Thursday, 27 June 2013

Bird Folk

My bird folk have been coming along, just need to stuff them and make there suits. I have never made a suit jacket this small before so if the next photo of them they are dresses in skirts you will know that it all went wrong. I have got a big craft event coming up at the Cowslip Workshops soon so need to sort out my dwindling stock time.....ahhhh.... there may be more props than stock at this one. I have two weeks till the stall so hopefully I can get something together. I am sharing with two artists this time Dotty Bird and a ceramics artist called sue (just met her today,so im afraid i dont have any blog or web links for her yet) Sue makes beautiful porceline vases which are very minimalist and tactile. She is going to make me some ceramic doll arms for a range of linen dolls I am working on. On a more boring note can i just say that my garden is looking pretty lush and green,I do love sitting out there watching the bugs and bees pass the day away while I sip my tea. sorry if this is rather dull but thought i would share my ecium plant with you.
He is a monster of a plant and what with two wet and cold winters i didnt think he would flower this year at all ( they throw a big spike of flowers up in a tower but only every two year )he is very spiky but very cool and tropical looking . My girls are almost lost amoungst the plant beds this year but I think the girls prefer the shade and cover I just cant find them. keep thinking they have gone into next door. I rummage round looking for them at bedtime, have a few stress moments in a flap then hear mrs goggins quacking at me. I then emerge from the bushes with twigs leaves and spiders attached, (looking very scary this time of night as it is, what with smudge makeup and tired eyes so spiders is taking the biscuit) Mrs goggins just stares at me like im a loon, and waddels off...... Well wish me luck at the Cowslip stall and ill update some photos of the event next post, bye for now

Monday, 17 June 2013

Mrs Pompom now has a pom pom.......oh la lah

Mrs Pompom now has a pom pom and a box. I think boxing my hand painted dolls are the way to go. I got in a total mess though glued everything to everything and we now have no cardboard boxes in our cupboards as I stole all the packaging round the house to figure out how to make these boxes. Got told off because i used up Adams brown parcel paper roll.......never mind its all in the name of handmade and recycling. I was very happy last week to recieve this great butterfly broach off the fab Dotty Bird and also my little duck art work from jenny Blair. Both blogs are on my list so have a look. I would just do that funny link think on there names but not sure what im doing so you will have to scroll down the lists ( sorry im such an IT fluffer ). Im sure that one day i will have mastered the whole internet think .... some day.......ahhhhhh.......yes it will happen.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Meet Mrs Pom Pom

Merryn named my new doll design Mrs Pom Pom. I think its a funny name, only a 4 year old could think off. I wanted to paint a doll that i could dress is couture outfits and this is the end result. I have also had a go at sock monkeys these last two weeks, I do feel as though i'm cheating a bit they are so simple to make and i like making my own patterns generally, I like how wonky they turn out though and no matter what you do they always look like drag queens or circus performers. Something a bit exciting last week......I was invited to be one of 'Fab Little Shops' guest desiners so i sent of a few of my design to be included in there online store so keep your eyes peeled for Mr fox, White Rabbit ,Little red and a few other characters hitting the stores soon.....very exciting......heres wishing them well and to (fingers crossed)a bit of free publicity. wooooo hoooo, yipiddy do dah... and a high five ...... best not get too excited or wont sleep,bye for now x x x