Thursday 21 January 2016

MEGA Studio Clear Out Sale!

50% offer

The sale of all sales is going on in my Folksy shop for the next two weeks; please do go take a look.

Monday 3 August 2015


Hello. Long time, no see!

Throughout August, I'm running a BOGOF on all prints in my Folksy shop. Take a gander at all the deets and tell all your mates:

BOGOF Aug 2015 flat

Thursday 30 April 2015

New Spoonflower Designs!

Yep, you read that correctly, I've only gone and done my first new Spoonflower designs in about four years!

A couple of weeks ago I was given a wonderful old book of fairytales with the most amazing 70s flowery endpapers in eye-watering shades of orange and pink and black, and thought something similar would make a fantastic fabric design. Lo and behold, just a few days later, I read the latest Spoonflower competition was for a floral border fabric so it was obviously meant to be.

I started off using the same colours as the original endpapers for that authentic 70s vibe, but after a bit of faffing about, went for a blue background. The overall shapes of the flowers are pretty similar to those on the endpapers - I love 'em so much, and they're so evocative of the time - but I had lots of fun playing about with the centres and the patterns within.

This is my final design:

70s flowers blue

And rotated 90° with a width of 42":

70s flowers blue FINAL

Ready for tiling up like so:

blue spoonflower

I've also done a version with the full-on 70s orange background and a white, plus three complimentary fabrics with an all-over retro flower design in all three background colours. If you want to check them out, my design library is here, and if you'd like to vote for my fabric (or, indeed, any of the fabrics) in this week's competition, you can do so here. Ta muchly.

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Munch Giveaway!!

As promised, here I am getting down with the kids in my first Twitter Giveaway! I have three, lovely, brand new, fresh-ink-smelling copies of Munch to give away, complete with a dedication of your choice. All you have to do to be in with a chance if winning is to go on over to Twitter, find me (@cooliobeanz), and RT the image below by the end of Tuesday 5th May. I'll be picking winners at random on Wednesday 6th May, and Tweeting to let them know and to get their dedication details ready for posting off ASAP. Good Luck, everyone!

munch giveaway

I hope this goes well; it's a bit of an experiment. If so, I'll definitely do some more book and illustration giveaways in the future.