Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Hello little world!
How are you this fine, fair day?
Things have been all 'go go go!'
over here in my Emporium.
I've got a few more Pheeples on the go, more jewellery AND I have ventured into the world of
wet felting!
Now, me and wet felting have never really got on...
I'd only ever tried wet felting small balls for beads (which I could NEVER do!)
And It's been one of those "I can get more detail when I'm needle felting, so why would I want to try wet felting?"
haha, how wrong I have been!
And I would like to take this moment to apologise to all of you lovely wet felters out there!
It's tough stuff!!
I've only been working from tutorials online, but I'm booking myself into a class next month
and fingers crossed I will be able to create some beautiful pieces
with this lovely, and very tactile process!
and these are a few of my little, very simple, creations!

A few egg cosies and some random shapes, and yes, that is a VERY rough, and not so great shoe in the background!
I can't wait to get the hang of this properly!
*Dreaming of a giant Pheeple*

I'll keep you posted how I go,
and there will be a new
Spring time/Mother's Day Pheeple
wall art piece coming soon!
She's based on my Inkling drawing
so I hope you'll like her!
I hope you're all having a wonderful day you lovely people!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

More Inkling-ness

I've been playing around with my 
Inkling this evening,

and I have my first proper Inkling sketch of my next Pheeple Wall Art Sculpture design 
using Photoshop to 
edit it.

I hope you like her!

I think I might be a little bit more in love with the Inkling than I was before.


If you would like to read a bit more about the Inkling
take a little read of my post here!

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Make The Little Things Fun!

 one of those random little events that sparks something inspiring in your brain
My little felt mouse ring was included in a lovely treasury on Etsy:

Have Some Fun

and the way the curator (SewHappyGirls) had described how everyday life should be fun too,
and how every day should be a happy one
It just made my brain spark!
My intention has always been to create a little smile with my work.
I see all those grumpy people on the train to and from work
and I just want to see them all grinning away!
A happy face is much better than a sad face!
That's why I make fun little jewellery pieces and easy to hang wall art pieces.
I love typing away on my laptop and seeing the felt mouse sat on my finger, bouncing away with each tap.
It's as if he's typing too!
Simple little things and simple little moments that make us smile.
They're SO important!
Part of my New Years resolution this year is to appreciate the little things more,
and why not make those little things FUN!

Make The Little Things Fun

- That's my new motto!
I hope you're all having a wonderful day
full of lots of little, fun moments!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Having An Inkling

This post is way overdue I know,
today is all about my oober lovely
After craving for one of these for months and months,
Santa decided I had been good enough to get one for Xmas!
I'd thought about the IPad and other drawing tools for the computer, but when I saw a little tutorial for the Inkling 
it was love at first sight!
It just completely suited my sketchy style.
I'm afraid I find it impossible to draw just ONE line in any of my sketches!
There must be many to create a line!
This wonderful little device captures so much detail, it's just perfect!

It's very compact and fits in my bag so I can take it on the train with me on my adventures,
and it charges through a USB cord to your computer AND it comes with extra ink cartridges for the pen!
I am so pleased with this little gismo!
And all you do once you've sketched your doodle, is plug it in to your computer and open your sketches up in Photoshop or Illustrator (or whatever programme you have) and you can edit away!


So... if you've popped over to my website recently....? :)
You might have noticed some doodly changes!
It's been great for turning my website into something more personal.
My writing heads each page, and just like when I work on paper, there's little doodles and pictures around my work.
I haven't put any proper sketches on there yet.
That is the one thing with the Inkling, whilst it is super amazing, you might have to 'learn how to draw with it' if that makes any sense?
The pen has a sensor on it that the clip picks up, and because I'm so sketchy with my drawings, I often go over things a few times.
And sometimes the alignment of the pen and the clip aren't 100% bang on.
There are only small differences, but one time I was drawing a Pheeple, he ended up with 3 eyes instead of 2 because I'd gone back to go over it and the pen hadn't aligned to the exact spot!
So I'm practising now, practising not going back over my work.
Work on each bit, one at a time, and move on to the next.
Once I've got that sorted you can see some Pheeple doodles!
But the Inkling is definitely something that I would recommend!
Oh, and and you can save layers with it!
There's a little button on the clip, and when you click it, it starts a new layer!
How fantastic is that!
Let me know if you have an Inkling, I'd love to hear your Inkling stories!

Monday, 4 February 2013

The Valentine Pheeples

The Valentine Pheeples are here!!

This is a super tiny post I'm afraid folks.
So many little Pheeples to keep my eye on at the mo, and they can tell that Spring is coming I swear!
They've got that extra mischievous glint in their eyes!
There are some very adorable, well behaved Pheeples decorating my website at the moment
Pop over and see the NEW Valentine Pheeples with their complimenting felt, heart lockets!

You might also see that there's quite a few changes going on...
This isn't all the Pheeple's fault, I will take some responsibility!
I hope that you all like the new look
and I will introduce you all to
Mr Octo Pus
in my next post!

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