Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Gifts for men - Twelve Ties

Fabric design is an interest of mine so I enjoy creating ties for my Zazzle store. And for many men they are the one item of clothing that allows a little flamboyance!

Here is a selection of the ties I have created from my handpainted  or screeenprinted designs - 

Six Ethnic Designs


Geometric Design Tie tie
Geometric Design Tie by helikettle
Design a necktie with Zazzle

Four Designs with a 'coastal' theme

Seaweed Tie tie
Seaweed Tie by helikettle
Create your own custom neckties with Zazzle

Two Floral Designs
Red Wallflower Tie tie
Red Wallflower Tie by helikettle
Create your own neck ties with zazzle.co.uk

Nothing here that quite fits the bill? There are more to choose from in my Zazzle Store!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Grandparents' Day

It's not long now until Grandparents' Day but a grandparent would treasure some of these customisable cards and mugs any day of the year!




You can find more cards for grandparents - birthdays, anniversaries, get well, sympathy etc - in my Greeting Card Universe Store.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Magnets with Messages

Stick one of these magnets on your fridge or filing cabinet and you will see its cheering message every time you pass it!

Cupcake Magnet magnet
Cupcake Magnet by helikettle
Design a custom magnet at zazzle

Many of the same messages are available on greeting cards and bookmarks. If you didn't find what you were looking for here, there are more fridge magnets, buttons and stickers in my Zazzle store.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

How do you doodle?

On my Art and Design blog, a follow-up to Chris Fothergill's post earlier in the week -

Back-of-an-envelope doodle

Friday, 20 August 2010

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Love-themed Postage Stamps

It's a shame that, here in the UK, we can't design our own postage stamps but it's great fun designing postage for use in the US! Here are some stamps that I've designed on the theme of 'Love' - pretty enough to encourage anyone to exchange emailing for writing an old-fashioned snail-mail, once in a while at least. And with matching greeting cards available in many cases, these postage stamps will show how much you care.


And just in case you haven't yet noticed the fragrance of all those Sweet Peas, Roses and Mock Orange Blossoms, here are a couple more -

US Postage available in sheets of 20 postage stamps from my Zazzle store.