Wednesday, 29 September 2010

My Baby is 1 year old!!!

My little inky shop has been going for 1 year... how fast time flies! So I have decided to celebrate a year of success by sharing the wealth and having a blog competiton

the prize is worth $50 and you get to pick it! Head on over to Inkmeup's blog to see how to enter... where did the year go?

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


I'm always looking for new ideas for felty birds and these guys are two that have been percolating around my brain for a while now. There have been a few abortive attempts with ended up looking a bit like transvestite melodrama rather than classy parrots but I think I have finally got it right!The Blue and Yellow Macaw stands at 3.5 inches and has a long tail and distinctive facial markings and the red macaw is just under 4 inches with bright blue wingtips with yellow and red markings, he has blue and red in his tail although you can't see this from the pictures.

The Hardest part was doing the beaks as these are only3 quarters of an inch long... meaning very pricked fingers for me. They have lots of detail but often it's more about the details you leave out and of course each has the little trade mark feltmeup white dot in the eye which helps give them life and character!

Monday, 13 September 2010

When the Red Red Robin...

Goes bob bob bobbin' along...I've been thinking alot about Christmas lately, as a craftsperson it's my busiest time so I want to get new designs in... where to find the time tho? I'm still working as a bookslave and struggling to balance my hectic schedule, I've already given up a social life and sleeping so there not much else I can do!
Traditionally I tweak my robin design for Christmas but I love last years design so much that I just decided to do a darker version of him using this gorgeous chestnut colour, I think they look supercute as a pair!

Friday, 3 September 2010

No Blog this week...

Ok so this is kinda a bit bloggish... I am wiped out and too tired to blog so here is a pretty picture for you instead!