11 Nov 2014

ROSIE FLO'S COLOURING BOOKS




Illustrator and creator of the Rosie Flo’s colouring books, Roz Streeten, lives and works in Bath. 

It was Roz’s observation of her own young daughters’ obsession and focus with drawing and colouring that led to the first Rosie Flo book being printed, back in 2004. Her daughter Sophie, now aged 18, would constantly ask “Mummy, please can you draw me some dresses?” Sophie loved drawing in the heads, legs and arms, paying real attention to the facial expressions. Younger sister Sasha, aged 15 also requested dresses a few years later, her passion being more about the colouring-in aspect. This inspired Roz to create a book with their two obsessions in mind.

The name Rosie Flo evolved from the girls’ middle names combined and these unusual books are filled with beautiful line drawn dresses enabling children to colour and draw — just as they like. Other products for children to colour have evolved out of the success of the colouring books – a prize winning colouring Fashion Show, colouring postcards, posters and the Rosie Flo’s Colouring Pool Party.

With her graphic designer husband Steve Kamlish, a publishing business venture evolved. Their children are now on to higher level stuff. Sophie is on the Art and Design Foundation course in Bath and Sasha is taking GCSE Art. 

Something slightly different took place this year and the makers of Rosie Flo have designed a selection of Pop Up Pets! They are not for colouring in this time but are just what you need if you can’t have your own real pet. Out of the packet, a couple of folds and up pops a beautiful friendly pet to keep you company. And much easier to maintain. Take your pick from a Pug, a Dachshund, a Silver Tabby or a Ginger Tom. Selling well in bijoux London designer shops and some of the national art galleries, they are already proving to be a Christmas best seller.








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7 Nov 2014

LINEN PRINTS




Jacqui Watkins is a Bristol based designer and printmaker. She studied textiles at Loughborough College of Art /Design and has had a long career as a commercial designer in the fashion industry. Over the past ten years she has combined her love for drawing and pattern within the practice of printmaking. Increasingly, she has strived to go back to her roots in textile design, stripping it back to a more traditional form of hand printing by cutting individual lino blocks.

The range of patterns is constantly evolving. Inspiration comes from a love for plants and flowers, the simplicity of Scandinavian design and a passion for pattern.
The product range has expanded in the last 2 years to now include an extensive collection of cards based on her lino cuts , mugs and coasters.


The designs are clean, fresh and simple, and the method of block printing also gives a lovely textural, slightly faded quality to the image. A traditional technique with a modern approach.






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6 Nov 2014

TIN CAN FLORAL


Photo by Ezra Skinner Photography

Tin Can Floral is a local florist specialising in vintage-inspired floral designs that utilise traditionally English garden flowers. Perfect if you're looking for a unique gift, funeral tribute, bouquet or truly gorgeous wedding flowers or a special event arrangement.

Owner of Tin Can Floral, Adele Brown, will be exhibiting at this years event and selling Festive themed products. The perfect time to pick up your Christmas wreath!

Photo by Ezra Skinner Photography

Photo by Ezra Skinner Photography

Photo by Ezra Skinner Photography

Photo by Ezra Skinner Photography

Photo by Ezra Skinner Photography

Photo by Ezra Skinner Photography

Photo by Ezra Skinner Photography

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3 Nov 2014

CHOCOLATE DELORES CAKES



Lizzie Melling creator of Chocolate Delores Cakes specialises in designing and making chocolates and chocolate cakes for birthdays and special occasions, she also makes the most stunning wedding cakes.  Every one of Lizzie's cakes is handmade to order, using the best quality organic, fair trade and local ingredients. Chocolate Delores are based in Bristol and deliver locally and beyond! Their cakes can also be collected. 

The main ingredient of their cakes is a delicious 70% dark chocolate. They use Fair Trade sugars rich in Molasses, organic butter and milk, free range organic eggs, and organic flours. Once baked and cooled, they soak the cakes overnight in Port. The cakes are then layered with Magadascan vanilla buttercream and Lizzie's own homemade Plum Jam.  Then the fun starts! Using White, Dark or Milk chocolate, they set to work designing the cake of your most delicious dreams! 

Chocolate Delores will be selling mini festive chocolate cakes, chocolate gifts and she will be taking orders for Chocolate Christmas cakes.









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