Category Archives: Toys

Autumn Matryoshka

We’re in the middle of a fierce, Autumn storm on top of our little hill here. It got me thinking about my ‘Autumn’ Matryoshka Russian dolls. She was inspired by purple thunder clouds, fallen leaves, wet bamboo and watery golden sunlight. Here’s … Continue reading

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Matryoshka Bead Strand kits

I wanted to share with you my Matryoshka Bead Strand kits. They’re the latest offering in my range of quality crafting kits which are available through my Etsy store. The finished bead strand measures approximately 85 cm / 33″ long. Each … Continue reading

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New things!

I’ve been beavering away like a crazy creative thing lately and am launching a whole lot of new products tomorrow at the annual Summer Fair at Michael Park Rudolf Steiner School (the school that I went to). Exciting! I’ll be … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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Shop update: Tom Cats

I listed a couple of new items in my shop today. I call them Tom Cats. Tom Cat’s are cool cats. They might act a little bit superior at times but they’re really just pussycats with big hearts (which they … Continue reading

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Colour palette: Red

Tomato, rose, cherry, fire engine, ruby, chilli pepper, blood, crimson, strawberry, coral, poppy, cardinal, brick, raspberry, flame, carmine, rust, scarlet, burgundy, vermillion, persimmon, maroon. The colour red can mean so many different things: stop, warning, courage, danger, love, lust, hot… Communism, Indian weddings … Continue reading

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Pirate’s treasure bag PART TWO

You might remember from my original Pirate’s Treasure Bag post that I was making the bag as a 5th birthday present for a little boy that we know. Unfortunately in the end we weren’t able to go to his actual party, but … Continue reading

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Pirate’s treasure bag

This week has been very busy for me, and I’m afraid it’s meant I haven’t managed to post as much as I wanted to. This afternoon I grabbed some time to make a present for a little boy whose 5th … Continue reading

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Cutest of cute hats!

I’ve got to show you this gorgeous Chinese cat hat that my friend Rosie bought for her baby boy Arlo yesterday when we were out together. It’s so utterly utterly cute!  I love the colours – scarlet, yellow and jade, pale … Continue reading

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Birthday bunny

Yesterday we went to the first birthday party of a little man called Arthur Bunny. I’m all for making presents (more personal, saves money, more fun!), and Mum and I thought that the obvious gift was to make a bunny, … Continue reading

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