Archive for May, 2007

All packed up and ready to go

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

We are leaving on a jet plane…………as the song goes.  I can’t believe all my critters need a suitcase to themselves,  but I guess it makes sure they will make the trip to Portland in good shape.

I’m getting excited to see Portland….for someone who loves making stuff and arty farty crafty things it feels like I am off to Mecca…… many things to see, do and buy and not a lot of time.

I’ll let you know how my week goes and I’ll take lots of piccies to show you.  I want to take lots of my booth pics…..well it is my first craft fair, I’m allowed to be a bit silly……..right?

Princess Leia

Monday, May 28th, 2007

What do you think of Leia? I will do more of my Star Wars faves but I doubt it will be in time for Portland…..oh well.

princess Leia princess Leia

I also made a frog called Fergus….

fergus   fergus

Even More Lovely stabby critters

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

My god it’s literally a stabby frenzy at my house. I was worried 3 weeks ago that I didn’t have enough time to make a decent table display of critters at the Lovli fair……Well I am not worried anymore, and I love what I’ve made……now I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that other people think so too.

Anyway here is SUPER MARIO


Mario with his ladder from donkey kong

mario mario

Group scene with Donkey Kong

donkey kong

So hopefully I can put together a pretty display that attracts people over. And if not well I like them so it could be worse.

Photo of new critters

Monday, May 21st, 2007

new critters

I told you I had been busy. I have listed them all for sale on the website in preparation for the fair on June 3rd. I’m getting excited about the trip now.

Looking forward to the craft fair

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

And yes I am.  I  have stopped stressing out a little about it…..probably because I have been very busy.  I have made a banner for my booth,  a kit for making your own stabby and 5 brand new critters.  I have also managed to give myself a sore hand from so much stabby stabby….but I will take a break when it’s over.  The new critters are great….even if I do say so myself.  I just hope I can sell some in Portland.

I’ll post pics soon I promise,  I just can’t face the thought of doing it now……….The horror…….

Finally done!!!

Monday, May 14th, 2007

So my Artomat project took much longer than I expected 2 whole weeks in fact. Probably because I did it the old fashioned way, yes that’s right I handdrew every box as well as made every critter……I had a feeling I was never going to finish….ever. But phew it’s done.


The pile of boxes.


The 3 different critter boxes – I made a mouse box, a cat box and a frog box


The reverse of each box…..are you seeing why this took me so long now?

I did 50 of these  – 18 frogs 12 cats and 20 mice


fronts and backs


The critters.

So I love how the boxes and critters turned out, but thinking on it I would have made more than 50 if I hadn’t handrawn everything. Ah well next time i’m going to photocopy everything.

In other news I am going to do my first ever craft show. I’m part of the Lovli craft fair in Portland Oregon. Yes you read right I am going to Portland …..yaaaaay. It’s going to be so cool and we are staying with my friend Matt (thanks Matt) and I can’t wait. Of course I hardly have any critters so I am going to have to go into stabby frenzy between now and the 31st………waaaaaaaaaaa. I love these challenges…..well I must do I keep giving them to myself!!!

A lovely challenge

Friday, May 4th, 2007

So I’ve well established my etsy addiction here. But the best thing happened a couple of nights ago. There I was typing away when I was contacted by a lovely lady named Kim (also I assume an etsy addict) who commissioned me to make a critter of her lovely pussy cat Ducky who had recently passed away.

Here is my homage to Ducky in wool..

Ducky Ducky

So I made sure I kept all of the real Ducky’s markings, and I think Kim was really pleased. I like doing stuff like this it’s nice to think people have something completely unique for them and that they can cherish .

I also listed my itty bitty kittys

cats cats

So pat me on the back I had a productive day……yaaaaay. Unfortunatly today is grocery shopping and cleaning day………boooooo.

The most famous Jerry Mouse

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Well I finally finished little Jerry. He has taken longer than any other critter, not because I couldn’t make him…..oh no, because of etsy, I really need to stop posting why is it so addictive? I mean good god it’s not helping my productivity at all.

Anyway do you like Jerry? I need to start on Tom soon.

Jerry Mouse  Jerry Mouse