Sunday, 26 September 2010

Me and my Shadow

M.I.C.K.E.Y.M.O.U.S.E..... !
So today was Abigail's 3rd and last birthday over here because she will be off to the other side of the world in a couple of weeks time. She had a lovely Disney costume party and was an incredibly cute Mickey Mouse.
I finished Toby's Peter Pan outfit just as we were about to leave when Toby said 'his hat is wrong, his hat is round' the boy wasn't wrong - I had made the hat too long and far too Robin Hood - imagine - Peter Pan looking like Robin Hood, I know shock! So I managed to save it in the knick of time! (I did want to sew a shadow to his feet but someone thought that was taking it a bit far)

and just see how much it made him jump for joy! A Walt day can only mean a Disney look on Etsy .... 'ere be some treats....
Mad Hatter hair clip from Snowclovers

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious cushion from My Shirt Pillow

Pinocchio bag from Noelle Hamlyn

As for our lovely Langley friends who are leaving us for Ramsey Street we will miss Abi's cheeky monkeiness heaps and the chance to see if baby Jack follows in her footsteps..... boo to friends leaving the country - what's that about?!!


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year......



Ah, yes.... it might be September but if you're not thinking of what you want in your stocking then how on earth will Santa know what to get you?

I've just put my one of a kind Christmas stockings in my Not On The Highstreet, Giftwrapped and Gorgeous or a couple of my favourites - the Woodland and Sock Puppet (above) in my very own shop and will do bespoke stockings and sacks on request directly.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Make Friends, Make Friends.....

On the last ramble I went on about Toby's friend Abi who's leaving for Australia (obviously with family, I don't think they have plans to ship her over in a box on her own) - anyway - I wanted to make a leaving present for her and, well, It Started With a Six.....

They met 2 months before Toby was born at our NCT class. NCT wasn't something I wanted to join - one thing I really didn't want was to be trapped into being friends with other women that the only thing you have in common is reproducing. There were 6 of us in total and all mums to be were surprising likable! I wasn't exactly an NCT type (yes, we all know there is one) and so did feel a little bit like hiding under my wheelchair (which I was then in) but its now 3 years on....

We have met every week pretty much without fail and we're now going to be down 2 little ones as Abi has a little brother Jack. We will miss them more than I think they realise and Toby won't know what's hit him when his kissing partner has disappeared. 

The picture that I created with the 6 first friends (as now the group has 10 teeny ones) couldn't help me think of longer lengths of paper dolls and hey presto! Tape, tape!! so, managed to do some clicking jiggery pokery and hoopla here it is - Teeny Friends tape! 




Teeny Friends tape is now in shop only a click away from you at £6 for a huge 66 metres of the sticky stuff!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Lost Boy

The latest Tobyboo creation has been for Toby himself. Toby's lovely friend, Abi, is having her 3rd and last birthday in this country (she's off to Australia, but this has lead to an exciting new Boo item but can't say anything yet because it involves Abi's birthday present!) the theme of the  party is - Disney.
I was in the Disney Store today and 2 girls (well, women) kept looking at the toys and one kept saying in amazement - "this is Disney!" and to the next toy "this is Disney!" I think she thought she was in Gap or somewhere that she couldn't get over the whole shop was... altogether please DISNEY!

Anyway - back to Toby... was a choice of Mowgli (obviously) but possibly too cold, Peter Pan or Peter pan with fox ears and tail = Robin Hood. I went for Peter Pan as he watched it and became very interested in Tinkerbell.

I've added Tinkerbell sticking out of his pocket - and you can see he's very happy. It's not all finished yet but shall indeed bore you with photos when it is done.

Monday, 6 September 2010

I Just Wanna Be A Winner.....

A while back I did a giveaway on Twitter for a Sewn Together frame and the marvelous winning entry was this:

Why I need one......

It's been a little while
since I've seen a Tobyboo creation
and to receive one in the mail would fill me with elation.

Its hard to go cold turkey
on a thing that you can't resist
and Tobyboos embroidered gifts really have been missed.

It's my best friends anniversary in September  and I'd like to give her something that she really can remember,
and I can't think of anything that I'd rather give her..

So you see that's why I need
a beautiful, amazing Tobyboo
Sewn Together custom piece!


How on earth could that not win?! Along with the Sewn Together I also got commissioned by Marissa to do a piece for a baby boy - luckily I wasn't the only one over the moon with it!