8th August 2013
It is with a heavy, heavy heart that I leave the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto, after a wonderful year living there – boooo! Career opportunities back in the UK drove me to leave earlier than planned, and though it was the best choice I will still miss it dearly.
Here are some images from the best bits of the year. All images are taken by the talented Tom Tranter (who just happens to be my husband). You can see more of his photography from around the world on Flickr.
15th March 2013
Happy Red Nose Day 2013!
I was honoured to have been a part of the 25th year of Comic Relief Red Nose Day and truly gobsmacked by how much money the noses raised.
Highlight: seeing one of my designs sent out into SPACE!
What an incredible experience - thank you Comic Relief.
8th January 2013
A Royal thank you
I received the BEST letter today - a thank you letter from Their Royal Highnesses at St James's Palace for some recent design work..! You are VERY welcome. Currently feeling more patriotic than ever.
4th November 2012
If you're in Japan, grab a copy!
The November issue of KansaiScene magazine is out and I'm really pleased to keep stumbling across it all around Kyoto City.
Over 15,000 copies of these woolly guys have been printed and circulated across Kansai and Japan!
You can see the final outcome of the design here.
19th October 2012
Stitching for Kansai
I've been busy stitching away for the cover of KansaiScene magazine's 150th issue this week, and I'm looking forward to spreading some woolly love all across the Kansai region of Japan.
You can see some more process images over on my Facebook page.
22nd August 2012
So long, London. Konnichiwa Kyoto!
Due to an overwhelming desire to shake up my life, I've decided to move to Japan! And what a great decision that has been. I'm living in the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto and it is an incredible city for inspiration.
Surrounded by Japanese design, I am sure to be inspired to take my work into even more exciting and unknown directions. Watch this space!
04th May 2012
Musical Wedding Props
I was asked to create some life-size cardboard musical instruments for a friend's wedding reception party. Although initially the thought of creating a full sized double bass was daunting, this project turned out to be surprisingly enjoyable and easy to create.
You can view more images of the instruments over on my Facebook page.
And if you like stunning weddings, you can check out images of their big day here.
12th February 2012
Naju Handmade Woolly Crafts on Etsy
I'm excited to have revived my Etsy store with brand new woolly creations that I have been busy stitching away over the past few weeks. Have a browse!
I will be releasing upcoming promotions and updates for my handmade woolly crafts over on my Facebook page, so do 'like' the page if you'd like to be kept in the loop!
10th February 2012
Knitted City on Behance
The little guys making up the MoS Knitted City poster received a whole lot more love by being featured in the Behance Gallery this week, and this time the love was worldwide!
5th January 2012
Brand spanking new website!
New year, new start, new website! Yes, I finally did it. I got my act together and told myself that although the world of HTML and CSS looks like complete gobbledygook, it's got to make sense at some point – and it did! So with some knowledge under my belt, I have created a new website from scratch, and here it is.
Go ahead and have a look around!
8th October 2011
Sweet Tooth are dead happy to be featured on Toydesignserved.com this week!
5th July 2011
Knit Club in Design Week
Aaaw my little knitted fellas made their way onto Design Week in July.
Check them out looking all excited to have their first interview here.
27th May 2011
Ministry of Sound Club Wall Mural
There were some serious shapes being thrown at the Ministry of Sound Club this week, when the huge backlit wall of the main bar was redecorated to fit in with the theme of the quarterly artwork of the Blueprint flyers.
14th April 2011
Sony Playstation at Glug
I was honoured to be one of the four illustrator/designers to create live art for the Glug launch of The Studio by Studio Output, working alongside the very talented Ollie Munden, Will Scobie and Bob London
Each one of us were asked to spill some creative juices over one of the four Playstation shapes. I was given the triangle and opted for an all-seeing eye illustration created using insulation tape to create the thick vector lines, and fluorescent paint to colour the shapes in.
Read more about it here.
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