Time for a new picture on the front page of my website... a nice bright patterned bird of course!



Tomorrow I've got a stall at the bi-monthly craft fair run by Of Cabbages And Kings, up in North London. I haven't done anything like it since before Christmas, and am half excited and half thinking I-hope-I-sell-enough-to-make-it-worth-sacrificing-half-the-weekend. So mixed feelings (and in fact a lot of the excitement comes from the anticipation of making and devouring a packed lunch)! These are some peg dolls that I made last weekend for the occasion (quite a few of their dresses are tiny pieces of what were were human-sized dresses).


Try, try, and try again

As the title suggests, I've been trying very hard. But at what? Well, I wanted to make some new dolls that would be a bit of a mix of my existing ones and the my peg dolls. And I wanted them to be a bit quicker to make and therefore sellable at a reasonably low price.

And yet... these four ended up taking an awfully long time, because I did two rounds of four before I got to these, that either popped open along stretched seams or that had to be abandoned with half their heads stuck in their bodies (sounds a bit gruesome doesn't it?). I was determined to overcome any design faults, and got there in the end. The final group may not have the elegant necks of their predecessors, but they work and that is something! And now that I know what to do I want to make lots!

The rejects


The Big Idea

The latest Tigerprint design competition is around the theme of a design "idea". So my idea is for a series of cards mixing words and pictures to make up a well-known phrase. A bit of a 'say what you see'! Here are the four designs I've done to illustrate the idea...