Monday, 30 May 2011

Folk & Flora

This gorgeous new range of cards and notebooks by Darling Clementine is now available at 44 :)

Nautical but nice

This is my new favourite dress, a nautical striped 50s sundress from it here
...and this sail boat brooch by Lucie Ellen would look perfect with it

Friday, 27 May 2011

Sticky Tape

Patterned sticky tapes and mt masking tapes now available to buy at fortyfourshop

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Book Fair

I popped into the book fair at the Assembly Rooms on Bailgate this afternoon (and brought the average age down by a long way!) There wasn't much that was both interesting and affordable, but I found a box of King Penguin books from the 1940s, some of which had lovely patterned covers, and bought these three.

Father's Day June 19th

Some early inspiration for Father's Day....quirky cards & gifts from 44.
1. Hello! Lucky letterpress card
2-4. Inkpress cards
5. Volume brooch - Tatty Devine
6. Moustache cufflinks - Tatty Devine
7-9. Trinkets & Trumpets cards

Friday, 20 May 2011


1. Multi Pansy Waterfall Print Shorts - Topshop
2. Artbox lined notebook - 44
3&4. The new Tuileries card range by Helen Dardik - Lagom (coming soon to 44)

Monday, 16 May 2011

How Bazaar Stall

Book Covers

I love vintage book covers, especially those with 1950s/60s illustration. These images were found on one of my favourite blogs 'Where the lovely things are' where you'll find all sorts of loveliness & links to further wonderful blogs.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Old School

We've gone 'old school' at 44 this week with vintage style stationery from Katy & June. Wooden folding rulers, sets of assorted rubbers, retro desk planners and pencil sharpeners shaped like vintage cameras. The lovely blackboard image is from Hello Sandwich.

Monday, 9 May 2011


I've just been watching a program called Atlantis: The Evidence on BBC2 and am completely amazed by the style and complexity of the pottery and murals they've excavated on the island of Thera. Here are a few examples of images I've found via google, but I highly recommend watching the program on iplayer.

How Bazaar!

If you can get to Lincoln this Saturday 14th May you should come along to the Engine Shed between 12 & 5pm for an afternoon of illustration, art, handmade & vintage, all in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. 44 will have a stall there selling postcards, badges & jewellery, including 50% off RRP on Lady Luck Rules OK! They'll also be 'Cupcake Corner' which sounds delicious, and an 'Illustration Auction' where you can bid for donations by illustrators such as Gemma Correll and Mike Perry. To find out more about the event you can visit the blog or facebook event.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Happy Birthday!

"Happy 30th Birthday!" to my brilliant brother. Hope he likes the card I made him....i'm working on this horse illustration for a screen print entitled 'King of the Castle' :)

Monday, 2 May 2011