be sad.
Mr. Marshmallow eat only fish!
We ever not have a cat, he would eat "Oviler"
(Oliver is Izze's fish).
Then he find a lady!
She sooo happy!


Izze loves the art, the collage style.

Vegan note: Mr. Marshmallow eats fish from The South Pole. Boris wishes he had fish, because he was hungry.

I think Izzes description of the story is the bees knees.

SO pleased you like my book Izze...

Boris is very happy that he has found a friend like you!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

presenting the shrunkled shrinkydinks!

my, haven't they shrunked?
they were smaller than i thought, so i had to add buttons and beads (always a wise decision)

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

shrinkydink broaches

here are some shrinkydink broaches i am making.
mmmn..... shrinkydinks
this is before the melty shrinky ovenbake....

Monday, 7 September 2009

design for beaky baby quilt

my clever mum is going to make this design as a real live patch work blanket!
i will show the the finished article when it is made!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

hand lettering from my new book limelight larry

it won't be out till next year though.... boo hoo.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

what's on your washing line?

oh look, on mine there seems to be losts of nice tissue paper textures i have made which i will use in my new Sunny McCloud book.
but who's that lurking in the corner?...

only me.... more about me later... shhhhh!

Friday, 10 July 2009

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Monday, 29 June 2009

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

wonkybroaches instead of boring old business cards

ooh, they look a bit like war medals.
is that a good thing?

this big fat one is for me

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

hair scrubbling

an illustration i did for a long story i scribbled down

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

stripy colin

look at this lovely stripy colin that Poppy Hodgson made.
it's a good look i think.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

a gaggle of sunny dolls

rustled up by clever clogs sanna for orchard books

Friday, 1 May 2009

mr honeycomb

he likes
- following sunny mccloud about
-playing (well, winning) at cards
-nibbling dad's flip flop (the flop one)

Friday, 24 April 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

mon llibre part of the san jordi celebrations in barcelona
see coco books for more photos