24 February 2023

ONLINE COURSE - brand new make it in design

BRAND NEW CLASS! Make it in Design is here to help you get your work SOLD! So you want to add new income streams to your creative business, launch a new channel to reach your growing audience, or branch out into new areas of the design industry. But where should you begin? Right here, with this brand new FREE short course from Make It In Design. Class begins February 27th and will run for five days until March 3rd, 2023. New content will go live each of the five days in our dedicated online classroom at 9am UK time. After the content has gone live it will be accessible 24/7. The classroom will remain open indefinitely, accessible through your student account.



5 x videos from Rachael Taylor, award-winning print and pattern designer:


DAY 1: Licensing Your Artwork – Rachael does some myth busting around the complicated topic of art licensing. Discover what licensing is, how to get started, finally understand difficult terms and buzz words and how you make profit.


DAY 2: Selling Products and Manufacturing – Follow Rachael as she dives into how to get your work sold through products, whether that’s through print on demand or manufacturing your own product line. She guides you through the pros and cons of each PLUS how and where to get your products printed.


DAY 3: Freelancing and Commissions – Rachael guides you through how to find freelance design work PLUS how you charge and get paid. She also takes you through what a design commission is and how they can be a great source of income.


DAY 4: Become Multidisciplinary – To become a top tier, higher earning, pro designer means you will need to pick up lots of unexpected skills along the way. In this video Rachael shares how she became a multidisciplinary designer and what she needed to learn to get there.


DAY 5: Thinking Outside of The Box – In our final video Rachael explores the unusual and innovative ways to produce creative income; from unexpected surfaces, to exploring new platforms, and from building passive income to making more of your existing assets.


5 x creative assignments. Each video will have a creative task alongside to really get you exploring what’s possible for you.


1 x BONUS live stream at the end of class with Rachael Taylor where you can ask her anything! Join her live Thursday 9th March (UK time) in the Facebook group.


A supportive, global community for cheerleading and support.

VINTAGE - china store snaps

Just a quick Friday eye candy this week. I spotted some interesting patterns and placements in an antiques arcade. My favourites were these floral and leaf motifs by Wade.

23 February 2023

NEW SEASON - oliver bonas pt.2

Today's pattern fest features part two of our look at Spring Summer 2023 at Oliver Bonas. Yesterday we had mainly ceramics and wall art, but this time we have textiles with cushions, bedding, bathmats, throws and doormats.

22 February 2023

SPRING SEASON - oliver bonas

Spring is just under a month away, and I thought we were in need of fresh colours, ideas (and hope after yesterday's presidential speeches). So I've picked out some highlights from the SS23 homeware collections at Oliver Bonas. Some are out now, and others are due in March.