The summer holidays are here so it’s time to jet off somewhere fabulous.
Swimming costume? Check. Plane tickets? Check. Passport? Check. But have you got a fantastic cover for your passport? If not, read on…
Passport covers not only look super pretty, they are also really handy. If you’re carrying your whole family’s passports, it’s so much easier to work out who’s is who’s at a quick glance. If everyone has a different passport case, it makes passport control a much simpler ordeal.
Even if you’ve just got your own passport to look after, having a snazzy holder makes it so much easier to find in your bag. No more “oh my goodness where is my passport” panic.
As well as making them look pretty and easy to spot, passport cases help to protect your passport. The passport covers are reinforced with interfacing to give them strength. This gives an extra layer of protection and helps to stop your passport getting crumpled.
If nothing else, buying a passport wallet will get you thinking about your next holiday! Where will your new passport cover take you?
Don’t forget to take a photo of your new passport cover while you’re on holiday. Upload it to social media and tag @drawnbyrhiannon and you could win a £10 gift voucher!
Take a look at the full range of passport holders here.
My background is in fashion design so I’m always keeping an eye on the latest fashion trends and print designs.
Although I enjoy looking at the season’s newest styles, my print designs aren’t really inspired by current trends. I set up Drawn by Rhiannon to provide fabric designs that you couldn’t find on the high street, so following trends didn’t make sense to me. My inspiration comes from all around me, usually from my travels, but also from the beautiful British landscape. However, I thought it was interesting that this season I’ve picked up a couple of trends without even realising it!
As you know, I love drawing animals. I would say about 75% of my designs are inspired by animals because I love them! They come in all shapes and sizes which gives me a real challenge in drawing. I also love quirky designs so what’s better than a fabric covered in dinosaurs or puffins!
It looks like I’m not the only one who thinks that because the big fashion houses are at it too. Look at this fab dress by Dolce & Gabanna, covered with a mix of farm animals!
I never would’ve expected to see high fashion designing fabric with chickens on but it’s great to see them having some fun. I’ve designed several farm animal prints over the years, and the chickens are one of the most popular.
The chicken print was inspired by some very free range chickens that used to escape their garden and make a break for it down the village road. I loved the rich colours of their feathers and their cheeky characters.
Since then I’ve designed a sheep print, inspired by a particularly sassy sheep we spotted one day. I really enjoyed creating the wooly texture of the fur on this print design.
I’ve also designed a cow print, inspired by some beautiful cows in Graves Park. You can find out more about the cow print design in the blog posts here. I was really chuffed with the cow print design so used it to make a variety of items which are all available for sale.
I like the farm animal theme so I’m hoping to add to it in the future with pigs, horses, donkeys… any suggestions? Comment below!
Insects and other bugs can be really interesting to draw. You get to zoom in really close and see all the little details that you didn’t know existed which makes for quite a challenge. The bee print I designed is now my most popular print, but before that I designed a butterfly print.
I loved how colourful and fun this print was to design. It’s currently not in use on any of my products, but if you’d like to see it make a comeback please comment below!
Butterflies are also a big trend on the catwalk this year. The pretty bugs have been featured by many high fashion brands, including this beautiful dress by Mary Katrantzou.
As you can see, you don’t have to spend a fortune to be on trend this season. Just add a splash of print to your home and shop small instead!
With the arrival of the new fabric last week, it’s time for a whole range of new items.
January was a super busy month designing lots of new prints. It’s one thing seeing my designs on my computer screen, but seeing my drawings printed on fabric is still amazing! I’ve got a busy couple of weeks making lots of lovely new items for you all so I thought I would list everything I’m making so you can see what’s going on. If you would like to pre-order anything before it goes to public sale, please get in touch!
Kingfisher Giraffe Ladybird Sheep Banana Panda Cow Blue tit Bee
Bananas (random pattern on a blue background) Bananas (stripes on a white background) Cats Rubber ducks Llama Puffin Cows Rabbit Sheep Ladybird Panda Bee
Ladybird Rubber ducks Puffin Panda – SOLD Cow Sheep Bananas
Kingfisher Llama Bee Bananas Teacup – SOLD
Reusable makeup remover pads
Squirrels Puffin – SOLD Ladybird Blue tit – SOLD Rabbit Bananas Panda Kingfisher Pineapple Flamingo Elephant Peacock feathers – SOLD Bee x 4 – 2 SOLD
Reusable beeswax food wraps: Snack size and lunch size
Bees Kingfisher Puffin Ladybird Flamingo Panda Bananas Pineapples Dinosaurs Unicorns Blue tits
Don’t forget to comment below or click here to get in touch if you’d like to reserve any of these items.
It’s that time again when new fabric is on its way!
After a super fantastic festive period, it’s time to restock on lots of items. New fabric here we come! The beeswax wraps have now completely sold out so I’ll be making a HUGE new batch of those, but what else would you like to see?
I’ve designed lots of new prints in the new year so I’m really excited to see those on fabric. Have you seen the panda print and banana print yet?
With summer holidays on the horizon I’m planning on making a whole new range of passport covers. What designs would you like to see on the passport covers? So far I have planned bees, blue tits, bananas, sheep, cows, pandas, kingfishers, rabbits, ladybirds and giraffes. Are there any other prints you’d like on them? Let me know by commenting below!
Another best seller at Christmas was the fabulous reusable makeup remover pads. These completely sold out at the Christmas markets so I’m going to make a big new batch of these too. What designs would you like to see on the makeup pads? Let me know!
And of course there will be more of your favourites like coin purses, makeup bags and aprons. Anything else you’d like to request? Just let me know! New fabric will be ordered on Friday so don’t miss out.