Long days and late nights

It's been one of those weeks.

Deadlines and targets and lots of wine.

A gorgeous lunch at Hemsley and Hemsley (make sure you try the almond and green tea latte), lovely dinner at Granger and Co (try the shrimp burger) , meetings, work, more meetings, fabulous times with friends at the Hockley Arts Club (try the twister cocktail) and catching Laurence Fox at Bodega.

Is it Friday? yes - awesome.

*turns all alarms off.


Sunny May

Oh May.

Bringer of sunshine, peonies and parties.

You are marvellous.

Super long studio days filled with gorgeous light and ending with a rosé in the garden are very bearable.

Big love



When winter returned

It's been so cold this week that I have been having a bath as soon as I get home from the studio - not just for a lovely long relax but to get warm - what has happened to the weather?

I've kept warm by dreaming of tropical holidays and the aforementioned bath, not to mention we are super duper busy in the studio right now with lots of lovely wedding clients - so running around all day long keeps the mind of the chill.

I had a wonderful time in London too - catching up with retailers, meeting clients and partners - but always time for lovely food and coffee - this week courtesy of the Chiltern Firehouse and the Connaught - and they call this work #lovewhatyoudo.

Super happy Bank Holiday love xo


Tropical Brights

Last week in the studio loked a little like this - tropical brights for some of our favourite designs for PaperWrapCo. xo


Party! Party!

I threw a little party for my BFF and it looked a little something like this.

We used the lovely Portobello Derby for our catering and they were fabulous xo


And then the sun came out to play


A mini heat wave #akaoursummer so it's all been a bit work hard, play hard.

I've also rediscovered a love of gin #cuehangover but what a lovely week - dinners with family, dinners with friends at new restaurants, lovely clients, awesome projects and an all round good vibe.

Happy days xo


Life lately…

One of my 2016 goals was to be in the moment, suspend worry of the endless to do, switch off the email on a Friday and have more adventures.

Well #eyeroll it wasn't going so well #standard so I made plans to turn that around #lifegoals and not just make the time for the big plans and adventures but the small, every day ones too #cuecliche well April so far is feeling like I'm making the most of everything and it feels goooood! so now if we can just do something about that rain - that would be be-yond.

Big love xo


Pretty Pictures

It's Friday!

And it's not raining - it's a miracle!

So this week i've been loving catching up with pictures from Instagram of lovely customers with their Abigail Warner stationery products - so pretty xo


Spring Equinox

A deadline and wine filled week that finished with the most relaxed weekend filled with sunshine.

Happy Spring Equinox! xo


Weekend In Sight

What a week.

The weekend is in sight.

The last few days have looked a little like this.

Screen printing, packing, lots of coffee and little sleep - just as I like it xo


Pop Up Printshop

Well hello there!

And good morning to you, yes you - over there - I've got some news to put a smile on that pretty face...

I am bringing back a series of print shops for the Summer - our first print shop is an introduction to Print Making -  we will cover letterpress, lino printing and screen printing - think tattoo inspired birdies and anchors, geometrics and {totally overdone but none the less still charming} moustaches and bow ties - you get the picture.

Like the sound of that? naturally, it's going to be a little bit special, learning about block printing techniques before trying your new skills to create your very own canvas tote bag and tea towel as well as creating your own ranges of cards and a print and hanging out with the team et moi talking all things paper and print.

What is the date?
Choose from either 7th May or 4th June - further dates to follow.

What are the timings?
10.30 til 3 pm.

What do you need to bring?
Absolutely nothing, just your pretty self - we do use inks so sleeves that roll up are a must and family heirlooms should be avoided.

Do I need a design?
We will have some template designs for you to choose from for the lino print and you will have the opportunity to create a design of your very own. If you want to be super prepared then prep a design at home, but remember block shapes with little or no detail work best, especially if it is your first time.

Where is the Print Shop?
In my studio at Sadler Bridge, Sadler Gate, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3NT.

What's the cost?

£50 per person which includes all of your materials including tea towel, tote bag and card and envelopes as well as a little goodie bag.

You in? cool, book your spot below*


*Sorry lovelies I can't reserve any spaces until you make your pretty little minds up if you can make it or not - we only have limited spaces, time is short and time is money - so you are either in or out.

A little bit of Small Print...

- Once your space is booked it is non refundable and non transferrable.
- If you could arrive 5 minutes before the workshop starts that would be fabulous.
- There will be a 30 minute break for lunch.

Want to see what we get upto in these classes? take a look at Pop Up Print Shops {and at Folly}, and the Christmas workshop here and a lovely blog post from one of the lovely ladies who joined us here.

Our workshop is suitable for beginners or more experienced paper lovers that want to have paper adventures in a fun environment.

Any questions? then drop me a mail hello@abigailwarner.com

Get crafty friends xo

{Picture by the fabulous Holly Booth at the equally fabulous Ink & Thread.}


Hello Weekend

A week plagued by trips to osteopaths, dentists and doctors combined with some behind the scenes production issues - this week could have been a whole lot better.

Am raising a glass to the not-so-perfect weeks and manifesting normality with my G&T.

Big weekend love xo