I'm working on a couple of new prints that have been on my list for a while - Things I Like for a boy and a girl. I'm trying not to make them too sexist (!) but I think it's fair to say that boys generally like fire engines more than girls, and girls generally like strawberry hair clips more than boys. I've also noticed from my little boy's best friend Belle, that girls like to keep precious little things in bags like rings and teeny tiny dolls.
On Saturday I escaped for an hour, sat in a cafe and scratched out a few ideas. So far I've got some classic toys, mixed with vintage bits and bobs but not too retro-inspired - I want them to still be realistic, so needless to say tiddlywinks has not made the cut. But there is a definite Bagpuss feel about the 'things' (30+ UK readers will hopefully know what I mean.) I love all those random bits and bobs that end up in Emily's shop window like the ship in the bottle and the ballet shoe.
Anyway, here is some Bagpuss for you, it seems sooooo slow now compared to what our children watch these days but my little boy loves it, amazingly.
I'll keep you posted on how the prints turn out.