Tuesday, 29 January 2013

boris and the wrong shadow US review

have a read of this nice review of dear boris from the states by penny klostermann on her book blog here
This book was my 2nd published picture book published by orchard....by the way boris is colin in the uk just to confuse everyone!

such lovely other comments by her blog readers too.
really means alot to me
thanks penny! x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

mr hooty tooty doorstop

here is the protostype of mr hooty toot
a snippysew kit that i will be selling in my wonkybutton etsy shop later in the year
he is full of 2.5kg of rice!
i like his shape- but am going to ammend colours and textures and pattern somewhat
and plan to add a sew on beak and add some teddybear style glass eyes for a nice detail...



Tuesday, 22 January 2013

mudpuppy finger puppet robots!

a while back i illustrated 5 robots for mudpuppy to add to their cool cardboard finger puppet range.

i recieved some in the post the other day and here they are!

i am really pleased with the way they have turned out.
(although eebee wanted to know why i did silly robots and not princesses)

a quick road test.... dah dah!

on their website they appear to have made a typo as i am not credited as illustrator.... am going to email them pronto to rectify that though. i did draw them, honest!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

needle felted bird mobile

here is my first attempt of needle felting (with some stuff i got for christmas).
is quite fun and dangerous (i was a bit of a human voodoo doll with all that pricking of fingers)

here is the finished mobile about to go up up up in eebees bedroom.

i need to find my pipe cleaners, then i plan to make something bigger and more adventurous...

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

kitty lamp

nothing to do with anything really, except that i bought this wonderful cat lamp in brighton at the weekend and every time we put it on we all feel very happy.... is that silly?
(please don't answer that question)

Friday, 4 January 2013

new baby quilt

remember a while back i posted up a design i did for a quilt for the new baby?

well my clever clogs mum made it into a real life actual thing and gave it to me for christmas.
it is very beautiful, i am sure the new baby will love it.

thanks mum!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

magical mix up masterclass!

what treasure i recieved in the post just before christmas..... a well loved, thumb eared, deliciously doodled in Magical Mix up book, brimming with fantastic ideas, colour and drawing.

The book is now in glorious technicolour which would make any beautiful rainbow feel jealous!

What a lovely thing indeed- thank you 7 year old Leni for letting your mum send it to share with me. I love it and think you have done a truely wonderful job... a bit too good in fact- as i think i should retire and you should take over! you have made the book into a real work of art. A big fat well done to you!

Here are a few of the pages scanned in for you all to see....

i particularly like the filled in bakery menu items- everything in it looks yummy...

...and the princess sneezebelles family portraits are brilliant

Wowzers.... keep up the good work Leni!

ps, i will be returning the book back to Leni tomorrow as it needs to be back with its' creator and her very proud mum. So much time and effort has gone into adding loads of funny details and added extra bits to make the book and story even better... i couldn;t possible keep it (even though i secretly want to!)

very nice indeed reviews for goldilocks and just the one bear

one by wonderful american librarian on Librarians Quest blog
read it here.

aw, such nice comments make me smile in my tummy and go whoop whoop in my brain, i do believe that this has made my year so far!

also, i meant to mention this nice review from Read it daddy blog back in october 2012, but must have got waylaid with domesticity and tantrums and being a grown up or something.
better late than never....read it here.

just a little heartfelt thank you for all the people who like and review my stuff- it really does mean a lot to me just to know that i am not loopy (or maybe that i am loopy, but that is actually ok and appreciated!)