Sunday, 11 December 2011

Country Living - January 2012

Our fox lavender bag and owl card have been featured in this month's Country Living Emporium pages.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Leigh Handmade and Vintage Fair

We have got a stall at our local Handmade and Vintage Fair on Saturday 3rd December.
Its at Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road , Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS9 1SP and on 10am - 4pm. There will be over 70 stalls of vintage clothing , accessories and homewares as well as many vintage inspired and original handicrafts.
There is also a vintage tea room run by 'All the Tea and China'. Serving gorgeous homemade cakes and afternoon tea.

Please pop down and see us, we are doing some special offers on our products just for the
event. Em and Matt

Christmas Robins Wrapping Paper

Our new Christmas Robin wrapping paper has been very popular.
One of our stockists 'Forty Four' has made this lovely wreath out of
our paper for there local advent festival. You can see how to make it here.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Recent inspiration...

Just a few images that have been inspiring me on recent trips out. Thought I'd share them with you. Matt

Creature Cushions

Been meaning to the post this for a while, but been so busy.
Our round creature cushions were featured on the lovely baby style file blog.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Print & Pattern

The wonderful and ever-popular Print & Pattern blog featured our new products today. Here's what they kindly wrote...

solitaire have a new range of goodies for the autumn winter season. these include a striking fox cushion which is handprinted onto linen, and lavender bags featuring a fox, owl, or cup cake. also featured is a lovely robin wrapping paper and a new addition to their exisiting christmas card range.

Friday, 2 September 2011

You and Your Wedding Magazine-Sept/Oct issue

Our yellow vintage plate place mat was featured in "50 things we love" in You and Your wedding magazine this month.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Father's Day 19th June

We have been very busy printing Father's Day cards over the last few weeks. Last orders for cards to arrive on time is Thursday 16th June.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Country Homes & Interiors feature

Our placemats and lavender bags are featured in the July issue of Country Homes and Interiors magazine.You can view our whole range of lavender bags and placemats at

Monday, 4 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Didn't get round to posting this yesterday, but just wanted to wish all mums a happy Mother's Day.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Birthday elephants

It was our Daughter's 1st birthday last week. Since she was born, Florence has been given quite a few elephant toys (our favourites pictured), so sticking with the elephant theme, we had these lovely cup cakes made for her party. We had a variety of flavours, strawberries and cream, cookies and cream and lemon which all went down very well with our guests.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Valentines Cards

We have a lovely selection of Valentines Cards. Our favourite is this new yummy biscuit card....Good enough to eat!

Monday, 24 January 2011

NEW for 2011

We've just launched our new products for 2011.
Visit to see our new eco wrapping paper, lavender bags and greeting cards.
Don't forget. There is still 20% off all our cushions, aprons, place mats and tea towels before the end of January.

Friday, 14 January 2011


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Monday, 10 January 2011

Happy 2011...

Happy New Year and thank you to all our Solitaire customers in 2010. Lots of new things coming shortly so keep checking or join our mailing list here. Em x


When I can I like to get out into the Essex countryside armed with my camera to see what I can find. If I'm lucky I'll get a good picture of a creature or wild flower but I'm also fascinated with unusual or mood lighting and trying to recreate it in our work. Subject matter aside, this dusky photo may be inspiration for a future illustration.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Hello 2011!

Early January always means a lot of drawing for us. I couldn't think of a better way of starting the year. It was inevitable that all those cakes over Christmas were going to find their way into our next lot of designs. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come. Delicious!