Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 9

Advent Challenge 9 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Brrrrr it's a very cold and frosty one here this morning but beautiful none the less.....well at least I'm sure it will be once the sun comes up!  It's a very early start for me this morning so good job I was prepared and created my little 'Nutcracker' soldier last night for today's theme!  I couldn't stop smiling to myself when I was drawing this … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 5

Advent Challenge 5 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Day 5 and I've created a (not so little!) friend for my cute little penguin from yesterday.....a Snowman!  Today's theme was 'Snow Creature' and I kind of went with the obvious as I was short of time but I quite like him.  I did have his smile made up of little pebbles but my husband thought he looked a bit sinister, so I quickly gave him a bit of … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – day 2

Advent Challenge 2 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Happy December! Wow, how did the last month of the year creep round so quickly?!  I still feel like I've got so much I want to do and need to do before the end of this year but I'm also looking forward to some downtime over Christmas too reflect on the past year, which fortunately has been a good one for me and to plan ahead for 2015. Before … [Read more...]

Illustrated Calendar and New Work

Illustratred Calendar - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

I've been busy creating lots of new work lately and it feels great that it's work that I can share with you all as it's so often not the case!  Opening my new Etsy shop has given me lots of motivation and inspiration for new designs and products and even a new sense of purpose too when creating my designs.  Although I'm busy working on freelance … [Read more...]

New Etsy Shop!

I'm so excited to finally be able to share my brand new Etsy shop with you all!  It's been fun creating lots of lovely new patterns and illustrations and deciding what products to feature them on.  At the moment there are Art Prints and Greetings Cards available with a mix of pretty patterns and illustrations on them, there's even a set of Prairie … [Read more...]

Lovely Lurcher

Happy Tuesday all! I thought I would share another new illustration with you.  I felt so inspired after creating my Autumn Walks illustration that I shared with you last week and enjoyed drawing my lovely Lurcher Bertie that much, that I decided to have some fun and draw him again! Actually I had an excuse as it's my husband's birthday today and I … [Read more...]

Hello Autumn!

Well ok, so it isn't actually Autumn just yet and I know many of us are still clinging on to every last bit of sunshine but I have to confess that I love Autumn and it's actually my favourite season.  I'm not sure why, maybe it's the colours, the crisp bright days and cosy evenings before it all gets too drab and dark in winter!  I love going for … [Read more...]

Global Talent Search 2014

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.  Well as promised I'm happy to now be able to share my entry into this years Global Talent Search run by Lilla Rogers Studio.  The top 50 (out of 999 entries!) have just been announced and although sadly I didn't make the cut (boo hoo!) there are lots of my fellow designer friends … [Read more...]

New Surface Pattern Look Book & GTS!

Well it's been a couple of weeks since I've had chance to post here and I'm feeling a little guilty, so please forgive me?  I've had a good excuse though because as well as being busy working on some fun freelance projects, I've also been working hard on my submission for this years Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search AND to top it all off I've been … [Read more...]

Follow Your Dreams!

I've been busy working on lots of new designs recently for different projects and as well as the licensing work and commissions I'm working on I've also been creating a collection of Art Prints which will be available to buy soon!  I was going to wait until they were all ready before sharing any with you but I couldn't wait!  So here's one of them, … [Read more...]

Tour de France

Bonjour and Happy Friday! Normally it would be Fab Friday Finds today but to celebrate the start of the Tour de France and the fact that it's going to be riding right past the end of my street on Sunday (!!) I thought it was only right that I shared a Tour de France themed illustration with you all!  Now men on bikes isn't really my idea of easy … [Read more...]

Hello June!

It's a gorgeous sunny start to the month here today.  Oh how I hope this is summer on it's way at last (although I have a feeling it's not quite here yet!)! I hope it's as nice where you are too.  I thought I would share a little Illustration to welcome in June so I hope you like it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you might be doing and I … [Read more...]

Laser Cut Metal Panels

I've been working on another lovely commission for York Hospital recently.  I've created surface pattern designs that have been laser cut out of metal which will be installed as wall panels in the Breast Imaging Department in the Magnolia Centre, which is part of the Cancer Care Centre. I always enjoy these type of commissions as I get to work … [Read more...]

Free Desktop Wallpaper!

As a little thank you to you all, I have created this pretty patterned Illustration called "Hello Lovely" and it's free for you as a Desktop Wallpaper (what better way to greet yourself every morning when you open your computer?) when you subscribe to my Newsletter. If you're already subscribed, don't worry, you won't miss out as I'll be putting a … [Read more...]

A Huge Thank You!

In the last couple of weeks I have skipped past 2000 followers on Pinterest and 200 followers on Facebook!  It may not seem much to some people but to me it really is a big deal.  To think that all those people enjoy what I pin or design, is a wonderful feeling and I'm so grateful to each and every one of you! So here's a little pattern to say a … [Read more...]

Interview with Pattern Observer!

It's been an amazing few weeks and it just seems to keep getting better!  I was recently invited by the lovely Michelle and Chelsea from Pattern Observer to take part in an interview about my work, how I got started and my new Prairie collection for Dashwood Studio.  Of course I jumped at the chance!  I've followed Michelle's Blog right from the … [Read more...]

Prairie Collection now on Dashwood Studio website

Yes, that's right! I am so excited to see that my Prairie collection is now up on the Dashwood Studio website!  I have to admit I did let out a little squeal when I saw it because until now it's all felt very surreal.  Those of you who follow my blog will know that this is something I've dreamed about since starting my career in Surface Pattern … [Read more...]

Prairie Sketches

Not long now until my Prairie fabric with Dashwood Studio is on the shelves and I just can't wait!  In the meantime I thought you might like to find out more about how I came up with the actual designs.  I love looking in other designer's sketchbooks so I thought it would be fun to share some images from my own sketchbook! Well I say sketchbook but … [Read more...]

Prairie Collection with Dashwood Studio

I can't even begin to tell you all how excited and happy I am about what I'm about to tell you.....I have my first licensed fabric collection coming out with the wonderful Dashwood Studio!  It has been a dream of mine since I began my career in Surface Pattern Design to have my own named collection of fabrics and I am so pleased it is with such a … [Read more...]

Love Birds

I thought I'd better join in with the festivities of Valentines Day, so here's a couple of Love Birds for you all!  I hope you all have a lovely day today, whoever you are with and whatever you are doing. Rebecca X … [Read more...]

Butterfly Garden

Well after the excitement of yesterday's announcement about one of my latest licensing partnerships and sharing that some of my designs are now available on roller blinds through S-Blinds, I thought it would be nice to share some more brand new designs with you.  I recently created a new collection called "Butterfly Garden" which is one of my first … [Read more...]

S-Blinds

I'm really excited to be able to finally share one of my brand new licensing partnerships that I've been hinting about but had to keep a secret! It's with S-Blinds! It's a UK company that manufactures and supplies all different types of Blinds and I was very excited when they invited me to join their B-Inspired collection of designers.  My designs … [Read more...]

New Work – Sneaky Peek

Well before Christmas I kept promising you that I would have some exciting news to share and although I can't tell you everything just yet, I can share a sneaky peek with you!  Over the last 6 months or so I've worked really hard building my portfolio of designs and developing lots of new collections which I've really enjoyed and it's starting to … [Read more...]

Tropical Fusion Blog Hop!

Welcome to my Blog and in particular a big welcome and thank you for joining in the Tropical Fusion Blog Hop!  I'm guessing that you've arrived here from the wonderful Onneke Van Waardenburg's Blog?  If so, I hope you enjoyed looking at her lovely collection.  Or maybe you just stumbled across the Blog Hop by accident? Well lucky you as you're … [Read more...]

Blog Hop!

I'm really excited to be taking part in the upcoming 'Tropical Fusion' Blog Hop this coming weekend (18th - 21st January)!  I am one of 45 surface pattern designers that has created a brand new collection of designs inspired by all things Tropical and incorporating Pantone's colour of the year, which is Radiant Orchid!   I shared a sneaky peek of … [Read more...]

Tropical sneaky peek

This week is my first full week back at work and I have to admit it feels good to be back into a routine.  It's been lovely to have a break but I've been quite excited to get back as I've got some really lovely projects to start the year off.  One of them has a tropical theme, combined with Pantone's colour of the year, Radiant Orchid.  Now I love … [Read more...]