Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Super cute crochet

My mum gave me this book for Christmas a few years ago and some lessons in how to crochet. I love it but haven't made anything yet and just dug it out again to have another look.
I think I might have forgotten how to crochet though! 
I need another lesson Mum!!

The photography in it is lovely 
(unlike my own grainy phone pics of the pages)

Can't decide who I want to make first!
Alan the lion?

Or Pete the guinea pig?

Decisions decisions! I think Pete might be a winner!

Friday, January 18, 2013

More Snow

Well it properly snowed didn't it!
I've had a quick walk outside today but have mostly been enjoying the view from inside our tiny, but toasty warm flat. Totally a day for hot chocolate, soup and three pairs of socks!

Copyright of Amy Underhill 2013
I've been experimenting with some texture lately and really like it. I am no Illustrator pro, am completely self taught by a 'dummies guide to illustrator' book a few years ago after I left Uni!
Most things I have learnt to do using illustrator that weren't in the book have been either a happy accident or learnt from google searching my heart out and finding tutorials online.
One day I would absolutely love to go on a proper illustrator course, but until then I will keep googling away!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Lately I have been loving toadstools! Can't get enough of them!
It's the red and white polkadots I think.

Some of my favourites seen on the web:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bertie and Fern

Here is some old work I wanted to share.
This was a collection for Graco called Bertie and Fern.

Above image Copyright of Kiddicare
 Above image Copyright of Kiddicare
All images and artwork Copright of Graco Children's Products unless otherwise specified.
I even got to design some matching Bertie and Fern soft toys to go with this collection, which was a first for the Graco UK team!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Snow Snow Snow

First snow of the year today! About time! 
Those weathermen have been promising some for ages.
I do love snow! This stuff didn't stay very long but it was pretty while it lasted!

It always makes me wonder what the zoo animals from hotter climates must think of it all...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year bloggers!

Scrolling back through the past 6 months on my little blog it seems 
there have been a lot of birds featuring in my work.

That's appropriate because one of my New Year's Resolutions is to get to grips with Twitter!

Here's to a brilliant 2013!

 I have lots in my head I want to achieve this year so please wish me luck!