It’s almost a year since Penguin emailed me with the idea for these books. I was beyond excited. It felt like a dream commission. What a huge and overwhelming amount of work it was though and last Summer I did little else but work on these books. Very satisfying to see the finished products and I would definitely do it all again.

They are available to buy from Amazon and Waterstones.

Top Drawer SS19

Last week was the Spring Summer Fair for Top Drawer. It was exciting to see my children’s age cards making their debut with James Ellis! I have done a lot of cards in this pattern style now and it was lovely to see them all together. They will be available to buy in various shops soon. You can also buy them directly from his Etsy shop -

Happy New Year...

Happy New Year everyone! Today is my first proper day at my desk since before Christmas. It feels lovely to have the house to myself and not have the incessant chattering of my little girl. She doesn’t even pause for breath! First day back at school today and she wasn’t impressed crying all the way there. It breaks my heart when we have mornings like that but I’ve everything crossed she’ll come out laughing and be back to herself.

On the run up to Christmas I did an illustrated advent calendar on my Insta and Facebook pages. The theme was Christmas around the world with each day focusing on a different country. I loved doing it and am keen to carry on as there are so many countries and not enough days. It was wonderful to draw things I wouldn’t usually draw and I learnt a lot about the world too. Below are some of the highlights…

Selfridges Christmas Department

Yesterday I had a fabulous day in London visiting Selfridges Christmas department. The range of eclectic decorations was so inspirational to look at. I don’t know what was more exciting - spotting some of my Christmas cards I did for James Ellis or the set of 3 animated, singing penguins available to buy for £28k!

The British Museum

Earlier this year I was honoured to be asked by The British Museum to illustrate their Christmas card. Here’s the final result. Available to buy now in the British Museum shop.


We visited Harrods yesterday and were quite excited to see a stand with my name on and cards from my 'Out & About' range with Cardmix.