Christmas Shelf

Wednesday 21 December 2011

I love displaying little objects on shelves so I'm sharing my Christmas selection with you.
A couple of the lovely Julie Arkel paper mache dolls, my favorite is the little sitting down figure with a brown knitted hat. This year I bought quite a few of my presents from Shelf- I was so sad when it closed on Cheshire street, and stumbled upon a pop up 'Shelf' in Shoreditch, if you can't make it there have a look on their web site:
I got this fantastic 'around the world' puzzle, with illustrations of little people that hold hands.... I think I'm going to keep present for myself.
a beautiful yellow ceramic tile by Lubna Chowdhary
and some rows of robins picked up from a Christmas market.
happy Christmas everyone!


a little catch up...

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Well, it's been a busy few months, and I have fallen a bit behind with my blog posts,  so here's a brief update as to what's been happening!

Endangered Species solo show

We had wonderful opening at Yorkshire Sculpture park, where the amazing Freddie Robins opened the show, and they served Parmesan clouds and mog cat mini cakes!
The show is on right through to the end of February so make sure you go and see it!

Sample sale madness
We had our yearly sample sale where we sold off seconds and samples and had some Christmas mulled Wine... THANK YOU to everyone who made it here especially if you had to queue on the Thursday  Evening.

 Sophie traveling home with an addition to her family!
The Fantastic Erin, Kate and Imogen, who are all part of the Donna Wilson Team.. 

Elle Deco British Design Awards

Also, as you all know, I proudly won the Elle Decoration Designer of the year Award last year! So this year it was my job to make the awards in my own style for the new winners!

And to finish off, we have two members of staff leaving- Imogen and Kristina (pictured above!) our Web and Press manager is leaving at the end of the year..... Thank you both so so much for all your hard work throughout the year, I have loved every minute of working with you.... 


Merry Christmas Fenton Style

This year I designed a Christmas card for the Design Museum, which 'Large Blue' have animated... Fenton Style.
If you don't know who Fenton is, check him out on You Tube first!

Merry Christmas everyone....

SAMPLE SALE!!! tell your friends

Thursday 24 November 2011

Join us for Mulled Wine and a cosy evening of shopping at our studio Sample Sale!
We are selling slight seconds of ceramics, cushions, scarves, melamine trays and creatures and bargain prices!!

This once-a-year event will take place on 1st December at 6pm until Sunday 4th December at 4pm (or until everything runs out!)

1st Dec Thursday 6-9 (expect queues)
2nd Dec Friday 11-6
3rd Dec Saturday 11-5
4th Dec Sunday 11-4

You can find us at:

Unit 12
10-14 Hollybush Gardens
E2 9QP 

We are just off of bethnal Green road and around the corner from Bethnal Green tube station. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Lula's Monster Party

Wednesday 16 November 2011

 The Birthday Girl
Last Weekend Imogen taught a monster making workshop for for Lula and her friends.  Here are a few snaps of the monsters and their makers, looks like a lot of fun! Thanks girls x

 The monster line up!
We sell make your own monster kits on the website, or for if your interested in monster workshops please contact us:

And the winner is....

Monday 14 November 2011

Hello all, thanks so much for ALL the fantastic comments for the rainy day scarf giveaway!! we had over 100 comments and it's been so nice reading them all, and I'm sorry we only have 10 scarves to give away!

so chosen at random- here they are:
Arctic Mum
Kangan Arora Design

please can you all contact with your addresses and we will send your scarf out before it gets too cold!

thanks again- happy winter!

New collection of limited edition prints!

Sunday 13 November 2011

I am very proud to launch a collection of limited edition prints, which we have commissioned especially for sale on our website.  As you all know we have a wonderful team that all work very hard for the company, and on top of that everyone is super super talented.
Together we have produced a small collection of beautiful screen prints and giclee prints and I'm so excited to show you all!

These beautiful delicate prints of watercolours are by Kate Beckett, there are three in the collection, and  they are giclee printed on the finest watercolour paper. Each one is signed and an edition of 100.
We are selling them unframed for £45.00

... and these screen printed illustrations in black and white are the fantastic hand drawings of Erin McIntyre.  Again, editions of only 100 in A3 size. Everyone must know someone that they could give this one to:

I absolutely love them all, hope you do too. xx

Time to buy your gloves, mitts and arm warmers!

Sunday 6 November 2011

I love this shot of our colourful collection of cosy arm/hand accessories!
... thanks to Gareth Hacker - our photographer, and Erin and Kristina for hand modelling!!
Here's a behind the scenes pic!

Circus arm warmers- yes you can still use your iphone whilst keeping your hands and arms cosy!

Graph mittens - available in 4 different colour ways.

Crafts magazine cover girl!

yes, believe it or not I'm on the cover of November/December's Crafts magazine!!
With a in depth interview by Teleri Lloyd-Jones about the business, inspiration, past and future projects.

Rainy day Give away!

Saturday 22 October 2011

It's getting colder here in London, so to help keep you snug and cosy we are giving away a scarf to TEN of you lucky people! All you have to do is tell us what you like about October. We'll pick 10 people at random and announce the winners on the blog in a couple of weeks. so keep checking back!
good luck!

share the scarf love!

Donna x

make a play house!

Just in.....We have a new lambswool throw, available in three colours- green/ grey as you see here, also mustard /grey, and pink/grey.
Perfect for throwing over your bed, or sofa AND making a play den with!

size 190cm x 140cm
100% softest lambswool
woven in Scotland

and fully reversible.
I love them!

We have a ipad app of our new catalogue.

Friday 21 October 2011

To all you techies with iPads, we have a brand new iPad app!
so you can browse our brochure until your heart is content.  Download it from apple for free and see some click on some of the fab features such as a link to all our stockists, and more.
enjoy flipping through!

We're in Wrap!

Sunday 16 October 2011

If you haven't seen Wrap, it's new magazine which, when you have finished reading all the lovely articles on design, you can use the specially  illustrated the pages as fabulous wrapping paper!- Genius!
In this issue there is a big feature on us...and to celebrate you can have 10% off of your copy.
go to and input this discount code:
we love wrap! 


Sunday 9 October 2011

Autumn is here, it's my favourite season. I love the freshness in the air, and the colours changing in the trees.
It's getting a bit colder though so we thought we'd cheer you up with some soft lambswool bed socks to keep your toes cosy this October.

Use this discount code and get 50% off when you reach the checkout:

The make great Christmas prezzies too, and are now £18 instead of £36.00!! go on treat yourselves!
 Please note offer only on for the next week- until 16th of October.


October give away

Monday 3 October 2011

Hello lovely people, it's getting very cold here in London, so I wanted to give 10 people the chance to win a rainy day scarf.

Brand New Donna Wilson and Noodoll stationary set

Friday 30 September 2011

Hello everyone.  Bring back snail mail! Enjoy writing letters to your loved ones with these creature notecards and have fun decorating them with the stickers provided.
A collaboration with Noodoll who also does lots of cute products.
The pack includes: 8 Notecards, 2 Sheets of stickers, 2 Envelopes and 2 Bookmarks.
20cm x 15cm

Work in progress for Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wednesday 21 September 2011

 This November I am having a show at Yorkshire sculpture park, (it's opening on the 19th of November)
I've been asked to design some limited edition prints for the show, as well as a collection of original drawings.
I thought I'd show you all a sneak preview of what I'm working on.....

 A bear with a hairy chest.
 Birds and Squirrels
 Polar bear in Fairisle jumpers.
 Lovely lady
 Birds nests

 More creatures in Fairsles
 Foxes with long tails
 Peeping Tom
 Plants in pyjamas
and a bunny in pj's

These pieces will all be framed and for sale throughout the space, as well as a knitted tree installation, creatures and lots of work in the shop.
 It's a new thing for me, as I normally do these type of drawings before I make a creature, but never normally show people them!
hope you like them.
for more information about the show please visit: