Sunday 30 August 2009

Flea Market Finds

Flea Market Finds

Spent a happy (but soggy!) morning at a giant Flea Market here in Somerset. Stalls packed full of things from a bygone era. Items that, despite their somewhat battered state - which only adds to their charm - have stood the test of time well, made from 'traditional' materials of wood, enamel, cotton and linen: no plastic here!

Back home and some 'new' items for the

dots and spots

shabby chic home

Saturday 29 August 2009

The dots and spots cards

From small acorns mighty oaks grow!

Less than a year and a half ago, dots and spots was launched with 8 different card designs. Now the range boasts 32 different cards, with another 6 available within the next few days. And that's just the cards! Don't forget the postcards, gift tags, place settings, commissions ...! Its been a really exciting journey and I'd like to thank you for joining me along the way!

In addition to the new range of cards due out next week, I've got a couple of really exciting new projects in the pipeline and I'll let you know about these soon.

I recently started a dots and spots Fan Page on face book that I'd love for you to join - where you can get more info, special offers and jump in and have a 'chat'. And to find out what I'm up to on an (almost!) minute by minute basis, you can follow me on Twitter! The wonders of modern technology!

Thanks again for all your support and encouragement in helping me grow dots and spots.


p.s. I'd be really interested to know which is your favourite design from the picture above - let me know by leaving a comment.

Wednesday 26 August 2009

Join us on Facebook

dots and spots has launched a 'Facebook Fan Page' and we'd love to see you on the 'wall!' To join our fans - and receive advanced news, special offers and sneak previews - click on this link here, or click on the button on the right hand side (beneath the Twitter bird).

Can't wait to welcome you to the fan club!


Sunday 23 August 2009

Work in Progress

The Creative Compost Heap!
New product line coming soon.
View the studio in a tidier state.

Thursday 20 August 2009

Colour Swatch

One of the many projects on the go!
These colour swatches are for a new personalised picture product.

Sunday 16 August 2009

The Mid Somerset Show

Sunday 16th August was the day for the Mid Somerset Show, held in the fields opposite dots and spots HQ. A traditional English agricultural show, the community, from miles around, came together to share a day of fun, food, craft and creatures - all the ingredients for English country living.

Cider and apple pie for supper tonight!

Fortunately the sun shined today, so no need for these great spotty wellies!

English Country Living

Friday 14 August 2009

The Mid Somerset Show

Unfortunately, dots and spots is unable to exhibit at the Mid Somerset Show this year, but we were delighted to be asked to supply a raffle prize to the many local charities that benefit from this event.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that the day will stay dry - and if we're really lucky the sun may even shine - for this quintessential British agricultural show.

The dots and spots range of cards, postcards, gift tags and place settings are all designed and printed in England and we fully support all local businesses committed to producing and supplying quality products and produce for the discerning buyer.

Tuesday 11 August 2009

National Allotment Week

Its National Allotment Week and dots and spots would like to take you on a tour of its plot.

The dots and spots shed!

We know our onions!

The pumpkins are growing - looking forward to Halloween already!

The busy bees who do all the important work.

Time to enjoy the fruits (or veg!) of our labour.

Monday 3 August 2009