Friday, 21 December 2012


Well, 2012 is allllllmost over! It's been rather eventful and has gone by unbelievably fast. This year has been an important one, for me and many of my friends too. It's always funny thinking that if someone told you all of the things that will happen at the start of each year, you probably wouldn't believe them. It's interesting to compare expectations and reflections. Things never work out quite how you imagine, but that's not always a bad thing. On that note, I'm looking forward to a New Year full of even more surprises and being able to build upon everything I learned in 2012.

I shall leave you with a bunch of pictures...

Me, lots of times, in Nice

Cote d'Azur
 paintin' a bird
 garden photo-shoot
paintin' socks
stamping bags

my first Trade Show
a dinner with my pals

one of maybe ten days when the sun came out

new desk

Louis the Pumpkin

my pals at Halloween
after Thanksgiving dinner
Christmassy flat!

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Well well, the last few weeks have been rather busy, with Christmas markets and Christmas orders and brand new designs for Spring and planning for the year ahead. I am keeping all my new designs secret for now. You can however follow me on instagram for some fuzzy pictures of my desk and other silly things..

In other news, I'm fully in the festive spirit and have already watched The Muppet Christmas Carol and Home Alone 1 & 2.. But I'm sure I'll probably watch them again at least twice each before Christmas! And my flatmate and I put up our (tiny) Christmas tree and made our little flat all pretty. Oh and it's also my Birthday in a mere 19 days! I'm making the most of the last few weeks of my early twenties by staying in the house most of the time with sweets and mulled cider...

We also have the most hideous / amazing tree topper (it used to be a witch.... can you tell?!).

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Market + new stockists

Here's a couple of pictures from The Market last Saturday! It's nice to be doing markets again. And you can see some pictures from the opening night of the lovely winter exhibition at The Marshmallow Lady right here (and you can see me in some of the pictures too... I'm the one dressed in pale blue and eating marshmallows...)

I've also got some lovely new stockists! I'm very pleased to say Plaisir in Biggar are now stocking my cards. Co-owner Clare runs the amazing Indie Retail Academy; it was great to get some lovely feedback from her -  which made me realise I'm definitely on the right tracks! My Christmas cards are also available in another two places in Edinburgh - Dovecot Studios are stocking the full range (I worked there when it first opened back in 2008... so it's nice to be selling work there now!). And also both branches of Paper Tiger, on Lothian  Road and on Stafford Street, stock a few of my Christmas designs (I currently work in the Stafford Street branch part-time, so you might be lucky enough to buy one from me there!). That's all for today... I'm going to be getting on with my Valentine's designs and preparing for Thanksgiving tomorrow! YEAH!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Some photos from the last week or so: Princes Street Gardens (one of my favourite places to sit) / fluff dog / sausage dog / lettering / my table at Little Birds Market

Christmas Houses

In October I made some Christmassy houses for the window display at the lovely Isa May in Portobello, Edinburgh. I took them down last week and they looked lovely with all the sparkly lights and decorations! Here are some pictures of the houses taking shape... (my camera isn't great in the dark / in the light / most of the time. Apologies for the poor quality photography!)

windows + doors + snow
+ decorations
in the window! 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

November events!

Christmas madness has begun!! I've got loads of exciting things going on this month! Firstly, I'll be selling cards and prints at Little Birds Market this Sunday 11th November in Glasgow. It's my first market selling Paper Aeroplane products (all the markets I've done before have been under my own name with my older work..) so I'm really excited to see how it goes!

Next up will be The Marshmallow Lady's Winter Craft Exhibition, which opens on Thursday 15th November. I'm really looking forward to exhibiting - it's been a while since I've taken part in something like this! I'm also really excited about trying out some more of the amazingly delicious marshmallows. Going to drop my work off next week and I'm bound to leave with about five or so bags...

I will also be exhibiting at The Park Gallery in Falkirk, as part of their Winter Warmth exhibition. I've got a selection of cards and prints in the show and again, it'll be really nice to take part in an exhibition. I haven't been to the Park Gallery before and am looking forward to seeing the space, and my work in it! The show opens on Saturday 17th November and continues through to January.

And if those three weren't enough... I'm also going to be selling my cards and prints at The Market, at St Columbus by the Castle in Edinburgh, on Saturday 17th November (and on Saturday 15th December too!). I took part in this market last Christmas and in April this year and I can't wait to do it again. Also, the organiser, Amelia Smith, did a little interview with STV about The Market - read it here!

Phewf. So, I've got rather a lot to keep my busy; as well as all of these I've got a couple of new stockists to write about but I'll save that for another day....

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

new to New Zealand!

I'm delighted to finally share the news that I have a stockist all the way across the world in New Zealand at Hello Paper. I am very excited! It's lovely to see my cards in amongst all of their beautiful products. In other news, I'm busy working away on some brand new designs... more on that later!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

we had a party!

This is completely un-related to work... but thought I would share some pictures of our Halloween Housewarming party we threw at the weekend! My friends are amazing.  It was so much fun and we want to throw another!

this is the first pumpkin I've ever carved... we named him Louis
We made some silly cupcakes

pretty good spread..

Morag dressed as Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords dressed as a robot
Helen dressed as a Hobbit complete with Lembas Bread
Mairi as Mrs Doubtfire

Jess the Calavera and me as Marty McFly...

Oh, and we didn't just stand out in the hallway with all the lights on.... we just took most of the pictures there...

Friday, 26 October 2012



Hooray I started some brand new designs! Well I started them a while ago but finally started painting and doing some lettering. Lots to do but it's OK, starting to get things on paper is the most difficult bit! Excited to see how things progress....

painted letters

Got a couple of new stockists this week and I'll tell you all about them pretty soon, as well as some Christmassy events I have planned for November and December! Christmas madness has begun already.

Here are some (very grainy) instagram photos from this week.


foggy Edinburgh


Thursday, 18 October 2012


 SO, it's been a couple of weeks since posting anything... But I promise I have been busy, but just busy doing things that I either can't really show here yet or doing things that don't look very nice (like accounts and writing in notebooks and thinking A LOT). I'll hopefully have some interesting things to show next week when I will (yes, I WILL) have done some drawings for new designs and perhaps some firmer plans for the near future! I've also got some winter/Christmas things to write about too, but it's a wee bit too soon for them. For now, here's some pictures of some flowers I bought today.

Sunny desk

Oh.. in other news I've also got myself an Instagram account.... which means I've been photographing everything in sight (with the crappest camera EVER on my ipod.. so if you follow me there apologies for the rubbish fuzzy photos) and thinking how much nicer it would look with those super-instragrammy-blurry-edges.....