Sunday, 22 December 2013

New Range! - Let It Snow! (Part 2)

Christmas is nearly here and if you're still looking for last minute Christmas presents, my 'Let It Snow' patterns are available on a large selection of products that would make lovely gifts, including 5 different but complimentary porcelain mugs.

There is also everything you need to make your Christmas table beautiful, including felt coasters, place mats, napkin rings and place mats! 

 ... and a choice of either a felt cut out table runner...
... or a printed cotton one!
In addition to all the serving platters that I showed you in my last post, there is also a matching snowflake platter and gravy boat to complete your Christmas setting.
Have a magical Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!! xxx

Images copyright Kitchen Craft 2013.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

New Range! - Let It Snow! (Part 1)

As I have mentioned before I absolutely love Christmas, so I am always very happy when asked to design a Christmas product range! My new design for Kitchen Craft is called 'Let it Snow' and was inspired by snowflakes and beautiful Christmas poinsettia flowers. The main designs are below ( - although the blue pattern is uploading in the wrong colour for some reason! - See the photos for a more accurate colour match!)

In addition to the three patterns above there is also a more uniform tiny snowflake pattern and a stripe motif. I am a big fan of mix and match patterns within product ranges, so had great fun placing all the different variants together. I think it has worked particularly well on the 3 nibble bowl set below, where the patterns combine with the wooden tray for a delightfully warm Christmassy feel!

The range has a two tier cake stand with matching cupcake cases, and a selection of different sized cake plates for all manner of Christmas treats from Christmas cakes to Christmas puddings!

And for cake storage there is a large square cake tin and two sizes of round tin.

Images copyright Kitchen Craft 2013.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas Collaboration!

For their new novelty Christmas range I was asked by Kitchen Craft to collaborate with the work of another designer, who had created concept artwork for them. I am a huge fan of the illustrations of Susan Wheeler, so was delighted to add snowman and robin characters to match in with her lovely Rudolph and Santa designs. The new additions were needed when taking the range from flat artwork into a whole product range to create a bit more depth and interest. I also added in a gingham print as a contrasting pattern against the main motifs.

Above are name place cards and Christmas tree decorations featuring Susan Wheeler's original Santa and Rudolph designs and my new Robin and Snowman characters, which I hope fit in well.

I simplified the characters slightly so that they could be turned into felt napkin rings and also used the basic shapes to design some new matching cookie cutters. 
 Images copyright Kitchen Craft 2013.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

New Range! - Spookily Does It! (Part 2)

As well as the partyware shown in my previous post, I had to design characters that would work across a variety of baking products and gift bags for the 'Spookily Does It!' brief. My background is in creating designs for children and the trick when designing characters of this type is that they mustn't be too scary. By giving them all slightly smily faces or rounder features than would normally be expected it stops even the most sinister of characters from being too alarming and adds an almost cute feel to the design.
This was important for me as well as the children as I am not a fan of spiders, so by giving the spider character a happy face it made him much easier for me to work with!!!

I was asked to use the characters to design some chocolate moulds. I think they work perfectly for this and as I also designed a variety of treat bags, once you have made them there is a choice of cellophane or paper treat bags in which to present them to your friends!

Or if baking is more your thing the characters feature on cookie cutters and in a set of cupcake cases and picks - I just love the way these have been packaged in a coffin shape box! It's really fun!

Finally, other items in the range include edible cake toppers, candles and even a pumpkin carving kit!

Happy Halloween!!!

Images copyright Kitchen Craft 2013.