Tuesday, 30 November 2010

I'm now on Twitter

Thought I'd let you know that Michelle McClelland design is on Twitter. You can follow me @MMcClelldesigns The site is still developing so if it changes apperance over the next few days dont be alarmed. I look forward to your tweets! Ps thought I'd just share a little picture of the most goooorrgeous trinket boxes ever by Plumo . If anyone is reading this that wants to buy me a present, this is on the wist list!
Some one buy me for Michelle!

Monday, 29 November 2010


Good Afternoon. I hope you're all enjoying the snow. I know I am but I'm lucky I don't have to go out in it as I work from home so I'm nice and toasty. I had a great weekend. I went to Christmas adventure near wetherby. It really gets you in the festive mood. My favorite part is The enchanted forrest where you walk through a forrest full of illuminated creatures-very magical. Click on the link to have a sneak peak. Today I'm posting some ideas I've had on baubles. It'll be time to put the tree up soon so they're on my mind.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Santa's little helpers

This is a range inspired by some wooden Elf decorations I have for my Christmas tree. It's called 'Santa's Little Helpers'. I've posted them extra big so you can see the detail. I love the colours and the sketchy feel of the prints. I'm mainly working on Cheistmas prints/card designs at the moment for next years Christmas (I know!) I want to have a juicy selection behind me should anyone request Christmas designs. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Betty Joy!

Morning! It's snowing outside and I'm suddenly feeling very Christmassy. There's something so lovely about the snow and it's funny that it can cause mayhem and caos but we still love it! Today I want to tell you all that the Michelle McClelland design blog has had a post put on Bettyjoy how exciting. Bettyjoy is a great craft blog and Lucia does many amazing craft classes based in Sheffield. I've put a little snippet below but to view the whole post go to http://bettyjoy.blogspot.com/2010/11/michelle-mcclelland.html. I'm very excited about this and just want to say a big thank you to Lucia.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

An act of kindness

It's not very often you find very kind people that do nice things for you when they really don't need to but today I found one!  I bought me and my Sister a Blabbos cat Keyring by Kamibashi while on a recent trip to the US as they were super cute and we both love unusual looking things.
I sent my sister one and she lost it so I've been trying to find another one with no luck :(. I contacted the kind people at Kamibashi and they have gone out of they're way to help me and have organised another one for my sister. What nice people and their Blabbos range are so cute!
Here's a picture (not a great one) of the little guys (sadly the blue one is no longer with us).

Monday, 22 November 2010

It's cold outside!

Todays print reflects the way I'm feeling..........very cold! I've just come back from holiday where it was lovely and warm. It was such a shock when I got home as it's freezing!!! Anyway my favorite time of year is fast approaching so expect to see some Christmas prints on here over the next few weeks and enjoy this very cold Monday.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Friday, 12 November 2010

Little Birds

I'm noticing that I seem to be quite obsessed with designing birds at the moment.  I think they would look nice on kitchen textiles. I'm thinking of getting the first print made into a Canvas. It would look lovely on my wall.  I just Love them!  I've spent today contacting people.  It really takes such a long time and I'd much prefer to be designing in that time but when you're starting out you've got to get those contacts and say yes to every job until you've got a name for yourself and hopefully one day people will be hunting me down to work with me. It's definatley tough going freelance but I wouldn't change it now. I never thought I'd ever have the courage to do it but here I am and I am going to make it work so In the meantime if anyone reading this knows anyone that wants a versitile designer to work with them tell them of me :) ................................

Thursday, 11 November 2010


Morning, It's not a very nice day out there today so I thought I try and make you all smile with some fun quirky owl prints I've been working on. The idea for these prints came to me when I was in bed and just about to go to sleep which is quite funny considering the idea was Owls! I find alot of ideas come to me at that time. It's very bizarre! I now keep a notebook beside my bed as sometimes I can't remember them in the morning.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Craft fair news

Well the Craft fair was great fun. The venue was absolutley gorgeous. When you go to these fairs you realise that there are some really talented people out there. We got to meet some lovely fellow crafters and sold some of our stock so all and all it was a great weekend. I can't wait to do another one! Now thats over it's back to business. I had a very interesting phone call the other day so watch this space!
Me and Rose with our stall

Thursday, 4 November 2010

More crafts this time it's Christmas cards!!

As it's craft week for me here's some cards I'll be selling at the craft fair. All designed and put together by yours truely! I've decorated them with plenty of sparkle and they're a really cute size of 10 x 10cm. Hope you like them!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Feeling Crafty (Craft fair St Williams College York THIS WEEKEND!)

Hello I'm back from Holiday-not for long though as I'm off again in two weeks. I can't wait! It's been a busy two days for me as my Craft fair has finally arrived eeekk! I've got alot to do but with the help of my boyfriend Rob I'll get it all done. I know I posted a few pictures a couple of weeks back of what I've done but here are some more (below). The craft fair is this Saturday and Sunday at St Williams college in York. There may be a very small admission fee but it's a lovely building to be in so well worth it. Please if your in the area come along. Me and my friend Rose will be selling our craft on the stall and these items include cushions, purses, printed totes, magnets, hanging decorations and cards. All handmade and all designed ( and some printed) by me and Rose. There are so many different designs you will definatley find something you like.
Silk Cushions

Bird decorations

Owl magnets

printed tote bags

Cute purses