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  • The duty of cling filming the loo and pranking your mates on April the 1st is over and the Easter bunny has visited! So it seems apt to give a shout out to our Adorable Animals Collection in the month that may be seeing the result of those hot summer nights in 2014 appearing….! 

    Adorable Animal Lampshade
    Inspired by one of Martha’s favourite past times - watching cute baby animal you tube videos (we'll be sharing a few on our facebook page over the next few weeks) our Adorable Animals collection is perfect for parents who don’t want the stereotypical all pink, blue or yellow bedrooms for their little sleep thiefs. 


    Available as a lampshade, print and new baby card we think our cute baby rhino, giraffe, owl and elephant are the perfect nod to all things small whilst still keeping your home your own! (Psst check back in the Summer when a few new bits will be added to the Adorable Animal family!)


    Adorable Animal New Baby Print   


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    Want to find out a bit more about us? Here you go!


    Martha (the northern one)
    After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design from Nottingham Trent, Martha moved to London to develop her career in design and production. During her time in the Big Smoke she gained an abundance of transferable skills within the design industry, working for gift and homeware designers including Lisa Stickley and Gisela Graham. At the end of 2012 she made the bold move to return to her northern roots and relocate back to the steel city of Sheffield to focus on martha and hepsie ltd.
    When she’s not working on new designs and product development, Martha can often be found pottering in her new garden or down her local with a pint of the good stuff. She is also known for her cheeky sense of northern humour and has a habit of twisting well-known phrases into obscure one-liners, which we like to call ‘martharisms’. Her best one to date has been “no hair off my back” (instead of “no skin off my nose”?!) we do love her oddities but we’re very pleased to confirm she does NOT have a hairy back!


    Hepsie (the not so soft southerner)
    Hepsie gained experience from work placements at Matthew Williamson, Copperwheat Blundell and trends agency The Bureaux during her ,Fashion and Business Studies degree at Brighton and progressed a marketing career with one of the UK’s leading sterling silver jewellery brands Kit Heath. Working with many key high street names and independent retailers Hepsie has honed many marketing skills including art direction, off and online brand strategy, PR and copywriting all of which are now being ploughed into martha and hepsie ltd.
    Hepsie’s distinctly dirty laugh and dogged determination (occasionally perceived as being bossy) are part of Hepsie’s personality whether she’s working or playing! And when Hepsie switch’s off from work she can be found making sure her children are soaking up all that Devon has to offer, catching up with good friends and having a good time  – a lifestyle that can be positioned somewhere between Ab Fab and The Good Life!

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    Our prints are now available not only as a print but framed too! Using a black block wooden frame each A3 and A4 print will be hand framed to order by specialist framers in the UK Sent out in specialised secure packaging to ensure it looks as pretty as a picture when it arrives, all you have to do is find the best place to put hang it or be a bff by giving it as a gift! Prints are currently available in our Mr Brown Bear, Urban Fox and Swoop Owl designs with more to be added to the Print party soon!

    Signed Prints by martha and hepsie

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    For some crazy reason (pre children, cats and a hamster) I (Hepsie) have a glass dining table, which is situated in the middle of an open plan kitchen dining room that light streams into from all angles and highlights every smear deposited by said children, cats (not the hamster) but husband during eating sessions. (I would like to call them meal times but feeding time at the zoo if more close to it). Anyway pre children, cat and hamster I would never have considered placemats and coasters for fear of breaking the ‘this is a house not a home’ look I seemed to want to achieve, but now they are my friends! And our ‘martha and hepsie’ tableware means I can catch gravy sploshes and water dribbles whilst still having a style statement during the chaos of family life and a soupcon of sophistication when friends are around for dinner! Our placemats and coasters are available in 7 designs, are perfect for adding a pop of colour to a neutral room and can be used on any surface (not just a glass dining table)!

    Mischievous Magpie Placemats

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Martha & Hepsie

We’re sisters! We design and sell illustrated homeware, stationery and gifts with pops of colour and character, all made in Britain.


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