the new batch!
i made them as hanging christmas decorations also. above is a photo of the tree decoration. (the deer one sold out at the lovely samantha stas pop up christmas shop on sunday)
here are the new christmas jars….. the deer is in red…
and the tree is in green.
the jars are slightly different also, but i really like the straight simplicity of the shape actually.
i also have more of them as cake toppers/table decorations which are the same as before.
i completely sold out of my deer/tree christmas jars and little trinkets so have got more on there way this week.
the trinkets were all supposed to be made into snow globes… but they looked so sweet and pretty i left some as they were and they were shnaffled up pronto. they can be used as funky christmas cake toppers or table decorations.
the christmas jars were intended to be snow globes. but i got scared of the responsibity of it all… what if the liquid leaked… what if the glue wasn’t water proof…. what if the distilled water and glycerin mix went all algaefied. i just couldn’t live with myself! so these christmas jars were the answer. they look lovely anf festive with the glittery paper backdrop and would look magical on any mantelpiece.
i am also making them up as hanging tree decoations. so watch this space!
we had a lovely time on saturday at the Lewes Artist and Makers fair.
SO many amazing people and creative talents. very inspirational.
the wonderful Samantha Stas is doing a quirky little pop up christmas shop this sunday at her house with other designers/makers (me included) is going to be fun.. details to follow
here are some samples of my snippysew christmas angels that i will be selling.
they are £10 for a pack of 3 angels (love, peace and hope)
you can order them in raspberry or in teal.
they come with an instruction postcard and white ribbon and crochet trim.
they will look sweetly magical dangling on any tree or mantalpiece.
new bear new bear! ukelele bear was sold in the first week, so here is piano bear.
i think they are in a bear band
one last day of 2013 artwave
have more yummy cakes, including my personal favourite, date and walnut cake nom nom
eebee made some decorative paper collage cakes behind (which are not for sale!)
nearly 11am… nearly time to open doors
cat lamp is models own!
tea towels (which look lovely framed too)
cloud mobiles (all strung and packaged and ready to go)
some handmade cards i will be selling at this years artwave in lewes
these bears have nice sparkly tummies, what is there not to love?!
gearing up for my wonkybutton open house at the end of august as part of Lewes’ Artwave season
here are more brooches i will be selling (for £6.50)
i do hope people will come. am quite nervous and wonder if anyone will actually come.. what was i thinking?!
there will be nice cakes and bunting and lovely old music playing on the record player.
so if you live nearby or fancy a weekend jaunt to the beautiful town of lewes, please come and visit!
i guess if nobody comes, i can al\ways eat all the cake myself while i am waltzing about like a loon in my front room.
no i am not completely bonkers- i do know it is nearly june!
i’ve had these since before christmas but didn’t have time to make one.
at last i have had time to rustle one up.
this snippysew kit will have 3 in a set (pink, blue and orange) and are about 10cm high and to hang on your tree
(i didn’t have a christmas tree handy this time of year funnily enough)
here is a sample of my lovely puddle machine (aka cloud) mobile that i might sell at my open house in august. i just need to rebalance the raindrops as they are not pleasing me in this configuration. other than that…. i like it.
i cannot tell you how excited i am about these!
in fact…. i am going to do a whole line of exclamation marks to celebrate
yes yes i know, i have made OOOOODLES of baby cards the last couple of years (having babies must be in fashion or something?)
as you might know,i am doing the lewes artwave open studios this year, and i am making hand made illustrated cards to sell. they do look cute….
….at last, and this time the reverse is printed the right way up (i know this is wonkybutton, but i didn’t want anything THAT wonky).
also have my business cards…. but for someone who sits in a shed all day and hangs out with 2 year olds, i am not sure when i will ever get the chance to use them ha ha!
not sure when i will be able to get my etsy shop live though, as go onto maternity leave in a couple of weeks (eek)
this was meant to come back from the printers as a nice promo postcard to give to nice folk.
but the stupid printers printed the wrong thing (they printed my business card all big and postcardish)
so this postcard will have to wait a jiffy and be patient
the image makes me smile though so i wanted to share it
at least i will have huge big business cards now to give out to people for their handy huge postcard size wallets that they all carry around with them.
here are some photos of my bunnyrella series (one is missing as i gave it away and forgot to take a photo of it oops!)
i will be selling them in my etsy wonkybutton shop soooon(ish!).
in the meantime i will be testing the water with them up at the zero2illo live illustration conference that i am going to (and speaking at gulp) on saturday in nottingham.
i promise you i am not being idle… look, stampy stickers (bringing out my role playing retro librarian tendancies!)
in these little stripy bags are squeakers and bells to put in the McBabbys as part of their snippysew craft kits that i will sell.
here are the celophaned up to the eyeballed McBabbies
another prototype for my wonkybutton etsy shop.
this time a cushion.
quite like it (although i haven’t yet finished the button hole detail on the back….. just waiting for a mo to get to the button shop (ha ha any excuse!)
here is mister dolleebee in his superhero outfit
and here he is in his evening wear.
note the superhero cape is turned around and used to make his smart bowtie front.
also note that the masked eyes peek in a different direction!
i wasn’t quite happy with his belly ballooning pantaloons so have modified the design.
i guess this is one reason why it is taking me ages to refine and get right my wonkybutton etsy shop products.
(that and the fact that i am really busy with my books… all good but i wish i had some ompalumpas)
nearly there though- hope it will be worth it!
and here is misterdolleebee with dolleebee in the rocking chair.
i think you will agree that they sure make a swell couple.
.this one is a real easy peasy one to make…
3 Sew around the edge keeping to the printed line as best you can (you can see this through the fabric). Makesure to leave the flat space in between the two ears unsewn . (You will need to leave this open to be able to turn the right way and stuff later).
4 Carefully snip around the curved edges of the seam (making sure not to cut into the sewn line).
hey there yooall,
i managed a small slice of time to rustle up a couple of fine McBabbys.
again, there will be a few tweaks. but think these will be fun as one has a squeaker in, (Squeaky McBabby) and one had a bell in (Dingaling McBabby).
Cut out all the pieces keeping neatly to the outside cutting line.
Make 2 piles (one for Squeaky McBabby,and another for Dingaling McBabby)and follow the instructions below for each one in turn.
Pair up the matching pieces so that you have 2 legs (the longer pieces) and 2 arms (the shorter pieces). Pin with the printed side facing inwards.
Turn both arms and both legs inside out (so now the printed side is on the outside).
Stuff both arms and both legs (making sure not to overfill as will need some space to be able sew onto the body later).
Turn the McBabby the right way around and stuff the head and body. (For Squeaky McBabby add the squeaker at this point, for Dingaling McBabby add the bell).
Hand sew up the opening.
ps my eebee calls all rabbits “Babbys, so that is why the name in case you are wondering!
make sure you don’t sew the flat edge at the top (as you will need this open to be able to turn it inside out).
carefully snip around the curve (this makes a neater finish when you turn inside out and prevents bunching and crinkles around the seam)
fold the unprinted seam in on itself and neatly sew. (It might be easier to hand sew the 2 smaller pockets as is quite fiddly)
carefully snip around the curved edges into the seam (making sure not to cut into it). again, this will give a better finish and prevent bunching.
it works best if you do each one in turn, starting with the smallest.
make sure not to overstuff the smaller ones as remember they have to fit snugly in the pockets!
sorry about the not so great photos. light was not good.
also, may i recomment that you use good scissors not rubbish blunto ones that i used.
(where have my good scissors gone?!)
hope you like, this is just the prototype.
have a few tiny tweaks to make before i send off for the real ones!
so i am trying to get myself organised and get a wonkybutton shop off the ground.
the plan is to have prints, artwork, cards and bags for sale (very exciting!)
these are the beginnings of my bunnyrella range.
i always like them at this stage before colour and collage are added.
they are like strange unstained glass windows (for a wierd bunny cult church or something i expect).
the shop will hopefully be up in november (don’t hold me to that though)