Wednesday, 29 April 2009

20 Weeks

Woops!  Haven't posted for a while.  Just been a bit busy lately.

Had our 20 weeks scan yesterday so here is the latest pic of our baby.  Unfortunately it was shy so we still don't know the sex but will on Saturday so watch this space!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Elephants and cats

There is a new addition at Little Green Button today.  I made this baby elephant from an old jumper. He is very soft but a little sleepy I think.

And the buyer of my artwork at the Mail Me Art exhibition kindly sent me a scan of what she had bought.  It was a suprise to see it as I was expecting a picture of a robot walking a dog!  I forgot I had sent this one in as well.  Looks like it lost a few bits in the post - the cat at the front only has one leg and the one at the back has no eyes!  I guess you could say it adds to the charm!

Darren has put up some photos of the exhibition here.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Books and ballerinas

I recently received a copy of the book I illustrated the cover for from the publisher.  Its nice to see how it works in its proper format.

This weekend involved a lot of dressing up (not by me).  My favourite outfit had to be this birthday ballerina.  Got to love those chunky legs - and the shoes that were preferred over the ballet slippers...

Thursday, 16 April 2009


Hello,  hope you had a nice Easter break.  My favourite thing about Easter is these puffy little chicks that appear in the shops.

I have this pack that my sister bought me a few years ago.  I have never used them for anything and in fact they have never been taken off their card because all the pleasure I get from the little things can be got just by staring at them.  I don't know what it is about them but I could look at them all day and nearly explode with the enjoyment.  It might be because they are so tiny, or so fluffy, or because I love their little faces but I am obsessed by them.  As a student I worked in a card shop and every Easter we would get boxes of these things in in all different sizes.  I would hardly be able to get any work done until we sold out.

This Easter, as well as staring at little wired chicks we spent a couple of days with my sister and her family.  I got to see some of my knitting in action:

Here is the little green dress and shoes combo modeled by the very cute Tilly.

And apparently these booties (the first thing I ever knitted) make perfect slippers.

She also wore the other booties I made her but was only sporting one in a bold style move so I didn't get a picture.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

New Birds

We had to postpone valentines day this year as I was too ill to even buy a card for my poor husband but now I'm pretty much back on my feet we decided on a way to celebrate.

Last Saturday we went down to Upper Street and chose a print to go with this one.  We have had a second frame ready and waiting for ages so it is finally filled.  Both prints are by unknown artists but are very similar in style.  They look pretty good together!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Brown Paper Packages

Some Little Green Button items ready for posting.  The booties were custom made for someone and are a variation on my favourite bootie pattern.  The package is a mini Little Red Riding Hood book safely wrapped up in brown paper.  I like wrapping parcels to send out, its like christmas!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Work space

Friday at last!  This weekend we are going to hunt for a new desk.  With the baby due in September I am having to move my work space from our second bedroom to our (luckily very large!) living room.  We are starting to get this organised now as it will probably take 5 months just to sort through the mountains of stuff I have accumulated. Imagine the image below with about a million other things covering the floor.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Mail Me Art Exhibition

I've got some work in the Mail Me Art exhibition starting this week.  I didn't scan the pieces I did before I sent them for some reason so can't show you.  If you really want to see you will just have to go along!

Red Gate Gallery 
209a Coldharbour Lane
London SW9 8RU

Friday 3rd April 6pm-11pm
Sat, Mon, Tues, Wed: 2.30pm-6.30pm
Thurs 9th April: 11am-5pm