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Sunday, 3 August 2014


My very good friend Carly is an extremely talented illustrator; I'm constantly in awe of the work she creates. One of my favourite things about her is how dedicated she is and from such dedication and hard work she has established such a wonderful, distinctive style.

She is the talent behind the header for my new blog and she created something so perfect from the very vague 'I'd really like an illustration of a bookshelf, with a camera on there somewhere too' email I sent to her. It looks better than I ever could have imagined and it has given a lot of soul & heart to a very new blog. Pennies very well spent there, I think. 

The above illustration is a wonderful gift from Carly. I emailed her a photograph of Mark & I from 2008 when we first met (over six years ago, say whaaat?!) and a few days later this was sitting in my inbox. I'm so looking forward to getting it printed, framed & added to our photo wall. I think it will be the perfect addition.

Carly is available for all kinds of commissions, from wedding invitations, to anniversary cards and everything in between; you name it, she can illustrate it. She's also super nice! If there's a personalised illustration you would like, please consider Carly if you like her work. She's the best!

Are you having a nice Sunday so far?
I hope you are!



Now playing: Julia Stone - You're The One That I Want


  1. Carly's illustrations are amazing + I love the header for your new blog xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  2. Such a lovely print and the new header is stunning too! I'm scrolling through her blog as we speak!


  3. That is so gorgeous, and the header on your book blog looks lovely too!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

  4. The illustration is stunning! I love seeing artists featured on blogs.


  5. Carly's illustrations are so beautiful. The illustration of you and Mark is adorable and your new blog looks amazing (I can't wait to read it!).


  6. Wow Carly is really talented! Your header for your new blog is beautiful!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  7. Just stumbled on your blog & i love your posts so much :) and this illustration is so good!
    xx, Marina | marinasirmais.com

  8. Such a cute illustration, you're right she has such a distinctive style. What a lovely present to receive!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

  9. What an incredibly talented friend you have. This illustration is beautiful and such a unique way of celebrating your relationship. I've done a little shout out about your blog Jennie as I enjoy it so much..no biggie :o) x

  10. It's the cutest! I'm definitely going to get her to do another one of my boyf & I. She's so massively talented and an absolute sweetheart too.

    Tara x

  11. Beautiful illustration! I can't wait for you to start posting on your new blog and I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on some of the books on that list, yay books! <3

  12. Aaw, I'm sorry for my late comment! I haven't been very good at keeping up to date lately! I'm so, so glad that you like this. Like I said, you and Mark popped into my head straight away and I knew I'd like to create an illustration for you. Your kind words always mean so much to me! I really can't thank you enough for all of your support and encouragement! <3 xxx

    1. You're so so welcome lovely. Thank you again! xx

  13. These illustrations are incredible, such a talented lady.

    Katy - whatkatydoes.weebly.com

  14. So sweet. I found out about her work thanks to you and I've admired her ever since :)

  15. Aww this is just gorgeous Jennie! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  16. This is so beautiful, Carly is super talented <3

    Jess xo


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