Saturday, 28 November 2009

Folksy/Sue Ryder Competition

I recently discovered a great website called folksy which is sort of a british etsy, they're running a competition to make something awesome from charity shop finds, the items will be auctioned in aid of sue ryder, and a winner picked by some great judges, including Wayne hemmingway, Louise Roe, India Knight and Antoni&Alison and the winner has the chance to use their london flagship store window as a showcase - this is a picture of the raw materials for my entry - I'll post the finished article when it's finished! 
The materials are... 2 scarves, 1 doll, 1 broken necklace, 1 ball of wool - all from a charity shop, and from my stock, masking tape, hot glue, pva glue and tissue paper.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

A portrait of a lovely couple

This is a portrait of a couple of nearly newly-weds, a wedding present from the bride's sister - I was a little intimidated by making something for such an important occasion! The bride is a knitter and the groom is a book worm, so they have a couple of books and some knitting needles in a ball of wool. I loved making her hair from embroidery thread, although it was pretty fiddly, and I'm rather pleased with his hair, I think I've captured it rather well.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

I made a treasury out of my favourite etsy faces...

Treasuries on etsy are limited in number, you can only make one once the total number falls below 333 (they are up for 2-3 days and then expire) then you have to jump in VERY quickly to claim your spot. The idea is a member curated gallery of items, and some are chosen to appear on the front page of etsy, which is very good publicity.
I spent quite a bit of time finding the faces for my treasury, and playing around with the colours and composition - I hope you like it, you can see it in its full glory here for the next 2 days, and the more of you that visit it and click on the items the further up the ranks it climbs - so please visit and click away!

Two custom 'puppet portraits'

These are 'puppet portraits' of two little scottish girls who are best friends, such a lovely subject.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Custom doll

This is a puppet portrait of my customer's boyfriend, Jorden. He's been lots of fun to make!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

My day job again

This is the most recent piece I've designed - 'Alison's House' at Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. It's about a family of a great poet who died 18 years earlier breaking up the family home, and discovering secrets along the way. The characters are loosely based on Emily Dickinson's family. Orange Tree is a 'theatre in the round' - the audience sit all around the edges of the performance space, hence the lack of backdrops!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Christmas fairies

I'm going to be listing some christmas fairies on thursday, made with some really beautiful vintage lace I found in a local shop.
I think I may have left it a little late for a lot of people - everyone seems to be much more organised than me (who hasn't even though about christmas shopping yet!)

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Edwin - from

Edwin likes a good cup of tea, he's also partial to a chocolate biscuit, but he doesn't approve of dunking the latter into the former. you can buy him here.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Featured on Etsy!!!!

I've been featured in a gift guide and a storque article!!!
89 new hearts and 1 sale so far!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

My newest doll - Wendy

She's all new, and made in a different way to my norm, because she's posable, with wire arms and legs instead of the usual string. Tell me what you think of her!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Beautiful Things

I found these last night - so so beautiful, and such a wonderfully simple idea - I wish it were mine!!!!
They're the creations of Margie Oomen who's blog can be found here - blog and here's her etsy shop.
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