Monday, 10 December 2012


Shelley & Lynsey will be at Top Drawer on Stand C14 . They would love to see you there, but if you can't make it and would like to receive a new 2013 catalogue please get in touch and we can pop one in the post.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

It has been almost a year since my last blog and so much has happened! First & foremost I've caught well over 50 mices + 2 bats + 1 mole, not bad for a rather portly four-legged fellow!!! However I suppose you're more interested in what's been going on in the Pootle studio? Well, it's been the busiest of years with so many orders coming in that, at times I don't think Shelley quite knew what way to turn.
However, finally Shelley got her act together and she now has two fantastic helpers in the office, Gillian & Mirian, who have transformed her life so that she now has time to create lots of lovely new stuff! If you don't believe me just have a look at the website, she's created a new range of 30 cards called 'Vintage Wonderland' and added 4 stunning new wrapping paper designs plus some pretty fancy new social stationary such as Pirate and Fairy Invites. In addition to this Shelley has also been working extremely hard on two top-secret licensing agreements which have kept her busy well into the wee small hours of the morning for quite some time! Now however she is taking a well-earned break, in fact as I write this she is snoring away beside a roaring log fire having consumed a rather large glass of whisky. Think I'll go and join her!

If you want to meet Shelley in person she will be at Top Drawer 13 - 15th January on STAND C14.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Apologies for the late arrival of this blog! I think we have a time thief at the Pootle studio - days disappear and no one seems to know where they have gone.
Never's all go here once again with Shelley busy preparing to go to Top Drawer in London. In fact it's absolute mayhem as she is trying to work out how to get a whole stand's worth of products etc in a suitcase so that she can take it on the train. Personally I would have hired a truck but not Shelley. She seems determined to turn herself into a donkey and drag everything there herself.
Of course the studio is very quiet without the wonderful Lynsey. However before she left she gave us this cute little chap. We have called him Wonder Piddle! He is VERY versatile and we love him to pieces. If you're very lucky you might even spot him on our stand at Top Drawer.
Okay - time to go again - have to see if I can squeeze myself into that suitcase....