I’ve previously mentioned that I’m planning on re-decorating Max’s nursery in the New Year in a monochrome theme with the main focal point being a picture wall. I’ve been searching for more prints that I can use and came across the gorgeous Imperfect Illustrations over on Instagram.

What I love about this shop, which is owned by the lovely Sammie, is the ‘imperfect’ aspect. All the illustrations are hand drawn to order, meaning no two are ever quite the same. Sammie graduated in hand cut collage illustration three years ago so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

In her own words Sammie says “I am an ‘imperfectionist’. I don’t own a ruler, no two of my pictures are ever the same and my lettering doesn’t follow any rule. But I can guarantee you an original and high quality one off piece of art work and I’m always happy to accept custom orders if you have something specific in mind”.

As with a lot of Instagram shops, Sammie bit the bullet and opened up after friends and family saw her designs on her personal account and convinced her she should open up her own shop.

I’m always singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ to Max so I knew that I just had to have this designed and featured in his room somehow. And the ‘Reach for the moon’ quote is something my Dad always said to me when I was growing up and it always puts a smile on my face.

Luckily I got in just in time with my order as Sammie is due back to work as a carer in a nursing home now her maternity leave is over. But she’s hoping to continue with her love for drawing by becoming an art psychotherapist in the future. I think this is a fantastic idea and I wish her all the luck in turning this dream into a reality.