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Introducing Hollyhock Lane…

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We Welcome Hollyhock Lane…

Whats not to love about HollyHock Lane stationery! Quirky & alternative, charming and pretty, hand drawn and painted stationery by artist and illustrator Julie Annis.

All the designs Julie creates start their lives on good old-fashioned paper, and she uses pens, paints, inks and collages to make designs that are fun and pretty before translating them into digital formats for modern printing presses. The stationery is then printed by Julie’s printers (who have very green credentials such as using vegetable based inks,) onto lovely thick, vintage finish, recycled card.

Julie’s vision is to design stationery that’s creative and original and that is a bit different from the run of the mill wedding stationery that you’re used to.  Here she tells us a little bit more about her business…

Tell us a bit about Hollyhock Lane Stationery…

Once upon a time I did a fine art painting degree at Edinburgh College of art, and after graduating I started working as a graphic designer and illustrator. I found that I had this slightly weird combination of skills that were never quite, completely satisfied in my day to day work, because I never got to do the really creative work that I craved. It was when I was getting married in 2009 and I created the stationery for our own wedding, that it got …

Our Floral Workshop with The Basement Florist…

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Photography: Alexa Loy Photography

Our First Ever Workshop…

Last weekend we held our very first ‘Mr & Mrs Unique Presents’ workshop with Noeleen from The Basement Florist. We held it within the gorgeous barn at The Victoria in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Both as nervous as each other about the task ahead of us, we planned every details and there was no backing out with a full house turning up promptly at 1pm… But really we should not of worried, we really had such a great afternoon!

The plan of action for the day was to introduce ourselves and then for Noeleen to teach everyone some basic skills in how to plant seeds, look after them and then how to prick seedlings out and introduce them to your garden.

We would stop half way through to enjoy a delicious lunch created by the very talented guys at The Illustrated Chef. Once this had be devoured, Noeleen would teach everyone how to create their own display.

Here Noeleen tells us more about the day:

The main reason for running the workshop was to show people how easily flowers can be arranged to great effect with just a little guidance, and to encourage creativity and the perception of flower arranging into something more than just ‘chucking them in a vase’ after you’ve put the rest of the

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