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Summer pastel moodboard




It’s the first day of September, and I’m afraid that I have to say that summer is nearly over. BOOO! Indeed, summer is my favourite season (I think I’ve mentioned this quite a few times!) and I really don’t want it to end!

Is it just me, or have you noticed that the warm(ish) weather can often lasts until around mid October? I think the seasons are getting all muddled up. For example, the winter lasts until March, and in England, we’ve had a few days of scorching weather in late March/early April, which at that time of year, doesn’t feel like spring at all!

I’ve noticed that the shops have started to sell clothes in autumnal colours. I’m just not ready to put away my summer wardrobe just yet and begin wearing darker colours. I think I’ll still hang on to summer for a little longer and so, to celebrate being in denial that summer has nearly gone, I have put together a summer pastel moodboard, with a combination palette of pretty blue, pinks and warm yellow.

All the images are taken from Pinterest

Summer pastel moodboard



Have a lovely weekend!

Emma Jayne x



Swan pattern inspiration




It’s really exciting at work at the moment. I’m producing such lovely designs  – if I’m allowed to say so myself? They are mainly for children’s and wedding gift-wrap, and I have created a couple of birthday designs. I will be able to let you see them, once they are in production, and they’ll most likely be added to my on-line portfolio, too.

I was looking for new themes, when I came across some beautiful, bird designs. Well actually, the type of birds that caught my eye, were swans. Swans are elegant birds and I see them as a great alternative to the pink flamingos that have been so popular over the past couple of years. Flamingos are large, lean birds and have a sophisticated appeal to them. Swans on the other hand are similar, but I feel that they have a more grown-up feel to them.

In this blog post, I want to share with you some swan pattern inspiration. A couple are painted and others are digitally stylised. I’m loving all the colour and composition variations!

Swan pattern inspiration


By Helen Dardik


By Melissa Hourihan


By Jenn Gallagher

From This is Gold

From Cloud9 Fabrics


By Taylor Shannon

By Becca Stadtlander


Have a great weekend!

Emma Jayne x