Friday, 25 June 2010


From Sunday, I shall be basking in the sun in the lovely Lake District, home of Beatrix Potter, so won't be blogging for a few days. Hope it stays good weather, or I'll be playing rounders in the rain with a group of strange campers. Woop! Until then my friends, adieu.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Zebra-san and Nameless

Here are my latest creations: Zebra-san and....anonymous fanged bunny-chan. I'm working on getting that perfect balance between sugary sweet cuteness and slightly odd freakyness. Working? I'm still thinking of a name for Mr Bunny, something ironic like 'Snuggles' is in order I believe. Any suggestions? These little creatures will be on sale in Halifax next Saturday and hopefully (crossing every extremity I own) I'll be making some more for the Bizarre Bazaar in Dewsbury's Crow Nest Part on 18th, providing my entry is accepted. They are anticipating a turn out of in excess of 8000 people. Yes, THOUSAND! Exciting times for 'Truly Scrumpy', exciting times.

Monday, 21 June 2010

A New Friend

A new addition to the mighty sock doll family: Colonel Mustard. Today I shall be making Zebra-San and hopefully many more jolly socky friends. Hoorah.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Fairytale Collage Journal

Here are a few pictures of a scrapbook journal I've been working on using an old edition of an Andersen's Fairy Tale book. I love the old, faded pages and the glimpses of magic and wonder you get when odd words jump out at you as you're flipping through the pages.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Rainy Day Crafts

Now I know this may sound a little odd to some ears, but I actually enjoy days when the rain is streaking down the windows and pounding on the roof. One because if you're indoors you feel cosy, dry and content and two because it always drives me to find a rainy day activity.

I thought I'd share some rainy day activities with you too, in case the weather may be getting you down. I find making cute things helps
especially! Oh, and of course baking. Comfort food's a good one but better if you've made it yourself! I think I'll make a quiche this evening, fend off the rainy day blues...

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Pandora, a box or a vase??

Just realised I've never posted any of my photography or artwork on here. I haven't done much composition work in a while so here's a few I dug out from my GCSE coursework, which bagged me an A*. The above four were my final pieces for an exploration piece I worked on looking at the subject of Pandora's box and the woman behind the introduction of sin and vice. Some say the box was actually a vase, chosen to represent the curves of a woman's body and the temptation she presents to man. I took this idea and represented Pandora herself as the embodiment of all that's bad in the world - war, greed, vanity, pride ect. This was the result.

And these are some of my old macro photography. Including my favourite of Prince Ziggy.

Monday, 7 June 2010

My Sock Doll Toys

A couple of examples of the toys I make from odd socks, spare buttons and beads. The first is inspired by Frank of Donnie Darko. This is the first ever sock doll I made and as it was my first attempt, he has been claimed by my boyfriend who has developed a cheeky habit of laying claim to all my first-born inventions!

The second was a christmas present for my lovely mum, who has always wanted to keep pigs but never lived anywhere big enough! This little fella is happy with pride of place on the bedside table. Just feed him a handful of muesli occasionally and make sure to cuddle him often and he'll be as happy as Larry...whoever he is.

I also made an elephant for my boyfriend at christmas. I'll put a picture up when I get chance.