Written by our amazing friend Louise Wisson, St Albans-based cancer survivor and blogger, these uplifting prints are designed to help create an everyday Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). These are all the mottos she lives by in order to boost her own PMA and her blog, LouiseWisson.com, is an embodiment of them. We designed them in November 2014 to raise money for The Eve Appeal, the gynaecological cancer charity, that do research into Louise’s rare Primary Peritoneal Cancer. However, together we also wanted to contribute to raising awareness and improving early detection of cancer in Hertfordshire, which is why we’ve teamed up with Raindrops on Roses in St Albans to sell these prints in aid of Herts Against Cancer. You can also buy the prints online from our website. To date Louise has raised over 14K for cancer charities, her aim to to raise 100k.
The team at Rosie Robins were invited by Fortnam & Mason to personalise their stunning range of Christmas Crackers at the Skate Christmas Arcade, Somerset House on Tuesday 9th December 2014.
Skate at Somerset House offers a host of seasonal experiences on and off the ice. During the day, you can skate in the beautiful splendour of Somerset House’s neoclassical courtyard. After dark, the rink hosts some of the best international clubs and festivals at excusive club nights. You can après-skate, enjoying a cocktail, indulging in a fondue or tasty treat from Fortnam’s Lodge or the skate lounge.
Rosie Robins was at the Glad Tidings Tuesday where Skaters and spectators enjoy live festive entertainment, traditional yuletide treats and late-night shopping at the Skate Christmas Arcade transformed into a pop-up version of the classic Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly store.
Create your memorable winter experiences at Skate at Somerset House – Rosie Robins did!
On Saturday mid-morning after having overslept, just a little, we boarded the train at Broxbourne about 15 miles outside of London. I was full of anticipation of the day ahead. We were heading for Bermondsey just south of the river that has a growing reputation of being a foodie mecca. Leaving the underground at Tower Hill we walked through St Katharine’s Dock and over Tower Bridge taking in the views of the city. We followed our noses and turned into Jamaica Road and on into Stanworth Street, we couldn’t believe our luck; the area was buzzing with people. Bunting and balloons adorned the street; children were having their faces painted and the mouth-watering smell of food filled the air.
We hadn’t realized, but it was the annual Bermondsey Street Festival; an annual celebration of music, dance, arts, cuisine and creativity. Many of the local shops had stalls were selling their wares. The courtyard outside the White Cube Galley had been turned into a catwalk. Models embraced vibrant clothes by designer Zandra Rhodes. The local pet store Holly & Lil was manic: dog lovers dressed their dogs into costumes for the dog show at Leather Market Gardens.
It was an eclectic mix of all things I love about London. Mid afternoon we perched ourselves on a bench and enjoyed a meal of paella taking in the sights and sounds of the ‘village fete in the city’.
A walk along the river and a stroll through vibrant Borough Market rounded off ‘a most excellent day’
We were up bright and early for our day out at the Goodwood Revivial. We stepped back in time and enjoyed the air displays, the motor racing, the dancing and drinking!
During the Second World War the Goodwood Motor Circuit was home to several spitfire squadrons and was a key Battle of Britain airfield.
This is a fantastic excuse to dress up in vintage fashion of the 1940s, 50s, 60s. I chose a 1950’s outfit with a waist so nipped I could hardly breathe. You can have your hair and make-up done from the lovely ladies at Betty’s. You can enjoy the fun at the Butlins roller disco, or watch the riders on the Wall of Death!
Our favourite place is sitting in the deck chairs near the airfield and enjoying a Pimms listening to the big band of a bygone era and lifting our eyes to the sky as the Hurricanes and Spitfires fly overhead. Booked my tickets for next year already.
My dad passed away in January this year. I am looking at the shed my dad made and then repaired each year as the winter took its toll. Today the flowers are blooming the sun is shining and it’s a lovely day. As I sit in the sunshine I think about my children and his grandchildren he has left behind. We hold very special memories. I got each of my children to write their own memory of my dad to give to my mother. He was a very lovely man. I know she holds it dear and it sits in pride of place in her hallway.
We know we’ve been quiet for a while, but we’ve been busy preparing our new website and blog, together with lots of new cards and prints to show you.
So, after months of planning, tweaking, more planning and more tweaking, we are finally delighted to launch our brand new site. The new site is, however, causing us all to put on weight – every new product upload seems to require a ‘celebration’ cake treat!
We’ll be updating our blog regularly with news about our products and unique personalised gift ideas (and maybe pictures of all the cakes we’re eating).
Why not visit the new website and tell us what you think – we would love to hear from you.
Delighted to hear about a good friend’s new baby news, and still having fun designing and producing our personalised Christmas cards, we decided to design a special card to celebrate baby Bella’s first Christmas. Bella’s Mum and Dad will have a unique ‘keepsafe’ to add to their ‘baby album’.
Celebrating Bella's first Christmas
Our love of all things typographic has led us to create our own unique calendar for 2011.
We have had such fun brainstorming ‘all things British’ – from snowdrops in the Spring to ‘apples and pears’ in the Autumn.
Each page is a colourful celebration of what each month has to offer, with plenty of room to make notes of all those personal special occasions.
We don’t want to wish time away, but we can’t wait ’til January!
We are thrilled to announce that our new website is now very much live and the response we have had so far has been really encouraging. We hope you enjoy browsing and we would welcome any feedback on our personalised cards and posters.
The excitement is building here in the studio as our new website is about to launch. The many, many months of planning, designing, re-planning and more designing have been worth it, as our new project is about to ‘hatch’. We are sure you will love the new designs just as much as we do.