Wednesday, 20 August 2008

f e s t i v a l

I'm going to beachdown this weekend.
I must make sure to pack the essentials: wellington boots, sunglasses & a box of wine. What more do I need?
This is my summer holiday so I hope the weather treats me well!

Monday, 18 August 2008

the bees knees

On friday I went to visit the pleasure bus with Yumi and yes, we got our bees knees stickers:

It was definitely a worthwhile trip! It was ever so sunny as well.

In other news, I've sold 3 pigeons from my etsy shop. I might just have to make some more...

Sunday, 17 August 2008

this is... how i like to spend my weekend

relaxing, visiting family & friends, playing games:

(at least for this weekend anyway)
check out more here

Thursday, 14 August 2008

today was a good day for drawing.

The good thing about this bad weather is that it motivates me to stay indoors and work work work.
It has also just dawned on me about the small amount of time I have left before my MA hand-in in September. And in between now and then I have a great deal to do, including:
• having a break for this lovely festival.
• travelling back home to pick up my tent & other supplies for said festival.
• saying farewell to a friend who's moving up north.
• starting a new job!!!
• & having a lovely friend from wales come & visit.

Gosh! I need to get cracking. I will definitely work hard tomorrow. But first I will head down to the seafront with Yumi to visit the Pleasure Bus which is in Brighton for Friday & Saturday.
If you haven't heard of it then do go and check out the blog for more details. It's a gold campervan that doubles up as a Mobile Art Gallery (and shop). They are touring around the UK over the summer and aim to spread a happy summer glow wherever they go.

I'm keen to get one of their stickers:

Wish me luck! (& try and check it out if you can).

some other animals

Monday, 11 August 2008

hello pigeon

guess who's in my shop now?

yes, that's it! some jolly pigeons.

h o o r a y !

AND it turns out this is my 200th post...can you believe it!
so to celebrate that fact and of course to celebrate the pigeons i'm going to give away one of the brood to the first person to comment saying something along the lines of 'yes, please!'.
jolly good!



Yesterday we had something of a sewing evening at my friend Eleanor's house and I made this gold bow.
I haven't yet decided whether I want to make it into a hair clip or a brooch...but I do like it a lot!


this is...a work in progress

this is a work in progress:

(a wristband with a little pocket).

this is a work in progress:

(a seagull).

and this is STILL a work in progress:

(a crocheted blanket).

I seem to have a lot of half finished things on the go at the moment which is part of the reason I chose this topic for 'This is...' this week.
Thanks again to Angela for nominating me. I've been looking through other people's posts today and there is some great stuff going on! keep up the good work.


Friday, 8 August 2008


My entry to illustration friday this week.

an interesting find

The other day I picked up 2 bags of fabric via freecycle (my new addiction) and amongst all the scraps & nice grey fabric I found these animal shapes (along with their templates) that had been cut out for use in some kind of art and craft project.

I think it's a shame that they never got put to use but I really like the simple shapes (so maybe I'll sew them onto something one of these days). I wonder what I can get from freecycle next...


Thursday, 7 August 2008

this turn

I've been asked by angela if I would like to post the topic for 'This is' this week.
So last night I had a ponder about what I could choose and I've opted for:

this is... a work in progress

I love looking at pictures of what people are creating, and looking at the different stages in the making process, so please share your photos/drawings/etc.

How exciting - I'll make sure to post my entry by the end of the week! And you can check out more entries over here:

ps. I hope this topic hasn't been chosen before as I haven't been playing very long

Friday, 1 August 2008

a shop update

I just wanted to let you know I've updated my shop with these typographic greetings cards:

It's a custom listing so each card will be made especially to order with whatever message you please!

things worth mentioning

I've got a whole variety of things I've been meaning to post about for a few days now so I thought it best to tackle them all in an extra looooong post. So here goes:

I went to the v&a village fete last friday and it was a most enjoyable evening out. The last time I went was a couple of years ago but it seems to have got much more popular since then as the queue for tickets was ever so long, and stretched quite far around the inside of the museum.

The fete itself was in the central courtyard and was fully of lovely stalls from a variety of talented design folk. One of my favourites was the stall by the ever so talented rob ryan which hosted a scratch card treasure hunt where you had to race against the clock to uncover the clues.
I just about managed to do it (with a lot of shouted help & a very small 5p piece) and just look what I got for my troubles:

A beautiful limited edition print! I'm ever so pleased.

Another stall that took my fancy was by the folks at garudio studiage and involved a game of picking 3 hutches with the same animals inside. Unfortunately I didn't match 3 so didn't win one of these amazing cardboard pets but I did get a poster for my troubles:

What a cute bunny!
Garudio Studiage have lots of nice items in their shop and I'm particularly fond of the items from Chris Ratcliffe - lovely!

I just realised I never posted a picture of my finished pigeons so here they are:

I'll try and get around to listing some in my etsy shop soon and if any of you are interested in owning your own little pigeon then please let me know!

What else have I got to report? Oh yes, I've got a nice new dress:

and that is all!