Monday, June 28, 2010

Familiar Faces...

Hello out there? How are you all...not too burnt we hope?(i grew these in my garden dont'cha know?...)
We have been preparing for two craft fairs we are doing this after the other...this could prove to be a bit fact we are fairly sure that we could eliminate the 'could' from that sentence and replace it with a 'will'.
The manic levels of making which always accompany StuffedNonsense whenever we prepare for craft fairs resulted in the production of some lovely dustbunnies, which are like old friends now. They were one of the first things El and I made together as StuffedNonsense. The first one we made was huge (we remember him fondly!). The design has changed a little bit since then, they are now fairly small and cuter for it we think.

Some of the dustbunnies have taken it up a level and now come equipped with key rings...ohh yes they are definitely living it up in the 21st century!
The fair which we are at on Saturday is at a school so we thought we might come up with some bits that kids would like, which is why we made these sweet little flowery headbands...

We thought that the girlie's would like them and perhaps some trendy mums maybe?
Well, that's it for today. will try and take some more snaps of bits and pieces for you later on in the week!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Eye Candy Anyone??

Fellow bloggers and fans...
we feel that it is essential that we let you know about something wonderful, and we are ashamed to say that we have known about it for a while but have been selfish and not told you about it for some time. please please please forgive us, we have come to our sense and now realise that it is only fair that we let you in on it.
We are, of course, talking about the INSANE skills of Abigail Brown. we're sure that some of you all ready know about this very talented lady but for those of you who don't she makes wonderful fabric bird sculptures that look like this...

I can only marvel about the level of skill required to make these beauties. it is now one of ambitions to own one of her feathered creations.
As is usual with us creative types Abigail also makes other delights...
Which means that i now need this little fella as well as a bird, they are both a necessity!!
So ladies and gentlemen we can now leave the laptop with a clear conscious because we have let you in on our feathered discovery...what do you think??
In other news....
We are busy trying to prepare for a craft fair filled weekend on July the 4th and 5th...except we took dear old Nina in to be serviced so that she would be in tip top condition for the flurry of activity we predicted but there's a chance she wont be with us in time!!! eeeekkkkk!! I'm sure all will be fine and she will be with us safe and sound before too long.
I've been giving myself a hernia over a dentist phobia which is going to have to be confronted sooner rather than later...i took a positive step today though and registered with an NHS one (which specialises in anxious customers!)
We have been preparing for a Ma and Pa Smith visit (and apparently they come laden with wonderful vintage gifts...i have heard rumours of hand embroidered aprons, scrabble sets, children's books and china! mother like daughter hey?!)
We will hopefully be welcoming two new sellers to our lovely little shop, we will let you know a little bit more on that when we can take some snaps of the wondrous items!!
Anyway! I'm going to go apply a splash of after sun to my right shoulder, the only part of me that caught the sun today!!!
Have a lovely evening!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jewellery Jewellery Every Where!!

We have just returned from a marathon folksy listing session. whilst browsing through the shop we realised that it was in dire need of some jewellery which was a kind of pleasant coincidence as we have been tinkering away upstairs coming up with some new jewellery designs. So up for sale on the folksy shop you can now find....
Scrabble Necklaces and Earrings...
Domino brooches and necklaces...

And we've saved the best till last ladies and gentlemen....

yes...that's right people we are working on a range of embroidered pictures of world famous moustaches!! being firm fans of facial hair we thought it was about time we stitched a few. what do you think? we love them but are worried they are a bit to specific...and perhaps a bit strange!Right....time to head off, looking forward to your feedback on the new items....if your happy to leave it!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Do You Know About...

The rather talented and lovely artist/illustrator Amanda Visell?
We didn't until yesterday when i came across her book on a birthday trip to Bristol, i very nearly brought one of her books but opted out (and brought a wind up tin robot you do). Luckily i jotted down her name so i could do a bit of research later...would you like to see??? i think her stuff is rather good....This one is called Carniverous Giraffe.
I'm not sure what is about her work that i like so much, i think some of it is the simplicity of it all, her work reminds me of Richard Scarry in some ways, but i think that's down to the colours used.

This one is called Evil Poopicorn.
I'm quite taken with the eyes that the creatures have on some of her've got to love the sleepy eye.

This one is called Birthday Dragon.
I had to put this one in because a) it is amazing and i would like it very much and b) i like dragons a lot...but only nice ones...not the nasty dragon war ones (this probably has something to do with the fact that at least once a year i re-read some fantasy books i first read when i was around 14...I'm now 24 and should probably consider growing up some time.....or not!)

Anyway, that's Amanda Visell, i hope you like!
Lots going on around here...
A little move around in the shop
The beginnings of a new embroidered moustache picture range (ohhhh that sounds exciting doesn't it)
Lots of felt buying for the Wychwood Festival (if your going please come and say hello...we will show you how to make a real cool monster we will!)
Ohhhh yeah...and freaking out about the whole weekend and the fact that the two of us are responsible for bunches of people, felt, needles, thread, buttons etc etc for ten whole hours!!!

Until next time lovelies


P.S. we found the pictures on BamPop's Flickr and also PrettyinPlastic