For just over a week, we shut our Ribble Valley studio for the holidays to head home to the Yorkshire Dales, where my family live in a cosy cottage nestled in a picturesque village in the Craven Dales.
We spent Christmas in a traditional British way; cosied up by the fire with loved ones, playing board games, eating chocolate for breakfast, taking walks on the hills, discovering a love for Baileys on ice, taking a plentiful amount of naps, making gingerbread and of course, eating gingerbread!
Relaxed and happy, we were delighted when one morning, we awoke to a thick, fluffy layer of white snow covering everything in the valley, including the greyfaced dartmoor sheep! I always gain a tremendous amount of inspiration when I venture around the hills, taking time to just be in nature and listen to the wildlife, and the arrival of snow gave me a whole new love for this part of the world.
Here is a little visual diary of Katie’s white Christmas
We would like to thank you all so much for your support in 2017 – to everyone who came to visit us at our Christmas market, who ordered items from our shop, for all your kind comments and constant support throughout the year – Thank you! It has been a such a dream to design and create beautiful products which add joy & magic to your lives!
We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your loved ones and we are very excited to show you what we have in store for the new year!
We wish you all the most joyous and magical 2018.
xx KC xx
Katie Craven is a luxury lifestyle brand, based in the Ribble Valley countryside. With design at the heart of the brand, Katie intricately hand illustrates each of her beautiful, classic creations in her signature pen, ink and watercolour style.
Katie’s illustrative prints turn the beautiful and the magical into luxurious pieces of artwork that can be worn, loved, displayed and treasured forever. Her designs are “created with the aim to bring joy and magic to everyday life” and her inspiration is drawn from all aspects of daily living, including small magical moments, daydreaming and the beauty of our natural world. Her inspiration also lies in classic vintage styles from eras past, including work by Victorian designer William Morris “who believed the world could be made a better place through the creation of beautiful things.”
Inspired by Katie’s love of all things beautiful, we are devoted to making exceptional quality stationary and silk scarves that are proudly made in England, created to inspire and encourage the traditions of sending letters and gift giving.
With British luxury at the core of the brand, attention to detail is taken at every aspect of the products journey and we take pride in selecting the highest quality fabrics and paper stocks to ensure the longevity of our luxury collections. Sustainability is at the forefront of everything that we do, therefore all of our greeting cards and paper products are printed on FSC certified card, sourced locally to us in the beautiful Lake District.
Our luxurious silk scarves have been specially created to add a timeless, elegant finish to any look, invoking a sense of beauty and magic whenever worn. We are proud in the knowledge that our scarves are truly beautiful pieces of wearable art, that have been drawn by hand with an exquisite level of detail and printed onto the finest silk twill material, to be loved & treasured forever.
Each Katie Craven design tells it’s own unique story, featuring an illustrated, imaginary world that has been created to incite a sense of joy for life whenever admired.
Take a look at our luxury greeting cards and silk twill scarves here