Saturday, 30 November 2013

Its nearly Christmas......

Just a quick post for you all, can you believe its DECEMBER tomorrow! Another year of blogging is quickly coming to an end and another year begins... So with Christmas emerging I thought I best get my Squirrel Stockings on my Etsy Shop. They have been to my Christmas events with me so far. It is fair to say I love printing a lot more than sewing but it was a nice change.

The stockings come in a white, burgundy and red trim. At the moment they are only listed in white and red. I am hoping to list the burgundy ones tomorrow along with my Christmas cards :) I hope you like!

All images and design Copyright to Lauren Cherice Designs 2013. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Dickensian Festival, Bridlington 2013.

This weekend it was lovely to be back home and have my work exhibit in my home town of Bridlington. I did completely forget that the stall was outside but I braved the cold until the evening rain came down. 

It was fantastic to see lots of local faces out for the Bridlington Dickensian Festival. The high street in the historic old town of Bridlington was full of lovely stalls and families enjoying the afternoon. Although windy my stall managed to stay intact, it was lovely as I was opposite the Alex May Gallery which also represent me and my work in Bridlington, along with other local artists.

Unfortunately I didn't manage to get many photographs from the day as I didn't dare get my hands out my pockets as it was so cold. I am really enjoying these Christmas fairs. I will let you know how my next one goes, which is infact today! 

Surface Design @ CCAD Hartlepool.

Last week I wasn't at CCAD as you all know I was at the Living North Fair in York. I was delighted to return and see the Textiles Exhibition in the college entrance, with some very recognisable work... my furnishing fabrics from my Final Major Project. Yay! It was great to see them back on show after so long. You can also see a selection of work from the Contemporary Textile Practice students. I can't take credit for the realistic fish hung from the necks on the mannequins. They are so realistic. 

All Images and Designs Copyright to Lauren Cherice Designs 2013. 

Living North Fair 2013!

Well on the 14th of November began an extremely busy weekend for Lauren Cherice Designs. The Living North Fair at York Racecourse. I was slightly nervous on what to expect as this was my biggest event to date. 

At Living North I was launching some new designs and ideas. The first being my Robin design featured on tea towels (seen above) cushions, cards, prints and tote bags. I do love the robin design as its slightly different to my other prints being a two tone. 

Also for this event I have a new selection of flyers. With social media growing rapidly it is quite difficult to get all relevant information onto a tiny business card. Therefore I opted for a leaflet. After an afternoons work my stand was ready for the weekend ahead...

                                                  What do you think?

Furthermore, I also had my Christmas card designs being launched. Mr Duck in his hat seemed to catch many peoples eyes and I was over the moon that he completely sold out! I hope he puts a smile on people's faces when they receive him at Christmas. 

I was also so excited to find out I was featured in last months Living North Magazine on their Living North Loves Page. Yay! The feature has definitely been one of Lauren Cherice Designs' highlights so far along its journey. 

Here are some more shots from the event :)

My Stockings also made their first appearance. Overall it was a great weekend. I am very happy with how the event went. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet people and discuss screen printing and my work. It was also interesting to see which designs people liked the most and what designs people would like to see. 

I also brought home my little sign as a souvenir. It would of only gone in the bin I'm sure ;)

Thank you for everyone who came by to visit and have supported Lauren Cherice Designs so far.

All images and text Copyright to Lauren Cherice Designs 2013. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


As you will know I have been busy preparing for  my Christmas fairs, starting with the Living North one this weekend at York Racecourse! This weekend I was finishing off sewing my Christmas stockings. I am very pleased with how they have turned out as I am not a keen sewer as I am a printer. 

What do you think?

I have also been printing some fabrics for sale. These are a selection of small samples I will be selling which people can use for appliqué or possibly bunting? It features my jungle print on a small scale? 

Dylan was also in for a treat this week with another costume. This week he wanted (without choice) to be a HOT DOG! haha I thought he would hate it but he was running about after his toys in it for a short time. I have also spent the last week printing my Robin tea towels. I was nervous printing them as I wanted them to be perfect but I am very pleased how they have turned out. These will be showcased with me this weekend :) 

One of my dreams has to sell my own fabrics. Even though I would love to do this on a larger scale I just don't have all the facilities yet, but I am nearly there. Here I have some small cotton fabric pieces of my exotic jungle design and my foxglove design. The fabric sizes do vary slightly and these will also be for sale at the weekend. 

Finally, my Christmas greetings cards arrived yay! I was also pleased with these. This time I produced a multidirectional repeat design for a change using my original holly illustration. I also managed to complete all my squirrel kits! Yay! So that was another thing crossed off my list :)

So what do you think?

You can find me this weekend at York Racecourse 15th-17th November! 

All Images and Designs Copyright to Lauren Cherice Designs 2013. 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Christmas Adverts are in full swing!

The Christmas adverts have started to appear in fully swing this weekend on our TV. With the first showing of some favourites on Saturday! It was hard to miss which were your favourites on various networking sites. I thought I would share some of those with you today that I particularly like. 

First up we have the John Lewis Advert, The Bear and Hare. It is simply beautiful and nearly put a tear to my eye. I won't spoilt the story for you, click the link and have a watch yourself. :)  

Another advert that grabbed my attention is the M&S Christmas advert. It combines some classic fairytale stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz with their clothes and accessories in a subtle way. And also features some famous faces. 

Then you can't beat your old favourites.... everyone seems to be waiting eagerly for the well loved Coca Cola Truck advert. Oh boy did we know it had been on via Facebook and Twitter. You certainly know its the festive season when it is on. We all love it.

Finally, one of my old favourites as a child has to be the Toys R Us advert featuring Geoffrey the Giraffe. I just love the song and it just makes you want to sing a long. It makes me feel like a Big Kid :)

I hope you enjoy.