Monday, 7 February 2011

New website and new blog

After months of hard work, I have moved the piktoland blog to my own domain.

Come and visit us at piktolog!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Notebooks and more notebooks

It's that time of the year when everyone is busy either buying or selling or, possibly, both.

I have been busy too, stocking up the shop, mostly with notebooks and bookmarks.

Oh! And we are offering free shipping worldwide on all items for the Black Friday weekend, up to Cyber Monday, take advantage of it!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Swatches from Spoonflower

I ordered fabric test swatches of my new designs from Spoonflower.
I couldn't wait to receive them! And luckily I didn't have to wait that long.

I also ordered a sample kit of their fabrics, to see which would work best for what I want to make, and a very useful colour guide, printed on fabric.

I'm happy with the results, but I'm still playing with prototypes.

I have to admit it, I prefer designing that producing. I always find time to design new patterns, characters and creating prototypes. But the actual production tend to lack behind.

Oh well. Here's a little selection of swatches.

Friday, 15 October 2010

New fabric designs - sneak peak

Here’s a little sneak peak of what I have been working on.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have been busy creating designs and patterns for a new line of pouches and pencil cases.

I have made a few tests on paper, fabric and an interesting rubbery cotton, that would be perfect for wash bags and make up pouches, and can’t wait to start the production!

In the meantime here you go...

Hope you like them!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Long time....

I know, it's been a long time since my last post! But I have been incredibly busy creating new designs and developing new products.

Not just an excuse, I promise.

I have been given a lovely sewing machine for my birthday and I’m starting working on a new line of pouches and pencil cases, with old and new designs.

They will be available in our shop very very soon!

In the meantime here's the ghosts that have invaded a our cards and tags, just in time for Halloween.

They are cute and very friendly, so don’t be scared to grab a few to play with.

Or maybe to use to invite your friends to your fabulous party!

gift tags

gift tags

note cards

note cards

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Stationery tuesday - Stickers

Stickers are fun!

And they can be used in so many projects: as embellishment in scrapbooking and card making, to seal envelopes, to add a colourful touch and decorate journals and many possibility and so many stickers out there!

Here’s a little selection of some that attracted my attention for originality, cuteness and fun factor.

How do you use stickers?







Saturday, 28 August 2010

I love the rain

Well yes, otherwise I wouldn’t never have moved to London from sunny Rome. Or sunny Gold Coast (Australia).
Or the other sunny places where I’ve lived.

But no, I’ve decided to settle in London, very much aware of the weather and enjoying it like no many other people around.

This August has been particularly wet. Autumn seems to have started earlier than usual...well early than last year for example...I’ve lived here so long that I’m rambling about the weather!

Anyway, to celebrate my fondness for the rain I’ve been working on a series of designs inspired by rain and water in general.

The designs are actually based on a series of little paintings I’ve done a few months ago and I’m now developing those elements into digital form.

I will be using the new designs to decorate notebooks and cards for the autumn collection, that will be available in the shop from next week.

Have a great weekend!