Friday, 27 March 2015

New pre-school books by Jane Foster - ABC and 123

The postman delivered my two new pre-school books in the post today  - here are some snap shots - they'll be available to buy in the shops in May but are available to pre-order on Amazon now at £6.99 each. One is a counting book and the other an alphabet book. Am really happy with the look and feel of them - both have slightly shiny and raised pictures although it's hard to see in my photos!
They're published by Templar.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

March giveaway bundle - Creative Craft With Kids + new nautical Bill bear + new coin purse!

This month's giveaway is a signed copy of my Creative Craft With Kids book + one of my handmade toy Nautical Bill bears and one of my new mini coin purses.

All you need to do is leave me a comment below as to who would like these and why? I will pick a winner at the end of the month.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015

New Nautical Screen Printed Toys by Jane Foster

It was only a matter of time before I started entering a Nautical theme after having moved nearer to the coast 6 months ago.
Here are two of my new screen printed Nautical toys - Nautical Bill and Nautical Nancy.
The painting in the photos was by our daughter when she was 6.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

New limited edition screen prints by Jane Foster

It's been so fabulous to finally get back to screen printing again! These are my first screen prints that I've done in the new studio. All available now from my website and Etsy. They're limited edition and have been printed onto textured pristine white thin card.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

My picture domino obsession - Jane Foster

I've an obsession with vintage picture dominoes - here are a few snap shots of just a few examples I have in my vast collection and what I've done with some of them. They date from the 50s, 60s and 70s. I've included a few projects in my latest book Creative Craft With Kids available here. 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Jane Foster's New Musical Toys - free giveaway!

My background was in music so I thought it would be fun to design a few musical cats and dogs! Perfect for little ones to pop onto the piano stand or into a violin case!
I shall be giving away two of these toys to two lucky blog readers (or Facebook fans!) - all you need to do to enter is to leave me a comment below as to who would like one and why? (Oh, and also, which one? Treble Clef cat or Piano dog!) These are also available here.

Monday, 12 January 2015

New Scandinavian Toy Lions by Jane Foster

Am determined to create some more toys this year! Here are my new toy lions  -  you can see that these start off from ink drawings which are then exposed onto a silk screen for screen printing onto fabric.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

My new book - Creative Craft With Kids - Jane Foster

I'm excited to announce that I've just received copies of my new book 'Creative Craft With Kids'  (published by Pavilion Books) hot off the press.

I really enjoyed working on this book as it focuses on crafts to make for and with children. I had lots of little helpers taking part and loved what they produced. There are 15 projects in total  -  projects using fabric and paper. There are lots of visually pleasing photos (by Rachel Whiting) and great step by step illustrations (by Kate Sutton). The book has a strong board cover and fabric spine, similar to my first book Fun With Fabric.

The book will be available to buy on Amazon but I have a limited number of exclusive pre-publication copies which are available to buy now direct from my webshop here or my Etsy site here. Each copy is signed and I am also giving away with each one a set of three limited edition postcards for children (or adults!) to colour in which feature the character Poppy on the front of the book. She appears throughout the book offering little helpful hints or playing with her pet sausage dog Pom Pom.

A huge thank you to my wonderful literary agent Claudia Kennerley from (Palazzo) who has been instrumental in securing this three book deal. (Fun With Fabric, Creative Craft with Kids and ........)

I so hope that you'll enjoy the book and that it will provide some much needed fun for you and your children, particularly on these bleak Winter days! I would absolutely love to see any projects you create from the book so please do Tweet them!