[Special Birthday Giveaway]: Candice Wren Pashmina!

candice-wren_MAIN-IMAGEoooooookay….so with this week being my birthday week and seeing as the celebrations have already kicked off since the weekend I’ve decided to feature a ‘special giveaway’ to officially mark the BIG 3.0.! I had initially planned on featuring this until the end of summer but then figured that it was only right I posted it this week so that it wasn’t just me receiving all the fabulous presents!! :D

So, I’ve collaborated with the talented designer-maker Candice Wren to ‘giveawayONE of her stunning Cashmere and Silk pashminas that have been designed and hand-printed by the talented lady herself! I’m a big fan of BOLD design statements and think these do exactly that! What I love about Candice’s designs is how  feminine, fun, eclectic and distinctive they are. The pashminas are made from cashmere and silk which are all carefully sourced from Turkey from the same local shop she first discovered the shawls from! Her techniques largely entail hand-pulled silk screen-printing methods and the use of delicate detailing using vintage fabric appliques and silver or gold trans foil – as you can see in the pashminas featured here. If you haven’t already come across here stunning collection then you’ll find them  in boutiques in London, Ireland and Dubai! candice-wren_pashmina_blog-4_webSo what do we have featured here for the Giveaway? The Black pashmina, from the Valentines range, bears little hearts across both ends where these are embellished with silver and gold trans foil to give it that extra sparkle. This exquisite detailing is also found on the White and Green Pashminas you see here. The white Pashmina has a far more delicate feel with the way the white and silver butterflies are subtly printed across. The Green Pashmina on the other hand ,is the polar opposite and sure makes one hell of a statement; The Gothic skull combined with the delicate butterflies creates the perfect balance of grunge and girly! And lastly, we have the Pink ‘Oh La La Darling‘ Pashmina, which combines vintage fabric appliqués and screen-printed illustrations of  perfume bottles giving it a beautiful and exotic look. I think all four would be absolutely perfect for both day time wear and evening wear; whether you team it up with skinny jeans and a top or across a lovely evening dress! While I think they’re ALL fabulous, I must say the Green and the Pink pashminas are my all-time favourites!! ;)DSC_4487_webcandice-wren_pashmina_BLOG3_webhow-to-enter-banner

Soooooo then, if you fancy getting your hands on one these fabulous pashminas (worth £25!) all you need to do to enter is follow these THREE simple instructions:

  1. Pop over to Candice’s website, Esty shop or her Facebook Page and have a nosey through her extensive range of Pashminas she has on offer.
  2. Come back to this blog post and tell me what it is you like about her pashminas in the COMMENTS section and then tell me which ONE design you’d like from the four colours showcased here on this post (i.e. black, white, green or pink)
  3. Last and not least – Share this Giveaway post to your friends and family on your Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram. You must notify me of this (i.e. where you’ve shared it) in the comment section too!

**Fancy a Bonus entry? Then pop over to her Facebook Page or Twitter and follow/like her (if you haven’t already) and remember to state in the comments below that you’ve done so!**

In order to fully qualify, you must all ensure you leave a comment back on this Blogpost notifying me of the above three points – so please do keep that in mind! :)

This competition is open internationally and will close on Wednesday the 14th where I will then pick a winner at random.

The lucky person will be announced on Friday the 16th.

Good luck folks!!!!  :) xxx

Image credits: © Made by Molu

Screen printed goodies!

Following on from my last blog, here’s a wee look at the things I made using the designs I drew and cut up on that day. I’ve yet to complete the tandem bike print you see on the tea towel by adding the balloon in red…..and which I’m thinking I’ll turn into cushions. So that will be my task for the next spare time I get! :) What do you think –  you like them? :) I’m dithering about whether to sell some of these seeing as they are one-offs…. either way, I will most definitely keep one of each for myself! :DSCREEN PRINTING_TEESHIRT web SCREEN PRINTING_TOTE BAGS web SCREEN PRINTING_TEA TOWEL web

Silk Screen Printing Workshop booked!

So I finally went for it!! I’ve been wanting to try screen printing for aaaaaaages but wanted to wait and save a bit before splashing out on a workshop. But thanks to my lovely hubby, I’ve been treated to this workshop run by Zeena Shah…..”see it as an investment” he said! :D Anyway, i’m totally chuffed and even more delighted to be working with Zeena again (she is one talented lady!). I did her lino-printing workshop back in January (click here to see my post) which I thoroughly enjoyed….so as you can imagine….i’m eager to be back in her awesome East London studio and experience the same design process that goes behind her amazing work! So………roll on May!!!! I’m totally itching to start looking at drawing up a few design options already in preparation for this! Eeeeeek  I cannot wait!!!!! xxSCREENPRINTINGworkshop