7 December 2012

30 November 2012

Sneak peek

Thought i'd post a sneak peek as I haven't for a while. This little dude was a doodle that evolved into a hipster mouse with knitted cardigan and over sized glasses. I have been enjoying designing some new characters recently and will reveal some more in future posts. 
If you like my work more designs can be viewed on my website





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29 November 2012

Mikodesign

I've long been a fan of the lovely brand mikodesign, they are based in the Netherlands and produce hand screen printed products including cute toys, cushions, accessories and decorations. I love the unique, elegant and handmade qualities of mikodesign products. My particular favourite is the circus rabbit with smart bow tie and ringmaster jacket.




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14 November 2012

Metallic shades

'tis the season for all things sparkly and metallic.
There are lots of lovely shiny goodies about this time of year. Copper is my particular favourite this season. Below are a few of my recent finds.





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1 October 2012

Characterful creatures

Lovely characterful creatures and illustrations found on Pinterest. My favourite being the little clay bear wearing an autumnal jumper. I'm currently designing some new characters, hope mine turn out as adorable as this bunch below.


27 September 2012

website update

I've recently been working on updating my Little Solsken website, with a slight re-design and updated portfolio. A few more designs still to be added, but take a look and let me know what you think :)






26 September 2012

Nina and other little things

When i first came across nina and other little things I instantly fell for the sweet simple style. Based in Italy, 'biscuit sized' nina seems to have many adventures. She was originally created from pieces of cloth and looks like a little red riding hood. She can be found on many adorable pieces of stationery and other paper goods.
Below are a few examples.






25 September 2012

Izziyana Suhaimi

I recently discovered artist Izziyana Suhaimi, She beautifully combines traditional hand embroidery and knit with hand drawn fashion illustrations creating a lovely mishmash of old and new. She has exhibited in Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan.



7 July 2012

Quirky toy finds

Adorable and quirky soft toy finds from pinterest and etsy. In this commercial world it's always nice to find something a little more unique, and I just adore all these original creatures. 


1. doll
4. Rhino
5. Mouse
6. Ted




27 June 2012

Bloglovin

You can now follow Little Solken blog on bloglovin, click the image below or the 'bloglovin' icon on the right hand side of the page. :) 



26 June 2012

Belle and Boo

One of my all time favourite kids brands is the adorable Belle and Boo. Set up in 2007 by Mandy and joined by her friend Kate in 2008. They design for both boys and girl and have a lovely unique illustrative style. I particularly like the real life product photography shots combined with the illustrations as if the kids are actually in the scenes. Products include dresses, coats, greeting cards, giftwrap, badges, party items, cushions and a published book called Bubbles before bed.
Below are a few examples of Belle and Boo designs.





Etsy finds

Adorable kids accessories and toys found on Etsy, Firstly a cute orange polka dot whale purse by Misala. A drawstring screen printed angel wing bag that can be used as a functioning bag but also to play dress-up with, by merahmuda. A cute fabric rabbit with neon trousers by Timohandmade and finally an adorable lion coat by Little Goodall.    


25 June 2012

Beep Beep

*wish list*
As summer arrives my need/ want for a VW campervan grows, I them. So if the campervan fairies would like to deliver one to me it would my much appreciated :)



Sneak Peek

A sneak peek at some Little Solsken summer patterns.









Pinterest Love

As I've confessed on here before I'm a stationeryaholic and here are a few of my recent colourful stationery finds from Pinterest. 
Beautiful colours + Stationery = heaven. My favourites being the lovely bright and happy rainbow notebook by Sukie and sparkly glitter envelope liners by Persian Laundry. Enough to brighten anyones day.







24 June 2012

Wild Things


I recently came across this super cute shop on Etsy called Wild things, with simple, whimsical dresses that are handmade by Kirsty Hartley who has a studio in the Lancashire hills. The dresses are designed to be fun and allow children to use there imagination. I particularly like the little miss mouse dress. 


23 June 2012

Hello Summer...

Its now officially Summer, so time for a summery post ......and hopefully some sunshineFirst up, seaside designs by Poppy Treffry. Poppy is a designer/ maker based in Cornwall and with her team produces lovely machine embroidered and printed accessories, homeware and stationery. 
Below is a cute Sailor badge, boat make-up bag and sailing boat greeting card.




Next up is some lovely work by Jane Foster I have admired Jane's work for a long time and love the retro, Scandinavian and happy feel to all of her work. She produces hand screen printed pieces as well as cushions and soft toys made from vintage fabrics.






18 June 2012

Stationery Love

Being a self confessed stationeryaholic, I wanted to share one of my favourite designers with you, Susie Ghahremani's from boygirlparty.com Susie's work combines her love of nature, animals, music and patterns, to create beautiful notebooks, cards, art prints, postcards and more. (the notebooks being my particular favourite). I love her unique illustrative style and wish I could buy everything in her etsy shop.
Below are a few of my favourite's.










12 June 2012

21 May 2012

Welcome

Hello, welcome to the new Little Solsken Blog. This is where I will post about my work and give a sneak peek at current designs I am working on, also print/ colour trends and anything else creative or interesting, hope you enjoy,
Little Solsken