Thursday, December 09, 2010

all good things must come to an end

sad news today that the soupa emporium shall be closing down in the new year, so don't miss out on your last chance to grab some of the lovely goodies from there - some items are even on sale! - just in time for you to buy some smashing gifts for your loved ones this christmas! or for you to put on your hint list to santa.
you'll be pleased to hear that the soupa creative network is still going strong and you can expect some fun things happening there in 2011, phew!

also i made a little poster for the charity craft fair i mentioned in the pervious post ...

Sunday, December 05, 2010

fred's a lazy bear ...

i don't usually post about other peoples work, but i thought you'd like to see these!

i have for sale in my etsy shop these rather lovely christmas cards that were created by the very clever luke waller from fred bear
sorry for so many links! ^.^
they come in packs of five but if you'd like more just let me know and i can make a new listing just for you ... or if you'd prefer not to buy them through etsy just contact me or luke and we'll sort you outtt

perfect for sending to your friends/family/pets etc


a big big thank you to all who came to the shifnal christmas craft fair yesterday, your purchases were, as always, very very much appreciated.

for all those who couldn't make it but would like to buy some handmade local goodness, we will have a stall next sunday 12th december at cherry's real food cafe in ironbridge, from 11 till 4pm. The christmas fair has been organised to raise money and awareness of Leukaemia research, so you'll be helping a good cause and getting your christmas shopping ticked off, ace!

ho ho ho

Sunday, November 21, 2010

gimme five for 10% off!

i feel a tad guilty as i've neglected the blog a bit recently  ...  i was obviously deeply traumatised by the thievery that prompted my last post, which by the way NOONE has owned up to, which means my mega bezza is STILL without a birthday present. sad times.

on a happier note, i've had a nice day today as i've started my christmas shopping, which was made even better by the fact i didn't even have to get up off my bum and brave the cold outside to do it ... good old etsy!
aaaaand i got a load of stickers from moo the other day! i'll be using these to package up any online orders from now on, lovely stuff. andandAND if that doesn't tempt you enough i'm offering 10% off all orders in my etsy shop this week until midnight sunday 28 november. just enter the code: hifive

don't forget to hi five ;)

if you'd like more than one of any of the items listed in my shop just let me know and i'll make it happen! i'm nice like that.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stolen Present

Sad news today :(

Just arrived in cardiff to see my lovely friend for her birthday. And me, being a nice friend bought her a super cool birthday present. However me being me I stupidly accidentally dropped it somewhere on my way from where I parked my car to her house (literally across the road)
And someone has picked up her special present and taken it home all for themselves.
One of the presents is a handmade purse which I made especially for her. Pictured in this post. I am hoping whoever has robbed it visits my website or blog and sees this post. It's a long shot but thought it was worth a try. Please please if it's you give it back, ill even send u something as a thank you.
The other pressies were an OMG bag from alphabetbags and a long gold necklace with a flower on the end.

Pretty peas give it back we are very sad about this and we don't want my weekend visit to cardiff to be remembered as "the weekend you lost my bday present" waaaa

ps. sorry for the gloomy picture it was taken on my blackberry

pps. the present was dropped on Cathays Terrace, Cardiff. please contact me to find out where to return the gift to pleeeeeeease!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

welcome home turns one!

you may remember that i had some of my work exhibited as part of 'prints charming' last december - one of the many wonderful exhibitions and events held by welcome home - and now, to mark their first birthday welcome home is inviting you to join the celebrations! pop along this sunday and feast your eyes on a rather lovely exhibition, featuring work from artists and designers who have contributed to welcome home's first year. the night will also include the launch of the new welcome home annual, and a chance to win your very own birthday present. what more could you ask for! ... maybe some cake? 

+ Sunday 3rd October, 4-8pm +

 You are invited to Welcome Home's first birthday party! 

Join us for a drink to celebrate at the exhibition, grand raffle and annual launch where you can win your own birthday present from one of our artists and designers! There will be music from special guests, Berk djs and visuals by Florence To.

If you can't make it along this Sunday, Birthday Presence runs until Sunday 31st October when the raffle will be drawn. Come and see the exhibition and buy a ticket for your chance to win an amazing prize.

 All are welcome so spread the word and hope to see you there...

+ + + 

+ + +

Welcome Home 

19 Keith Street 
G11 6QQ 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

new stockist

my my delilah, what a busy month it's been. here are a couple of pics from our most recent market as part of shifnal festival ... many thanking yous to every one who came to say hello whilst luke and i kept ourselves amused by playing battleships and twenty questions!
i have been a teeny bit adventurous with the needle and thread the last few days and have made a few little purses, perfect for filling with pennies, phones, pencils, and teeny tiny kittens etc

they (the purses, not teeny tiny kittens) are now available to buy from another real life shop that's agreed to sell my wares cherry's real food cafe a super cute woodland cafe in coalbrookdale, ironbridge filled with organic, free range and local produce. hi five!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

new webbysite

i have finally uploaded my website, after ummmmming and arrrrring about it for quite some time! i've still got a bit more to do on it, and lots of new wok to eventually scan in and upload, but i thought it will do for the time being... any comments or helping hand tips you fancy winging my way will be very much appreciated!

in other news, luke and i have started to get back into the craft fair swing of things, we had a lovely little stall at the burford flower festival last saturday (little being the operative word) wasn't quite what we expected, and got very wet feet in the super long grass, but lovely all the same! our next stall will be at the craven arms artwalk in shropshire on september 11th, and another on 25th september as part of the shifnal arts festival. i'll be sure to keep you posted on anymore! here's a quick snap from the last one! 

Saturday, August 07, 2010


here are a few little piccies of a collaboration i did for an album cover with the lovely tiny from design by if  (she's ace!)

Friday, July 30, 2010

pretty little things

a wonderful little shop is opening up in Huddersfield and will be stocking some of my wares, located in the beautiful Byram arcade in the town centre, this victorian shopping arcade is perfect for a little spot of shopping.

why not pop along for the grand opening of 'pretty little things' this saturday 31st July (9am til 5.30pm) for some yummy cupcakes and bubbly, and peruse all the lovely items in store, which include handmade items from artists (including me!) vintage home wares and gorgeous brands.  

don't forget to bring your pennies! 

there's a bit more info on facebook

see you there! x

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

amelia's mag

here's a little something i whipped up for amelia's review of her time at secret garden party, for amelia's magazine

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

new minis

oooo just had a brand spanking new set of mini mirrors made,  some new designs hiding in amongst my most popular ones (which are now back in stock!)

all ready to be snapped up by you, in some pretty new packaging ... it's all recyclable tooooo ... oooo

new designs soon to be available in my etsy shop

the rather marvelous soupa emporium is now stocking my new mirrors tooooo! 

Friday, June 18, 2010

guerilla update

as you may have read in an earlier post, i've had some of my work featured in the latest craft guerilla zine (issue #6) ... and it's out to buy NOW! you can buy online and chose between the pdf version or a lovely real-life-hold-in-your-hands-pretty-pink-hand-sewn version! all that for a teeny tiny price of £2! 

Saturday, June 05, 2010

i ♥ handmade

Soupa emporium has been featured on this lovely blog, and they chose to use my heart ornament for the post! sweet! 

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

etsy peasy

oh my golly gosh! i have finally opened my etsy shop ... tis all very exciting indeed! i've only listed a few things in there at the moment, but i will be adding lots more over the coming days/weeks/months etc!

extra goodies will be going to my first buyer as a way of saying a big thank you! (that could be you!)

Monday, May 31, 2010

sneak preview

craft guerrilla's next zine will be filled with soupa goodness, designed by ok-jo, articles by clare kelly, and illustrations from the likes of jason lear, luke waller, anna spencer and ... yes, you guessed it, little old me!

✄full of crafty goodness 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

lots of celebrating and cake eating to be done this week! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

pass the pattern

the very lovely clare kelly has posted about me on her equally lovely blog, pass the pattern. 
to see it and other wonderful things click here!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

visual nourishment

i have designed another banner for the wonderful creative network soupa click here to go to the blog, and while you're there why not have a look at the shop ... some gorgeous gifts for your lovely friends and family ... or of course you could keep all the beautiful treats for yourself ☺

Saturday, April 03, 2010

the old studio

marvelous news! some of my work can now be bought in a real life shop!!

a selection of my items are now available at 'the old studio' a cute little shop on ventnor high street, isle of wight. filled with lots of beautiful artwork, sculptures, handmade jewelry and vintage/antique furniture ... tis very exciting! so if you're in the area pop in and have a peep ... here's their website too

Monday, March 29, 2010

the brand new soupa lookbook is now available to view online and is full of lots of yummy work by fab creatives. yay! 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

badging extraordinaire

luke and i randomly decided to make a few badges iver the last few days and i thought i'd show you the results so far ... oh the fun we have! 

all are individually had drawn and hand made (luke still has to package his up a bit more) but i particularly like my colourful bags! 

planning on putting these in our soon to be etsy shops ... eeeeee

Monday, March 08, 2010

results from an evening of rubber stamp making (from actual rubbers!) ... so far i have stamped up a few bags to use at upcoming markets and craft fairs

to be honest, i am most proud of the fact i didn't cut myself once this time!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

here's a little sneak preview of some new drawings i have been doing recently, also wanted to give a little heads up to anyone down shropshire way that i will be selling some of my work at an arts and craft market held in st john's church hall in lawley on saturday 13th march, from 11am.
pop in and say hello

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

soupa emporium

happy new year everyone! ... errrrmmmmmm ... yeh i'm a tad late with that one!

just thought i'd let you know after the success of the christmas market in london we (the soupa collective) are selling a few specially selected items online and you can find them all HERE

(the photo in my previous post shows my items for sale ... again i apologise for the bad photos) ☹

tis very exciting

lots and lots to come this year, i am hoping to get a scanner soon so i can actually upload some new work and get my website up and running --- it's about time don't you think!!