1 Dec 2011

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

The very talented Rachael Taylor has recently launched a new e-course 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' in collaboration with Beth Nicholls from 'Do What You Love'.  I have signed up for Module 1 which we are currently in the third week.

I am loving the course so far, its been a while since I graduated from university so I thought it would be good to have something to work towards and gain more knowledge of surface pattern design. Everyday there are new posts in the 'classroom' and the course partisipants are from all over the world. So far we have covered 'Inspiration' 'Sketching' and now on week 3 we are covering 'Colour'. I will be continuing with Module 2 and 3 which start in January and April. I have found the course very inspiring and very excited to see what is still to come. When I have compleated more of the creative exercises I will post some images on here. 

By Rachaeltaylordesign

28 Sep 2011


In May I travelled to Marrakesh for a girlie trip with two friends from university. As soon as our taxi from the airport dropped us off on a narrow, muddy dirt track surrounded my donkeys my first thought was that it looked more like a farmyard than a holiday destination. I knew this was going to be nothing like anywhere I have ever been before.
 The city is amazing, with busy narrow streets, jam packed with tiny shop, snake charmers, story tellers, donkeys, bikes and food stands. We obviously got lost in the souks (I think it's impossible not to) got the art of haggling down to a fine art and all came home with lots of beautiful things.
 Our Riad was beautiful and the hospitality was amazing we all felt very at home, a great place to relax on the roof terrace and escape the hussle and bustle of the streets below. Marrakesh is a beautiful city full of hidden gems I will definitely be returning.

27 Sep 2011

WOW! Such a long time since my last post. It's September where has the time gone?? I've been very busy since my last post moved house not just once....... but TWICE! (in 4 months). I am sick of moving so now I'm staying put. Now that I'm unpacked, no longer surrounded boxes and fully WIFI'ed up again....blogger I'm back!

28 Mar 2011

Spring time!

The clocks have gone forward, the evenings are lighter and the sun is shining loving the spring time weather...........can't wait for the summer!

28 Feb 2011


Last weekend me and 7 of my friends went to Barcelona to celebrate my best friends 30th birthday. We had so much fun, lots of laughs and got very lost (came back realising none of us are very good at reading maps). While there we visited the food market where I took these pictures I love how much time and effort is put into presenting the food how could anybody resist something that looks this good!

14 Feb 2011

Happy valentines day......

....love is in the air! Hope everybody had a fabulous day filled with love, laughter and sparkle.

6 Jan 2011


Happy New Year! I love the new year it's like a fresh start with lots of good intentions and hopes for the year ahead.