Thursday, 25 November 2010


Ah - the 25th of November, the day that everyone does the 'oohhh only a month to go' type thing. Well, I am a huge Christmas lover but have never had an Advent calendar so decided that Toby (the boy) should. First stop - T K Maxx (of course) saw some great wooden drawer ones for under £20 and then thought that I really should make one..... hmmmmmm I of course regretted this decision.

For those of you that make Advent calendars and sell them - I salute you - they are a pain to do and so much hard work for the pennies. So let the countdown begin and if you're looking for a sparkly way to start the festive malarky then look no further than We Make Christmas at Chelsea Town Hall on 4th December from the sounds of it I don't think you'll find a more tinsel-town of a fair; 88 tip top designer/artists, craft tables for the teenies, Christmas choir and pantodramarma thoughout - and if you can come (and I don't see why not) then please come and say hello to me I'm right near the mince pies and eggnog! 

the only problem is.... we have no where to put it!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

They're grrrrrrreat!

So, you may remember the bear baby mat that I made a few months ago - well I wittered on about Great Bear Nature Tours then - well I'm sort of about to again. The fab Tom & Marg who run the lodge came over to England this week for some promotional work and Toby and I got to lunch with them (that's another hideous story involving huge fish bones in the kids meal at Porter's in Covent Garden) as a gift I made them the piece of bear art (above). Luckily they love it.
Anyone wanting to see pandas (come on who doesn't?!) the bearific couple will be running a tour in China seeing the cuddly two tones next year - hugely jealous of those that do.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Nobody puts (VUP) baby in the corner....

I've recently been working on some exclusive products for the very lovely VUP (very useful products if you were about to ask) baby.

First on the conveyor belt is a gorgeous red and green personalised stocking (ooh) next up is 'a cuddly toy'!

well - it's a personalised sleepy boo gift bag that has a gorgeous sleepy bunny toy, boo boo comforter, muslin with applique initial all bundled in a very useful cotton drawstring bag with the babys initial on - oooohhhhh.
Finally, we have my favourites - a Hey Diddle Diddle blanket and cushion

Monday, 8 November 2010

Put 'em up, put 'em up....

The very lovely Dee, who is now my Twitter craft personal trainer, has been encouraging me to make more dolls - I wouldn't dare disobey so I've been working on these 3 fella for a while. Follow that yellow brick road and soon these shall be listed in my shop.

Dizzy Little Kingdom is Dee's sewtastic site. 

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Tobyboo is coming to town....... the tip top, cream of the crop, best of the rest (you get the idea) craft fairs - from We Make is back again for Christmas. Come and sparkle in its winterwonderlandness at Chelsea Town Hall (ooh fancy) on Saturday 4th December. I can't stress just how good We Make London make these shin-digs and am hugely proud to be a part of it. 

Expect fun for everyone and heaps to spend your hard earned pennies on. Gifts, decorations, cards and treats - I'd leave your Christmas shopping till then quite frankly. Hands up who's coming?

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Say it with roses

as for my lovely skirt - Mr Roses the gardener was sent to pass on my huge thanks