Clothee Break with illustrator Dawn Machell - Baba+Boo

Clothee Break with illustrator Dawn Machell

Dawn Machell is the genius children's illustrator and surface pattern designer behind the fantastic prints in the new Play collection. This collection was designed to celebrate the joy and importance of play. You may recognise the signature style of Dawn from previous Baba+Boo prints, once again she has helped us bring to life a collection to make you and your little one smile!   We couldn't miss the opportunity to have a quick chat about all things play, pattern and purpose.


What was your favourite toy/ game to play when you were a child?

My sister and I used to play Yahtzee for hours!

What is your superpower? 

Juggling 10 jobs at once (and not dropping any of them)

 What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An art teacher.

 What's your all time favourite Baba+Boo print?

Woodland Friends

 What inspires you to do what you do?

Seeing my designs made into fabulous products, it never gets boring.

How would you describe the prints in the new Play collection?

Fun, cute and colourful.

 Favourite eco-friendly swap or hack? 

Using the back of designs I've had to print out as shopping lists…or the better ones as wrapping paper.


Quick fire round:

Tea or coffee? Neither

Lark or night owl? Night owl

Summer or winter? SUMMER!!!

TV or radio? TV

Mountains or beach? Beach

Book or scrolling? Scrolling

Rain or shine? Shine

Picnic or barbeque? Picnic

Walk or run? Walk

Cat or dog? Dog

Draw or paint? Draw

Text or call? Text

We hope you enjoyed meeting Dawn. You can find out more about her here:

Dawn Machell


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