Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Mini Trend: Halloween Edition!

Halloween is almost here! Bring on the horror movie marathons and
pumpkin carving competitions!
Here are two spookily inspired mini trends to get you in the mood!
Is your halloween style bold & bright, or soft & pretty?

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Thursday, 3 October 2019

Colour Me Happy!

Houseplants add a touch of nature to our homes through all the seasons 
(if we manage to keep them alive that is!)
so we're taking this gorgeous foliage inspired palette into autumn
with a dash of ochre and a sprinkling of dusky pink.
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Friday, 13 September 2019

P&C at Premiere Vision!

We will be attending Premier Vision Designs September 17-19 at the Parc Des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte.

If you are attending and looking for some fantastic artwork pop by and say hello.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Colour Me Happy!

This weeks colour inspo comes courtesy of a perfect combination 
of brick red, peach and dusky blue that is making us very happy indeed!
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Friday, 30 August 2019


We are looking for an utterly amazing and highly versatile Illustrator, with huge imagination
and lots of creative energy to bring to the team.

Ideally with 2 years commercial experience developing Print & Pattern and graphics in a retail head office environment.

You must have an insatiable love of drawing and be able to execute your  ideas to a professional standard. Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator are a must, as is breadth of style across 
character, print and typography.

The position will be based working from home, however team members are expected to travel to our Northampton studio every 6 weeks for studio days.

Applicants should send their CV and examples of their work to

Closing date : Friday 20th September


Thursday, 25 July 2019

Colour Me Happy!

Phew, it's a hot one today! 
We hope you're all keeping nice and cool out there and that
this summery yet cool palette helps to chill you out!

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Colour Me Happy!

We're still loving yellow as a key colour this summer,
especially when it sits so nicely in amongst these more natural tones.

Cool and grown-up,  this palette shows
how sophisticated  a little pop of sunshine can be.

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Spotted!: Meadow Safari on Wild & Tame

We get a little bit excited every time we see how Louise's Meadow Safari collection for Dashwood Studio has been used, including when we saw this new safari collection from Wild & Tame.

Wild & Tame is a handmade baby brand of limited edition cot accessories, gifts and nursery decor, all lovingly hand crafted in Kent by founder Chantelle. 

If you want treat your little one you can find the collection here

Thanks Chantelle for choosing these fabrics for your gorgeous products!

(All images credited to Wild & Tame)

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Colour Me Happy!

Hello yellow!
It's a key colour this summer and it makes us oh so happy.
We're channelling it into full 70's vibes in this palette,
with a little pop of sky blue to keep things up to date!

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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Blueprint New York

Our jungle gang is excited and ready for Blueprint, are you?

If you want to pop by and view our shiny new collection, the show is open from 9.30 to 6pm, Monday 20th - Thursday 23rd, where we’ll be at Booth 10.

You can find Blueprint at the Hudson Mercantile, 500 W 36th St, New York, 10018

Looking forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Colour Me Happy!

We're still loving earthy tones here at P&C,
but the edition of deep teal takes this colour trend from the desert to more tropical landscapes:
think the edges of lush jungles spilling over onto sandy beaches!

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Colour Me Happy!

Here's a little dose of colourful loveliness to brighten your Wednesday...
We absolutely love these pastel brights
(especially when they come in yummy doughnut form!)
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Monday, 8 April 2019

Colour Me Happy!

Today we're going totally mad for mauve! 
Previously reserved for your grannies chintz decor, this shade of purple 
gets a modern update with pops of peach and grey-green accents.

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Monday, 1 April 2019

Art Vs. Artist: Lou!

Finally on Art Vs. Artist, we have Louise, who is not only a fantastic illustrator
but also our fabulous Studio Manager, there to keep the studio running smoothly day to day.

If you want your characters to be the cutest of cute, or
a catchy pun or two in some fun hand drawn lettering, Lou is your lady!

Never short of a gorgeous colour palette and queen of lovely textures,
Lou's style is always fun with oodles of interest.

If you love Lou's work as much as we do 
and think her style might be perfect for an upcoming project, 
you can commission her here.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Art Vs. Artist: Laura!

Next up on Art Vs. Artist is our illustrator Laura!

Whether it's bold and fun or cool and minimal,
Laura's keen to put her hand to any style,
and as our colour and trend editor for the blog she
likes to keep up to date with what's currently popping up all over Pinterest.

She's also a dab hand at a greetings card,
and brings her flair and creativity to everything from
a birthday ice cream sundae to a skiing Santa Claus!

If you love Laura's work as much as we do 
and think her style might be perfect for an upcoming project, 
you can commission her here.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Art Vs. Artist 2019: Gemma!

Happy Friday! We're continuing our Art Vs. Artist's post today
with our lovely illustrator Gemma.

Always a pro with a paintbrush and a palette of watercolours, Gem's 
hand-painted style is sure to make you say "ooh, yum!"

Never short of beautiful florals, super contemporary techniques and the cutest characters,
Gem's work is perfect for everyone from the teeniest babies to the biggest kids.

If you love Gem's work as much as we do 
and think her style might be perfect for an upcoming project, 
you can commission her here.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Art Vs. Artist 2019: Bec!

We really loved taking part in Art vs. Artist last year - 
it's so great to put a face to name (and an illustration style!)

And as we always have an abundance of shiny new artworks being created, 
 we thought we'd give our squares an update and take part in this year's too.

First up it's Bec, who's attention to detail and level of intricacy never fails to amaze us!
If it's super vibrant and pretty you're after, Bec and her huge collection 
of fine liner's has got you covered.

If you love Bec's work as much as we do 
and think her style might be perfect for an upcoming project, 
you can commission her here.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Lou for Dashwood!

We've been loving seeing all the amazing feedback to Lou's gorgeous new
collection for Dashwood Studio that we've posted on insta lately!

So we thought we'd grab ourselves a cuppa, and have a chat with her about how this
collaboration came about and what her process was designing this collection...

Hi Lou! We are so obsessed with this collection, how did this particular project come about?

The main print in the collection is actually a gift wrap in our Paper & Cloth shop. Dashwood saw the pattern and asked me to create a fabric collection with this as the main design.
Of course, I jumped at the chance and set about creating the coordinating prints.

How did you go about creating the coordinating prints?

With a quilting/fabric collection, it’s important to consider a mix of scales, pace of AOP and different coloured grounds across the set. All working together but doing a different job. There were so many different elements in the main print, that really inspired the rest of the designs; elephants, giraffes, tigers, I knew there had to be a floral in there and butterflies seemed a lovely fit too. I think they work really nicely on the ochre ground. 

What was your favourite part of working on this project?

The idea of designing an entire fabric collection has always been up there on my wish list career wise, so it was amazing when the lovely folk of Dashwood got in touch.
I enjoyed the whole design process really, from initial sketches and playing with print ideas, right through to submitting the finished collection, but I must admit, hearing such lovely comments from everyone about the designs now they’re launched and out there in the big wide world is a great feeling! From sewing/haberdashery shops excitedly sharing photos of the collection on Instagram when they arrive in their shops, to talented little sewing bees creating wonderful things with the fabrics.

What sort of things are you hoping will be made from your fabrics?

I’ve already seen some lovely things popping up on Instagram that talented folk have been making with the fabrics. My favourite so far would have to be a skirt by Sarah @lupilotty. She used the different prints in a patchworked style skirt for her 3 year old little girl. She looked so cute in it!
I’ve also seen a gorgeous little dress made using the giraffe fabric by Lorraine @sew.last.year
It’ll be so exciting to see what else will be created from my designs. 

Thanks Lou, we can't wait to see what other gorgeous
 creations will be crafted out of them!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Colour me happy!

Here's a bit of colour inspiration to brighten up your morning!

Millennial pink is here to stay, but get's a bold update with shots of cobalt blue, 
pops of mustard and our favourite burnt orange. Yum!

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Friday, 22 February 2019

Colour Me Happy!

This living room set up is serious #goals, especially the
pretty spring-like palette paired with industrial feeling accents.

Fresh and feminine, we're really feeling this mix of
acid yellow and softer, more muted tones.

Paired with the shining sun & mild weather,
dare we say spring is on its way? Hooray!

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Thursday, 31 January 2019

Colour Me Happy!

Today's palette draws inspiration from pastel tones seen in on-trend dried florals, 
and is such a gorgeous contemporary take on pretty and feminine.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Spotted! : P&C at M&S

We're so excited to share these gorgeous M&S girls bedding sets,
featuring artwork by us, all available now!

Gem has worked her painterly magic to create these dreamy illustrations, taking us to
the ocean via a rather beautiful flower garden.

Quite frankly we'd like the lot for our own beds!

(all images copyright M&S)