One of the many fab things about working at Belle & Boo is all the lovely people we get to work with. We were lucky enough to be introduced to the very talented textile designer Rhiannon Southwell when we were all living and working in London (Wow that feels like a life time ago now) Her first fabric range she designed for us included my still all time favourite 'Pirate Games' I have a blind in the boys room made from this fabric, not to dissimilar to the blind we spotted on instagtram of Jools Oliver's little boys room eek, how cool is that!
First Kate moved to Bristol followed by me and then a few years ago Rhiannon also moved and we now all live within 10 mins of each other. She has put me to shame by creating her stunning home in under a year whilst we still sit amongst the peeling wallpaper and orange varnished floors!
The boys eating lunch alfresco in our crumbly porch!
Before Christmas we asked Rhiannon to design some new prints for us and she asked whether I would consider exchanging them for a commission of her children. Of course! I wish we could pay all bills this way! Here are the results, I loved working on them, it was wonderfully easy she provided the idea, the outfits and great photos, I hope you like them.
She in return gave us many, many beautiful designs, including our Ballet fabric and Patchwork quilt fabric, 2 of our best sellers.
(Photo by Lili Celestine )
Rhiannon is also one of the official artists chosen to illustrate a Shaun in the city,
here is a sneaky peek of Rhiannons to be unveiled on July 6th