Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Coming soon...

Once I've found the time to type up the pattern for these happy little toadstools I'll be putting it up in the Etsy shop. They're very easy to make and only take around an hour and a half to complete. They might make a nice beginners' crochet kit.

More Mr. Pigeons and Miss. Hennypennys will be added in early February once they all have eyes, pouches and passports. I'm quickly running out of eyes and haven't been able to find decent replacements yet so if anybody knows where to find 4 or 5mm acrylic round black eyes online then I'd love to know!

That's all for now except to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your lovely comments and e-mails- they're very much appreciated :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Apologies for the lack of updates recently. I'm back in Spain and rationing the photos I took over Christmas!

One of my Christmas presents was the Softies book and I couldn't resist making the happy treeling for a friend's birthday (don't worry, there is a reason why I'm giving her a cuddly tree for her 21st)

I forgot about the seam allowance on the trunk so when I turned it right side out his eyes looked a bit scary and far apart. Oops.

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

My first attempt at Gocco printing didn't go as well as I had planned. I tried to save supplies by using the same screen for the black and white AND colour prints, making positioning the card very difficult as you can see below (L-R: good to bad to worse)...

The black and white only prints were much more successful.

I also tried black and white and red and white sheep note cards. Unfortunately the far left sheep lost part of his nose in the printing process.

In other news...

Mr. Pigeon 015 is now for sale on Etsy.

Mr. Pigeon 016 arrived safely in London, is now called Bubble and aspires to become a tank top model!