Somewhere in Northern Scotland

I decided to go up to Edinburgh at the beginning of August as I had to sort some things out for my new flat, that I am very excited about. I should also say, I know that Edinburgh is not in Northern Scotland, but it just goes so well with my title. This project is…

Camera Sketchbook

I started this sketchbook as a bit of a drawing project. My parents and I were going through the attic and we saw this box of cameras. I immediately thought, “this will be the perfect subject for a drawing project”. I made a concertina sketchbook, you can find the video here! This was the perfect…

Graffiti Tour of London

I have never really got a chance to explore East London properly before this day. We planned this day out for my brother’s birthday and it was the perfect opportunity to explore this area of London. We had the help of a book, 33 Walks in London That You Shouldn’t Miss, that was super helpful….

Waitrose Food Covers

Over this lockdown period, my love for making and eating food has doubled. Anyone who has seen my Instagram stories would have definitely seen this! If not, follow my instagram @laylachauhandesigns. I originally started a sketchbook with illustrations of my recipes, alongside the recipe too. The illustrations have ranged from oil pastel sketches, gouache paintings…

Thoughts on Lockdown

Lockdown sucked. Not just for me, but for everyone. I felt stuck with being inside all the time and of course not being able to see my friends. This was further exasperated by a break up and the very quick change from being completely independent to being back in the house and obeying someone else’s…

Miss You Cards

They say that you should do things that spark joy. For me that is creating something that would spread the love (safely , I might add) in these uncertain times. To do this, I made cards and postcards and sent them to my friends and posted some through postboxes that had rainbows in the windows….

How to: Concertina Sketchbooks

My obsession with concertina sketchbooks continue! I was very happy to be asked to make a video for the EUTV QuarantinED series. It was such an honour to be asked and it gave me a little project to focus on during lockdown. You can watch the full episode here! The best thing about these sketchbooks…

C x L Collaboration

It’s been a couple of weeks since my collaboration with Chloe. This collaboration came about due to Chloe and I being a little bored during this lockdown period. Chloe, the embroidery genius, started an amazing Instagram Live series on basic embroidery stitches. A lot of people joined her sessions, but we were discussing how she…

Quarantine Sanity

I am sure many of you are losing it a little during Quarantine. I definitely am at the moment. A little, or rather a big, Sunday breakdown has led me to write this blog post, so here I am, telling others about my experience. From being independent as a university student to being back home…

Adapting your Workspace

Working from home in this ‘new normal‘ is definitely taking some getting use to. I have found the best way to adapt and feel a little more at home, is to make a more distinguished workplace for me. I am sure you know by now that I am a textiles student and for us, studio…