Sunday, 30 October 2011

Wedding stationary with a smile!

I have now done a few wedding stationary commissions since starting Hello Sunshine and as much as I love helping people create something to be part of their big day, making stationary is hard work and very time consuming. It's sometimes hard to maintain that warm fuzzy feeling when you're cutting the same template of card for the 300th time.

But... I can honestly say that it's ALWAYS worth it and this time round I can 100% say that with every piece of card I cut, every sheet I glued and every fold I made, I had a smile on my face!

Adam and Lindsey are getting hitched next year and the design they chose for the front of their invites was one of my sunshine caricatures but with a cheeky sense of humour and some extra fun added!

Below is that illustration and I hope you can see why I have been smiling throughout creating such a wonderful commission for my friends....


I just hope the future Bride and Groom are as happy as I am with the finished invites!

Monday, 24 October 2011

So who's joining me for a beer this Saturday?


Curiosity.Haus Indie Market 
Live at Bunker Hill

Saturday 29th October : 12 - 5pm

"As well as the usual eclectic mix of Craft, Design, Art and Vintage wares, the event is coinciding with the pub’s very own beer festival! There will be live music, food, an array of real ales and tricks and treats for customers!

Most importantly, we will have a host of handmade wares from local designer makers, vintage clothes, accessories, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and homewares as well as cakes ...phew! So come along and fill your boots, it's going to be a great day!

As well as a great selection of independent designers, we will have the Oxfam Vintage Boutique with 
their Autumn Winter collections and Live music brought to you by Notts about Music!"

To keep up to date with this AWESOME event and for more information please check out the Curiosity.Haus website, their Facebook page and Twitter!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Cheeky Crimblemas Cards...

Here's a peek at a few of this years Christmas cards to come from the world of Hello Sunshine. In previous years I've had a horrible habit of making soooo many versions of so many cards and then being left with a squillion to put on sale in the new year!

This year I've narrowed it down to 8 designs so far featuring 4 characters. They may look familiar but have always proved popular so I thought I'd give them a bit of a 'refurb' and another chance to shine this festive season. I'll be sure to share the final cards and prices with you as the weeks go buy but for now here's a peek at the rough beginnings...


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Lovely dates for your diary!

Just a quick one to share a few exciting dates for some fantabulous events that will be happening in and around Nottingham over the next few months... so get your pencils and diaries (or a scrap of paper) at the ready and take note!

: OCTOBER :

Bunkers Hill
Sat 29th Oct 
12-5pm



: NOVEMBER :

The Staunton Arms
Vale of Belvoir
Sun 6th November
12 - 5pm



East Bridgford Hall
Sat 12th November
Tickets: £5



Poppy & Pint
Fri 18th November
7pm onwards (get there early for your goody bag!)




Sheffield Student Union
Sat 19th November



Chatsworth House
18th - 20th November


: DECEMBER :


Waterstones Top Floor Gallery
Nottingham
3rd - 4th December



Nottingham
10th - 11th December




I'll make sure you guys are the first to know as I get more information about each event as they approach but until now, write it down and start saving those pennies...

Friday, 14 October 2011

A special piece of sunshine just for me...

I have been hankering after a certain piece of silver from the talented Alys Power for a long time now! It got to the point when I broke -  I couldn't carry on seeing Alys & her treasures at the fairs I did and carry on denying myself! So I decided that as soon as I'd made enough pennies from my own sales that would treat myself!

So after some hard work and selling in Hello Sunshine land, I ordered my commission and after a wee while of excitement and anticipation, I got the most wonderful parcel in the post...


Alys Power's work is just amazing! It's inspiring, beautiful, unique and... well I want it all! When I saw a lovely ring from her Wordsmith collection with the words Hello Sunshine letter-pressed onto it, I knew that one day I had to have one in my life!


And now I have one of my very own and I wear it with pride! I just love it... trouble is now I'm starting to think I should 'reward' myself with treats more often! Lets see what else I can add to my wish list...

Friday, 7 October 2011

Indie Market this October anyone?

Yup you heard it right... the FANTABULOUS Curiosity.Haus are brining us yet another awesome event! Not only will your favourite designers and makers be selling their treasures, it also ties in with a BEER FESTIVAL! 
Curiosity.Haus Indie Market 
Live at Bunker Hill

Saturday 29th October : 12 - 5pm

"As well as the usual eclectic mix of Craft, Design, Art and Vintage wares, the event is coinciding with the pub’s very own beer festival! There will be live music, food, an array of real ales and tricks and treats for customers!

Most importantly, we will have a host of handmade wares from local designer makers, vintage clothes, accessories, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and homewares as well as cakes ...phew! So come along and fill your boots, it's going to be a great day!

As well as a great selection of independent designers, we will have the Oxfam Vintage Boutique with 
their Autumn Winter collections and Live music brought to you by Notts about Music!"


To keep up to date with this awesome event and for more information please check out the Curiosity.Haus website, their Facebook page and Twitter!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

The sunshine is back!

It's been a wee while hasn't it? I hope you haven't missed the tales from hello Sunshine land too much! I have been poorly and had one or two things to sort out over the past couple of weeks but I'm much better now and back on it!

So to start the ball rolling, and to celebrate this bonus week of wonderful sunshine we've had, I thought I'd share a bit or commissioned sunshine with you all! My very good friends Sarah and Colli have recently moved into a new house with their beautiful bambino Beth and two cats, Ralph and Colonel Jenkins.

As a house warming present I created a special family portrait sunshine for them to hang in their new home...


As ever it was a pleasure to do, I'm massively chuffed with how its turned out and the doodled peoples here seem to love it just as much!

YAY for SUNSHINE!