Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Room with a View

Ah, mother's day.....can anyone really be bothered? Yes of course you can!
So, I was playing around with ideas and desperately trying to think of ideas with marvellously clever puns etc - this didn't work.

The best I could do is a series of applique pictures called 'Watch with Mother' - as you can imagine I didn't look out the window with my mum and see moo cows, in fact I never looked out the window with her but it's a nice idea. More views coming soon, the boat one, the woodland one the one where you can see into your neighbour's house....(well maybe not)

Watch with Moo- ther (no, of course I couldn't resist) is listed now and even if I say so myself I think it's appliquerific!

Friday, 13 February 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

So this week hasn't been so much making some Etsy money but spending it.....in my head I'm allowed to because it's my birthday month so if you can't treat yourself then when can you?

I'm not sure where I'm going to put one of my latest purchases for lack of wall space but I honestly couldn't resist....Kenneth Rougeau's fantastic creations are right up my slightly warped street.

Above is 'Hep Cats' which I love but I went for 'Bird Song' which might be going in Tobyboo's room bearing in mind his love of the birdies.

Sooooo clever, so beautiful. Synchronicity 313 shop is worth the visit - I just need more wall space. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5177790&order=&section_id=&page=2 go look!!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Build me an arky arky....

A lot of the time this week has been me lying on the sofa with a migraine but on the times of peeping out from under the blanket I kept staring at the mantle......that's so you can stare at it too (see, it's like an interactive blog!) on the far left is another of Hidden Eloise's marvellous prints and how I found her - do a search for sailor collar and your life can change! next to sailor girl is the crown I made on my jewellery degree.

Someone asked me (well Jules if you need names) why I did a jewellery degree when I don't wear or really like it (well to be fair I like some but it's not what most people would call jewellery) I think there's enough male womenswear designers out there that don't wear what they make to prove my point! Anyway, I think the crown says it all......don't think I would have done very well trying to convince the fashion world that crowns are the way to go.

Him up there is my Noah's Ark piece, please don't ask me to list (it was made in 1994), but trust me that its got an animal for each letter of the alphabet and most do something - nothing exciting - just a leg moving or tongue that pokes out - actually that's very exciting for a crown!

My head is now throbbing again so I'll be off to hide under the blanket - don't worry I'm not being a neglectful mother so put that phone down if you were thinking of calling social services - Toby's at nursery. I said put the phone down..!!

Sunday, 1 February 2009


Yes, you heard it right The Tobyboo Love for Less sale is on! So, you say you love someone but you don't wanna spend it to prove it. Why not pop over to Tobyboo, it only takes a 'click' minute girl (as the Barlow might say)

Rose for the lady, we have - and for the gents, a couple of keytokens you can hide in your pocket! Well, wotcha waitin' for........

Love Letter, keyring and fob all at knock down prices......eat ya heart out DFS! www.tobyboo.etsy.com