Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another Lion!

Still scruffy. I ran out of fluffy purple trim before I got a chance to make a tail, so I'll have to plan that better next time. Also tried to improve the ears, better than sticking two pieces of triangular felt to the mane I think. Oh, and he has little freckles too.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Other Blogs

Stitchify, a great new craft blog have just done a bloomin' excellent article about my crafty work. I am so chuffed that Julie and Amy took the time to write such a flattering feature on little old me!

Goiuri, a Spainish and English language craft-spotting blog have also featured some of the creatures I've created. They've made a really nice collage of my photos.

Lynsay from Cuteable has posted about the Scruffy Lion. Ah, how brilliant!

Recently I recieved "youmakemyday" award, and received it from the lovely Toby & Penny at Naturalattrill

I've got to choose 5 other nominations, but there are so many blogs I like reading! Eek!
Gorjuss, is Scottish artist, Suzanne Woolcott. She's a superstar on Etsy because her girly illustration and paintings are unbelievably cute, bold and individual.
Lady Desidia Her favorite subjects are kids in a black and white, cute and quirky style. I think she's from Spain.
Lost Causes is a blog written by one of my best friends, Elaine Hutton. She writes articles about food, faith and fun! Good recipes to be found there!
ladysnail has already been nominated by Penny & Toby, but I
love her work so much she deserves to be mentioned again!

And Finally....

Emma McCann is a children's illustrator and I love her characters, they're so bright and they make me smile. She sells crafty bits and pieces on Etsy too.

**To pass it on, here are the details:
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.

2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.

3. Display the “You Make my Day Award” logo

4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.**

Friday, February 22, 2008

Scruffy Lion

Oh I'm so naughty! I should be at the launderette now, but it's Friday night and I'm too excited about the weekend to go right now! Ha! And I want to show off my new scruffy lion. I made a polar bear a while back and I've lost the pattern, Argh! I wanted to use it to help me make the lion but I had to start again from scratch. Thankfully all my patterns are now organised and filed away properly. Phew!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Shadow is a black Staffie. His owner, Miss bunny (, very kindly asked me to do a portrait of him in the sort of doodly line style I was playing with on a couple of ACEOs. I was really honored to do artwork for her, as she is an amazing artist in her own right! Extremely talented. Have you seen the shoes she makes? Goodness me! Go and have a look!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ferret Toy

When I started cutting the pattern out I was doing so under the warm glow of some nice orange ambient light. Probably not the best idea I ever had, as the brown linen I thought I was using turned out to be green! Oh what an idiot! So, my green ferret character here has just emerged from a river chockablock with algae. My great grandfather used to keep ferrets too, although I think they had teeth.