Friday, 13 September 2013

London Design Festival Workshops at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Yes the weather has changed and the park may not be looking as inviting this weekend, but Travelling Tortoise has got a great idea!

 Pop along to the Museum of Childhood to take part in fun free workshops between 12-4pm with Ketchup on Eerything & other cool brands who design for children.   We shall be designing and making our own t-shirt's or tote bags and having a drawing competition to draw your favourite animal, with prizes to be won! Spaces are limited:0)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Animal Greeting Card Bundle of 6 now available!

Its difficult to choose from our lovely selection of Animal Greeting cards, so this makes it much easier, select any x6 Greeting cards from the Animal Alphabet card range and save some money as well as postage costs, it costs the same to post out 6 cards as it does just one for you!
So who will your favorites be? For me it would be Rodeo Rabbit, Valentine Vulture, Busking Bear,
Hippy Hamster, Unicycling Unicorn and Miming Monkey!
Just add a note with your selection when purchasing to let us know which 6 cards you would like!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

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Animal Alphabet Limited Edition Screen Prints by me
I have been working on my Animal Alphabet screen prints in my spare time over 9 months (literally my babies!) during my day off in a lovely studio in Peckham, London.
 They are in limited editions of 100. I took inspiration from my collection of 50's & 60's children's books, which has helped give them a really modern retro style.
It was a really exciting project as it encouraged me to develop creativity within the restriction imposed by the letters of the alphabet and the requirement that each animal had to be doing something beginning with its letter. I never would have thought of a ‘Valentine Vulture' or a 'Scooting Squirrel' with out this thought process! My main rule is that my work has to make people smile so I can pass on the fun I had designing them!
 Acrobatic Ants at the circus!
 the little bird is dropping a coin into busking bears hat, guess who's off to buy some honey?
 best mode of transport for mr mouse on a rainy day
mr mouse is auditioning for Drumming Donkeys band

 Eager Elephant provides some shelter for mr mouse when he needs tp pop out for a cheese sandwich!

 don't pop the balloon little birdie!

 a helping hand in the garden....need one of these!
  a pic of my boyfriend when he was younger, deffo the real life version of Hippy hamster!
Indian Iguana hanging with mr mouse with his bow & arrow

 a jolly jelly fish desert! yippeeeeee yum!
 this kintting kangaroo must not live in Australia if it needs a woolly scarf!
 leaping lion is scared of mice!. but lets birds nest in his mane!
 Miming Monkey provides hours of entertainment....bravo
 nursing nightingale is busy ready bedtime stories
 outer space octopus cant keep up with the little bird!
 very talented performing puppy
 come on Quick Quail, you can win!
 my fave Rodeo Rabbit simple Rocks....yee ha
 Scooting Squirrel will loose his hat if he's not careful!
 wizzing by at quite a speed Travelling Tortoise...and hang on mr snail is getting a lift too!
 I heard a saying 'always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn, then be a unicorn' well I'm a Unicycling unicorn!

 Oh I do hope Valentine Vultures date turns up!

 mr mouse and weight lifting walrus are bezzies
 under the sea...da da da da.....under the sea....da da da da

 Mr mouse when I asked you to paint a Yak I didn't mean that!

I really really really really want a zig-zag zebra! (spice girls stylee)

Snap up your favourite letter, or your initials, or even spell out your name, great for Nurserys

At last, my Animal Alphabet Print is now ready!
My Animal Alphabet designs now (finally!) exist as one large A1 amazing print! This is a litho print and a great opportunity and affordable way of enjoying them all together. They are still available to buy as greeting cards and individual limited edition silk screen printed designs....check them out on

 will create smiles from ear to ear from Acrobatic Ant to Zig-Zag Zebra!
 Valentine Vulture is waiting for his date......but will they turn up?...hope so!
 Leaping Lion is terrified of Mice- may explain the big leap!
Fun & Educational...what not to love?

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Modern Movement Design Fair at Brockwell Lido

Over the Bank Holiday I had a delightful rummage at Brockwell Lido 'Modern Movement Design Fair' Herne Hill, London. I liked the fact that I had the option of cooling myself off If I needed to, after getting so excited over all of the lovely retro treasures which were up for grabs. A glorious sunny day made this one of my most pleasurable shopping experiences to date. Here are a few pic's, I'm gutted on reflection I wish I would have brought the gold robot!

swimming and shopping- 'swimping'?!
love these bold retro printed swivel chairs
vintage french educational cards, tres magnifique!
These are class A treasure finds, amazing colours & illustrations
50's illustration, what is crazy dog up to? well I'm sorry I cant tell you as it looked to be written in french, but I do know I love him.
especially love the tiny espresso cups & saucers
Display with blue sky too lovely to buy
who would have thought I would see an owl & a robot in Brockwell Lido today.....
tapestry girl in ornate gold frame is contemplating a skinny dip
cool outdoor furniture, you can have custom made with any colour at ends (ps this is my boyfriend)
The green Ivy queen long awaits her prince from the castle on the hill. The End.
Right that's enough rummaging for me, time for brekki at the Lido cafe(its sooo good)