Wednesday, 5 September 2012


I've created some new greetings' cards using vintage images. This one is based on a picture by Harry Neilson.

Friday, 24 February 2012

How do some people manage to 'blog' several times a day, as well as doing whatever they are  blogging about? It's nearly 3 months since I put anything on here. I suppose I could blame the Lyme disease but that won't put me off mushroom hunting!

I've had spectacular success at finding kilos of cepes this year but a spectacular failure at selling my "Peter Pan" ebook, published in December on Amazon and in my Etsy shop.

"Hook raised his hat to her offering her his arm"' This is the most popular print in my Vintage Print Shop. I've sold the original book pages of this print, although I can make reprints as the image is out of copyright. Most people seem to like the original, vintage pages though.

This is a pity as some of the net income - supposing there were to be any -  would go to "Great Ormond St. Children's Hospital Charity".
I've just reduced the price to only £1.96 so may be that will make a difference.

A few more pictures from the book can be seen below:

This is the endpaper, illustrated by Gwynedd Hudson for another "Peter Pan" book which was illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell. I added this to the ebook, although it wasn't part of the original of that edition. I rather like this one.

The Birds Were Flown. This illustration comes from chapter 3 in which the children fly away with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.

The Last Picture in the Book

Monday, 5 December 2011

Peter Pan and Wendy

This is my latest project. I discovered an edition of Peter Pan and Wendy with some lively illustrations by Gwynedd Hudson. It can be quite an expensive book to buy as it's out of print and often goes for silly prices on ebay.

My copy was falling apart so I thought I'd sell some of the pictures for other people to enjoy. You can see some of them here.
I became interested in the artist, who sadly died at a young age, and after pursuing that interest a little, I thought, how about publishing an e-book with Gwynedd's pictures? The rights for Peter Pan were bequeathed, by J. M. Barrie, to what is now called "Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens' Charity" who allow it to be published under licence with an agreed percentage of net profits helping to support the charity.

The book is now for sale. I will be posting some more pictures soon.

Peter Pan and Wendy ebook for sale on Etsy

Peter Pan and Wendy kindle book on Amazon

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Natasha's Guest Book

This is the guest book I made for my niece, Natasha and her husband Owain. As you can see I took these photos before it was filled in by the guests. It looked great with all the good wishes and comments written all over the pictures.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

New Banner

A short while ago, I found my love hearts banner had disappeared from my Etsy shop so I decided to make a completely different one, which you see above. Months ago, I did actually inform Swizzels that I was using the sweeties in my design but they did not bother to contact me about it, although they did add something about trademarks on one of their websites.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Making ePubs and other eBooks

The English Struwwelpeter, by Heinrich Hoffman.

I've always been fascinated by this book so I thought I'd use this old copy (1850) to work out how to make an eBook in ePub and .mobi versions.  What a palaver!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Baby Photo Album

This book is for Daniel.

View from the back.

View from the inside.

This little album holds 16 pictures and can stand up for display.