I have all of a sudden become obsessed with anything with union jacks on, which I have to say is very unlike me. It all started when I spotted and subsequently bought a sequined union jack bag from accessorise.
I am in love and it is hanging on my wardrobe door so I can see it everytime I walk past. (Yes I really am that sad!). My sister gave me the purse to match for Christmas. Now my next mission is to own a union jack cushion but they are quite pricey! I have even seen rugs and headboards but as usual my obsessions cost me mega bucks in my head!!!!!
Anyway to ease the pain of not having these items I decided to design a print based on the union jack. It is a work in progress and I love it. The trouble is the file is so huge it takes about 15 minutes to open it and working on it is proving a bit of a problem for our laptop. Anyway I will finish it one day and try and squeeze it in to our home somewhere somehow.
Here is a little sneaky preview of it!!! Of course if you want to pre-order one for yourself go for it! I haven’t worked out the price yet though!!!! I may well do it as a limited print, so get in quick!
November 25th 2009 – Toby and I had reached our 3rd wedding anniversary. Not that it was a mission to get there or anything! Though each year the girls get older our lives do get slightly easier!
Anyway with not much money to hand we decided we would just do a nice card for eachother. I started designing Toby’s and realised it was quite big. This gave me the idea of putting it in a frame and making it more of a present. I gave it to him in the morning and he smiled and walked in to the sitting room. I thought he loved it so much he was looking for somewhere to hang it! But what he was actually doing was taking me in to the sitting room to show me that he had done the very same thing for me. There was my print, framed and ready on the wall. I loved it so much we got it printed really big. I LOVE IT. Just goes to show you don’t need money to do something really nice and romantic. CHEESY OR WHAT!
This is the print Toby did for me and below is the one I did for him!
November 2009 and I was part of the Totterdown Arts Trail. It was really hard work getting everything designed and ready in time since my daughter only started school in Sept but it was well worth it. Even ended up on the BBC news! Apart from getting the opportunity to showcase my new designs, it was so great to chat to new people and hear lovely comments about the work and our house. Will deff do it again next year and am already thinking about new work and card designs
Here are a few pics taken by my lovely husband Toby Isaacs
Me and the girls in our little house all ready to welcome everyone in!
Watergate Bay in Cornwall is one of our favourite places to be when we aren’t in Bristol. Toby and I both smile as we come round the corner and see the beach ahead. We almost feel as if it is our second home. (We’d like to think of Paxos as our second home but this is slightly easier to get to)!
This year we went for a 7 night stay with the olds in October and we also celebrated New Year there. Our dear dear friends Lou and Darren (who got us together) kindly let us bunk on their floor for a couple of nights. Much fun was had and the weather was glorious. Can’t wait to get back down there and our mission for this year is to get Darren in a wetsuit!
Check out a selection of pics taken by the photographer in our family – Toby Isaacs!!!