Tag Archives: Welsh Cakes

Mugs and prints for the Art Car Bootique

11 Apr

This Sunday I will be having a stall at the Art Car Bootique at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.

In preparation I have been busy squirrelling away in the Printhaus and studio to create, at long last, my Dala Horses mugs in a lively orange and dusty teal design. In December these merry little horses won second prize in the Pedlars Product of the Month competition so I thought it was about time they went onto a mug. The mugs will be on sale at the Carbootique for £7.00 each, and following this online. Just 20 available to start with, so do come along and have a look…

Dalahorse mug


Following the popularity of the first edition, I’ve created a new colourway of the Recipe for Welshcakes. The second addition boasts Welsh colours, daffodil spring-bright colours! These will be available at the market too, alongside the last few prints from the first edition batch.

Welsh Cakes


In keeping with my fascination with drawing faces on things, here is Mr. Squash:

A week today I am heading to Sweden for 10 days to do some drawing, exploring and have a break. I’ll surely be returning with some new ideas, a full sketchbook and hopefully plenty of tales to tell…

Hopefully see you on Sunday x

New Welsh Cakes Recipe Print & other Autumn happenings

5 Oct

This week I have mostly been printing a new design – an illustrated recipe for Welsh Cakes – at the Printhaus.  I grew up with this recipe, as my mum used to bake around 100 or more Welsh cakes each week to sell at the WI market. Here it is as a screen print for the kitchen in bright, homely colours.

These will be on sale this Sunday at the Snapped Up market at the Printhaus in Cardiff. They will shortly be on sale in my online shop, and also on a new site called The Welsh Gift shop, set up by my good friend Becca to sell and celebrate Welsh artists, writers and crafts.

Here’s a poster for Snapped Up with all the details, do come along and say hi! I’m also looking forward to it, as a friend from America is sending a messenger bearing a delivery of quince (quinces?) from his mum’s house in Cardiff. Yum!

In other news I have two courses coming up at Cardiff Open Art School (Howard Gardens). These are in Book binding, on Saturday 20 October, and Festive lino / letterpress print making on Saturday 10 November. All details are on the COAS website – do have a look and come along!

I’ve been pretty active on Pinterest recently, collecting all sorts of delightful and unusual pictures. You can view my page here.

Finally, here’s a little visual story, of Lionel, The Marrow Who Became Jam. And what lovely jam it is (Marrow, Apple and Ginger, to be precise)

Next up: Blackberry Jam, or ‘Dead Good Jam’, made with berries courtesy of Cathays cemetery.

Have good weekends, all!