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Posts Tagged ‘Snarfle’

Dot to Dot at V&A Museum of Childhood: Childrenswear Showroom Report, February 2014

Discover some wonderful kidswear brands, including Corby Tindersticks, Indikidual, Little Titans and Becky Baur.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dot to Dot showroom for kids

Following my write up of the Bubble London kidswear trade show I was invited along to the inaugural Dot to Dot trade show and press day at the Museum of Childhood last weekend. I was promised some of the best independent childrenswear brands, so how could I say no? After a three hour stint at Spa London in York Hall (I've only got a few weeks left until my birthday and still needed to use up a much appreciated 40th birthday gift voucher from my NCT buddies) I bombed into the museum's basement for a whirlwind tour before heading home for lunch. I hope I didn't scare off too many brand owners with my extremely pink face and wild steam room hair.

Dot to Dot childrenswear trade show

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Craft Your Own: How to make a Hanging Heart Decoration for Valentine’s Day

Stuck for a Valentine's Day gift? Here's how to make your own. Read on and learn how to craft your very own Hanging Heart Decoration, using a wire coat hanger, fabric or ribbon scraps, fine wire and a few beads or sequins. It's super easy, honest!

Written by Amelia Gregory

As part of my drive to get more crafty in 2014 I intend to bring you a selection of things to make and do at home, hopefully at least one […]

Best New Designs for the Home: Home London January 2014 Review

Taking place twice a year, Home London has fast grown to become a must visit homewares show for the discerning buyer. I visited the January edition to find out what designs we will be loving in the years to come.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ceramics designer Louise Wilkinson was kind enough to invite me along to Home London, one of the premier trade shows for people in the homewares business. An off shoot of […]

Best Christmas Indie Tunes for 2013

This year there have been plenty of Christmas albums from mainstream artists, but here I bring you a selection of the best from indie musicians across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Innes & the Cavalcade by Katie Edwards. This year, despite a flurry of releases from mainstream musicians, there seems to be a dearth of Christmas tunes from indie artists. […]

Great ideas for homemade Christmas Decorations for 2013

If you aspire to make your own DIY Christmas ornaments you've come to the right place: here's the best I've found on my travels around the internet. Think pom poms, polymer clay, twig trees, woven paper stars and more!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been collecting Christmas decorations for as long as I can remember, so it’s not like there is a shortage of baubles and other pretty objects with which to decorate […]

Slugs and Snails Tights: beautiful patterned baby and toddlerwear for little boys (and girls)

Meet Kathleen Redmond, the innovative Irish mum behind boys' tights brand Slugs and Snails.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My new website will feature some brilliant baby wear designers, including the fabulous Slugs and Snails range of tights for boys (and girls). I make no secret of my great […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013: Babies and Toddlers

Ideas for the little ones, including ethical, handmade and unusual gifts that are sure to charm.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Slugs and Snails tights for boys. So, what do you do if you need to buy something for the little person in your life at Christmas? We buy very few […]

Review: Cheapside Hoard Jewellery Exhibition at the Museum of London

This beautifully presented display of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery is a must see for anyone who loves jewellery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cheapside Hoard by Yelena Bryksenkova. I have a major love for all things jewelled and especially gemological, so a visit to the new Cheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Wall Art, Furniture and Lighting

My second review of the best of Tent London 2013 includes designs by the likes of Parris Wakefield Additions, Tamasine Osher, Permafrost, Tamasyn Gambell, Sit Furnishings and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lampshade by Parris Wakefield Additions. I’ve already brought you the best soft furnishings and homewards from Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery, and now here is a round up […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

Holiday Life: an interview with Asher Lack of Ravens and Chimes

An interview with Asher Lack, principal singer and songwriter with the brilliant New York band Ravens & Chimes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ravens And Chimes by Karolina Burdon. I may not be that rock’n’roll these days, but that doesn’t stop me enjoying the finest that indie music has to offer. I am […]

Brahma Dreaming: an interview with illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Italian illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini talks about her latest collaboration with the author John Jackson.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Italian born illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini has teamed up with polymath writer, lawyer, nature lover and publisher John Jackson for the second time to create a new book. Brahma Dreaming: […]

University Arts Bournemouth: Dot to Dot Illustration Degree Show 2013 Review

Students from the illustration degree course at Bournemouth put on a fantastic exhibition at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane in mid July. It was a great way to finish of the 2013 graduate shows.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The illustration degree course at Arts University Bournemouth held their stand alone Dot to Dot graduate exhibition in mid July at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane. I visited […]

Lounge on the Farm 2013: Festival Review

This year Kent based Lounge on the Farm festival returned to its eclectic, local roots for a sun soaked weekend of fun: here's my review, accompanied by some fabulous illustrations by a host of new contributors and some mini videos thanks to Vine.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Way back in 2009 contributor Amelia Wells visited Lounge on the Farm in Kent for Amelia’s Magazine. She was duly wowed by this small scale family orientated music festival and […]

New Designers 2013 Illustration Review: The Best Graduate Illustrators

Only a smattering of art colleges show work from illustration degrees at New Designers part two - but I made some brilliant discoveries from UCA Maidstone, Falmouth University, Cambridge School of Art and Nottingham Trent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you my New Designers part one reviews, my review of New Blood and multiple blogs covering the Free Range Art and Design shows… so now it’s time to […]

Wood Festival 2013 Review

This year Wood Festival returned after a year's break: with another stella musical line up and plenty for the family to make and do. Wonderful!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival by Ben Rothery Illustrator. This year I was soooo looking forward to camping with our baby Snarfle at Wood Festival, my favourite family friendly small music festival in […]

Arts University College of Bournemouth: Feral Show 2012 Illustration Review

A very belated look at my top finds from AUCB illustration graduates in 2012, including D&AD award winner Natasha Durley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Students from the Arts University College of Bournemouth habitually show in the last week or so of Free Range, with creative graduates from a number of disciplines (fine art, illustration […]

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: A Review of Illustration Collectives

Old favourites and new discoveries are on display upstairs at the Embankment Galleries, including work from Soma Gallery, Print Club London, Day Job, Zombie Collective and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bird by Victoria Willmott. In the upstairs section of the Embankment Galleries at Pick Me Up are housed a plethora of hand-picked collectives, some of which have had a presence […]

Snarfle is One: Celebrating Baby, Motherhood and Work

I've been a mother for a year now, and my life creating Amelia's Magazine has irrevocably changed. I wouldn't change it for the world... featuring lots of beautiful illustrations

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snarfle by Kirbi Fagan. A few weeks ago my baby Snarfle celebrated his first birthday, so now seems like a good opportunity to look back on my first year as […]

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: Pick Me Up Selects Review

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House once again: here's my best of the up and coming talent section, featuring the likes of Hattie Stewart, Malarky and Rob Flowers, plus many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Banana vs Donut by MaricorMaricar. Each year I look forward to exploring new graphic art and illustration talent at Pick Me Up, and so it was that I trundled along […]