Thursday, 9 April 2015

Lucky dip!

Are you feeling lucky?
Take a peek at these new lucky dip bags! They're full of fun original goodies & artwork all wrapped up in the cutest packaging ever *look at that heart cello bag!!*. The paintings are absolutely perfect to frame or pin to your walls with Blu-tac/washi tape. And if you're feeling crafty you could make a quirky bunting from some of the pieces too.

Each lucky dip contains at least one random handmade pottery magnet. So you can decorate your fridge or white board with a quirky cuuuuute biscuit!!! They've been lovingly handmade from strong air-dry clay, hand painted & sealed with two coats of varnish. There are tiny holes, marks & bumps all over each wonky magnet which gives it a wonderful tactile charm.


The actual value of each bag is well over £16 but I'm giving these to you for half the price!!! Only five bags have been made so move quickly if you want to get your hands on one.....

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Easter goodie bags

I'm so egggsited to show you these super cute Easter goodie bags I've made for you guys!!! They're bursting with brand new sweeeeet products & perfect pastel quirkyness - I hope you all love them as much as I do. Split this assortment up in to separate gifts for your pals or keep the lot for yourself. Here's a little sneak preview of the goodies you'll receive before it goes online:

Pink confetti egg necklace
If you're like me & you love a bit of novelty dressing this is a must have for the easter holidays. These have been hand painted on to laser cut wood & hung on an eighteen inch antique style chain.

Chick garland kit
My favourite thing about Easter are those mental looking plastic toy chicks with wonky eyes, they're so cute! This is what inspired me to make this sweet little DIY kit - it contains a random assortment of original chick paintings, six pink stickers & twine. The garland is super easy to make: you attach the twine to the back of each chick with a pink sticker then it's ready to hang up!

Sparkly carrot brooch
Add a touch of sparkle to your Easter outfit this year - I made this bunch of quirky wooden carrots (and I'm so happy with how they came out!) they have been hand cut, painted, varnished, sprinkled with glitter & finished off with an antique style brooch pin glued to the back. You could receive any one of these wonky carrots, each brooch is slightly different with it's own unique charm.

Pastel egg book
Don't you love all the pastel colours at Easter time? This perfect pastel concertina book is an original piece of artwork, each one has been signed & numbered on the back. Just looking at this makes me want Mini Eggs - I love//hate the fact that you can only buy them around this time of year...

These goodie bags will be available in my Etsy shop from Friday 13 March at 6pm so set your alarms! There is a VERY limited amount available, only 6 bags have been made. They contain an original hand painted book, two pieces of jewellery & a garland kit - also the bags will be bursting with toy chicks, confetti and some secret added extras all for just £15 +P&P. As always everything will come wrapped up in super cute packaging & sealed with hand painted stickers.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bye bye February, hello March!

Yay it's March! But where did February go? I can hardly believe it's over already - time flies when you're having fun I guess.

February was a super busy month for me, so much happened. It began with Valentine's Day cards. I worked really hard to get all of your orders to you in time for the big day, thank you to all of the lovely people who bought one!

I made a very limited amount of tiny hand painted books which are available in my shop. I've been working on a couple of different commissions with a children's publisher for quite a while now, but I haven't produced any of my own books for about two years so this was a really refreshing project!

I love making simple concept books, I focused on the Spring for these as I'm so excited about the new season. Yellow rain coats, colourful umbrellas & rainbows are just a few of the things I love about spring.

I also continued to experiment with my 3D works & I came up with these biscuit magnets for my etsy shop - I LOVE how they turned out! Old Tat magazine spotted these on Instagram too & we're going to collaborate on a new exciiiiting project (more info coming soon) I can't wait to tell you all about it.

And not forgetting a few milestones were met in February as well, I reached 1000 followers on Instagram & over 100 sales on etsy!!! Thank you so much for all of your support :)

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Little things #1

I thought it would be fun to sometimes show you the weird little things I like to collect.

Here's my first collection:

1. OH HELLO badge was a freebie from Ladybird Likes.

2. Parma Violets are my favourites.

3. I stole the coloured drawing pins from my boyfriend's desk because I thought the packaging design was cool. #sorrynotsorry

4. The chips rubber is from Tiger, it was a birthday gift from my little sister.

5. I wore this wooden bear hair clip soooo much that the clip fell off the back. I bought him from a charity shop about 5 years ago.

6. I'm forever collecting stickers from fruit. The one in the middle is a treasure, I love that bunch of bananas illustration.

7. Colourful paperclips are cool, these ones came from Tesco.

8. I found this paint brush in the street when I was 6 years old and kept it ever since. The handle used to be bright orange!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Catch up!

I'm SO sorry I've been naughty & completely abandoned my blog recently! Is it a bit too late to say Happy New Year?!

Ok so, here's a little update of what's been happening in my world lately.....
Up to now 2015 has been totally awesome! January was pretty busy & February looks like it's going that way too. My goals this year are to work harder at my dreams & to try out new things, which is already paying off. During January it was thrilling to see that I had over 1000 followers on Twitter & 500 on Facebook. And I was blown away when my Etsy shop reached 100 sales over the weekend! Below is a quick screenshot I took just before I started bouncing about the studio with excitement :)
Thus I want to say a GIGANTIC thanks for your support, it means the world.

Over the last month or so I've been having a sketchbook clear out & amazingly my little original paintings have been selling super quickly in the Artwork sale - especially the biscuits!!! I've noticed you guys LOVE Party Rings & Pink Wafers... 

And I had a go at making some fruity ceramics from air-dry clay but they haven't sold so well. I can't work out why as I love them! Maybe they are over priced? Clay is really fun to work with & I'm not ready to give up yet so I'm thinking of making some little jewellery pieces next time. What do you think?

My new Valentine's Day card design was really popular too - THANK YOU to everyone who bought one. I think this card would be perfect for an Anniversary or Engagement celebration as well :)

Please be aware if you'd like to buy a card for Love day this Saturday I can't guarantee that it will arrive on time!

I've had so much fun developing new products for you lovely lot this year - if there's anything you want me to paint or make let me know.....