Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas everyone!

Looking forward to 2011!! New projects coming, very excited!!
x i am magpie x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

What I love about winter...

It's a bit nippy out, right? But this is good. I get to hide inside with T and make things. That's right folks, winter is here! Hooray I say. Here's my top 6 things I heart about winter:

1. My fiance-beyonce (Toby, not actually beyonce)
Toby is awesome at this time of year, always the firhst to suggest pulling out the sofa bed and getting down the duvet. Always the first to suggest cooking a curry or a soup or something warm. Always waking me up a little later than he should so the heating has time to warm up. And always getting me the best xmas gifties ever.

2. Planning & Writing
It's the start of a new year and that means my planning goes into overdrive. I can always rely on Tobes to get me a note book or two at Xmas - which is good as the rest of mine are pretty full by now. There's nothing I like more than a new notebook and a new idea. Writing comes easier in the Winter. The stillness and the low light. I think thats why.

3. Baking & Making
We hand make all our xmas gifts, this is the 3rd xmas we've done it. Not to each other, just to friends and family. We plan what we're making and Tobes puts aside some time in his busy work schedule to get a bit messy and make some food and cakes. This year we have a whole heap of new things to try. I'm dead excited!

4. Long nights & Sky premier!
You can always rely on winter for some good premiers. Last week we had Zombieland and 2012 amoungst the pile on our planner. I love a good disaster movie. Love it. 2012 is one of the best! Zombieland is amazing, not the american Shawn of the Dead, an entity in its own right. We also watched another film with Chris Pine (the new Captain Kirk) about a zombie-esque infection, it was a bit pap but made me want to watch better versions like 28 days later!

5. Christmas morning
We get up early, have stockings in bed, have a big brekkie and then open gifts. We usually stay in our PJ's for as much of the day as possible. Its the day for family and right now we are a family of two. I count brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers as extended family and love them all the same but me and toby are family and until that grows he's all I need for christmas.

6. Our anniversary
January 4th 2006, me a bit drunk, him a bit sober. Cold night, long chat outside the old Norwich Union building. We decide to give it a shot. Never has a better decision been made.

Happy winter everyone, hope you have your own list of reasons to love the season of loving.
x i am magpie x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New Products and getting prepped for Craft Fair on Saturday!

Its getting closer to Christmas and I am writing my list to Santa T... this year it's a long old list! Also at Magpie HQ I am prepping for my craft fair and thought I would share some lovely piccies of my products and production line!

Hope to see you there!

x i am magpie x

 Bow Tie Production Line

 Food Flags

 Paper Chain Kits

 Mini Cross Stitch Kits

 Bird Embroidery 

Love Embroidery

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Craft Markets - Coming Up!

Hi there folks,

Have 2 amazing craft markets coming up soon - very soon!

The Handm@de Winchester event at Winchester Guildhall is this Saturday the 13th Novemeber, free entry into the guildhall and loads of great handmade stalls featuring ME!!

The following week another in Winchester - the high street Art & craft sunday 21st.

Come on down to either! New products will be on show!

On another note, I have been crafting away coming up with new ideas and getting them all made for weeks now so I have plenty to show off, and doing some awesome bespoke things too - if you want anything bespoke let me know!

x i am magpie x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

New Products - Santas Letters

I know its quite a while until Christmas still but I thought there's no harm in starting a bit early!

These little packs have everything a child would need to get their Christmas letter to Santa started! With a sheet of note paper, stamped and address envelope and return address slip with another stamp their letter to Santa will certainly stand out!

If you're interested in getting one for your little ones drop me an email

x i am magpie x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Craft Market 19th September 2010


So boys and girls - Sunday was my FIRST EVER Craft Market! After an early start and a long day I was exhausted but it was fun! We got to speak to a lot of people about our products and I was really pleased with the reaction. Next time I think we're going to re-think our pricing structure and I think we will have some new products for the up-coming festive season! Hope you enjoyed the pictures! I am one pleased little magpie!

x i am magpie x

my stall

for my Box Social boys party box

my christmas cards

some of the invite packs

lots and lots of pinwheels!

my cake bunting

box social boys box

box social girls box

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Craft Market Update

The market preparations are going well.. will post a few piccies before we head off...! Come along if you're near Winchester next Sunday 19th September!!

x iammagpie x

Friday, 20 August 2010

Prepping for the Craft Market

I am doing a Craft Market in Winchester on the 19th September.

I am currently prepping all my illustrations and items that I will have for sale. I'll put up some sneak peeks in a week or so and details of when and where I will be!

Stay tuned for a how-to a little later in the year!

x i am magpie x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

its my birthday...

My I am Magpie earrings from Tatty Devine

 My lovely traditional pen which I will use to make some new awesome creations

 My glowing daschund lamp which full on rocks

Only one year left of my twenties. T & others got me some brill gifts (see above). 
Feel a bit depressed though - not sure why!
What do I want to accomplish this year is:
Well I'd really like I am Magpie to accelerate and I'd like all my ideas to come to pass. 
I would like a dog, we have contacted a breeder and fingers x'd we will get our baby in the early months of next year.  
I would like to move. I want to get to out of this city and closer to fields and sea and stuff. I want T to get a promotion too so I can focus on my work. And my puppy. 


Tuesday, 22 June 2010

My prints online at

I have put my first batch of prints online at

Let me know what you think!
x i am magpie x

Thursday, 10 June 2010

storm in a teacup

Aren't these amazing? I want one so so badly... the twee and the sleek and the fun and the awesomeness... good findings design milk... this is why I check my rss feeds continually through my days...! Nice!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Holidays are over so I'd better get on with some work!

I had a weird time in Lisbon - but in the end on reflection it was great because I was with T and we always have fun! I am back now and having some 'what if it doesn't work' thoughts but I have to push on through and make it work right? So I decided that I was taking it all far too seriously and that's not me so I am doing a NEW PLAN.... dur dur duuuuuur! We will see but in the mean time here's a few piccies of my Lisboa trip and my 2 favourite things I bought there!

My website is about to go live and I will be posting pictures of my prints and things in the next few days but for now enjoy!  x

my new barbie delight!

my new teapot combo

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

getting closer!

I am getting closer to my new beginnings - my range of stationery and prints to be sold on and are in the process of being printed. I am developing a pdf brochure and finishing up my website to display my goods.  Its all very exciting and new and scary but positive mental attitude will win me thinks. In the mean time I am going to have my cherry coke and watch Saving Private Ryan in the background as I do some work. LOVE disaster/war/hopelessness in a movie...! Good times.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

I am Magpie goes live in 20 days!

I am Magpie designs is pleased to be FINALLY close to our launch date! When we're ready I will be posting pictures and details but for now I am excited and ready to get going!

I have had 6 years experience in design and I got bored of the corporate design my work and prefer the illustration work I do for myself and friends so I bit the bullet, quit my job, and am sinking my teeth into my own stuff. I will be producing bespoke and ready made stationery including: note-cards, writing sets, poster prints, invitations and event stationery!

Here we go...!

I am Magpie