Sunday, 20 January 2013

What a Hoot!

We have a couple of zine/print fairs coming up at the end of the month. The first is at Manchester Art Gallery on the 31st of this month. It's free entry and there's all kind of other things going on, so it'll be worth popping along for an hour or so! What else are you going to do on a cold Thursday evening?

Then we're going to be at the second ever Inprint fair at the Shipping Forecast in Liverpool. That's on February 3rd and we're going to be sharing a table with the super duper Today Zine. The last one was really good (One of our favourite illustrators Caroline Dowsett was selling stuff, so we hope she's going to be there again this time!).

We've been dead busy recently so we haven't quite had the time to do another issue of Young Explorer. As a compromise, we've put together a mini owl-based zine called 'What a Hoot!'. You can have a look at it if you like. 

It's got some nice owl illustrations inside and some words that you can read and it's been hands stitched and that. I think we're going to be selling them for £1.50 or you'll be able to buy them with a set of four owl badges for £3. Bargain!

See yer!


Saturday, 19 January 2013


Exciting news, everyone! Over the Christmas period we received an order from the amazing Landbaby shop in Liverpool. I spent the entire Christmas holidays working away to get the order ready to take over for them and last week we delivered the first load of stuff. Here's the entire order!

Landbaby has been selling wonderful handcrafted stuff at the Bluecoat since about 2008. It is definitely worth a visit. I have been going in there for years, so when Claire got in touch to place an order for my things it was like a dream come true!

Landbaby tweeted this photo of the shop earlier and you can see our mountain cushions on the top right shelf and our little mountain brooches hanging just below.

So the message to take away with you from this post is a) GO TO LANDBABY and b) SPEND SOME DOSH!


L x