time to shine

Time to Shine: Elena O'Neill

Today I'd love to share with you this gorgeous new line of fun, painterly tea towels...


"My name is Elena O'Neill and I am an illustrator, pattern designer and product maker specialising in watercolour! I am from Wiltshire, England and have the drive to create patterns featuring anything and everything, which I love to apply to handmade products! 

I usually create pencil cases and makeup bags from my patterns, but I have recently created a new range of tea towels in preparation for my first solo craft stall! 

I am looking to continue to extend my product range in the future into more homewares, and I am really excited about"!

You can shop the full range of tea towels and other goodies, in Elena's Etsy shop:

Time to Shine: New Card Line by Christine Gardner

This completely adorable set of birthday stationery was designed by Christine Gardner. Starting with a pattern collection, Christine then applied the characters to these wonderful cards. 

"I have just launched this new collection which I was only brave enough to complete after taking your FolioFocus course! I was never confident with characters at all but enjoyed that week on the Folio Focus course so much I thought I would give it a go! I came up with the pattern collection first and then added the characters to cards. I'd like to combine the two soon and create a character pattern." - Christine Gardner

These and many other beautiful designs are available to buy on Christine's site: christinegardner.co.uk/shop-1