Wednesday, 28 November 2012

christmas christmas christmas!

its that time of year again! so i thought it was time for a little update! :o)
there are new christmas cards now available in the shop! here's a little peek:

they will also be available from various christmas markets right here in devon! this coming weekend there will be an autumn jitters stall at Unique Boutique at the Exeter Phoenix on saturday....

and then at the Christmas Craft Jam at Exeter Castle on Sunday.....

(sorry, couldn't find a larger image but do check out the website!)
and then there will be a Handmade Arcade every saturday this month at the Real McCoy Arcade in Exeter! autumn jitters will be there on the 8th and the 15th, or you can also purchase a selection of cards and prints from the very lovely No Guts No Glory, who host the event every month!

phew! well, that's december all for you! can't wait for a little christmas cheer! see you soon! :o) xx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


its been awfully quiet here on the autumn jitters blog recently, apologies, and having been so caught up in other things we'd reached over 50 'likes' on the facebook page without me noticing!

so its time to give away a pocket mirror!! you can see all the designs right HERE in the etsy shop!

to be in with a chance of winning 'like' the facebook page (if you haven't already!) and let me know which design you would like to win. i will announce the winner on friday! 

good luck! 

:o) xx

Thursday, 13 September 2012


autumn jitters are all a flutter and super excited as September is finally here! and most of all to be part of the next Crikey! Its Vintage fair at the Thistle Hotel in Exeter! so if you need a reason to pop down to devon, here's a little idea of what will be happening on Saturday!

hope to see you there! :o) xx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

All Things Vintage and Lovely!

in devon this weekend? pop down and say hi on saturday, autumn jitters will be at the Fleet Walk in Torquay :o) there's going to be some seriously super stuff!


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

handmade arcade 5!

its another fantastic day of handmade delights this saturday 4th august in exeter! if you are in devon do pop down to the real mccoy arcade in exeter for the 5th Handmade Arcade! there will be live music, gorgeous things made by lovely local makers, the best smoothies and milkshakes from Shaker Maker, original organic handprinted t-shirts from No Guts No Glory, and autumn jitters will be there with new notebooks!! (image courtesy of NGNG!)

and of course there are always Hayley's amazing vegan cupcakes to tempt you too! look forward to seeing you there! :o) xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

an ode to the grey skies of devon...

inspired by the rugged granite hilltops and huge overcast stretches of sky above my home... its been so wet and cold here that i don't have a even a single sweet pea to brighten my gravel patch of a garden... you can see this treasury better right here!

and i had hopes of putting more time in to my new drawings this week, and to put new notebooks in the shop, but the week seems to have slipped away from under me...

the to-do list for next week is getting longer.... hope you're having a happy weekend and that the sun finds you.. :o) xx

Monday, 9 July 2012

fairs, beaches and new designs :o)

so its been a lovely weekend - a whole day of sunshine yesterday(!) we headed down to one of my favourite spots - the secretive section of coastline between brixham and dartmouth... we climbed over rocks and paddled in the water and let our toes sink deep into warm sand, before scaling the steep paths back up to brixham and tucking into fish and chips...

a much-needed bit of relaxation after saturday's torrential rain... and another super successful Handmade Arcade! thanks so much to all those who were brave enough to come out in the downpours and say hello, it was a wonderful day as always and so good to meet more lovely and very talented creative types :o) 

(here's a little peek at the autumn jitters stall, shared with Bex of ReVintage Jewellery)

had some super feedback on the new designs and notebooks, all of which will soon be available from the autumn jitters etsy shop! (i am thinking of giving it a bit of a revamp too... watch this space!) 

how was your weekend? hope the sun found its way to you too :o) xx

Friday, 15 June 2012

new stockist!

if you like your t-shirts organic, if you like your zines limited edition, if you like your badges handmade and your cupcakes vegan....

then No Guts No Glory is for you! very excited to announce that autumn jitters cards will now be available from Hayley and Nathan's amazing shop in the real mccoy arcade, fore street, exeter!

and don't forget they also hold a monthly event for handmade delights! i'll definitely be shopping at the next one on saturday 7th july! :o)

see you then! :o) xx

Friday, 8 June 2012


countdown to giveaway is ON! :o)

all autumn jitters bits and bobs are now available online in my etsy shop, and to celebrate i am giving away a badge, a pocket mirror and an A5 print to 3 lucky winners! 

to be in with a chance of winning please 'like' my facebook page and let me know which designs are your favourite! the winners will be selected at random when autumn jitters reaches 100 likes! so please spread the word! good luck and thanks for taking part! :o) xx

Thursday, 7 June 2012

badges and prints... and lots more to come!

 now available in my etsy shop! five different badge designs including trees in the shape of hearts, some serious owls and some star-filled skies (thought we'd need a reminder of those - what with all this rain we're having in devon...) also i have a new series of a5 prints:

which mainly feature some very thoughtful owls... soon to be joined tomorrow by some earlier designs (such as everyone's favourite garden superhero) finally available in print form... also tomorrow i shall be listing a4 prints... 

and lastly but by no means leastly... pocket mirrors! :o)

all ready for you to choose your favourite and enter the giveaway! i shall be announcing details tomorrow on the autumn jitters facebook page which you can visit here, and click 'like' if you want to take part!

:o) xx

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

new card designs!

so... a super day at handmade arcade on saturday where i met some truly talented and lovely people, and got some great feedback on my new designs! i am pleased to announce they are now available from my etsy shop and will soon also be stocked as signed a5 and a4 prints, badges and pocket mirrors!

let me know what you think! i am going to do a giveaway in the next week or so, so please 'like' my facebook page right here! so that you can take part! :o) xx

please do not use my images without my permission! thank you :o)

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

super summer sunshine and handmade arcade!

oooh the sun is shining (the weather is sweet yeah!) and i have some exciting news:

autumn jitters will be taking part in the next handmade arcade on saturday 2nd june!

so if you happen to be in devon please do come down to the real mccoy arcade on fore street, exeter and come say hello! there will be some super lovely stuff to buy from local makers, live music to listen to and its all happening opposite the best milkshake bar in town! you can check out the blog right here...

also i have been compiling some brand new designs which will be available for the first time on the day!

see you there :o) !! xx

Friday, 18 May 2012

some new friends and a happy weekend...

yay its the weekend! i don't know what you're up to but i'm celebrating a birthday (mine! woop woop!) with family, friends, food and fizzzzzz...

and here's a sneak preview of a couple of new friends i've been working on:

a contemplative owl... or maybe two!

have a great friday! :o) xx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

finished commissions and blueberry muffins...

busy busy busy... again. but so happy now my little heart tree painting is finally all wrapped up and sent off... 

...and the sun is out! pete is excited as this means he can finally get started on the surfboard he's been making... check out the homemade calipers he designed!

and i thought i'd celebrate the weekend with some blueberry muffins... they're in the oven and starting to smell pretty good! they are the result of four years of research into dairy and wheat-free baking, and if you have recently found out that you cannot tolerate either of these ingredients then don't worry, there's no need to think you'll never be able to eat cake again (like i did!) 

i've gone for a nigella lawson recipe, substituting the flour for half dove's farm gluten-free plain flour and half white spelt flour (both available in health-food shops and larger supermarkets)... if you need totally gluten-free then i like using half ground almonds instead of the spelt - they make a great substitute and are totally yummy! and don't forget to check your baking powder is gluten-free too - some are made with wheat flour. i use 'pure' (a vegetable margarine) or goat's butter (st helen's farm only, i find others have a much too strong goaty taste - yuk) in place of butter, and half semi-skimmed goat's milk and half goat's (or sheep's) yoghurt in place of buttermilk.

i don't know if anyone else has similar food issues but i am always grateful for any suggestions, and happy to give advice if i can! 

can't wait to tuck in with a big mug of tea!

hope you're having a happy sunday! :o) xx

Friday, 27 April 2012

new card designs!

there's nothing like a long rainy week for pulling on your favourite jumper, listening to the radio and getting down to some serious drawing!

so i've been getting some new designs together, you can see a couple of my new cards right here, i hope you like them?

i've also been busy doing a couple of commissions... this print for a lovely friend has taken a good few days but i'm pretty pleased with how its turned out:

i ordered some beautiful Schminke metallic inks for it - this one is copper, which is hard to see in the picture but has the most beautiful sheen to it!

so i'm hoping for a tiny bit more sunshine this weekend... my garden needs some serious tlc! hope you have a lovely few days to come!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

gorgeous treasury and handmade arcade

so happy to discover that the garden superhero is starring in his second etsy treasury! this super collection was curated by sarah of a hue of duck egg blue!

you can visit this lovely showcase here and her beautiful etsy shop here...

and most excited to hear from hayley of no guts no glory, to say that exeter's only regular indie art and maker's fair handmade arcade will be going ahead on saturday the 5th of may! so if you're in devon do get down to mccoy's arcade on fore street for arts, crafts, workshops and live music!

woop woop! :o) xx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

a busy week....

well its been all go here at autumn jitters! so lovely to finally be sitting down with a cup of tea and listening to the thunder and lightning outside...

we just came back from a walk at hay tor as the rain rolled in below us, stopped in at the farm shop for bread cheese and chutney and coffee with friends, their pup dreaming at our feet, glad to be warm...

....after an exciting morning! autumn jitters now have a new stockist in beautiful bovey tracey, right here in devon! the gift shop Teazle and Margaret are selling both my printed and hand-printed cards! so do pop in if you find yourself round this way - bovey is full of delights for makers, from the best yarn shop in the world, to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and, in june, a fantastic contemporary crafts festival!

and, earlier this week, the garden superhero card was featured in this beautiful etsy treasury curated by bethan buss of boodle boutique, bristol!

you can visit this treasury here... and bethan's gorgeous etsy shop here..., i'm looking forward to sinking back into the sofa, watching a film and listening to the rain...

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

etsy shop finally open! phew!

well its taken so long for me to finally get my little shop open that i think everyone had given up on me! but it is done and i'm really pleased with how its shaping up! i have managed to destroy our little flat in the process but its all been worth it! (there is an office under there... i promise!)

so i'd love to hear what you think: you can visit my etsy shop right now here

there are a few more designs in the pipeline, so watch this space for updates!

thanks for dropping by :o)

Monday, 26 March 2012

hello! (and rainbow chair project)


thanks for dropping in! this is my first post on my first ever blog - where i hope to share some artsy ideas and adventures and gain some creative momentum... i admit to being a bit of a hermit at times, and so with newfound determination to connect to the wider world, and to meet some more voices from the amazing online community of artists and craftspeople... hello!

rainbow chair project

so... having just moved to a town on the edge of dartmoor in devon, england, and with very little budget left for furnishing our new place, my partner and i decided yesterday was the day to sort out a couple of pretty disgusting, faux-leather padded chairs that we found last year by a skip...

so with an old skirt, a pair of scissors and a b&q value staple gun i set to work on my first attempt at re-upholstery, while pete got down to some serious sanding and tea-drinking in the spring sunshine...

 can't wait to get some things growing in this garden :( !!

oops... a little wonky but full of rustic charm? maybe...

and voila! one finished chair! (just don't look underneath... my upholstery skills are still a little, er, new?) luckily the wood was actually pretty good under the c1970s dark varnish!

and finally, my recent attempt at a (very wobbly seamed) cushion cover, finished! (made from a primark dress that i bought because the fabric is so gorgeous, not *ahem* because i thought it would ever fit... ;o)

thanks for popping by... please feel free to leave comments, ideas, places to visit, people to read... it would be great to hear from you! x