Tidy desk – a behind the scenes look at my studio.

So today I tidied my desk a bit and thought I’d show you how I have it set up so that I can pack my orders easily each day.

New Writing Sets

I’ve restocked my writing sets, and added some new designs as well! Click to see the whole range.  

CHRISTMAS 2017 Last ordering dates!

Last ordering dates for Christmas: Please place orders by the date for your region to receive them in time for Christmas. Dates are based on the last posting dates given by Royal Mail, I’m afraid that I’m unable to make any guarantee that the orders will arrive in time. After these dates orders will still […]

Exotic Birds – new collection!

I’ve just added a brand new super colourful print, nail transfers and card to my shop:

New Carnivorous Plants print and card!

New Carnivorous plants print and card added to the shop: SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

New Japan Collection available now!

I visited Japan in 2016, it was incredible and it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. Following on from last year’s Bonsai print I have a new collection available which combines some of my favourite bits of our trip along with some things we didn’t quite manage to see (the snow monkeys will have to wait for our next visit!).  

New Stockists

You can now find my work at the following shops: Lost Gardens of Heligan – Cornwall Alderney Wildlife Trust gift shop – Alderney The Crafthouse – Saltaire Stray’s Bookshop – Newark  Bessemer 11 Gallery – Sheffield For my full list of stockists look here.

Taking some time off…

I’m going to have to take a little time off whilst I go into hospital for an operation. Any orders placed by midnight on Wednesday 14th Sept will go out on 15th. Any orders placed after that will be posted once I’m home and back to work (which should be by 20th September).  Sorry for any inconvenience. x

I’m away on holiday!

I’m going to be away until 13th May (on a super exciting trip to visit family in Korea and a quick trip over to Japan!). You can still order from my shop whilst I’m away but orders won’t be posted until I get back.

Studio update

Any orders placed between 4th March and 16th March won’t be posted out until 17th March as I have to pack everything away in my studio (eek! just when I’d got it all organised and nice!), as we need to have some rewiring done.


All orders placed by 2nd January will be posted on Jan 4th Orders placed between 2nd Jan-17th Jan will be posted out on Jan 18th I’m starting 2016 with one really big change, we have bought our first house and will be moving in early  January!! Because this means packing up my studio and putting it all […]


*CHRISTMAS DELIVERY CUT OFF DATES: Please place orders by the date for your region to receive them in time for Christmas. Dates are based on the last posting dates given by Royal Mail, I’m afraid that I’m unable to make any guarantee that the orders will arrive in time. After these dates orders will still be […]

A drawing a day gallery

I started doing a drawing every day on 23rd September 2015. I add them all below (excuse the terrible light in most of the photos, I tend to do my drawings in the evening! Also some of them might be sideways, I’m working on finding out why!). Autumn beech leaves: 26.10.15 fly agaric: 25.10.15 Soup recipe: […]

Studio sale lucky dip boxes

***PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOW SOLD OUT, thanks so much for all of your orders!*** I’m going to be moving to a new studio soon (yay!!!) and in an attempt to get organised I’m having my first ever studio sale!!! Over the past few years I’ve made changes to my packaging and products, and because of this […]

A drawing a day…

Over the past few years, as I’ve got busier and busier with the day to day running a business side of things, I’ve really struggled to fit in time to draw. I’ve always kept a list of ideas for drawings which is added to much much quicker than I’ve managed to work through it. I’ve […]

Lake District trip

As I mentioned in a previous post, this has been a really hard year, so a couple of weeks ago I took a week off, which has done me the world of good. We hired a car for the whole week and had a few day trips, including a drive out to Ribblehead for a […]

New A6 notebooks

Following the success of my A5 notebooks I’ve had some of my favourite designs from my pocket notebook range printed and made for me by a local company. They are still 100% recycled too! They also now have squared paper inside, my favourite paper for writing notes on! I’ve kept the design the same for the […]

Chris Broughton (1949-2015)

The past six months have been incredibly tough, I’ve spent a lot less time on my work than usual and more time with my family. In August my dad died, he was an amazing illustrator, my biggest inspiration and a really great friend. Dad was a regular contributor to the New Arcadian Journal since 1986, as well […]

Hello September!

I can’t believe it’s September already! I’ve had a very busy year so far and I’m just about to take a short break to relax before I head into the madness of Christmas preparation (eek!). When I get back though I’m going to be really organised and will be starting up my monthly newsletters again, you […]

Temporary Tattoos – 2015

I’ve been making temporary tattoos of my designs since 2010, but this year I’ve changed the designs a bit and I now get them printed by a local company in Leeds. The new tattoos come in 7 different sets: birds, bees, cocktails, owls, craft, woodland animals and whales. They are in the shop here.