Thursday, 11 October 2012

a nice picture of some buttons

one of my many boxes of buttons that i was a rummaging through earlier.
i love a good button rummage.

Troll Swap proofy proofs!

so through the post today i received my troll swap proofs!
sooo exciting!
this is my first book using woodfree paper, which is nice and thick and rough.
Pleased with the matt lamination on the front cover
this book is like wife swap- but with a troll and a little girl instead.

 this is timothy limpet (a rubbish troll)

and this is tabitha lumpit (a not very good at being good little girl)

the book needs a couple of teeny tweaks and will be out next year.

long live troll!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

new baby quilt design

my clever mum is going to make me another baby quilt...
here is my scribbly drawing that i based it on


and here is the quilt design... i think it is nice to have a happy scene with rain.
i love rain
so do ducks
so do children with wellies

i will blog when my clever mum has made the quilt... watch this space!.

birdy design for a nice winter jumper

my clever mummy is going to knit my little person a jumper
i have designed this to feature on it
i wouldn't mind one myself

my drawing and notes

with grid so to be able to convert into knitted stiches (like magic)

a colour reference.

will blog with photos at a later date when the knitting has been knat

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

canvas artwork for charity

i was asked (thanks to steve lenton) by stars on canvas to do a little painted canvas for this years stars on canvas. for the Willow Foundation charity.
lots of good people (steve lenton included) have created their own canvas artwork which will be going up for auction to anybody who wants to buy later this autumn... so start counting your pennies!

so that is what i have done today!
it has a bit of everything in... bar anything digital (wowee did you think that was at all possible?)
paint, buttons, stitching, collage and sequins.

here is a little time lapse of how i did it. (colours are a bit on the dodgey side- but oopsy nevermind)

video




 close up details include stitching around the face and a woolly cape bow

nothing like a bit of rickrack to finish of a skirt

 nice beady pointy eyes glaring at sky stars

my messy desk...

... and the end result!

all i have to do know is paint the hero star with glow in the dark paint and send it off to them.
i hope they like it!




troll swap proofs



here is the troll swap dummy book with a dazzling selection of other nosy crow picture books that are at the frankfurt book fair.

even though i havent seen these dummy books in the flesh (boo hoo) i think they all look real corkers, lets hope all the folk at the fair do.

the latest batch of baby cards and whatnot






is it possible to have a clinical addiction to googly eyes?
i hope it is legal.
so, welcome to the world little rita and little scott.
and a thank you card for a kindly rachel who has given me oodles of tiny baby boy clothes (for our new addition in january)
for scott i made a framed star catching lion picture also. so glad it didn't get squish squashed in the post.