MiiD Winter School

I loved make it in designs summer school so much I just had to take part in the winter equivalent! The design challenge runs for a four week period and this time I decided to immerse myself fully taking on all three tracks (beginner, intermediate and advanced)

Three tracks meant six different trend led briefs to work from in the four week time frame, amongst other work and mumming it was no small feat!

The beautiful briefs provided by Porter and Brawn were entirely different from one another making room for me to push myself with different techniques and styles. With every brief I felt like I was being pushed. Sometimes in a direction I loved and others completely out of my comfort zone, playing and constantly learning which is exactly why I love this challenge so much!

Here are my submissions and as you can see the briefs were varied to say the least!

Wraptious Competition

Artists are invited once a year to submit their work to Wraptious for a chance to join their platform and sell artwork on various homewares. My work is up and voting continues until the 13th of December. Click on the link below and give me some likes to vote😜

Wedding

After 5 and a half years together, a home and a daughter, we did it! It wasn’t the wedding we had been planning for the last 2 plus years but, it was the perfect day to marry my Mr Onuchi.

We had our original wedding date booked for the 25th of July 2020, a large gathering of 150 people at the Woodhouse barn in my home county, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Almost as soon as 2020 hit, we could see it was getting more and more likely it would need to be postponed. When exactly the decision was made I can’t place but, I remember feeling a sense of relief that we could just sit back (for now at least) and wait for a wedding party next year. We honestly just wanted to get through this crazy time like the rest of the world.

We felt it was important however, for us to uphold our plans to legally tie the knot in 2020, binding as a couple and as a family of 3, so, as soon as we were able to, following government guidelines we booked in a new date.

SEPTEMBER 8th 2020

We walked together down an aisle towards our masked parents and little munchkin to make our vows to one another. Our Mums acted as witnesses and we had our ‘wedding breakfast’ outside at Bill’s, the 7 of us spread across 2 socially distanced tables. Hopefully all our original wedding plans can come to life next year and we can celebrate with lots of family and friends but, today we have this memory and it was lovely.

MiiD Summer School

Make it in design summer school runs for four weeks each summer, I was late to the party and joined two weeks in…I was trying to resist as I’m in the middle of a MiiD course already but, the pull of some shiny briefs from @porter_and_brawn was impossible to say no to!

I worked on endless patterns for all four briefs, ‘Sundown’,’Neon Fanatic’, ‘Indian Summer’ and ‘Floral collage’ exploring new techniques and developing skills along the way. MiiD has been such an amazing tool for me, feel like I am constantly learning and improving. 🎨👩🏼‍💻

Everyday at the moment is such a joy, I’m completely in love with this new found discovery of creating patterns and am very excited about what the future will bring!

Here are my final four submissions in mock ups.

My First Post!

Hello!!!

2020 as it has for so many, completely flipped our world upside down….I am grateful however that, thus far the C word 😷 hasn’t directly affected my health or the health of my loved ones.

Despite that blessing, myself and my fiancé are unfortunately one of the millions of couples planning a 2020 wedding who had no choice but to cancel 🙁 and I found myself unemployed (after a long period of furlough) from a dream job in costume, at a major tourist attraction in central London I had held for over a decade!

So……here I am starting a new journey with all you beauties! Thanks for stopping by 😊💃🏼

Immediately on learning my fate with employment I thought of all the avenues my skills could take me. I had been trying to find a way to work in a creative role closer to home ever since our beautiful daughter entered the world in November 2018. I wasn’t expecting it to be sprung on me the way it has been but, it certainly gave me the push I needed.

I headed out, invested my savings in a new Mac and enrolled on the Miid The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course. Best decision and I haven’t looked back!

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love print and colour through my wardrobe choices alone 😂 That shear love of all things pattern and colour linked with my bachelors degree in fashion, artistic ability and adobe software knowledge, surface design was a perfect fit!

I look forward to sharing my creative world with you all, watch this space! 🌈💕

Lockdown walks with my babe ☺️💕