Saturday, 26 June 2010

Send me a Postcard, Drop me a line

New to the menagerie... postcard and magnet sets, coming very soon in owl and pet bird designs

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Sunny Days and Blue Jays

It's far too nice to stay in doors today, too hot to work and far too hot for blogging so I am heading to the park to take pictures of the ducks!
Before that I will leave you with the 2nd bird in my American birds series, I've been wanting to do a blue jay for a while now and when I found this beautiful blue I knew I had to make you. Here he is perched on my Birds of North America guide, I'm really happy with him... he looks a bit like a bandit with his eye markings!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

And the winner is...

We Have a winner!!!

I have to admit by being overwhelmed by the huge response to this competition... you all really wanted an owl didn't you? Thanks to everyone who supported feltmeupdesigns over the last few years, everyone who bought, hearted, facebooked and tweeted and of course tried to bribe me with chocolate to declare them the winner... this little feltmaker is unbribeable (unless it's Hotel Chocolat!)The winner is... Rachel Lucie Johns, Rachel said:

"I LOVE the punky cockatiel,reminds me of the one we had when I was a kid"

Rachel now gets to chose her owl and I will be sending her a bag of goodies ASAP! Rachel also has a gorgeous jewellery shop on etsyWhy not pay her a visit? I love this pearl and silver chain from her shop

As a big thanks to all the blog readers I am offering a free shipping deal to anyone who orders before the 21st... just enter the code "Felty Fan" in notes to seller and pay as usual and I will refund postage thru paypal.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

500 Sales Celebration Blog Giveaway... Who Gives A Hoot!!!

I remember not so long ago in 2008 saying to my boyfriend "Do you think I can make 100 sales by Christmas?" Well we smashed that goal and the following Christmas we passed the 300 mark. I can't believe that in so little time I have sold 500 birds and that doesn't include families and pairs... which all equals a quite scary amount of stabbing felt!To celebrate I have decided to have a giveaway and for the prize 1 lucky winner will receive a Hoot! I am offering the winner their choice of owl from my Hoot section and a goody bag with lots of felty and inky goodies, a prize worth $50 all together. Which would you choose? A barn owl, a tawny owl... or maybe you'd like a cute pink owl?To enter simply first leave a comment on my blog telling me what your favourite item in my shop is and then if you want leave a Twitter comment mentioning this blog post with link @feltmeupdesigns or become a fan at facebook ... If you do all 3 you get 3 entries... simples!Winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator (otherwise known as John!) and the competition closes Thursday 17th of June

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Lesser Spotted Colourful Owls

My recent owl obsession has slipped into unreality today... You have to face it as lovely as browns and greys are sometimes you need colour, especially when the sea fret has engulfed Scarborough in a foggy white cloud and even the seagulls don't want to come out to play.
I was feeling kinda blue when I woke up today so I finished off a blue owl but he looked a bit sad I felt a distinct need for more colour on this misty morning so I made him a little pink girl friend! Don't worry tho I still love my little naturalistic owl friends and added a burrowing owl to the Parliament of Owls over the weekend. The Hoots now have their own section in the menagerie and I spent the morning shuffling the shop around a bit and tidying up my policies and profile.

I am also loving these owl post items from celestefrittata at etsy... I reckon they would make great gift wrapping for one of my little hoots and come in sets with tags too... how cool is that!

Friday, 4 June 2010

That Friday Feeling...

After a full week of blogging last week I felt you needed a break from me... plus I am back at work and thus have achieved very little this week. Instead of my usual felt based gabble I thought I would treat you to some of my faves... enjoy!
Speckled Sparrow Bird Earrings by alibali
Slippers by Thisgeneration
Raspberry Marshmallows By Sweet Treats Bakery
Fairytale Earrings by Lazy Giraffe