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.
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!
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!
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! ♡
Hi everyone. I came across this beautiful Jules Verne quote only a few weeks ago and had to make my own version of it.
It really captures the powerful & spiritual hold the sea has over us. It’s hard to believe this quote is almost 150 years old. But it’s so relevant today to have a connection to nature in an increasingly disconnected world.
“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite.”
Hi everyone. Dreaming on a Star has a new Etsy Print Shop! I opened this shop last month and have been slowly adding items to it. I am delighted to say I have made 3 sales so far. This shop is a labour of love for me. I put my heart and soul into every piece I design for it.
So far there are super cute magnets, pretty mirrors, quirky badges, inspirational wall art and lovely greeting cards. I plan on adding professionally printed notebooks soon.
I hope you like my Etsy Print Shop. Keep checking back as I will be adding lots of new items in the future!
EDIT – Dreaming on a Star also has her own Online Shop – Click here ♡
Hi everyone! The last few months, I’ve been feeling disillusioned creatively and today I think I’ve made a breakthrough.
I got up at 7.30am on my day off to finish this illustration. I know in my heart and soul this is what I want to do. You can have the wildest dreams but life can be harsh and put you in your place.
A creative life is a bittersweet life – the highs are ecstatic but the lows are deep and dark. I’ve wanted to give up so many times but something keeps calling me back.
To borrow another’s words, ‘I’d rather fail at something I love than succeed at something I hate.’
Listen to your spirit – what is it telling you?
This post is dedicated to other creatives – I feel your pain but I share your joy! ♡
(The illustration was inspired by Fleetwood Mac and the boundless sea & sky and is available for sale in my Etsy Print shop. Thank you ♡)
Hi everyone. I’ve been busy getting lifestyle pictures taken of my work. I think the white provides a beautiful, pure canvas for my Personalised Pictures.
It’s been a joy to get these done. It shows off my work in an uncluttered, zen-like way. Read more…
Hi everyone. Dreaming on a Star has been making pictures! These two awesome pictures look great and you will be surprised how inexpensive they are to make. You just need to do a bit of rummaging in shops and be on the look out for interesting wallpapers and wrapping paper.
and this Superhero Picture!
Hi everyone. I’ve been reading lots of inspirational books lately and one thing that keeps cropping up, is cultivating a sense of gratitude in your life. Do you have gratitude in your life?
Hi everyone. Now that it’s February it won’t be long until we have that special day of love – St Valentine’s Day. So I’ve compiled a little collection of crafts to get yourself ready for the day.
Don’t feel left out if you don’t have a partner. Spend the day with someone you love, whether that’s a parent/grandparent, a friend, a sibling, your child or even your pet and make them feel special!
Decorate windows with these simple but effective Yarn Hearts. Find out how to make them here.
Make something yummy for your loved one. Why not a Lovehearts cheesecake? This looks absolutely delicious!
Get the recipe here.
It’s time to wear something nice, so how about a really cute string necklace to finish off your Valentine’s outfit?
Find out how to make this adorable necklace here.
And you’ll need a place to carry all those craft supplies or for Valentine’s shopping. Check out Dreaming on a Star’s Falling Hearts totebag, perfect for St Valentine’s Day.
You can buy it here.
Enjoy all your crafting! ♡
Hi lovely people! I am on Pinterest and would love if you would follow me! I look out for cute and inspirational things and showcase some of my work there too.
So click on the red Pinterest icon in the top right-hand corner of the website ♡ Thank you