The Big Chill strikes in Kent

Snow lay all about, deep, crisp and even - delayed trains, closed schools and kept people in doors. However the big chill today has given us here in the Garden of England a winter wonderland, a festive fast track and a good excuse to get out there and take it all in.

A merry Christmas and a happy new year to all followers and fellow bloggers. Here's to more of the same for 2010 and don't forget to feed your garden birds as they need you in cold times like these!


Christmas tree towel for the big day

Move over dishwasher, when it comes to drying up after the biggest day in the social calendar, treat yourself to a specialChristmas Tree towel made in the UK from high quality, white cotton. The size is 48cm x 76cm and machine washable at 50 degrees.

Tree towel No.5 is printed in a deep red and features a fir tree plantation to help us get into the festive mood.



Crow Feather bags are in

My second cotton bag design is now available. It's quality and style is the same as my Carrier Pigeon bag, but screen printed in black onto five different coloured cotton bags, including two new colours – pink and white. They are ideal for helping you carry all those gifts while out Christmas shopping!



Paper company blog about birds

Justin Hobson at Fenner paper, Tonbridge Kent has launched his own blog where he reports on what's been created in the world of paper.

Fenner specialise in finding the materials and paper solutions for graphic designers. They also work closely with "creative" printers, advising and experimenting with various techniques and supplied Colorset card in order to print my series of foiled Bird cards. The card is 100% recycled.



Christmas cards @ COS

COS (Collection of Style) a fashion concept owned by H&M Group in Sweden have recently purchased a bulk order of my foiled Christmas Tree card designs. The cards have been distributed in their main stores throughout Europe.

Christmas Tree cards

I have used several of my favourite tree images to create A6 foiled Christmas tree cards. Opposite is one of three designs that features a tree image that wraps around the outer face of the card.

Each card is left blank for your personal seasonal greeting and are available to buy from my site as singles or packs of 6.


New Carrier Pigeon bags released!

Since the first collection I have sought to improve the quality of my Carrier Pigeon cotton totes. This has been achieved and 5 new bags are now available in bright red, bright orange, lime green, black and pale blue. A second design, that features a large black crow feather, is also on sale now.