Scatterbox Originals on Etsy

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Making a list...

...and checking it twice!

I can't go away for any length of time without making at least one list of things to pack. I'm a compulsive list-maker and I think I've got through about 6 notebooks in the past year with mainly lists of things to do, things I've done, things to remember...

I'm making the epic journey to my parent's house tomorrow. All being well, it'll be a journey of about 10 hours...that's if everything runs on time. I've filled up my little mp3 player with enough music to last the whole day. I always worry I'm going to get bored of even the most favoured album so I've got a very varied mix of Indie, Pop, Instrumental, Rock and the occasional errant Disney song from a mix cd given to me by a friend (however did that song from Lilo and Stitch get onto my mp3 player...ahem...)

My shop is now hibernating. I've got to work a few full days in the Day Job after I get back so I'll probably wait to open up again until January the 3rd.

For the sake of my health and sanity, as well as maintaining quality control, I've held off finishing the items I mentioned in my last post. I did make one small moleskine cover and it sold in the flashiest of flashes - there will definitely be more. New things to expect in the shop from January onwards include...

Cushion/pillow covers
Moleskines with covers
Coin purses
New Improved Tote Bags
Pins

I've really enjoyed making the childrens' scarves but sadly there's a new piece of legislation, the CPSIA, effective in February that means I can't legally sell products for under 12s to the United States without first getting all components of every item tested for lead (even if, it seems, they're entirely fabric and very unlikely to pose a health threat). This is an insanely expensive procedure that a one-woman-band like me can't afford, and most of my customers are in the USA, so regretfully I don't think products specifically for under 12s are going to be a viable avenue for me in the future.

I'm also developing some new ideas though for some possible new paper products that I'm really excited about and I hope once I've got further along with the technicalities of it I'll be able to show you all.

In the meantime, I shall leave you with my thought of the day:

Singing along to "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" on the train is an effective way to ensure you get a whole carriage alllll to yourself!

What's your way of killing time on long journeys?

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Decembrrrrr!

Belatedly turning over the page of my calendar today, I could scarcely believe we're into the last month of the year. My how time does fly!

Since my last post I've had a visit from a friend - a lovely relaxed couple of days featuring baking apple pie, strolling through town, having a cream tea and watching a dvd. A lot of places in the UK seem to be getting snow, but Falmouth is its usual self:


I've also been busying myself with custom orders. Custom orders are great - a perfect opportunity to stretch your creative muscles and do something new that you might not otherwise have thought of. Would I have thought of making a mobile with a space rocket that looked like a bumblebee? No! But I had a suggestion from a customer and rolled with it - I'm quite pleased with the result.


Now that I've got more time for making things on my 'to do' list, I must confess to being a little overwhelmed. Last posting days for Christmas are coming up - next Wednesday (the 10th) is my cut-off for North America and the 12th is the deadline for Europe. I'm going up north to be with my family for Christmas on the 18th, taking UK orders up until the afternoon of the 17th.

So, if I'm going to make all the things on my list in time for my customers to buy for Christmas, I need to get going. In the next couple of days I'm working on some more cushion (pillow) covers, more coin purses and developing designs for some more moleskine covers.

The moleskine notebooks are going to be the smaller version of the moleskine cahiers, rather than the large size that I used last. If you can't quite make out my scribbly drawing you can click on it for a larger image - as you see, I have three ideas in mind at the moment - one similar to my original moleskine cover design (but I am going to make some small changes), my sleepy bunny cropping up again on a 'dreams' notebook (I thought it'd be good as a 'dream diary') and what do you know, yet another sighting of EL BANDIDO! The perfect book for planning your next dastardly scheme. ;-)

I've already started on some sleepy bunny cushion covers and will try and get those into the shop early next week. I'm not certain the notebooks will be ready in time for last posting day for North America, sorry guys - but certainly I should have some for folks to spend their Christmas money on.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Loot

As promised, later today I will be adding some new goodies to the shop.

Pins!
A new writing set!
Scarves!

And the perfect coin purse for carrying your loot...
Lots of sightings of El Bandido coming soon :)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The Cat Pack

I'd like you to meet some people.
Baroness Clauhousen, naive aristocratic cat from Regensburg.
Rufus McIntyre - portly and easily shocked. He likes debating in the Gentlemen's Club.
Sylvie and Claudette, you've met before - they are still gossiping away in the backstreets of Montmartre.

They make up The Cat Pack - a new writing set coming soon on pink, blue and cream paper.
But wait! Who is this interloper? Could it be El Bandido, infamous cat burglar?


It is indeed. A sighting! Rumour has it he's also snuck his way onto a blue flannelette scarf and his smug expression tells me he's already finding his way onto new purses. I'd better go look...

Ain't that a kick in the head?

Monday, 10 November 2008

El Bandido

Beware! There is a notorious criminal on the loose.

El Bandido is a cat burglar of the highest calibre. Lately, he has been stealing not jewels or priceless paintings...but time. Large portions of autumn have been snatched away in the dead of night and this is why I woke yesterday morning to hailstones like ice cubes, hammering on my skylight window.

If you see El Bandido - please see if you can capture him. There is a rumour that he will at some point in the future be sneaking his way across pieces of A5 paper with rounded corners. I will try to obtain evidence of any future sightings so that you know what to look for.

I'm hesitant to say it, in case I jinx myself, but I think my back is all better now. I have a couple of custom orders to complete and then on to other things. I'm setting the aforementioned teaspoon keyrings to one side as an idea, while I focus on scarves, purses and bags for the shop. I will try to evenly divide what time El Bandido hasn't stolen so that there's something new for everyone!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Status report

Hello hello,

A quick status report for you...

Writing sets:
4 different designs are going up on Etsy in the next day or so :D
I had more ideas after the initial sketch shown a couple of posts ago, so there will be
1. Blue Teapot (with teacup stickers, oh so sweet!)
2. Acorn (you can see a very rough initial sketch among the other design doodles but there it is below, all packaged up pretty)
3. Blush Bear
4. Sleepy Bunny


Following soon (when I get more envelopes in appropriate colours) will be the seedlings design (minus the sun this time - I decided not to overcomplicate things) and also the gossiping cats.
The bumblebees, monocled cat, trees on hill and bluebird are still in the design stage.


I'm also working on a variety of things on the theme of tea - I intend to make a tote bag with my teapot picture sewn to the front, plus matching money purses with the teacup, plus I've had an idea for teaspoon keyrings that I'm trying out today - watch this space!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Here and Now and Live in Person

I'm pleased to announce that Scatterbox Originals now has a real world outlet - the gallery Here and Now. It's a lovely little gallery shop selling a variety of things, and best of all it's right down the street from me!

They have some of my purses, a new bag featuring my bear (see previous post - sorry I never snapped a picture of the finished thing) and my writing sets. If you're in the Falmouth area, go check them out!

My shop is starting to look a little sparse, but fear not, there will be more goodies arriving soon.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Blushing Bear, Wailing Cat

Having shaken a nasty chesty cough a couple of weeks ago, I naively thought that all my ailments were finished for the year. Usually I only get properly sick a couple of times a year - it goes to show that it pays to plan for every eventuality! I woke with a start early on Monday morning with a horrendous pain in my back - I actually wailed out in pain, hopefully I didn't wake the neighbours! Having taken painkillers I fell into a deep sleep and then didn't wake again until past 1pm.

Its hard to say for sure what caused it - maybe I twisted oddly in my sleep, maybe I strained something the day before at work - all I know is, it hurts to bend over...it hurts to stand up...it hurts to sit down...and it hurts to walk.

Determined to keep the momentum going and make up for lost time, I got some heat packs to put on my back and settled down to work - I've been focussing on getting the writing sets completed which luckily doesn't require much physical work! They are very near to completion now and I hope everyone will be as pleased with them as I am.

Here's a preview look at one of the designs...

I'm very fond of my blushing bear, so she is going to feature on another new product as well...

Yep, the tote bags are coming back, bolder and betterer! Watch this space for more details :)

Now for a soothing hot apple toddy (for the recipe, see my other blog)...

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Stationery on the move

As you may have guessed from the poll on the right side of the page, I have an exciting new product line in development.

Writing sets have been quietly growing as an idea in my head, held back by technical difficulties that I had feared would put them at a complete halt. By next week, I should be up and running with a shiny new printer and my idea will no longer be stationary!*

I've found some lovely quality FSC paper - this means the paper is made with wood from sustainable forests. Next I'm on the hunt for the perfect eco-friendly envelopes.

Here's a sneaky preview of some of the designs I have in mind. Please excuse the scribblyness! Click on the image for a bigger view.

1. Sun and seedlings - similar to the appliqué design found on my coin purses.
2. Gossip cats - remember Sylvie and Claudette?
3. Copse on hill - this one is inspired by a little group of trees on a hilltop that I pass every time I head north to see my family .
4. Bluebird sings - my little bluebird has always been popular on purses, so I'm bringing him back in papery form!
5. Cameo animals - these will be limited colour and line drawings of my animals, in a cute scalloped 'frame'. Definitely my bear and my rabbit with rosy cheeks...possibly also a monacled cat I've been doodling of late...
6. Miss Owl on branch - I haven't decided yet if she'll be wide awake or snoozing.
7. Bumbly bees - possibly with their Queen Bee leading the way as they bumble their way across the page.

I'm still deciding on the best proportions of paper to envelopes, so please do vote on my poll and help me make my writing sets the best they can be :)

*I know, I know, an awful pun but I couldn't resist...

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Sleepy bunny

I was going to post about this before I listed the item in question, but I just couldn't wait. This is the first of hopefully several scarves made with coloured flannelette. I love red and white together, so when I had the idea for a rabbit scarf, I knew just which colour background to go for first. This sleepy bunny looks how I feel on a winter morning when I have to be up and about but I'm half asleep, cheeks red from the cold.


This is a child-size scarf but I've decided there are enough fully-grown sleepy bunnies like me in the world that could do with a similar scarf. So, I've set about making a wider, longer version. It's nearly ready so keep an eye on the shop!

I have a feeling the bunny may also sleepwalk her way onto some bags and money purses soon too :)

Monday, 29 September 2008

Cough and splutter

I promise, I will be posting some pictures of new things soon!

I am a little behind schedule I'm afraid as I have a nasty cold and have been coughing and spluttering everywhere! Coughing and spluttering on things I am sewing is not a nice thing to do, so for now I am restricting myself to things like drawing designs and going to the post office.


I have, incidentally, been to the post office today and found out while I was there that although my branch is one of the many that are being closed down by the silly silly Powers That Be the alternative branch in town is so bad, my branch is forced to stay open until it gets sorted out. Most post offices that are being shut down have a choice between working one or three month's notice before being closed, but my one is being kept open until January or possibly February. I'm partly glad that it will be open in the run up Christmas, because this will make it considerably easier to post sales in the busy period. But it's sad nonetheless that they are being strung along in such a way - knowing that the alternative branch, which is staying open due to being in the town centre, is not as popular and hasn't the same friendly community feeling. I'm going to miss my little local post office. :(

So far, any items that I sell on etsy I have taken to the post office as soon as possible - usually within 24 hours on a weekday - but when I have a longer journey to make to the post office I think I'll have to review this. It may work out more practical to set specific days and times for going to the post office - in which case, I'll be posting my 'shipping timetable' on here and in my etsy policies, closer to the time.

In the meantime...plans for scarves, money purses and bags a-plenty!

Rewarding awardings

I'm pleased as punch to say that the lovely Becky at www.monpetitlapin.blogspot.com has given this blog the Arte y pico award - http://arteypico.blogspot.com/

This is an award for interestingness, creativity, design and contributing to the blogging community. What a lovely idea! :)

The rules for this (which I have pasted from Becky's blog - hope you don't mind Becky but you phrased it better than I could!) are:

Award “Rules”: The rules of Arte Y Pico are - you must pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting content, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language! Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to their blog. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the Arte Y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

I would like to give this award to...

Gretel of All Around Us - I featured Gretel's wonderful needlefelt creations a few posts ago. Gretel lives in beautiful rural Oxfordshire and knows far more about nature than I ever could - check out the little film of the view from her bike ride.
Erica of Erica's Attic - Erica makes beautiful pictures and dolls - scroll down a bit on her blog to enter to win a charming Ottoline doll!
Kajsa of Sykossa - I love the little glimpses into her life and her quirky Scandinavian style.
Debbie of The Imagination of Ladysnail - Debbie is an illustrator who does lovely screenprints as well as adorable cuddly robot plushies.
Paula of Paula Bowles - Paula is a professional illustrator who shares pictures of her work and life in Bristol.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Parting of the blogs

Hello,

Regular readers will have noticed by now that this blog is, in a way, two blogs in one - one for each of my etsy shops. Nearly a year ago now, I decided to seperate my creations into two shops - Scatterbox Originals for my cute and kitsch-ish creations (try saying that five times fast!) and Treacle Toffee for my more mature jewellery and accessories.

Balancing posts between the two shops was fine to begin with, but now I have definite plans for both shops, so many ideas and things to show, I have decided the time has come to give both shops their very own blog.

So, without further ado, I introduce to you...
www.treacletoffee.blogspot.com

Please do take a look if you're a fan of Treacle Toffee :)

As for Scatterbox Originals, this blog will be dedicated to that shop (and maybe the occasional miscellaneous rambling and posts about my etsy heroes...) I do indeed have new things in the pipeline for S.O. so check back soon!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Sneaky peeky

Psst!

The first of the Treacle Toffee scarves is now complete. I'm going to make a couple more and then hopefully get some really nice photos done of them modelled by someone I know (who just happens to be a model). There should be a host of autumn/winter things in the shop a couple of weeks from now - but I can't wait to show you so here is a little sneaky peeky at Shoal scarf number 1...

The scarves really do need a model to show them off best, and I also hope to have a bag or two made for the photoshoot. In the meantime I will be periodically listing more brooches and earrings in the shop - like the pair I just listed which, incidentally, match the scarf pictured above. Now, how many places can you buy a matching scarf and earrings? :-)

Monday, 15 September 2008

Beyond the Sea

Hello hello :)

I'm back from my holidays in the hills of the north and the village by the sea. In the past two weeks I have...
* Had a horrendous 12 hour journey up north to the village I grew up in.
* Spent a day recovering from aforementioned journey.
* Been to the dentist (all ok, phew!)
* Got my hair cut. For those who don't know me in real life, it was pretty much waist length and now is a layered, shoulder length bob. For the first few days I kept brushing my hair and being stunned that it ended so soon. Catching a glance of myself in the mirror I couldn't help swishing my head from side to side and singing 'short hair short hair shorty shorty short haaaaair' to myself (I honestly am 26, not 6...)
* Gone shopping with a friend and bought lots of autumn/winter clothes.
* Been to see old family friends on the way back south and met their adorable dwarf Labrador. (I am not typically a dog person, but this one is so cute)
* Stayed in a gorgeous little cottage in a lovely fishing village.

http://tinyurl.com/69s7al

* Met two friendly puddy tats and several beautiful seals and sealions.
* Seen some of the tall ships taking part in the Funchal 500 race.

* Eaten a very great deal of cake and cream.

AND purchased The Fabric I Have Been Looking For for scarves. Deciding on the best colours etc took me a while, but I am pleased with the ones I went with. I have lovely cotton jersey (with a little lycra for softness, stretch and reduced crinkledness) in sky blue and pale cream.

I've made a start on my first scarf already (I got today off work after all, yippee!) All this sea air* has encouraged me to continue on my theme of shoals of fish and pebbles, ripples and reflections in water...and on the cream fabric I have plans for designs on themes as disparate as butterscotch, barleycorn and tree growth rings. Piccies to follow shortly.

In other news, my generous dad has suggested that I make a picture for the new living room of their house, and in return he will buy me a printer :D This means that hopefully it won't be long before I can recommence with plans for Scatterbox Originals that pivot around having a good printer...and I can make the return address labels I mentioned here:
http://scatterboxtwo.blogspot.com/2008/06/variations-on-theme.html

and also some lovely packaging stickers for Treacle Toffee.

Huzzah!

Have a great week, folks.

*You may say that it is odd I mention sea air as if it is not something I usually have, living in a seaside town. But, as the grass is always greener on the other side, the sea is always bluer in a place you don't see all the time...if that makes sense!

Friday, 29 August 2008

Etsying away

Hello,

From tomorrow (Saturday the 30th of August), as far as my Etsy shops are concerned, I am officially Away. I'm not actually travelling until Monday, but I am working in my day job on the weekend and so I won't be able to mail anything. I'm having a sort of 'two centre' holiday - going up north to see my parents (and my dentist, boo hiss!) and then we're travelling back down to this part of the country for a week long holiday. We won't be staying right here but I'll be able to travel over and check emails, go to the post office with any orders etc.
So for the purposes of Etsy, I'm back from Monday the 8th of September. While I'm up north I should have internet access, so if anyone has any questions or wants to say hi, please feel free!
I'll be back to crafting properly from Tuesday the 16th of September - that feels such a long way away! Perhaps I will take some small sewing projects with me to the holiday cottage...

I'm excited about the developments of more new jewellery and accessories for Treacle Toffee - I have been researching the best fabric to use for some scarves I'm going to make which will have felt and/or silk and/or cotton appliqué designs. Yet more earrings designs are in the works, not to mention some new brooches. The Treacle Toffee handbag range hasn't been forgotten either!

For Scatterbox Originals, I'm eager to make more notebook covers, lunch bags and mobiles but my dratted Epson printer has seen better days. It has decided now to randomly print bright pink lines on everything and smear black ink whenever it feels like it...this is not a good thing when you're printing things for your business. Plus, for a while I've been wanting to start making stationery for Scatterbox Originals - ASTFA type animals, things like my seedlings (which seem to be popular) etc. on writing sets, notelets and suchlike. So, I am going to save and scrimp as much money as I can to afford a new printer - I have my eye on a Canon Pixma iP 4500 but if anyone has a better recommendation please do let me know.

So, farewell for now, dear blog readers...

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Featuring...

The Powers That Be on etsy.com have launched a gift guide today giving recognition to Etsy's many fantastic international makers of things suitable for children.

You can find the gift guide here

I'm pleased as punch that all three of my items that I entered for consideration have been selected for the guide :D

You can also find my good friend Ladysnail's wonderful Robotington looking shy on this page:
There are so many great items in the guide and I've found a few new favourites (ok, I don't have kids but some of these things are great for kids of any age, including 26 year old arts graduates!)

In the interest of Karma and General Niceness and also Keeping This Blog From Getting Too Ego-centric, I have decided to periodically feature a craftsperson or artist who I think is the bee's knees. So...

Gretel Parker, illustrator and crafter extraordinaire has this gorgeous shop where she sells her needle felt creations. Gretel's work sells so fast after it is listed, her shop never looks very full - but check out her sold items page for the lovelies that flew (some perhaps literally...) off her shelves

My favourites have to be the geese with their elongated necks and subtle stylization:
Sleepy Sam, I know how you feel! The detail and work put into this fellow is amazing.


Lanky Lil has a lovely elegance to her - her little choker is darling.


These beautiful sculptures were born from Gretel's equally original artworks - some of which you can buy as greetings cards in her etsy shop. Certainly Someone To Watch :)

(Images are posted with the artist's consent)

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Thou shalt have a stylized fishie...


...
On a little danglie
Thou shalt have a fishie
Now I've got fish hook ear wires in!*

(And they're sterling silver too, for people with sensitive skin like me)
There should be a few pairs of earrings popping up in the shop soon.

I've also whipped up a new banner for Treacle Toffee based on my Shoal necklace, for a change from my plain logo.

* If you're wondering where on earth that came from, it's one of my favourite little nursery-rhyme type ditties

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Snuggly snuzzly

Well, you wouldn't know it was August here. While I hear reports of baking heat in Europe and America, here in drizzly Cornwall it's feeling like Autumn already. Hot chocolate, hot water bottles...I'm even wearing socks! I don't mind though, because the time has come (the walrus said...) for making cold weather things.

Selling on the interweb to international customers means I need to make things quite in advance to allow for postage time...and of course for my antipodean customers winter accessories are a touch late now (naughty Catherine).

You know those grey drizzly mornings when you wake up and you've got to get up and go to school/work/out on an errand but really you just want to stay nice and cosy in your pyjamas?

The solution!



This scarf is made with that same soft flannelette that you get winter pyjamas in. Snuggly snuzzly! I'm working on a few of these with different animal designs (next one up is going to have my bear on it, because it's becoming the Rule in Scatterbox-land that any new product has to have a bear on it at least once.) and possibly also some with my tree design...maybe some spotty ones too! I'm deciding on which colours of flannelette to get for making more - I love the white but I think some sky blues, pinks, maybe greens or reds would be good too.

Now this scarf is a child's size one (50 inches long, should be generous enough for a bit of 'growing room') but I'm thinking of making some for bigger kids (like me) What do you think?

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Frills and spills

Back to crafting and at last I can show you some things that have been in my mind's eye for a while.

Cushions for kids (aged 3 to 103 - sorry 104 year-olds, but I think you should be too grown up for this sort of thing by your age) The frilly scalloped edges are the same felt I use for the appliques - soft but not too flimsy. I like how these look like little framed pictures on my chair. You could have a whole gallery!




Annnnnd....

My first lunch bag (featuring my bear, again!) - well I say first, second really. My first ever ever lunch bag I made a couple of weeks ago and unfortunately I forgot to allow in my pattern for enough depth, silly me.
It's pinkish red vinyl on the outside and lined with red and white spotty cotton. My main priority when I made it was to make it as easy to clean as possible - the vinyl can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge, as can the lining (which I pre-washed) I have plans for more with different designs.



In other news...

The squally weather in West Cornwall continues. I went out today on an important supplies buying mission and just about managed to miss the rain, thank goodness! Included in the supplies I bought were more pieces of silk for Treacle Toffee jewellery. More wearable tempests and light pools on the way, among other things...

...did someone whisper 'earrings' just then?

Shop updates in the very near future :)

Monday, 4 August 2008

Cold and warm

Hello,
Strangely, once I started sewing my stormy weather things the weather outside decided to follow suit...maybe the sky wanted to be my model for the new range! In between showers, when my window wasn't looking too grey and the sun peeked through, I managed to finally get some decent photos of the first of my silken tempests...


I also made some headway making things in warmer hues. So here we have a necklace inspired by barleycorn and how the girls at my primary school made jewellery out of grass stalks, all the while hearing Eva Cassidy in my head poignantly singing Fields of Gold.
Plus one silk brooch I made thinking about big comforting cups of cappuccino, the last of the foam leaving trails of white and the sugar just about to sink in...

Ah, autumn...
It's really not far off now, and naughty me I'm a little behind on the Grand Plans For Scatterbox Originals! I'm going to be steaming ahead for the next couple of days, then taking some time out with my good friend who I only see about twice a year...and then next week on this blog I will hopefully have more info/sketches/tantalising photos for at least one of the following:
Small cushions/pillows for kids
New mobiles
Lunch bags
Fun new brooches and magnets

Bit by bit, over the next week or so I'm going to be listing more little purses on etsy, so watch this space!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

The Gathering Storm

In continuation of the nature and elements inspired Treacle Toffee range, this week I am going to be making things on the theme of tempests...sultry late summer days and the nearing harvest, when they sky is just about to burst with rain and all colours become saturated against the steely sky.


...also soon to be listed are things inspired by golden fields of barleycorn, heather and lavender....more leafy things and 'honesty'...

Plus, finishing some of the things I've shown you sneak previews of before, which for some reason have been left aside for some time.

Check back in the next few days and I should have some pictures of the finished articles!

All of this I am juggling with new things for Scatterbox Originals (and the Day Job of course!) I've made headway with some more artwork for mobiles and I plan on using the same designs for fridge magnets, just as soon as I can master my new medium!


Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Les chats de bavardage

Sylvie and Claudette meet at 7 every evening on the street corner to exchange news. What could they be gossiping about this time? Perhaps its that rumour about the crafts lady who lives in the attic - they say she spent almost a whole day sewing in her pyjamas last week.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Running away

Meet Sophie bear. Sophie is a circus bear, performing nightly on the trapeze. But she is not keen on heights or having lots of people look at her. She dreams of running away from the circus and living a different life. Maybe as a dental receptionist.
This week, I am mainly going to be
* making new style notebooks
* doing artwork for new pin badges and magnets
* making more coinpurses
* working on more new designs for Treacle Toffee

New new new new new!


These purses will either be going in Scatterbox Originals, or to a new venue...which I will tell more about when things are more certain :)

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Watery starlight

Pssst! Sneak preview of some new things for Treacle Toffee...
Inspired by circlular ripples and reflected light in a lake, shoals of fish that flash by silently, papery 'honesty' seed pods and the night sky.
Featuring handmade wool felt and pieces of silk.





Both shops should be seeing a proper update in the near future, so keep an eye out!