29 December 2008

I'm back...

I'd like you to meet Roger, he's one of the latest penguin additions to my household. Isn't he gorgeous? I also got a mini set of penguins as Christmas decorations. I'll have to post a picture of them another time.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, I did. I've seen (and hugged) as many of my friends and family as I could. I have eaten, drunk and been merry many times over, it has truly been a fantastic week.

24 December 2008


Happy Christmas.... i'm so excited this year. Not least because of this :


I am such a HUGE Oliver Jeffers fan, plus I'm crazy about penguins so this is a double whammy treat.

I'm away for the next week seeing family and friends. Especially my little niece who is now walking and is completely huggable in every way.

I have lots of plans for the new year.

I can't sit still.

Have a fab time everyone. x x x

19 December 2008

Christmas Card

I know I'm really behind on my December drawings but festive preparations have got the better of me. Still, it is all good fun and here is my Christmas card design.

17 December 2008

New banner

Woop woop. New Banner!!!!


lots of new things are going into the shop over the next few days.


16 December 2008

My Stall

Early Sunday morning I headed over to the Coventry Canal Basin to meet my fellow crafters and put up my first stall. It was cold but bright and the canal basin is a beautiful little oasis in Coventry. You can see the windows of a canal boat in the background. I decided to sell a range of things, so my display was a bit higgledy-piggledy. It was a mixture of mounted prints, mirrors, cards and hand painted things.
The Lock Gallery who organised the entire event were kind enough to lend me some boards to stick my work on.
Here are some piggy banks and little dolls that I made especially for the fair.
I really wish I had photos of the other stalls for you to see but I stayed at my stall from start to finish. There were so many interesting and talented people selling their art too.

15 December 2008

The fair

It was so so cold, but it didn't rain a drop. It was a fantastic day. I had so much fun and met lots of lovely people. I even sold a thing or too and am now completely bitten by the craft fair bug. I am also exhausted so will post the catch up when I have the energy to do it justice.

12 December 2008

December drawing 13

Another painting... and another owl. I'm packing things up for the fair. Keep all fingers crossed and things will hopefully sell. I'm also picking up my little christmas tree tomorrow. I can't wait. Will update all on Monday . x x x

December drawing 12

A snowy white rabbit, more of a painting than a drawing really but I think it still counts.

I'm off for my second Christmas lunch of the season - yum yum. We have a secret santa as well so I'm quite excited to see what I've got, sometimes it's a lovely surprise to see what someone else has chosen for you and some times it's just daft, but either way it's a good giggle.

10 December 2008

December drawing 10

Crafty goings on

I'm in the final throws of getting ready for the Coventry art Fair on Sunday. It is quite nice making things with the anticipation that someone might want to take them home with them or give them as pressents this year. At the same time, I'm quite nervous about selling things face to face. It'll be quite a learning curve I think, and if it goes well it will hopefully be something I can do again and again.

I'm really enjoying trying to think of how my stall will look and what else I could get done to take with me - I think variety is key.

Anyway, I'll try and take lots of photos and fill you in on how it goes on Monday.

07 December 2008

December drawing 4, 5, 6 & 7

I know I failed already at posting a drawing a day but daily chores and commitments got in the way, so let's play catch up:

December drawing 4 A Christmas robin and holly, this is the beginning of my Christmas card design, I've not got them back from the printers yet. Fingers crossed I'll get them Monday.

December drawing 5
I'm going to make a print of this little guy, what's cuter than a hedgehog with a candy cane?
December Drawing 6 I give you the love owl. Again he's a design for some monoprinting I'll be doing today... plus I just think owls are cool - big eyes and to be able to turn your head 180 degrees = mind blowing.

December drawing 7Surely every one has heard of the Christmas Bunny? No, ah well this little one will be sniffing holly or mistle toe in the snow when I've finished him.

05 December 2008


Well I missed four, I'll try and put 4 & 5 up later. For now here's an old one.

03 December 2008

Big hair and baubles

As I wonder around on my travels I often snap things that catch my eye using my phone. I rarely get round to downloading them.
However this one, of a shop window in Guildford, I just love and wanted to show you. I have a thing for big hair anyway, but big hair with baubles in it was just too exciting. I also adore the icy white of her expression and appearance, plus the accidental satellite dish reflected on the glass makes her look out of this world. If I was seven foot tall, thin and with masses of snowy hair, this is exactly how I'd style myself.

December drawing 3

Introducing - Lisa Evans

I just thought I'd share these lovely little birdies with you. They're by Lisa Evans.

I love her work and follow her blog. These birds were part of the Christmas campaign for Norstrom, my favourtite is the little red owl.

I sent my Christmas card to the printer last night but I can't say I'm entirely happy with it. I'll show you when I get them back, I can't put my finger on exactly what's wrong...

December drawing 3 will be added this evening.

01 December 2008

December Drawing 2

Here is my second little dancer, I'm actualy planning on making them into hanging tree decorations. I was working a on a Christmas card design last night but I'm not quite happy with it yet. I really am going to be in a seasonal frenzy before long.

I'm planning lots of visits home to see family, and trying to meet up with as many friends as possible, because it's a great excuse, and becasue I've been so busy this year that I've ignored them all a bit too much.

December Drawing 1

December Woop!

The first of December already!
Where has the year gone?

The air is mighty nippy and there is talk of snow, so it is properly winter now.

I've actually already had a Christmas dinner too. Some friends of mine are going travelling for six weeks and will be on the other side of the globe for the festive period so they decided to have Christmas dinner before they went. We had a full roast lunch and pulled crackers and drank and laughed and chatted into the small hours of the next day. I think I'm still recovering...

Anyway it's an optimistic time of year and so I plan to continue the festive feeling as long as possible. The Christmas fair is approaching so I'm busy tinkering with things for that but I also plan to try and do a picture a day till christmas - a sort of advent, it may all go a stray as things get busier bit... I'll post the first picture later today.
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