A Thousand Yellow Daisies

A project by: Samantha Miles


WE RAISED £3,025

from 9 donors

This project received pledges on Thu 07 Jul 2016
A paper goods, stationary and pattern design startup company

A Thousand Yellow daisies surface pattern design studio

A Thousand Yellow Daisies is a start up design company focused on creating beautiful patterns and designs for a range of products. We aim to improve your home and your happiness by bringing beauty, colour and pattern into your lives.through a range of products such as home-wares, greetings, desk accessories, soft furnishings and prints.

I am looking to raise £650 to achieve the target allowing me to access funding offered to me from Solent University. This funding will enable the business to begin manufacturing the first design line and set up the online store.


Who Am I? 

My name is Samantha Miles and I am a final year Graphic Design student at Solent. Having dreamt of having my own design business since taking an art foundation in 2012 where I produced a prototype line of products, I am excited to now be making this dream a reality with the help of wonderful people like yourselves! 

As a pattern loving, stationary addict coffee fanatic with a background in art and design. I have always been a creative person and am passionate to learn and love to design. Having spent the past three years learning techniques through self teaching, e-courses such as 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' and my degree; refining my own design style; learning business skills through additional university courses and running the university enterprise society, am now ready and excited to take my design to the next level and share beautiful design with the world. 

By raising this money I will be able to manufacture and maintain a line of paper goods and home wares. This funding will also allow me to start creating my second line of designs. Any additional funding I raise will go towards buying equipment such as screen printing and lino cut kits so I can continue to create prints after leaving university and no longer having access to those facilities. 

You can find out more about A Thousand Yellow Daisies and find regular updates through the links below: 



And of course more in-depth updates and some great rewards for everyone who donates!

You don't have to donate to support my project, please share whether via social media or with your friends and family...the more people who know the better! 

Thank you for all of your support. Every share will help and every donation will make this dream closer to becoming a reality! So please sponsor us to help make this project a success.

What the rewards include...

£15 or more:

Choose one of the following designs for your postcard:

£30 or more:

A set of 5 postcards:

£40 or more:

A set of three greeting cards:

£50 or more:

Chose one of the following designs for your notebook cover:

£60 or more:

Choose a print from the following options: 

A print from the 'Float' print collection


A print from the 'Alice' collection. (All Alice prints are one of a kind and subject to availability- Full options of prints can be seen before a reward is sent or to request a pdf of the full range of prints send an email request to sam.miles1@hotmail.co.uk)

£75 or more:

Choice between the two designed stationary set as seen below- hearts or floral. Products included in the set will match your chosen design theme. Envelope and papers will contain a varied selection of designs. 

£100 or more:

Creative mindfulness book of pattern, colouring pages, activities, stickers and art technique learning pages.

Here is a sneak peak at a few of the pages in the book and a few stickers. For more information or images of this kit please send an email request to sam.miles1@hotmail.co.uk