Tuesday, 27 December 2016


Our two boys make up words all the time, which they turn into chants and songs. 
We have no idea how it starts or what it means but it's funny and makes us smile all the time :)
We often hear them chanting:

"Coooorpany, cooorpany, stop that corpany!"

so one day we asked the older one to draw a "Corpany".
Here it is. Ohhhh, so that's what it is. It all makes sense now.
I turned it into a felt toy.

I can't wait to find out what a "Big dog danga-doo" is!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Bon Voyage!

In my late twenties, I went backpacking around South East Alaska and a little bit of the Yukon Territory for a month or so. I look back on that time very fondly and often think of the kind, funny, warm and slightly eccentric (!) people I met on my travels. 

One friend I made and stayed in touch with was a lovely funny Japanese girl who was working at one of the hostels I stayed in. In her last letter about a year ago she told me she got married, and although I'd been meaning to write and find something special to send to her, I'm ashamed to say a whole year has passed by without me being able to do so - terrible!! So in the past week I decided to sew a couple of toys for them -  a silly present to hopefully make them smile and detract from my ineptitude! Fingers crossed these toys will travel safely and join them in their happy home :) Bon voyage!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016


**New stuff in my shop!
Why not pick up something original or unusual for Christmas this year? Many items at a discounted price! Have a peep :)

Monday, 5 December 2016

Loppy & Lugs

These funny creatures are back in my SHOP along with some others so please check 'em out :)

Friday, 2 December 2016

Moany and Whiny

I managed to squeeze in a couple of illustrations, in between preparing for the BedPop Christmas Shop (which will be happening this weekend at The Higgins Museum). They are completely fictional and not based on any little people I know ;)