Hot chocolate, pine cones and prints


The cold weather has definetly given me that festive feeling. This weekend I visited Daylesford for a lovely hot chocolate and browsed the christmas decorations wondering if it's too early to start putting them up (is it too early for the tree?). As a small compromise I decided to design a Christmas print. My 'Christmas colours' this year are paper brown, retro red and minty green so I used these with some elaborate type to create a vintage-inspired look. It reminds me of old christmas films and now sits in my lounge waiting for the tree to add the finishing touch (see the picture below and spot the Lola curled up on the sofa). I feel like I'm branding christmas - stay tuned for matching cards, gift tags and wrapping...

I also sent to print a design I'd been working on a few months ago. Inspired by a quote heard on Mad Men 'Ante Bellum. Everything as it was.' This peace-inducing print now sits in my study, accompanied by some pine cones...