Thursday, 13 May 2010

NEW in the shop...

Sweet little button badges for 99p and 'To The Zoo' silk-screen prints of a limited edition of just fifty. The prints are silk-screened with water based inks onto premium 280gsm recycled paper and fit into a standard A3 frame. You can see more details at the shop.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate 11-13 April 2010

'To The Zoo' new range of T-shirts

Forgive my blog, it's been three months since I last posted! The British Craft Trade Fair took over my life in January and still has me reeling.

At the beginning of the year I received an email from Jersey Enterprise asking me to attend a meeting about the show and then suddenly I'm booked to go with nine other Jersey artists. I decided that this would be a great opportunity to get a new range together so each evening after work and after getting the children fed, washed and into bed I have been drawing, printing and putting Excel spreadsheets together. It has been a busy few months behind the scenes but the show was the most amazing experience and well worth the work.

On the way up to Harrogate Sarah, Lisa, Bianca and I made lists of what we would like to achieve from the show, aside from the 'making money' wishes here are a few things I did achieve;
'to have a magazine article published about my work' (here's a preview).
'to get to know my fellow Jersey exhibitors, Beverley Speck and Nanette Regan better and possibly collaborate'
'meet up with my-most-lovliest-Sarah and further our 'plans''
'talk in a confident and business-like way about my work', after Beverley's selling masterclass I feel a lot more confident!

I have so much more to tell about the show, further posts coming...
Jo x

Friday, 15 January 2010

photography by brownpaperandstring...

Photoshoot by my talented friend brownpaperandstring at her beautiful house amongst her beautiful things, sigh I wish I was there now. Thank you Sarah x

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

January Sales...

Get them now, they're hot, they're lovely, yes they are... and just £6.50!

Go quick...

Friday, 6 November 2009

an ocean and a rock away...

"What you at my gentle spoken friend
I lack a frame to put you in
when you're an ocean and a rock away.

I feel you in the pocket of my overcoat
my fingers wrap around your words
they take the shape of the games we play.

I feel your words through my buttonholes
pin them to my fingerless gloves,
green and prone to fraying.

I keep you in the pockets of my dresses
and the bristles of my brushes
spin you into my curls today.

I spoon you into my coffee cup,
spin you through a delicate wash.
I wear you all day.

Thoughts of you warm my bones
I'm on the way, I'm on the phone.
Let's get lost, me and you,
an ocean and a rock is nothing to me..."

Lisa Hannigan

Friday, 30 October 2009

Olivia and Olivia at

Check it out, we are live at notonthehighstreet!

This is my Olivia and Olivia from around the corner, her mum very kindly lent her to us and as you can see she was born to be in front of a camera. What a pair of beauties, they remind me of Lotta and Lola and they sound just like them too.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Happy Competition Winners

How great is this photo! Carly in Devon won one of the Little Bird tee shirts in the Green Parent competition, she sent this fab photo of her boy and a lovely email to say;
"Many thanks Joanna...we received the t-shirt today, it is lovely! My son had to put it on straight away...I've attached a picture of my happy boy! Thanks for the extra goodies too, much appreciated :)"

Michelle in Edinburgh chose a 'Carmen Miranda' tee and wrote to say;
"I received the top very promptly a few days ago - its beautiful, many thanks again."

I've just posted off a 'Let's Go Fly A Kite' tee shirt to Jane in Stoke-On-Trent and she's sent an email to say "I've just received it! Thank you very much, I love the design and it feels really soft. My older daughter will be delighted with the balloons and stickers too!."

I've a huge smile on my face from this photo, it's lovely to share with you x