Claire

My name is Claire and I'm an illustrator & designer working from my studio in rural Cambridgeshire, where I create a range of stationery products, supervised by my trusty rabbit, Mr.Velvets.

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...

Friday, 04 May 2012 21:33

Jungle Baby Cards

Our new jungle baby thank you cards arrived hot off the press in the studio yesterday and we were delighted with the results!

We had an order for these cards before they were printed so we were crossing all our fingers and toes that they turned out as we hoped, as soon as they arrived, we (nervously)

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00

Making a Beeline

Recently, I wrote about being inspired to start my own illustrated 'save the bee' campaign after learning our bees are in serious trouble.

I'm delighted to announce my first range of designs have been completed and are available to purchase now in the shop. The range is called 'beeline'....

Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:30

Rumble in the jungle

We have been busy bees in the studio, working away on a new range of baby cards. The first design to be released is our new 'baby jungle' design, little elephants & giraffes play amongst the foliage in our cute jungle scene. Here you can get a sneak peek into the new design, available shortly in the shop...

Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:00

How Does Your Garden Grow?

After watching Sarah Raven's fantastic series, 'Bee's, Butterflies & Blooms', I decided to start working on a self-commissioned 'save the bee' campaign to try and highlight the plight of our bees and to hopefully encourage others to do some small easy things in the garden that will help get Britain buzzing. It's easy-peasy stuff like growing some herbs (bees love herbs like rosemary and sage and it's pretty handy for your kitchen too!), making sure when you buy plants that they are 'bee friendly' (believe it or not, not all plants are great for pollinators!) and perhaps sowing a few wild seeds.

Practice what you preach! I have been implementing all these little things in my garden (where I have also welcomed a cute little bee house) and I have to say, already my garden...

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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