Growing up I spent most of my summer weekends at Chobham Cricket Club’s beautiful village ground, My dad has always been involved in the club, and my older brother used to play for the Juniors team, so we used to go as family watch the match. Although I have never been much of a cricketer myself I have always enjoyed the game, and have very happy memories of those summers!
Fast forward 25 years and my Dad is still pretty involved in the running of the club, and asked me to create them a poster, flyer and tickets for there upcoming Summer Party and village cricket day. Not really a visual type my dad’s only brief was "Something Retro" so I put my thinking cap on and came up with a 1950s inspire...
Our summer of Swedish Parties continues, after hosting a Midsummer Party earlier this year Calum and I have turned our hand at a Swedish Crayfish Party (find out more on the Swedish National Website) - Hosting a kräftskiva was a bit of a challenge seeing as neither of us have ever been to one, or had even eaten Crayfish, but we thought we’d give it a go anyway… if it all went wrong we’d just drink plenty of Akvavit
Scandi culture is becoming ubiquitous nowadays, so with a between Ikea, Scandinavian Kitchen (I love this place!) and The Stockholm Deli we could find nearly everything we needed: Crayfish, Akvavit, crispbreads, cheeses, garlands & lanterns. We decided against the funny hats, a...
It was Calum's Birthday this weekend just gone; to celebrate we hosted a Tiki themed party in my folks' garden. Calum hasn't had a proper party since he was a kid so we decided to go all out and we set about planning our slice of Polynesia in Surrey, England. I thought I'd share some of what we got up to:
First things first, you cant have a party without guests so I quickly got on with designing some invites (I will seize on any excuse to do proper invites)! After a bit of research into Tiki design, I chose bright tropical colours, tiki god graphics and 1950s style typefaces to give a mid century tiki bar vibe.
I'll admit it; whilst I enjoy good food and an occasional potter in the kitchen, most of the time I find cooking more of a chore than a pleasure. Luckily my boyfriend Calum is never happier than when in the kitchen so when we first moved in together I merrily delegated cooking in his direction. It was a bit of a trade off as I have been lumbered with the laundry. You win some you lose some!
Calum is an organized guy that likes to sort out our meals in advance so to help him out I created a meal planner to print out each week. This has come in very handy over the years, and if you fancy giving it a go you can download it too.
I have always been inspired by the wider online creative comunity, it was through reading others' blogs and using site like Pinterest that I gained the confiednce to become a graphic designer myself.
From time to time I want to share projects I have been working on, so I have decided to start my own blog as a place to showcase this work. I am aiming for a mixture of posts to share my style, inspire others and get feedback on my designs.
I hope you enjoy my posts, and if you have any ideas on what you would like to see please get in touch.