Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:36

A 'bee-autiful' baby!

It's a long time since the last post, but a lot has been happening! More on that later....first, I'd like to introduce a new design that's been added to our best-selling concertina card line for babies. This design started life as a custom request to create a thank you card in the same vein as the beeline range....

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Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:00

Mother Always Knows Best...

Happy New Year! What a busy year 2012 was for us, with the launch of our shiny online shop and several new designs, it was definitely time for a break! But welcoming the arrival of 2013 - with a New Year, comes New Designs!

This time, focusing on painting a little something special to celebrate Mothers. As most children know (and grown ups perhaps like to forget), Mothers usually do know best. With this sentiment, we set out to create a little hand-painted floral delight for the wall. So armed with a tiny paintbrush, I set out to illustrate the words with lots of favourite floral blooms, including muscari, hydrangea, daisies, roses and pansies....

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:00

A Very British Christmas...

We're very excited to unveil our Christmas collection for 2012! With the world focusing their attention on our little island for much of 2012, it got me thinking about our British Christmas traditions. For example, did you know that our much loved Christmas crackers were invented by a man called Tom Smith, back in the 1840's after a family trip to Paris where his daughter loved the sweets 'bon-bons'? A few snap-crackle-pops-from-his-log-fire-later, Christmas Crackers were born! But back to the drawing board (and several paintbrushes later) three brand new card designs were ready!...

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Friday, 12 October 2012 17:23

Mr.Velvets and his first range for babies

We've been quietly beavering away on an exciting new product launch, which we've kept to ourselves although secretly bursting to tell everyone! Well, you've been kept in the dark for long enough...we are delighted to announce our foray into the world of baby clothing with Mr.Velvet's sleepsuit for babies!

It has taken a while, but they are finally here and are looking very cute (even if Mr.Velvets does say so himself). He proudly features on the sleepsuits, beautifully embroidered on the chest of our very soft cotton sleepsuit. To provide a stark contrast with the black and white dalmatian bunny, we've kept the sleepsuits in white for now. Perhaps you'd rather see...

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Saturday, 15 September 2012 00:00

The Crafty Cupcake

I've been really busy working on new products to stock in lovely local shop The Crafty Cupcake, which is owned by the vintage-loving Fay.

The Crafty Cupcake in Gamlingay is a really busy little hub that has so many things going on, a very social place! It combines (dangerously delicious) cupcakes with a gorgeous boutique decked out in various vintage....

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Monday, 10 September 2012 19:48

An Illustrated Alphabet

I've received lots of feedback after launching my beeline range earlier this year, and it's been fun to see which designs become each person's favourite...it seems it's the tiny little painted floral illustrations people are drawn to, rather than the humble bees! I decided to focus on just the florals and was thinking about illustrating some letters covered from tip to toe in flowers. This coincided....

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 09:47

The Rabbit loves Godiva

Last week, we received a lovely letterpress commission to print stationery for the divine chocolatier, Godiva. Our letterpress was glistening with metallic gold ink ready to print their logo onto soft 100% cotton card, matched up with some yummy looking chocolate brown coloured envelopes. I couldn't resist doing a little experiment on a black envelope after the print run was...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 15:33

Adventures in Letterpress

Recently, we welcomed to the studio, a lovely vintage letterpress machine to hand print letterpress stationery, one at a time. This new addition now accompanies a lonely assortment of type I have had since my art college days - a happy union at last! I will chronicle my adventures into letterpress on our blog, but for now, a little background reading...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:00

Shiny New Blog!

Hello and welcome to the first ever ten and sixpence blog! This is where you'll find news and updates from behind the scenes and insights into what we're working on in the studio. There will also be sneak previews of new products about to land in the shop and a nosy into what's currently inspiring us!

In the studio, you'll find Claire (that's me!) and my trusty sidekick, Mr.Velvets, who keeps an eye on the day to day running of the studio. We're very excited about the launch of our new shop and hope you enjoy the blog too. If you'd like to get in touch, you can find us here, and on facebook and twitter. We'd love to hear from you!

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