Friday, 22 September 2017

What If - a children's picture book

Something very exciting happened this month! I wrote my very first children's book called "What If?". Its very proudly written, illustrated and printed in Ireland.


Have you Ever Played the What If game?
All you need to do is look around you and imagine…
What if the world was a little bit different?
A little more Topsy turvy!!



Its aimed at preschool and early primary school ages and is very colourful. There is also a lollipop to be found in each illustration!














Written by Maria Ryan
Illustrated by Nadia Cruikshanks
Design by Sinead Mallee
Printed by KPS Printers
Studio Photos by AMC Photography Cork

A list of stockists can be found on our website.

Hope you enjoy reading!
Maria 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Alice in Wonderland and our Autumn Winter Collection 2017

Delighted to reveal a few images from our Autumn Winter collection for 2017.
Its inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the tale by Lewis Carroll.
Ive always been fascinated by the story, its the land of make believe and things don't make sense a lot of the time, which is just perfect! There's quite a number of versions of the book here, I did a post on it a few years ago and the illustrations have always been different in through the years. Alice has had blond hair, brown hair, different outfits but mostly the blue. Tim Burton's wonderful movie gave the story such life with his colourful and faithful interpretation.


I have included a few Alice prints in my collection and have made my own version of a modern Alice (it is awaiting photographing this week!)



This needlecord colour and fabric for me is an Alice colour! Its a heavier feel fabric and the colour is perfect for Autumn and Winter. Could be layered up with a choice of tights and tops.


This is a hessian feel fabric, a linen cotton mix with an Alice print.

This stunning Alice print is by the Rifle paper company and is exquisite up close, the gold!


The needlecord skirt , with grey leaf top and matching felt hairband.



 Possibly the most traditional of the Alice prints, vibrant and fun!

All available on our website

Beautiful photography thanks to AMC Photography Cork

Thanks for reading and hope you are a fan of Alice!
Maria