Thursday, 18 December 2008

Independent Christmas Gift Guide

I forgot to mention yesterday that my mens Howling on the Wind tee was featured in The Independent's Christmas gift guide a couple of weeks back thanks to the lovely folks at The Shop Floor Project!!

Click the pic to read if you like. I am quite proud of the bit where I am described as "The very latest in hip independent designers"...natch!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Jubilee Wharf Crimbo fair!

I am taking part in this year's Jubillee Wharf Christmas Fair down in Penryn in Cornwall this weekend. It is on Saturday evening from 6 until late and Sunday from 11 until 4. If you happen to be in the area please do pop over. It should be a fun evening on Saturday with music and a bar and stuff and other fun bits and pieces on Sunday...Yay!


Just a couple of little bits of things I have been working on this last month...

Canvasses for Fred Flare:
New tee for Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip's library tour!!
I have also been putting together my new website!! A portfolio for all of my artwork which I am hoping will be up and running by the new year. I wanted it up sooner but December has been rather manic (in a good way!) and I have yet to get it finished...but with my beau's help it is on it's waaaay!!
And this is a beautiful necklace I received from lovely Jen at Cat and Bang!! It's so sparkly with Swarovski crystals (I love Swarovski beads!!) and with a sweet deer and little snowflake is the perfect wintertime accessory...Thanks Jen :)Last weeks dressage to music was fun, except Lauder took an exception to the audience and kept a good ear cocked towards them just in case they did anything untoward like rustling or moving at all or other really scary things like that. Applause proved to be too much and he did a wonderful spin when they clapped at the end which ended our performance with a flourish to say the least!! Poor chap, I think he must be shy or something, bless!

So I hope all of your Christmas shopping is coming along well. Don't forget the last date you can place UK orders n the Emporium so they will get to you in time for Christmas is this Friday the 19th December and make sure you get your orders in by midday so I can pack 'em up and get them posted to ya!!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Long time...

Gah! Long time no blog from me!! Things have been pretty crazy around here in the run up to Christmas, I've been busy designing a new tee for Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip's latest tour, making lots of new mini canvasses for Fred Flare and making sure the shop is tip top with Christmas goodies!!

I just wanted to stop by with a quick blog today to mention 1: that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth! and 2: that there are loads of new items in the store with a last minute upload before Christmas over the coming few days...
Righto, I'll be back with more news and stuff soon, for now though I am rushing off to prepare for this evenings CDG Christmas Dressage to Music display!! I am taking part on Lauder and there is a saddlecloth to be tinseled, a top hat to be sequinned and a muddy horse to be polished and glittered...!

Oh one last thing: I have only recently been alerted to the gorgeous album "Home" by Peter Broderick. I reccommend a listen, it's very beautiful indeed...Myspace here.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Bang Bang!!

Yay! I have just added some great new stationary and button badges to the store. They are designed by Allison Cole of Bang Bang You're Thread and feature little clouds, trees and pirate paraphernalia....

The notebooks have 100 blank pages each and are great as sketchbooks or jotters, the stationary is perfect for sending little thank you notes (especially good for Christmas thank you notes!!) and other sweet greetings, and the button badges are just damn cute!!! All of these paper goodies are available HERE!!!

I also forgot to mention the very lovely treat I was given by Miss Ako of Ebony and Ivory last week when she sent her lovely goodies for the store...A very pretty patterned monthly planner and a bar of delicious dark chocolate wrapped in graphic paper!! Such a sweet surprise and so prettily bound with a little butterfly cut out tag...needless to say the chocolate was guzzled down pretty fast and didn't last very long...Thanks Ako!!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Weekend treats...

I have just been adding the latest GORGEOUS new batch of jewellery to arrive in the store from Ako Kivanc aka Gallery A aka Ebony and Ivory!!

Ako's jewellery is so pretty and delicate with lots of tiny trinkets and vintage charms and a sweet mixture of eye popping bright colour and classic earthy tones...All of her pieces come packaged in floral Ebony and Ivory boxes too with colourful fabric inserts, it makes them such a special treat either for yourself or someone dear to you!!

I have also had a re-stock of Cat and Bang's amazing deer necklace - the one that was pictured alongside my little blurb in Nylon magazine - and it is now available in three colours: Black, mirrored silver and mirrored gold...! as well as that I have also added a cute selection of Cat and Bang stud earrings too...

See and shop all Ebony and Ivory and Cat and Bang jewellery HERE!!!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Sink and Stove

Here are some images of my latest tee design!! It was made for indie record label Sink and Stove who have released records for the likes of You Say party! We Say Die!, The Playwrights, and Gravenhurst to name a few.

The man behind the label Ben Shillabeer, wanted a design with an emphasis on the countryside which would reflect the friendly homespun nature of Sink and Stove, so I went for an image that features woodland creatures all listening to the delights and sounds coming from a Sink and Stove logo shaped gramophone...

Both colours are available for the guys and the girls and they are exclusively available through sink and stove. You can learn more about the label and buy a limited edition tee or two HERE!!!

Monday, 10 November 2008

New goodies for the store...

I can't quite believe it has been a whole week since I last posted AGAIN!!! The past week has been so super busy as they always are when I have been away for a few days, especially at this time of year with all the gearing up of The Emporium for the big Crimbletide time of year.

It wasn't all work work work though. I have been to a couple of dressage lessons and a competition with Pia (2nd! not too bad at all!), and fitted in a bit of party attendance, apple and blackberry crumble making and eating and brand new baby visiting (welcome to the world Charlotte Grace!!) amongst other things...Yay!

I have also been adding hot new items to the store too!! I am pleased to welcome Yuen to the store as our newest designer. She makes gorgeous, delicate charm jewellery with a cute and quirky twist and we have a selection of pretty necklaces featuring the likes of anchors, scissors, little angel lockets, butterflies and carousel horses...all available HERE!

We also have a brand new batch of jewellery from Cat and Bang in store too, as well as some amazing new Bird Headbands in the Accessories section of the store! They have beautiful little feathery friends that sit neatly in your 'do and make for a cute party dress accessory indeed...See and shop all Cat and Bang HERE.

It's not all stuff for the girls either as we also have a selection of brand new tees from Oh Buggy fresh out of their newest collection for guys and girls. They feature poorly owls, pandas and goulish house parties and are all printed on ethically sourced tees made from organic cotton. All Oh Buggy tees are available HERE!!

There will be more updates later this week too and I am planning a little Christmas gift guide section in the store to make your Bonbi Forest indie gift shopping a little easier, so keep an eye out for that!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Busy but back...

Yikers, it has been a while since I posted...I've been a busy bee, but now I'm back!

What I've seen and where I've been:

There will be some great new items in the store this week...I think you're gonna love 'em!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

New new new...

I have added lots of new bits n pieces to the store over the last couple of days with beautiful new jewellery from Eclectic Eccentricity and some cute new pouches, jewels and scarves from Custom Made too. We also have two new jewellery designers in the store as well: This Charming Girl and A Resin Revival...yay!!