Toothpaste Kisses

Veering away from festivity for a moment, here are two little characters I made for a friend's engagement last week. The couple in question had mentioned to me that they'd thought of painting up toothpaste lids and for some reason the idea stuck with me and when I was cleaning the bathroom I noticed some toothpaste lids and one thing led to another! They're like little station masters with bad hairstyles, but I'm pleased with how they came out! I might see what other bits of household paraphenalia I can turn into people...


A Raft of Robins

I've been making Christmas cards, not to sell but to send! Seeing as I've been doing lots of birds recently, I thought I'd continue the theme, so it's a robin in a party hat on some recycled cardboard. Winging it's way... (oh dear, I think I'll stop there).


All's Fair

I've been talking about it for quite some time, and finally on Saturday it was the We Make London Christmas Fair. It was a very festive day, with lots of wonderful stalls, and Christmassy visitors! Next up is the Of Cabbages and Kings fairs on Saturdays 12th & 19th, where my friend the fab illustrator Mary Kilvert will also be exhibiting. Here's my stall from this weekend with my whole collection, familiar and new...



Today I sent off a parcel of festive goodies to Seastar Gallery in Cornwall, containing my new peg-angels-with-loops (just like a peg angel but with added practicality), and some of these paintings I've been working on, which are extremely optimistic and which - if they don't sell over Christmas - may make an appearance in my Etsy shop. I've got lots more to sell on my stall this weekend (see flyer two posts below).