After the exciting news that Disaster Designs were shortlisted in 7 categories for Gift of the Year we were even more thrilled to discover that we’ve gone on to win for 2 of our ranges. I’m so happy that one of them was my Hello Sailor collection and the other was for our Moomins amazingly cute bag range. The Gift of the Year competition is run by the Giftware Association to reward products of excellence in the giftware industry.
My Hello Sailor range has a nautical and tattoo-style influence with pretty floral detailing. I also managed to include some of my doodles on it by creating a cute little anchor and bird pattern for it.
The Moomins comic range is based around one of the Moomin comic book covers. It’s so cute and I especially love the embroidered rain and cute Moomintroll holding an umbrella on the back of everything.
I was really pleased to hear that I won the National Doodle Day competition! I also win a laptop which is an added bonus! I have mentioned The National Doodle day competition in previous posts as it was about raising funds to help people whose lives are affected by epilepsy and neurofibromatosis. It was for a good cause and sounded really fun so I was really pleased to take part by drawing a doodle on an A5 piece of paper and donating £1. I am obviously now thrilled to see people chose my doodle as the winner!
My doodle should be on their website soon and I also might be doing a press release about it so i’ll keep you posted!