Monday, 30 September 2013

My Iphone 4/4s Cases are on my Etsy Shop!

The other day I was walking Dylan near the fields and I noticed they had now cut the corn and made it into hay bales. It was such a beautiful evening I thought I would have a little wonder into the field with my phone cases and take some pretty pictures of them. There is four different designs...

Mr Duck

Kingfisher & Frog

Mr Squirrel

Mr Owl

I thought it was about time I updated my Etsy shop and gave them hopefully a new home. It certainly still felt like summer when I was out in the fields, the sun was setting but still lovely and warm. 

My own Mr Duck iphone case has certainly protected my phone after a few accidental falls! 

Sunday, 29 September 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

Well, time seems to be moving extremely fast, it won't be long and it will be the Living North Fair in York. I was thinking about festive products and thought I would have a little fun with some of my favourite drawings. Here is Mr Owl in his little santa hat, I have given Mr Duck one too and I just couldn't stop laughing. He also suited it!

I also had a go at drawing something traditionally Christmas- some Holly. I may add this to some of my designs or I might create a repeat design with it. I can't quite decide :) Then we have my little Robin which you have seen before. He has also tried a Santa hat on but he wasn't keen on it. I do wonder ... how many of you reading this post have started your Christmas shopping?

I have also started/finished this butterfly drawing. I suddenly got the drawing bug and fancied using some colour for a change. I didn't want you all thinking I could only draw with one media. It was fun using colour for a change and I am really please with their outcome! Not quite sure though what I'm going to create with them yet.

All Imagery Copyright to Lauren Cherice Designs 13.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Cleveland College of Art and Design & East Riding College.

When I first graduated from university I was asked to go into the East Riding College in Bridlington to discuss uni life and surface pattern with their students. I was delighted to be asked again this month to discuss again surface pattern but now also running your own business and developing social networking. 

Here I am two years ago discussing my work. Unfortunately I had so much to talk about this time I completely forgot to get any photographs!

I also had a trip back to Cleveland College of Art and Design where I had a stall at their fresher's event. It really does make me want to go back there and get going on the course again! I miss it so much!
It was lovely to see some familiar faces and meet some lovely new starters! They have lots of fun ahead! 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

A Little Trip to Ikea!

This weekend I had a little trip to Ikea! Isn't it fantastic. I could go crazy and buy everything. I would love to just live in Ikea if it was possible. The only downside was that it was extremely busy. 

I thought I would share with you some of my gorgeous finds. This bold and busy upholstered chair caught my eye. It reminds me of a drawing I have produced using a similar fern. It was also available by the metre on a larger scale and in various colour ways. 

I would love it as a panel on a feature wall in one of my rooms. Which do you prefer out of the two? 

I also came across this wall display from a distance I couldn't work out what it was. It wasn't until I got closer and I realised it was infact paper napkin holders!

I certainly could of gone wild and have bought loads of things! 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013



I thought I would share with you today #TALKT on twitter which stands for 'Take A Look Tuesday"

It is such a great idea for artists, designers and creatives to share their work on twitter and communicate.

Threw various networking sites I have met some lovely new people along the way. I thought I would introduce a few to you today!

Firstly, I introduce you to Little Pip Designs. Little Pip creates beautiful handmade textiles for home and accessories. One particular favourite of mine is her popular appliqué Robin, he is just too cute! I love following their work. 
Please check out their Facebook page: and their shop here:

Next I would like to introduce you to Samantha Grig. I first came across Samantha's work via twitter and we have been chatting ever since. We most recently both met up at a craft fair which was lovely to meet Samantha and her work in person. Samantha produces beautiful knitted accessories all made out of 100% British wool! I certainly have my eyes on a couple of her hats! Especially as we are getting into winter! It's freezing! 
You can find Samantha Grigg on Facebook here:
Also her Etsy shop here:

Next up is Ballistic Owl by my friend Tracy Bidwell from Cleveland College of Art and Design. I love following Tracy's work since University. Like me Tracy has chosen to continue her love for screen printing and embroidery by developing her own business. We will both be reunited next Tuesday at CCAD for the freshers event as we both have a little stall :)

I would also like to introduce you to the work of Maggie Goodwin. I firstly found Maggie and her work via Twitter. As another Yorkshire artist we both regularly interact in #Northeasthour and #Yorkshirehour. Maggie draws a beautiful selection of wildlife, flowers and landscapes. She is also a fellow printer using methods such as lino cutting. 

You can find Maggie's Etsy shop here:

Onto... Funky Wombat Textiles! I also came across Tamara and her company via twitter. When I first started chatting to Tamara (owner) I was fascinated how we nearly crossed paths in the past by both completing an internship in Glasgow with company Timorous Beasties. We just missed each other by weeks! I absolutely love Funky Wombats work. I can see how in both our styles how our internship has inspired and motivated us. We now follow each other on various networking sites and I love following their progress! You can find their website here:

Finally, we have the lovely Hannah Byatt. Hannah is a keen blogger and designer. Again we met threw twitter and both are now also in communication with Tamara of Funky Wombat Textiles. Hannah is fantastic at blogging, if you ever need some inspirational reading she has it! She is also great at finding inspirational quotes! You can find her blog here:

Well there we have a few introductions. I could go on forever as I have met so many interesting and creative people. So please join in with #TALKT on twitter on a Tuesday :)

Monday, 9 September 2013

Busy Busy Bee!

Hello everyone! Well we are into September! Eeek! I feel like I have so much to do in order to get ready for Christmas. I have recently left one of my three part time jobs I had for Summer. I was a bit tired but so excited to get on with some more creative work and giving all my spare energy into Lauren Cherice Designs. I do not know how I managed to have three jobs and my own business. Definitely deserve some drawing time! 

So... what better way than to start with some drawings. This week I did this quick little sketch of some boxing hares. I wasn't sure how they would turn out as I have never drawn anything with movement in before. I don't think they have turned out too bad. Maybe not as detailed as some of my other drawings. 

I have also been think about it being Christmas in the coming months, therefore I drew this robin. I have drawn a robin before but he looked rather angry and he didn't have much character to him. I am more pleased with this second attempt. I added a little colour to his chest to make him a full robin red breast :)

I have also been thinking about new repeat designs. This little arrangement is also a tote bag idea. The image above shows the work in progress but the design is coming together. I shall keep you posted!

Finally, meet my Penguin friend. Unfortunately in this picture he doesn't have any feet yet but I can assure you he does! Mr Penguin will be one of my new designs for Christmas 2013 but will also join his friends Mr Duck and Mr Owl by being in my Giclee print collection. I am also quite please with how he has turned out. I've certainly got the drawing bug at the moment... what shall I draw next!

All Images Copyright to Lauren Cherice Designs 2013.

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