Tuesday, 29 April 2014


Well Easter is well and truly over and our fabulous week in Athens a distant memory.
The Cow and Gate job is nearly at an end - I’m just creating the last few frames.

The next stop is Open Studios this weekend…lots of sewing happening for that and I will be launching new products.

There are other big exciting projects in the pipeline too - more news to come.
If you are in the Fife area over the Bank Holiday, pop in and say hi! 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Cow & Gate, Thrifting and Steampunk

Ahhhh sunshine
Not billowy summer warm, but sunny sunny all the same. It was a less manic week here in Studio Moose. I try not to panic when I’m not run off my feet (normal I think if you are running your own business) this is a good time to take stock, prepare for the next jobs and plan new projects.
This week we are beginning an exciting new project with Cow & Gate. You may have seen some social media and press about it. You can see more and take part on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cowandgateuk. We will be creating framed “doodles” for the competition winners. The first one is going out this week.

During the sunny week I managed to squeeze in some charity shop rummaging. Stockbridge in Edinburgh has some great shops and I managed to pick up some fab pieces. I know some people don’t like  buying second hand, but all the pieces are clean (I wash them again anyway) and you can get some really unusual vintage & designer clothes for a bargain.
An old friend celebrated her birthday at a fabulous new steampunk themed restaurant in North Berwick. The food was fabulous, the location amazing and I will definitely be back! It was great to catch up and see some folk I haven’t seen for about 20 years (ahem). If you are in the area you must check them out: The Roastery in Kirk Ports. www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk. They do a mean bag of coffee that I bought on the night. All roasted on the premises.

Monday, 10 March 2014


Well I am determined to maintain regular blogging…once a week at least. I was lucky enough to have a long weekend in Copenhagen recently, which was fabulous. Such a stylish city and the Danes are so friendly and full of fun. I really had to restrain myself with the fab Danish design, my bag was just not big enough! (I’ll just have to go back). Everything in the studio is a little quieter at the moment, even though open studios are on in May and we are prepping madly for that and a few big clients in the pipeline. With the lovely sunny weather we have been able to get out and start preparing the space outside the studio for summer – all go! 

Monday, 3 March 2014


Well, another long time since we blogged. Just not enough hours in the day sometimes. We had a busy year in 2013, with lots of new corporate clients. One of which, at the end of the year, was RBS. They have developed a new pig character to encourage children to save their pennies, similar to the NatWest pigs (for those that can remember them!). The pig characters were created by children and the winning design has been made into an animated short by Aardman, which you can see here.
I was very honoured to be asked to make all the runners up. All 45 of them! If you follow me on social media, you may have seen random “pig” posts. They were all completed and sent to the lucky children at the beginning of January.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Ryman Stationery guest post

We were recently very honoured to be asked to make some pencil cases for Ryman. They ran a competition for children to design a perfect pencil case and we judged the finalists and then made the winning 2. They have written a piece about it....

At Ryman we’re always on the lookout for ways to encourage both kids and adults to be as creative as possible (you can find lots of evidence of that on our blog). And with our recent Perfect Pencil Case competition we did just that!
We asked kids up to the age of 16 to design their dream pencil case, then asked your favourite doodle-making Moose to help us create them. All the entries were great, but only two people could win the special prize of having their dream design made into a real life pencil case.
As picked by Lucy Moose herself, we’re pleased to say a massive well done to Megan Hickman (age 11 – 16) and Charlotte Hey (under 10) for their winning, imaginative designs. Their very own one-of-a-kind pencil cases have been brought to life, and they’ve also received a bundle of art and colouring goodies worth £100 to help fuel their creativity. Check out the images below:

Megan’s Design

 Charlotte's Design

Well done to everyone who took the time out to enter. You can see all of the entries on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rymanstationery, in our Perfect Pencil Case Competition album. And a massive thank you to the head moose at Lucy Moose Studios!

Ryman have been high street leaders in stationery for 120 years – offering everything you need for your writing, drawing, arts and crafts. You can interact with Ryman on Twitter and on Facebook and even upload your stationery inspired pictures to Instagram using the hashtags #Ryman and #stationery. The Ryman blog is also uploaded several times a week with great content on creativity and stationery.

This year (part 1)

Well hasn't it been a long time since we blogged?...again.
This year has been fairly frantic and we haven't really had a lot of time to blog with all that has been going on. So I'm going to do a quick catch up to let you all know about some of the exciting projects we have been working on to date.
We have had a lot more corporate work this year, including many corporate logos and characters, which has been fun, seeing peoples' brand images come to life.
One of the first corporate jobs we had was for the local NHS. We created a few mascots to promote healthy eating that could be taken round to courses, classes, schools and community centres. Touchy feely fruit and veg!
Very popular :D

Saturday, 17 August 2013

End of summer

Ok, so summer seems to be at an end...for the school holidays anyway. Having grown up and schooled in England I still find it hard to get my head around the concept of summer holidays finishing in August..but that's the way it is.
We had a long and varied time, visiting places, loving the sun and generally relaxing. We hope you all had a great time too.