nature inspired illustration and giftware
I have always made things, as far back as I can remember I have been drawing, painting, sewing, knitting and a whole lot of other stuff besides. I grew up next to the river in a town called Otley in West Yorkshire where I did a lot of walking in woods, paddling in rivers, and birdwatching. This is where my love of wildlife began and since then it seems to have been a prevailing influence on my work.
Creativity was very much encouraged in my family. My dad was an illustrator and former art lecturer- he used to take me in to art college with him when I was little. I have a brother who's a musician, another is a painter and my sister is a jewellery designer/maker.
I opened my Etsy shop in 2008 and I now work full time from my studio at home, and I love being my own boss!
I print my nail stickers and most of my cards and stationery myself at home. Some of my cards, my badges, magnets, mirrors, notebooks, mugs, colouring books and tattoos are made for me with my illustrations by a company not far away in Leeds, and I carefully package everything myself.
Please check my policies and FAQ for more info but if there's anything you can't find, just let me know.
Owner, Maker, Designer
My name is Kate, I am a professional designer/maker based in Otley, UK. I make a range of products including prints, stationery and accessories from my illustrations.
My temporary tattoos, badges, magnets, pocket mirrors, mugs and A5 notebooks are made by a fantastic company, Awesome Merchandise who are based just down the road in Leeds. All of these are then packaged by me using eco friendly packaging materials.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
I can gift wrap your order at no extra cost, just mention it in the 'note to seller' if you'd like me to do this. If you'd like me to include a note from you, you can write it there too.
Do you offer tracked delivery?
Standard shipping on all items is regular first class (UK) or airmail (outside UK), which means there's no tracking. If you require a tracked or signed service you can add upgraded shipping to your order.
Custom and personalised orders
I'm afraid at the moment I'm too busy to take on any custom orders or commissions. Badges, tattoos, nail stickers, etc. are only available as listed and I'm afraid I cannot make one offs of different designs.
Do you sell prints framed/mounted?
I sell all of my prints unframed and unmounted to keep postage costs down, but they are standard sizes so frames to fit them are easy to find.
How long will my order take to arrive?
You'll receive an email when your order has been sent out. Once it has been dispatched the estimated time for shipping is:
United Kingdom: 2-5 business days
North America: 5-10 business days
Europe: 5-7 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 7-10 business days
Shipping times are based on the Postal service estimates and are not guaranteed. International orders can often take over 3 weeks to arrive, especially at busy times.
I'm always on the look out for new stockists, so if you are interested in selling my work in your shop please contact me for info.