Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Design - Floral Bikini Print

Lately I've had one of those wonderful periods where new patterns just seem to flow!

So today I am sharing something new that I have been working on with you all.. This IKAT style floral ditsy works in so many different colour ways, below is my favourite which would be great as a swimwear or accessories print!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Inspiring Words

We all need a little push or reassurance once in a while.. so here are some inspiring words for you all!

All images can be found on my Words of Wisdom board on Pinterest

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New design - Ideal Homes Wallpapered Competition

Today I am sharing a new design I created recently for the Ideal Homes Wallpapered Competition.

As the print is designed for wallpaper it works best at a large scale where you can see all the detail and texture

I'm really pleased with this design and would love to actually have it as wallpaper! I hope to have it available as wallpaper (perhaps through Spoonflower) in the future!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Colour of the Week: Coral Pink

This week's Colour of the Week is.. Coral Pink!

Below are some colour palettes I put together, I hope they inspire you!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mother's Day at M&S

In Marks & Spencer's the other day I noticed the gorgeous range of small gifts they have in store for Mother's Day.

One particular range caught my eye with it's gorgeous colour scheme and pretty hand-drawn pattern and illustrations. You can browse the Mother's Day gifts online at M&S here, or go direct to the 'Send-sationally fabulous writing set', 'Electronic Book Case', 'A is for Amazing handbag organiser' or 'Gadget Carry Case'.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blogger meet up..

The weekend before last I went to meet some LOVELY local blogging ladies in Southampton!

From left to right: Laura of Wrapped up in Rainbows, Rachel of OhnoRachio, Me and Harriet Gray

It was such a pleasure to meet these fabulous talented girls, we had loads to chat about and it was great fun and very inspiring. We discussed creativeness, work, being self employed, blogging (of course!) and much much more. Like meHarriet and Rachel both run their own Etsy stores and Laura also runs the wonderful 'Wrapped up in Weddings' blog! So all in all, we are a very creative bunch!

Below are a few little peeks into what these fabulous ladies get up to! I highly advice you check out these ladies great websites, blogs and stores! They are all very talented!

OhNOrachio's Etsy store, she also has a fantastic blog with DIY's, baking, inspiration and much more!

Wrapped up in Rainbows blog by Laura, featuring outfit posts, DIY's, inspiration, recipes and more!

Harriet Gray's Etsy store, with illustrations, kitty tattoos, cards and iPhone cases. Harriet also blogs here.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Colour of the week - Jungle Green

This weeks colour of the week is... Jungle Green!

Jungle Green is very similar to this years Pantone Colour of the Year, Emerald, but slightly brighter.

I adore blue-y greens and green-y blues, and I saw this one and couldn't wait to use it in colour palettes and new designs and share it with you all! Below are some colour palettes using Jungle Green to inspire you!

Things have been busy here lately and I've got a bit behind with creating a new design each week using colour of the week, so this week I am going to create a whole collection of designs using the past three colours; Berry, June Bud and Jungle Green. I will share the designs later in the week, so don't forget to check back!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Feature Friday - Rachel Gresham

Today our featured designer is Rachel Gresham.

I discovered Rachel's work a few weeks back and love her use of colour and fun shapes. Her patterns and illustrations always put a smile on my face! Rachel was recently featured on Surface Pattern blog Print & Pattern, and is exhibiting at Surtex for the first time this May.

To find out more about Rachel visit her website, Etsy store, Society6 store or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Images copyright Rachel Gresham 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day lovelies! Tell someone you love what they mean to you today!

Below is a new quote design I have been working on.. suitable for Valentine's Day, Engagements, Anniversaries, Weddings or for just telling someone what they mean to you!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Inspirational Words

Sometimes when it's grey outside and you feel like you're not going anywhere fast it's hard to keep motivated.

I love to browse inspirational words on Pinterest, they really help keep me motivated and working towards my goals and dream, and sometimes they just make you feel better on a bad day!

Today I am sharing some inspirational words that help keep me motivated to inspire you all!



All images can be found on my 'Words of Wisdom' board on Pinterest.