Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

New Jane Foster Coasters & Place Mats

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
These playful sets of Placemats and Coasters designed by British designer Jane Foster, feature one of each of her favourite illustrations; Cat, Panda, Fox & Lion.
Jane describes her designs as bold, simple and happy. Brighten up your kitchen & dining room with her simple, stylish and fun products influenced by both Scandinavian and 50s design.
View the complete Jane Foster Kitchen Collection here: Jane Foster
Jane Foster Coasters and Place Mats by Make International

Jane Foster Coasters and Place Mats by Make International

Jane Foster Coasters by Make International

Set of Four Jane Foster Coasters by Make International

Jane Foster Place Mats by Make International

Set of Four Jane Foster Place Mats by Make International

Our mornings just got better with this Jane Foster Lion Glass

Friday, August 7th, 2015

mmm… fresh orange juice in the morning tastes even more delicious in this retro Lion Glass Tumbler. It’s vibrant, fun and sunny; what a delightful way to wake up!

View the complete Jane Foster Collection here: Jane Foster

Lion Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

Lion Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

New Jane Foster Kitchen Textiles by Make International

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

After the success of the wonderful Jane Foster mugs and glass tumblers, we just know that these Jane Foster Kitchen Textiles will be a winner! Featuring Jane’s iconic illustrations Make International have now produced tea towels, aprons and tea cosies, in quality fabrics with vibrant print. Perfect for mix and matching, and bringing joy to the kitchen!

View the complete Jane Foster collection here

Jane Foster Kitchen Textiles by Make International

Jane Foster Kitchen Textiles by Make International

Jane Foster Panda Apron by Make International

Jane Foster Panda Apron

Jane Foster Red Fox Apron

Jane Foster Red Fox Apron by Make International

Jane Foster Red Fox Tea Towel

Jane Foster Red Fox Tea Towel by Make International

Jane Foster Panda Tea Towel

Jane Foster Panda Tea Towel by Make International

Jane Foster Panda Tea Cosy

Jane Foster Panda Tea Cosy by Make International

 

Set of Four Mr Fox Espresso Cups by Make International

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

This wonderful set of Four Espresso Cups & Saucers feature Mr Fox and are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face every morning!

These porcelain ceramics have been created by designer Keith Brymer Jones for the Scion range. The set contains four espresso cups and saucers in four assorted colours; indigo, neutral & orange, charcoal & yellow, orange & duck egg.

There’s even a matching set of egg cups available! click here to view!

View the Set of Four Mr Fox Espresso Cup & Saucers here

Set of 4 Espresso Cup & Saucer - Mr Fox

Set of Four Mr Fox Espresso Cup And Saucer by Make International

Mr Fox Mug - Orange & Duck Egg Blue by Make International

Mr Fox Mug – Orange & Duck Egg Blue
by Make International

Set of 4 Egg Cups - Mr Fox by Make International

Set of Four Egg Cups – Mr Fox
by Make International

Jane Foster Glasses & Mugs

Friday, March 6th, 2015

How vibrant and fun are these mugs and glass tumblers, designed by British designer Jane Foster! Each features one of Jane’s iconic illustrations. Perfect for adults and children alike.

To view the Jane Foster Collection click here!

Designed by British Designer Jane Foster for Make International

Mugs And Glass Tumblers designed by British Designer Jane Foster

Coloured Flowers Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

Coloured Flowers Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster 3.95

Red Fox Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

Red Fox Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster 3.95

Panda Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

Panda Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster 3.95

Dogs Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

Dogs Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster 3.95

Lion Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

Lion Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster 3.95

Boy & Girl Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

Boy & Girl Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster 3.95

Red Cat Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster

Red Cat Glass Tumbler by Jane Foster 3.95

Bird Mug by Jane Foster

Bird Mug by Jane Foster 9.95

Dogs Mug by Jane Foster

Dogs Mug by Jane Foster 9.95

Coloured Flowers Mug by Jane Foster

Coloured Flowers Mug by Jane Foster 9.95

Red Fox Mug by Jane Foster

Red Fox Mug by Jane Foster 9.95

Panda Mug by Jane Foster

Panda Mug by Jane Foster 9.95

Lion Mug by Jane Foster

Lion Mug by Jane Foster 9.95

Patterned Bird Mug by Jane Foster

Patterned Bird Mug by Jane Foster 9.95

The Folklore Blue Collection Has Arrived!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The Folklore Blue Collection evokes an enchanting world of half remembered love songs, folktales and memories retold through decorative motifs, charming creatures & silhouette detail. Inspired by the forests & folklore of designer Nina Jaremas native Ukraine. The enamelware is perfect for picnics, camping or everyday dining.

This Folklore Blue Enamel Tea Pot evokes an enchanting world of half remembered love songs, folktales and memories retold through decorative motifs, charming creatures & silhouette detail. – See more at: http://cloth-ears.co.uk/item/Folklore-Blue-Enamel-Tea-Pot/1343/c172#sthash.ouvEMwIp.dpuf
Folklore Blue Enamel Teapot by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Teapot by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Teapot by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Teapot (detail) by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Plate by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Plate by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Plate by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Plate (detail) by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Mug by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Mug by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Mug by Wild & Wolf

Folklore Blue Enamel Mug (detail) by Wild & Wolf

Retro Greetings Cards

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Did you know that we have a wonderful greetings card department? All cards are just 0.99 and are full of retro charm. They’re perfect for friends & family, young & old. Why not store some away for those last minute celebrations too!

Below is just a small selection. To view them all click here: Greetings Cards

We have an amazing selection of retro greetings cards

We have an amazing selection of retro greetings cards at Cloth-ears

Girls Make A Wish Card

Girls Make A Wish Card 0.99

Boys Make A Wish Card

Boys Make A Wish Card 0.99

Birthday Chef Card

Birthday Chef Card 0.99

Barber Shop Birthday Card

Barber Shop Birthday Card 0.99

Special Treats Birthday Card

Special Treats Birthday Card 0.99

Vintage Transport Birthday Card

Vintage Transport Birthday Card 0.99

Paris Fashion Birthday Card

Paris Fashion Birthday Card 0.99

Sew It's Your Birthday Greetings Card

Sew It’s Your Birthday Greetings Card 0.99

Vintage Party Greetings Card

Vintage Party Greetings Card 0.99

Photo Booth Props

Photo Booth Props 5.95

Heritage & Harlequin by Disaster Designs

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The elegant Heritage & Harlequin collection by Disaster Designs has just arrived! Featuring beautiful Victorian etchings, finished in contrasting metallics and bold accents. There are four gorgeous new designs; Hedgehog, Owl, Pigeon & Bear and each comes in a wallet purse, mini bag and a scarf.

There are also four new compacts and scarves featuring four other designs; Rabbit, Fox, Horse & Deer – what a treat!

view the collection here

New Products in the Heritage & Harlequin Collection by Disaster Designs

New Products in the Heritage & Harlequin Collection by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Hedgehog Wallet by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Hedgehog Wallet 24.95

Heritage & Harlequin Owl Mini Bag by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Owl Mini Bag 38.95

Heritage & Harlequin Pigeon Mini Bag by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Pigeon Mini Bag 38.95

Heritage & Harlequin Bear Mini Bag by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Bear Bag 38.95

Heritage & Harlequin Hedgehog Mini Bag by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Hedgehog Mini Bag 38.95

Heritage & Harlequin Pigeon Wallet Purse by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Pigeon Wallet Purse 24.95

Heritage & Harlequin Owl Wallet Purse by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Owl Wallet Purse 24.95

Heritage & Harlequin Horse Compact Mirror by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Horse Compact Mirror 6.95

Heritage & Harlequin Deer Scarf by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Deer Scarf 9.45

Heritage & Harlequin Owl Scarf by Disaster Designs

Heritage & Harlequin Owl Scarf 9.45

Rose Hips, A Guest Blog from Laura of Lamb & Fox

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

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Today we have a guest blog post from the wonderful and talented illustrator, artist, maker and blogger Laura Roberts Bevan from www.lambandfox.com

Laura lives and works in North London under the name of Lamb and Fox. She does commissioned personalized artwork as well as prints, cards and original sketches that she sells from her Etsy shop.

Here Laura shares her love for the bejeweled rose hip and the culinary treasures it provides – enjoy!

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Rose hip illustration by Laura Roberts Bevan of Lamb & Fox

 

 

 

 

Autumn! I love this time of year. I am very lucky to have an allotment, where at the moment vegetables and fruit are abundant with gems ready to be picked, eaten or preserved.

My allotment is a little haven of nature which is an important part of my work as an illustrator and artist. Animals, plants, trees always feature somewhere within my artwork so there is nothing I like more than spending time amongst my growing vegetables and fruit with the birds and occasional fox for company!

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Rose hips growing in abundance at Laura’s allotment

I have an old Dog Rose that came with the plot. It produces the most marvelous rose hips every year. I am fascinated by these wild ruby red fruits. Jam packed with vitamin C, they make an excellent preserve. They can always be found easily in hedgerows – so start foraging, you can’t miss them.

Last year I incorporated them into a fruit jam but this year I felt like having a go at a jelly. In between designing a logo and jam label yesterday, I picked 2 lbs of rose hips as well as 3 lbs of rosy red eating apples from the very sunny allotment. This is the recipe that I used to make the jelly.

Rose Hip and Apple Jelly

1 lb rose hips
2 lbs apples eating or cooking
About 800 – 1kg sugar

* Chop the rough ends off the rosehips and roughly chop the apples. No need to skin or core as the skin provides the pectin that is needed to set the jelly.

* Put into a food processor and whizz.

* Place into a saucepan and fill with water so it just covers the fruit & simmer the mixture until soft (it takes about an hour for the rosehips to get soft)

* Remove from the heat.

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Crimson rose hips and apples collected from the allotment

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Measure 1lb of rosehips

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Let your rose hip and apple mixture seep through a muslin or jelly bag overnight

* Cover a colander with a scaled jelly bag or muslin and sit that over a good size bowl.

* Place your rose hip and apple mixture inside.

* Leave overnight allowing the juice to seep through slowly.

* The next day measure the amount of juice you have. This will determine how much sugar you should use. The general rule is 600 ml juice to 450 g sugar.

* Slowly heat the juice (don’t boil yet). Add the sugar slowly until dissolved.

* Once dissolved, boil rapidly without stirring for about 10 minutes or until setting point has been reached (take a teaspoon of the hot mixture and put onto a cool saucer, if it wrinkles when you push your finger through, its done!)

* Have your freshly sterilized jars ready (4 to 5 jars) then pot and seal. WOO!

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The glorious colour of rose hip jelly is a sight to behold

* Then you can label, I’m using my recently designed one! You will not be disappointed with the taste or the colour – just gorgeous!

Rosehip and apple jelly is delicious served on buttered bread or toast but can also (so I’ve been told) be served with chicken or pork. It is also rather good if you have a sore throat. One teaspoon of the stuff seems to soothe the soreness, my daughter Izi has tried this and can vouch for it!

Laura Roberts Bevan produces beautiful illustrations, artwork and handmade wonders. She writes about them on her glorious blog Lamb & Fox: www.lambandfox.com
You can buy Laura’s beatiful creations, including the jam pot labels featured in this blog post at her etsy shop:
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lambandfox

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Beautifully designed produce labels, designed by Laura
available from her shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lambandfox

Alternatively contact Laura for any enquiries and commisioned work : laura.bevan@o2.co.uk

to put it In A Nutshell – “we’ve got new stock!”

Friday, July 5th, 2013

“These are a few of my favourite things…”

We do like having new deliveries, especially ones which include lots of exciting new products, and this weeks delivery was no exception – as it was full of gorgeous new Disaster Designs products!

The dreamy In A Nutshell collection by Disaster Designs depicts popular sayings in whimsical illustrative form. Cute, homely and nature loving, the collection is full of fun and charm. And we now have the complete collection available online just for you!

View the complete In A Nutshell Collection here!

Added to the collection this week are a super-cute compact mirror, a key charm which can also be used as a bag charm, a lunch bag, a sturdy canvas shopper bag which would make a perfect beach bag for your summer hols, a set of two notebooks, a photo album & a larger notebook perfect for scribbling your recipe ideas in or for use as a journal.

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Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Photo Album & In A Nutshell Notebook

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Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Compact Mirror, In A Nutshell Shopper Bag & In A Nutshell Keyring Charm

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“These are a few of my favourite things…”
Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Set of Books – 13.99

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“have your cake and eat it”
Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Lunch Bag – 8.49

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“my family”
Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Photo Album – 18.99

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“I think that I just fell in love with you”
Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Shopper Bag – 18.99

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“easy peasy, lemon squeezy!”
Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Notebook – 11.99

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“Bee Pretty (always), You look the bees knees!”
Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Compact Mirror – 8.49

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Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Key Ring Charm – 5.99

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“see a penny, pick it up, then all day long you’ll have good luck”
Disaster Designs In A Nutshell Wallet Purse – 19.99