Friday, 25 November 2016

In a galaxy far far away...

We've made some SPACE backgrounds for the poster book! Where will your intergalactic adventure take you?

Friday, 18 November 2016

Hoshi's words

I did so many of these for our older boy but sadly I've just not had the time to do very much for our younger one. I find the beginnings of language with a little one fascinating, and I love the little mispronunciations and interpretations. I scribble down new words and phrases they come up with - that's about all I can manage these days so I'm really pleased I actually managed to turn these into illustrations, yay!
Can you guess what they are?

Make Your Own Poster Book

We had so much fun at the workshop I ran recently for BookFest, that we have decided to put together activity packs for making your own poster/book, along with a Facebook page where people could share their creations. The packs will contain a pre-folded book, instructions and lots of stickers and will be available from our stall at The BedPop Christmas Shop, The Higgins, Bedford on 3rd/4th December. Come and say Hi!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

My BookFest Workshop

The kids (big and small) got stuck in with stamps, stickers, pens and pencils!

Here are some fantastic covers!

And here are some of the "books" created during the workshop- a fantastic range of images and stories. What imagination!!

Some lovely spreads :)

And finally, a collaboration piece between my boy and his friends Tom and Emma. They spent close to 2 hours working on it as one big piece, and I loved watching it grow and grow. When we folded it up at the end, it seemed to take on a new life as a book, with each spread telling a different story.

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The workshop was brilliaaaaaant!! What a fantastic couple of hours watching imaginations at work. I LOVED the variety of work that was being created using the same materials. Everybody seemed to just get stuck in, telling their own stories in 3-4 spreads. I hope they will carry on making books and stories at home too :)