Friday, 4 December 2015

m i s t l e t o e

with thoughts turning to the big event this month - finally a new festive design popped into my head. nothing quite like a mad dash of last minute carving and printing! 
(please excuse the lame mistletoe sprig in the background! our apple trees are covered in the stuff by typically the best berry branches are right at the very top! no ladder tall enough to grab and you really won't catch me tree climbing. maybe i could send up one of the little'uns...)

'mistletoe' original block-printed christmas cards are now in my on-line shops 

Sunday, 8 November 2015

s h e p h e r d 's . p u r s e

in between printing and making light shades i've been sketching and carving some new designs.
this is my latest work inspired by the plant called 'shepherd's purse'. 

now available from 'not on the high street'.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

n o t h s

i'm very happy to announce that hanmade is now part of the UK's unique and exciting market place - 'not on the high street' !
my store is now 'live' & open! please feel free to hop over and have a browse  hanmadebyhannahmadden

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

b u l l f i n c h e s & b e r r i e s

 'bullfinches & berries' block-printed by hand ceiling and lampshades.

these three new designs - 'sea holly', 'queen anne's lace' and 'bullfinches & berries' can be found in my online shop on etsy - commissions are welcome, so please feel free to get in touch with your shade requirements. 

i n s p i r i n g

oh i could watch this video all day long...marthe armitage's work is truly beautiful, her designs and printing methods are brill. i simply love the fact she's doing everything by hand and yes there are 'imperfections' where you can see the joins of the pattern repeat but that is the beauty of printing by hand, it's unpolished and charming. for me this highlights just how much work and skill is involved in producing her colourful, intricate wallpapers.
 i hope i still feel as inspired to be block-printing by hand when i'm her age (and maybe even lucky to say my daughter works along side me!)  - she is an inspiration and i admire her talent immensely, what a clever lady she is.  

q u e e n . a n n e ' s . l a c e

here is another ceiling and lampshade design i recently made inspired by the beautiful and delicate plant, 'queen anne's lace' block-printed by hand in golden yellow.

if you would like this design in an alternative colour or drum size, please feel free to get in touch x

s e a . h o l l y

recently i've been working on designing and making some new ceiling and lampshade drums using repeat pattern blocks. this one is inspired by the sea holly plant.
block-printed by hand onto lovely natural cotton fabric and using eco friendly, water based inks. i choose to mix up a lovely smoky purple/blue colour. 

apologies for the poor quality snap at the bottom but i couldn't resist a smartie snap, photoboming on instagram and looking happy as always!

ceiling and lampshades are available to purchase through my etsy shop.
other colours and drum sizes are available on request x

f i s h . c u s h i o n s

another blog gap, whoops! 
trying to to juggle the creating, making, photographing, product uploading, selling, twittering, facebooking, istagraming and blogging along with family-ing x 

here's some designs i made back in june! after a lovely trip to pembrokeshire with my brood and my folks. we were blessed with gorgeous sunny days at the beach and when i returned home block-printed fishes came swimming out of my mind.

hand-printed in sea blue and coral red.
they make ideal gifts for little ones, adds a splash of colour to any nursery or bedroom ;)
they can be found in my etsy shop
 ( shop link can be found on side bar)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

n e w . d e s i g n s

here are some new block-printed cards i've been working on.
i had a sudden urge to make some brand new designs for my lovely stockist 'made in stroud'.
these have also been added to my on-line shop on etsy which i've just re-opened.
i hope you like them. it feels good to finally have some new and fresh designs!

Friday, 1 May 2015

c r a f t s e l l e r

a few months back i was contacted by the brilliant craftseller magazine to talk about which of my tools is important to me.
here i am in issue 48 (april 2015) with a few words about my small ink rollers :)
i'm now famous hehe! x

n e w . y e a r

 my poor neglected blog! 
well i have a good excuse for that; the birth of my baby boy!
little ethan arrived back in january, on the exact same day as my birthday! the best birthday present ever! it's such a wonderful time having a new member in the family and big sister isla absolutely adores her little brother. it's very heart warming seeing them together, he smiles and gurgles at her too.
already he is just over 3 months old, the time has really flown by and i can't quite believe it is may!
now he's a bit bigger we are getting into more of a routine with him and with isla. at times it has been tough, obviously its tough having a new born, sleepless nights and what not but he's also been suffering with reflux problems which we never encountered before, with isla she fed and slept really well and by 8 weeks old she was only having one feed during the night. ethan on the other hand, although he is a happy little fellow, he's hungry a lot of the time especially as he brings most of it back up after some (not all) feeds. hoping it's just a phase we are at with him. he's out grown his crib so he's definitely getting bigger ;) with all the juggling of family life i've also been able to do a spot of printing, 'me time' a few weeks ago was sleep but my energy levels some days are better, so i have found printing more appealing than sleep-don't ask? i'm superwoman right?? ha! 
it's felt really good to get creative again with my blockprinting, a bit here and there when my little ones let me ;)
happy days x