Just as Forest Flo say’s ‘Magic time, let nature shine!’ 🙂
The days following our second BLE show have quite simply flown by! It was a fantastic show for the DEER LITTLE FOREST and we’ve been really busy here with interesting follow-ups and exciting plans! (updates coming soon 😉
With the first book in the DLF series complete, I am all set to forge ahead with the second. Last week I tidied the studio and re-stocked with paper and pencils, this week I’m searching for inspiration. I’m loving the feast of Autumnal colours and textures available this time of year and find my regular forests walks the most inspiring. I find everything about this time of year seems to evoke the ethos of the hand-crafted DEER LITTLE FOREST, from cosy knits, warm rustic fires and yummy, home-made, veggie stews.
The pumpkins are ready to be carved and lovely, leaf collages have been made by Loki for the studio. I even think Rowan the Fox is loving the Autumn season too!
After a spending a wonderful weekend camping on the Dorset coast, the DEER LITTLE FOREST folk are back in the studio and getting creative!
All that fresh air has left us feeling very inspired and eager to get scribbling.
I wonder what Forest Flo and her woodland friends are drawing today?
A lovely little May feature for us in ‘Greetings Today’ magazine. The regional focus feature for the South West asked us about living and working in the New Forest. What can I say…. it’s so lovely, especially on a sunny Bank Holiday weekend 🙂
Wishing you all a very happy and sunny weekend where ever you are!
Big Bear Hugs! X
This week we’ll be leaving the little, green forest to visit the fantastic Top Drawer show in Earls Court, to have meetings, see friends and generally have a mooch around. I’m also excited to be preparing ideas for our 2nd Pulse show this week! We will be launching so many brand new designs, including Birthdays, New Baby, Valentines, Mothers Day and Fathers Day and we aim to design a stand as colouful and as magical as the last years!
This week I have also updated my little Etsy shop with new ‘Valentines’ cards, and even a ‘Get well’ card too, to send all you lovely people happy vibes on these chilly January days. If you’re anything like us and you’ve been suffering the colds and sneezes going round “Get well soon and Big Bear Hugs from the Deer Little Forest!”
Happy New Year everyone from the Deer Little Forest!
What an amazing year 2013 was! Lots of hard work and creativity and bags of determination mixed with a touch of forest magic, meant that the Deer Little Forest had a fantastic first year!
As a small business with a big dream, we launched at the trade show ‘Pulse’ in May 2013 and then again at ‘Brand Licensing’ in October, to a wave of interest and excitement in our designs and products. We achieved the finalist nomination for the Henries ‘Most promising new artist/ designer 2013’ and met some new, fantastic people who have inspired and encouraged us along the way.
We have also had the most wonderful support from our customers, so a big ‘thank you’ to you all!
Christmas came a welcome break to spend quality time as a family, to celebrate our successful first year and to look forward to the year ahead!
2014 is set to be just as exciting! We are working on some new, fantastic projects, starting this January, as we begin preparations for our second ‘Pulse’ show. We also look forward to collaborating and working with some wonderfully creative people, which we cant wait to tell you about ……….but you’ll have to wait a little longer for that 😉
We wish you all, the happiest and most magical year ahead and hope that all your dreams come true!
Biggest New Year Bear Hugs! XX
The Deer Little Forest is all packed up and ready for our trip up to Earls court. Friday is the first day of set up for ‘Pulse,’ which opens on the 12th, and the Forest folk have been busy lending a paw, wing and claw to get all the preparations finished. Now, with just 4 days to go, we can finally shout “EEEeeeeek, we’re excited!!!”
The Forest creatures don’t often leave their sanctuary of the trees, but Forest bear, Mr Fox and Badger have insisted on coming along with me and they are all very excited to meet you there!
Find us on stand CG5 and Bear and the gang will be there to greet you and show you all of our Deer Little Forest goodies. Bear’s even taking some free forest treats to share with you!
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During the lovely, long Easter weekend, Loki and I had fun making his first Easter crafts. We decided to make an Easter crown from forest finds and recycled card, which I had left over from my Art Therapy work.
We also decided to celebrate the launch of my Deer Little Forest Eco-friendly, biodegradable, fabric wall stickers by asking friends and Facebook followers to create an Eco-Art piece, offering a free Deer Little Forest wall sticker as a prize.
Loki choose the winner and his love of everything chicken and duck related, helped him choose Rachel and Lucy’s Ec0, Easter eggs. Well done Lucy, your painting is lovely and what a great Easter, Eco idea! We hope you enjoy your wall stickers as much as Loki does X
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