Friday, 28 October 2011

I dream of tiny Robins part 2

My giant order for Cambridge Contemporary Crafts is all parcelled up and ready to go, I still have a few tiny robins to make but am going a little robin crazy so am sending the bulk out now and the rest later after a short break from robins to prep for a little exhibition in November.

I couldn't resist laying them all out on the table to see what they looked like en masse, they look like a tiny army of robins!

And they look super cute in their individual little packaging!!!

I can't believe I made this many tiny robins!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

I dream of Tiny Robins!

I recently started supplying Cambridge Contemporary Crafts with my birds and was delighted when they asked me to do a large order for their Christmas exhibition. How large? Well have a gander at all this lot!

I have pretty much been in tiny robin mode since... although I did take a break to complete the owl portion of the order... this lot all need to be sewn into little christmas wreaths... and I still have a few more to make! Phew!
 It's a lot of robins... there will be 60 of these tiny ones eventually, some will be going two by two into some 4" wreaths and some will be perching by them selves in a little twiggy wreath for one!
 I am starting to feel a little robined out I must admit... I can't wait to get back to making some new designs so I can stop dreaming about these little guys!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Felt Robins Now At Andrea Willis Designs

 I live in the lovely seaside town of Scarborough, it's a beautiful little town and has lots of lovely little shops tucked away down side streets. One of my favourite places is Hanover Road, just behind the theatre and that is where the very talented and very hard working Andrea Willis has her shop.

Andrea is one of the busiest people I know! She works very hard and her little shop is like an Aladdin's cave of lovely craftiness. Handmade cards, drawings, notebooks, lovely ribbons and buttons, every surface is covered with loveliness! Plus she now stocks my Robins! 

 I found Andrea's gorgeous shop the same day I discovered my favourite cafe, Eatme Cafe. At that time she was in a teeny tiny shop just opposite it, she's now moved to a bigger shop a little further down the road and the tiny shop has turned in to the Eatme Artspace, a teeny gallery which Andrea also helps run along with the Eatme boys and where on the 7th November for 2 weeks you'll be able to find me and some buddies having a little exhibition called Birds of a Feather... It's very exciting but we'll leave that for another blog post!

 So if you are ever in Scarborough, make sure you pop around the back of Stephen Joseph theatre, just opposite the station and visit Andrea's shop... make sure to say that Mel sent you!!!