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Happy World Stationery Day!

Hi everyone. It’s World Stationery Day! As a child I loved notebooks, matching pencils, little cute erasers. In the 1980s I had adorable ‘Bobby & Kate’ stationery from Tokyo, awesome rainbow & unicorn goodies too.

'Butterfly Lines' Stationery Set by Dreaming on a Star

‘Butterfly Lines’ Stationery Set by Dreaming on a Star

As an adult I visited Tokyo and it’s a magical, wonderland of cute & quirkiness & stationery heaven. Today I never thought I’d be designing my own stationery! It’s a dream come true! So little did I know back then that I was researching for my future job!

'Easter Bunnies' A5 Notebook by Dreaming on a Star

‘Easter Bunnies’ A5 Notebook by Dreaming on a Star

If you have been following my design career, you may recognise the above bunny print. I designed it a few years ago but I am very fond of it and turned it into a notebook. It’s professionally printed by a third-party printing company and is printed on both sides in brilliant full colour with a smooth finish. I was so delighted to get these professionally printed and I designed the little matching cards that can be used as bookmarks!

'Carousel Horses' A5 Notebook by Dreaming on a Star

‘Carousel Horses’ A5 Notebook by Dreaming on a Star

This pattern is also a few years old. I entered a design competition and came up with a Carousel Horse theme. Have a look here at how I came up with the idea. I made a repeating pattern of the design and always liked the magical quality of it. People seem to like it too as it’s a best-seller for me.

If you would like to see more of Dreaming on a Star’s stationery Click Here. I hope you enjoy World Stationery Day and have lots of pretty things to write on! 

Greetings Cards

Hi everyone, I have been busy designing new Greeting Cards for all occasions – Birthday, New Baby, Wedding, Love, Thank You & Christmas.

Greeting Cards by Dreaming on a Star 2015

Greeting Cards by Dreaming on a Star 2015

I really enjoyed making these. I love designing typography and drawing quirky doodles. Read more…

Dreaming on a Star’s New Baby Announcements!

Hi everyone. Sorry I haven’t posted in a long time. I’ve been busy at the markets. I’ve also been busy making Personalised Baby Announcements.

Baby Announcement for a Girl by Dreaming on a Star

Baby Announcement for a Girl by Dreaming on a Star

It’s so wonderful to celebrate the arrival of a beautiful baby with a gift that can last forever. These Baby Announcements are popular with new parents, grandparents and as gifts for New Babies and Christenings.

Small Baby Announcements by Dreaming on a Star

Small Baby Announcements by Dreaming on a Star

The Baby Announcement prints come in two sizes – 8.5 x 10.5 inch and 5 x 7 inch and come framed in a beautiful, heavy, white frame.

 

Baby Announcement for a Boy by Dreaming on a Star

Baby Announcement for a Boy by Dreaming on a Star

I plan on adding new designs and also more personalised prints for Weddings and other Occasions. Watch this space!

If you would like to order a Personalised Baby Announcement, Click here to go to Dreaming on a Star’s Online Shop ♡

March with Dreaming on a Star

Hi everyone. March has been a bit quiet at Dreaming on a Star. I had a horrible, stinky flu that lasted for two weeks, then I got a chest infection.

Dreaming on a Star - Go away stinky flu!

Thankfully I’m all better now and ready to face April with gusto! I had some happy news in March that I would like to share with you all. One of my illustrations will feature in this fab book about Dogs! Read more…

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Jan
2014

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By Tina

Tribute to Spooky

On 02, Jan 2014 | No Comments | In animals, love | By Tina

Hi everyone. I apologise about not posting in a very long time. Unfortunately I had some bad news that I found it hard to write about.

My beloved pet Spooky got sick in November. She spent many weeks going to the vet, getting injections and being nursed but in December I had to make the painful decision that no pet-lover ever wants to make.

Spooky Bunny

Spooky Bunny

Spooky went to heaven on the 4th December. Read more…

Week 2 – Lilla Rogers MATS Class – Home Decor

On 20, Oct 2013 | No Comments | In animals, colour, illustration, lilla rogers, MATS, my work, textiles | By Tina

Hi everyone. I’ve just finished Week 2 of Lilla Rogers MATS class. This week was Home Decor and the subject matter was Bromeliads. OK I’m going to be honest. I had never heard this word before. That wasn’t the problem – it was the sound of the word. Bromeliads. It made me go ‘yuck’! Strange reaction. I love words, some are just fantastic. Cinnamon, licorice – I love these words – they sound musical to me. But everytime I heard the word Bromeliad, it made my skin crawl!

Dreaming on a Star - Home Decor - MATS

Dreaming on a Star – Home Decor – MATS

Another thing that made me procrastinate this week was the subject. You will think I’m even more strange. I love flowers, love growing them, smelling them, love their names 😉 but I don’t really draw them.
I think I get frustrated with myself. I get overwhelmed with all the beautiful watercolours. People have been drawing flowers for centuries. I think of all the botanical notebooks and the fine drawings. I prefer to draw them from my head as little doodles. I don’t enjoy drawing them from life. Read more…

The Spooky Chronicles – No. 2 – Spooky’s Hobbies

On 16, Aug 2013 | No Comments | In animals, illustration, inspiration, my work | By Tina

Hi everyone. Welcome to No. 2 of The Spooky Chronicles – Spooky’s Hobbies, where I illustrate the funny habits and quirks of my pet bunny Spooky. Have a look at No. 1 here.

The Spooky Chronicles No. 2 - Spooky's Hobbies

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The Spooky Chronicles – No. 1 – Funny Ears

On 31, Jul 2013 | No Comments | In animals, illustration, inspiration, my work | By Tina

Hi everyone. As you may know I have a bunny called Spooky. She’s small and cute and lives indoors. She’s half Netherland Dwarf and half Lionhead. Since having her, I’ve learned a great deal about bunnies and their funny, quirky habits.

The Spooky Chronicles No. 1 - Dreaming on a Star

I’m going to illustrate their funny ways in a series of illustrations. This is the first one. Bunnies and their funny ears!

I hope you like them! 

Animal Love Day – Unicorn!

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Hi everyone. Apologies that there was no Animal Love Day last week. I was swamped with work for my upcoming shop. Anyway welcome back to another fabulous Animal Love Day, showcasing lovely animal pattern and illustration.

As you know I will firstly show you a new illustration/sketch/pattern from me and then a lovely showcase of fabulous designers.

The animals covered will include birds, fish, insects, extinct creatures and mythical creatures, and this week marks the first mythical creatureThe Unicorn!

 

DREAM

 

I actually had a dream about a Unicorn last week! I dreamt a friend visited me and we went outside to my back garden. Of  course, in dreams things aren’t as they seem, and my back garden was different. There was a low wall and behind that was a woodland.

Well what happened only a Unicorn jumped over the wall just as I was about to look over it! Apparently it was my pet, because I told my friend just that!

The Unicorn wasn’t tall, like you see in films, but a tiny creature, smaller than a shetland pony. It was chestnut brown and scuttled about my garden, so I couldn’t catch up with it!

So I would like to say a magical welcome to this beautiful, mystical creature – The Unicorn!

 

MY DESIGN

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I associate unicorns with rainbows and clouds probably because they’re mythical creatures. I am also influenced by My Little Pony from my youth. Read more…

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May
2013

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By Tina

National Vegetarian Week – The Silkworm

On 23, May 2013 | No Comments | In animals, textiles | By Tina

Hi everyone. This week is National Vegetarian Week (20 – 26 May) and I’d like to highlight the plight of the humble silkworm.

Silk is such a beautiful, natural material but did you know that it is made with much cruelty?

Silkworm image Shutterstock

Silkworm image Shutterstock

Silk comes from the mulberry silkworm (bombyx mori caterpillar). These creatures are reared in captivity and cannot exist in the wild because they are so dependent on humans. Read more…

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