Valentine Muffins


Bake a little treat for your Valentine this year! These muffins are super duper easy to make and I’m you only need a few basic ingredients.

You'll need...
My heart shaped cake mould
250g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g butter
75g caster sugar
175g blueberries
grated lemon rind
2 large eggs
250ml milk

To make...
Pre-heat the oven to 200oC/Gas 6.
Measure the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
Rub in the butter until mixture is like breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar, lemon rind and blueberries.
Mix together the eggs and milk, then add to the mixing bowl and mix quickly to combine together.
Don't worry about the lumps!
Spoon the mixture into the heart shaped cake mould, 3/4 to the top.
Bake for 25mins until risen and golden.
Leave to cool completely then run a knife around the edge of each heart to help lift the muffins out.
Happy Valentine's baking everyone!

Full baking collection available online at Maison home

Ashley Thomas for David Mason Design

I'm so excited to launch my new collection with David Mason Design at the end of this month.
Which will be available at some exclusive retailers across the country.
The collection will accessorise your home beautifully with a unique, whimsical look. My signature style co-ordinates colourful mix and match patterns, with the ethos of making a house a home.
The range includes baking, afternoon tea, textiles and giftware, featuring vintage inspired florals, making your kitchen uniquely special. Stay tuned for more info coming soon.



Seaside Mugs for M&S

So excited to share these seaside mugs I was commissioned to do by Marks and Spencer last year that are finally in the shops. They are wonderful edition to my portfolio a gorgeous set of four handpainted designs which have been beautifully translated onto ceramic. There are two seaside slogan designs and two seaside scene designs which even feature my little dog Bertie running on the beach!

Shop the range exclusively at marksandspencer.com and in local stores.

 






Contact me for a portfolio viewing or to discuss commissioning an upcoming project.

The English Tableware Company

I've been working on some own brand projects for various companies recently, after having a break for my trademark in between exclusivity contracts. A couple collections have launched now and I have been really looking forward to sharing them with you all! 

The English Tableware Company epitomises everything great about British Design. They take inspiration from everywhere around them and create gorgeous giftware and accessory collections for the home. Their aim is to make every product special, paying particular attention to the detail and carefully sourcing each product for its quality and appeal.

I was commissioned to illustrate a range of sea creatures for the dish of the day range. The collection is bold and expressive with hand painted animals in watercolour inks, placed on a range of fresh white kitchen ceramics giving a clean look with a sense of fun.




Shop at The English Tableware Company

Debenhams Christmas 2018




Here's a collection I did for Debenhams Christmas 2018, actually my favourite Christmas range I've done to date. I absolutely loved doing the artwork for this. The range is all hand-painted and will be featured across a range seasonal of tableware. The range has a storybook quality, with bears driving cars in the snow, penguins posting letters to Santa and set across a starry winter night.












Spring/Summer 2018 for Debenhams

It may have been the longest winter ever recorded here in England, surely! What an earth has happened to Spring? Roll on the heat wave I say! My Spring/Summer 2018 collection has hit Debenhams stores nationwide now, so I thought I'd do a little post about it.
This year's collection is a tropical feast! Aching for warmer climates and dinner alfresco? 
This collection will get you day dreaming about the holiday coming up.
Full of fun, fruity accessories, foliage print kitchen textiles and quirky watercolour flamingos. It's was a really fun range to work on. I found myself recently pigeon holed into a British themed brand. But that's not what I'm about alone, so I really enjoyed the freedom of this brief. 
The range is exclusive to Debenhams in stores across the country and online. From jungle leaf tea towels, picnic plates featuring flamingo's paddling, fruity bowls and pineapple teacups. Turn your home into a tropical paradise with my new collection. In stores until August/September 2018 only, or until stocks last. This is a limited edition range and when it is gone it's gone!
 
Shop the collection here...

Shop the range from £6 at debenhams.com
Until September 2018

Spring 2018 for Debenhams


Spring is finally here! And so is my new Spring collection at Debenhams. Get the new catalogue online or in your local store. The range has now launched in stores nationwide! This years collection has some serious tropical vibes! Featuring a flock of hand painted flamingos, gorgeously tropical, painty, jungle leaves, fruity repeats and novelty summer accessories. More about the collection coming soon. Shop the collection here or in your nearest Debenhams store.



Have you seen my Christmas bedding for Debenhams this year?
A beautiful hand painted fairisle pattern featuring pine trees, snowflakes and hearts.
This exclusive design will add a festive touch to any bedroom this season.
Get yours whilst stocks last, available for a few months only.

Exclusively at Debenhams.com and at your nearest Debenhams store.

Double duvet set, £40