WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

HelloPetal_pleasevote I have long been a fan of pattern and textile design, recently I was inspired to begin experimenting with illustrated patterns of my own. I even entered one of my designs into a competition. The lovely ladies from Frankie and Swiss Boutique Textile Company are holding a design competition as part of Craft Cubed. And this is where I need your help, one of the categories is decided by the public, so if you like my design and have a few seconds to spare you can cast your vote here by clicking the like button. The winner will be announced at The Frankie and Swiss Open Studio on the 23rd of August, that's this weekend! There are some truly beautiful designs in the running so it is well worth checking out the rest of the entries.

Thanks for reading (and voting ;-) )

HELLO MAY

I usually try to post my own content on Picturette but I couldn't help but share this. If you are planning your own wedding at the moment, or if you love weddings as much as I do, you will love Hello May. Hello May is a new kind of bridal blog + magazine + directory. While there are plenty of bridal magazines and websites out there, Hello May felt that "none quite connected wedding vendors and brides-to-be so that you can really get to know (and like!) the photographer, stylists, stationery designer or make up artist involved in the intricacies of your day". Hello May aims to remedy that. Hello May magazine Hello May's debut issue is out this month. You can read it here. And Em and Soph, the amazing girls behind Hello May, were lovely enough to feature one of my card designs, it's the Mr & Mrs card. So I'm sharing the love and asking you to visit their blog, flip through their online magazine or like their facebook page and be inspired. :)

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All images are courtesy of Hello May.