Saturday, March 31, 2018

Little Traveller Blog Hop - Simone Gooding

It is very rare for me to buy or read toy books and I think I am seriously missing out.
My stablemate Simone Gooding (we share the same distributor) has just released her delightful book Little Traveller through Tuva publishing.
Simone specialises in felt toys but she also works with gorgeous linen and sometimes adds knitting to her projects.  Simone has created a felt-filled book of whimsy. There are ten characters and each has the cutest travel accessories. There are tents and boats and even a sleigh !!

The book is absolutely beautiful - the photography really shows the little world these characters inhabit. I am completely captivated by Simone's illustrations that are dotted throughout the book.

For the blog hop, I chose to recreate her gorgeous little squirrel, Twig.

I am not sure why my Twig looks so grumpy ? I might have to add a little bit more of smile.

Twig is teeny, only 6 inches tall and wears the cutest cape. You'll have to check out the book to see Simone's far superior little Twig with embroidered cape and knitted acorns.

If you would like to see more projects from the book, pop over and take a look at some of the previous blog posts in the blog hop.

15th March – Simone Gooding (@simone_gooding)
16th March – Winterwood (@winterwoodcraft)
17th March – Kerri Horsley (@sewdeerlyloved)
18th March – Shelly Down (@gingermelongirl)
19th March – Mimi Kirchner (@mimikirchner)
20th March – Lauren Wright (@mollyandmama)
21st March – Anne Sutton (@bunnyhilldesigns)
22nd March – Jennifer Goldsmith (@frazzydazzles)
23rd March – Manuela Trani (@nuvolinahandmade)
24th March – Jess Cunningham (@pastyourporchlight)
25th March – Simone Gooding (@simone_gooding)
26th March – Jo Molony (@deerdarlingdolls)
27th March – Minki Kim (@zeriano)
28th March – Jooles Hill (@sewsweetviolet)
29th March – Sedef Imer (@downgrapevinelane)
30th March – Ayda Algin (@cafenohut)
31st March – Katy Livings (@katylivings)
1st April – Jodie Carlton (@jodiericrac)
2nd April – Melinda Hume (@mooseandbird)
3rd April – Simone Gooding (@simone_gooding)

Thanks for popping in friends,  and thank you Simone for inviting me to join your blog hop. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Normal and boring - a giveaway


You know, there is no real news to share - which is great. A bit of normal and boring is good don't you think?
I thought I'd pop in and share my favorite print from Bug City. 

This print is called collection. I love the order of bug collecting and the labeling and the tidy rows - I do not love the killing things bit. This print was my take on a bug collection. I popped a bit into a cheap frame and it looks awesome with the bonus of not having to kill actual bugs. 

Blogger has decided this photo is next, so this is today's prize - to be in the running to win 4 FQ, 4 patterns and a pin just tell me what you would use this print for.

 Blogger would now like to show you this fantastic hat, made by my friend Bec who used to blog at Beccasauras . Now she is on instagram as becsibbi.
This is a pattern from the always awesome Nikki of You Sew Girl and you can now get her patterns from her Etsy shop !

So there you go friends, with bloggers 'help' we have another disjointed but vaguely informative blog post. 
Please leave a comment and let me know what you would use this print for.