Sunday, 3 June 2012

Blog hop!


Hello everyone!

Today I am part of something very exciting - the Passion for Pattern bloghop. You’ve probably just arrived here from the wonderful blog of Michelle Drew. After you have read my post, make sure you visit Njeri Designs who has some great designs to show you. If you have only just found the hop, pop over to Claire’s blog where you can get started and join in the fun! The image above is from my "Pocket full of posies" collection.
This is the perfect time to blog as I have recently finished the surface pattern e course I started last year. I can't believe the course has finished! I'm so sad about this as it was great fun and provided me with much needed daily organisation and motivation. Taking this course was one of the best decisions I have ever made as I have now amassed a huge collection of patterns and networked with hundreds of brilliant and lovely people. I really hope to meet some of them in person soon. I'd highly recommend this amazing course created and run by the lovely Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls.

Over the next few weeks and months I'll be putting my first patterns into production. I'll be starting small by producing cards and prints and selling via Etsy and Folksy (shops soon to open). I then hope to produce some textile products with my own fabric printed via my Spoonflower shop. I currently have cushion covers and placements available on Envelop.

In a moment I'll leave you with a selection of some of the patterns I have created over the course, but before I do I have one more thing to share. My new website will be going live very soon! I am so excited about this as my current website was a bit of a work in progress and only showed my illustration work. The new site will show all my work and the design feels very me and really reflects my illustration and pattern styles. I am really proud of it and I hope you will like it too! It has also been a great collaboration between myself and my web developer (and fiance) Simon Childs. Please check back here as I will be announcing the launch very soon. You can also follow me on Twitter and if you're interested in web development you can follow Simon on Twitter too.

Thanks for reading and thank you to Claire for creating this wonderful opportunity :o)


31 comments:

  1. Hi Lauren, lovely work :)

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  2. Hi Sandy thank you so much. Just hopping over to your now!

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  3. Lauren I love your designs! I like your style and can't wait to see the new website! I will pop back soon!

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    1. Hi Michelle, thank you, I love your designs too! It was great to follow on from you! :o) Your website is brilliant.

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  4. lovely lauren, like your packages!

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    1. Thanks Miranda and thank you for your continued support! :o)

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  5. Lovely work Lauren... I am amazed with your children's illustrations and geeting card designs... they are amazing! congrats for your fabulous work.
    Best of luck in your career as surface pattern designer
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    Rosie Martinez-Dekker

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    1. Aw thanks Rosie. It's great to hear that you like my illustrations too! I stepped away from them for a while to do this course as I was feeling a little lost. Now I feel like I really understand my style. New illustrations to come soon :o)

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  6. Great to see all of your different patterns, although the last one is still one of my favorites of yours. Can't wait to see the cards and prints!

    Valerie Brown
    Firepan Jewellery Designs

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    1. Thanks Valerie! I love your work and your fabulous jewellery designs. You also take excellent photos :o)

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  7. Thank you so much Michelle, Miranda, Rosie and Valerie and good luck to you all too on this new path that we are embarking upon! Lets keep on hopping :o)

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  8. Lovely designs, Lauren! Good luck with your first products and the website. Will pop back soon to check it out!

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    1. Thanks Eva, really love your quirky style.

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  9. Beautiful work, Lauren. Great style and lovely post.

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    1. Hi Bethania and thank you! It's amazing how much support you provide to the whole group - you work so hard! Love your Lemmon Ribbon work.

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  10. Hi Lauren. I always enjoy seeing your designs, they make me feel so happy. I can't wait to see what you're up to next, so keep on posting & we'll keep on coming back for more. :-)

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    1. Hi Leslie, what a lovely thing to say! Your designs are some of my favourite!

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  11. Wow! Just passed by and couldn't help to stop by for a while. Gorgeous stuff in here. Fell head over you know what on the blue pattern after the gift wrappings. I will sure be dropping by again and again!

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    1. Aw thanks Njeri - that blue one is one of my favourites (Prussian Stems). I love your work and the cushions in your Flickr stream.

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  12. really fabulous designs Lauren! Thankyou so much for sharing. Love pocket full of posies and that wrapping paper looks great...my little boy would love that! Good luck with your products you are starting to develop, I am sure they will sell very well!

    Claire

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    1. Hi Claire, thank you so much for organising this - it was amazing! Thank you also for your lovely comments. Good luck with your work too! I love your new brand identity, it's looks great :o)

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  13. Lauren,
    I discovered you and your beautiful designs some weeks ago while surfing on Envelop and coming across one of your designs. I popped up here back then to see your work, and discovered your were too a ABSPD student.
    I just have to say one more time that I really like your work and your style, and wish you the best in what's coming up next for you.
    :)

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    1. Thank you so much MajoBV! I've got you on Twitter now. Love your work, it's so much fun. Really bright and modern :o)

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  14. Your designs are sooo lovely, very well done Lauren and good luck with all your enterprises!!!

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  15. Great work Lauren!! Your illustrations are so delicate. Good luck with your new products, and looking forward to the new website.

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    1. Thank you Ermine. Loved your Fabric 8 entry. Good luck to you too :o)

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  16. Hi Lauren, your designs are amazing. It's so hard to say which one I like most, love them all! Can't wait to see your new website!!! XX Evelyn

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    1. Wow thanks Evelyn - you're so kind! I've just added you as a contact on Flickr. Sorry I missed you before. Great work on your Tigerprint portfolio.

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  17. I have been following you on twitter and love your style, have loved looking at your designs. I have just finished module 1 of ABSPD so looking forward to what is to come.

    www.taylorstitched.blogspot.co.uk

    Amanda x

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I love your blog- the green colour post is brilliant - really vibrant. Just had a peek at your etsy shop too - lovely :o)

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