Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Have a Royal Wedding Tea Party!

Well, there are only a few days left before the big day for Kate & William in London! Living away from England, seeing all the images of Union Jack flags & bunting on the streets inspired me to create my own hand drawn mini bunting. I thought it would look so cute hanging above a cake at the little Tea Party I will be having with my 2 cats, knowing them they will sleep through it ;) I was so pleased with how it turned out that I thought I would share it with you, my friends, in my Etsy shop. I have made it as a PDF download so you will get it sent straight into your email and can start right away having fun creating it for your own party. It would look cute too, hanging over a mirror or frames... you can print as many as you like!  If it seems to have flown out of my shop, don't worry I will keep re-listing it when sold.

Wishing you all a very happy celebration if you are joining in the fun on Friday. I've just finished a new Custom Bear so will be sharing photos of him soon. Thanks for visiting, Hugs Catherine x

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter

Just in time for a lovely Easter project I'm excited to share my next Embroidery Pattern.  Bunny & Her Cupcakes are already to hop into your home for Tea Time!

She completes the set of 3 Friends for Tea Embroidery Patterns, now available as a special deal set of 3 for the price of 2, all patterns available right here at Etsy.

  Wishing you all a wonderfully Happy Easter.  Catherine x

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In progress...

It's just like Summer here, I do hope you are having nice weather where you are too. It just didn't seem right to be working indoors so I took my latest project out to my garden bench, to enjoy the sun, watching the birds amongst the blossom in my Plum trees and smelling the heavenly scent of my Choisya that has bloomed very early this year. Here is a sneak preview of my next upcoming embroidery pattern that will make a lovely set with my other Bunny & Teapot & Teacups patterns in my Etsy Shop.

Thanks for visiting, looking forward to seeing you again soon, Catherine x

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hopping for a Party!

Lots of new Party Sets have just hopped (I wish magically!) into my Etsy Shop. Invitations, Gift Tags, Cupcake Toppers & Thank You Cards (all with personalised options).  They have a nice fresh, Spring feel to them so I do hope you'll enjoy them too.

 Bunny Hop Party Invitation
 New Dawn Party Invitation (boy's version coming very soon)- Also available as a Personalised Print
 Bunny Hop Cupcake Toppers
 New Dawn Cupcake Topper
 Primrose Party Invitation
 Bunny Hop Personalised Gift Tag
 New Dawn Gift Tag
 Primrose Personalised Gift Tag
 Bunny Hop Thank You Personalised Card
Primrose Cupcake Toppers

Today I've started on another commission Bear, in wispy white faux fur and a new embroidery pattern is on the way, inspired by these cupcakes I made for the photos!  Thanks so much for visiting, I always love to hear from you.  Catherine x

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Getting excited for The Royal Wedding?

Well I know there are certain Bumpkin friends that are getting VERY excited for this magical occasion on April 29th.  In fact they are so excited that they have been busily painting their car & cart, making flags & bunting and are now patiently waiting, well as patiently as they can anyway! What a party it will be, are you going to be having a party?  As I was making cupcakes yesterday (more about the reason for this very shortly) I came across this http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/union_jack_fondant_70560 delightful recipe for Union Jack fondant fancies, how perfect for a Royal Wedding celebration!
(copyright www.bbc.co.uk/food)

My New Royal Wedding Party Illustration is available as a Print & a Set of 3 Art Postcards from my Etsy www.bumpkin.etsy.com Shop.

Back soon with lots of new delights to share!  Catherine x

Sunday, April 10, 2011


This Bear was made as a special Commission for a lovely lady in Switzerland.  I was so thrilled with her new Mum's words "I cant find the words to describe how I feel when looking at the bear you made for me. She's gorgeous, and I'd like to call her "Love", because that's what I feel when looking at her. Love, full of love...."   Isn't that just so kind :)  

It's been a beautiful sunny weekend and all the Spring blossoms and flowers in my garden are inspiring some new illustrations, so lots on the way to share.  See you soon, Hugs Catherine x

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Just this time last week we were swimming in the Red Sea in Egypt! Yes, we escaped for a very last minute week of rest and relaxation, booking an amazingly good deal just 2 days before leaving! The Red Sea was just sublime, crystal clear waters with the most amazing coral reef right near the shore. We could walk out up to our middles in the Sea and had beautiful tropical stripey, brightly coloured fish swimming around us, totally surreal! Although it is still winter there it was around 35c each day with a lovely breeze through the palm trees. So I hope I can share some of this escapism and warmth with each of you, my friends, of which I treasure each visit you make here.  

(Look at those long nosed fish!)

Since back I have been busy working on a new Blog design with a wider page, could you let me know if you can see everything ok and if you have any problems?  Just today I finished a new commission Bear so will share lots more photos soon, Hugs, Catherine x