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Friday, 30 September 2011

illustration Friday HIBERNATE

An inactive state resembling deep sleep in which certain animals living in cold climates pass the winter. In hibernation, the body temperature is lowered and breathing and heart rates slow down. Hibernation protects the animal from cold and reduces the need for food during the season when food is scarce.

Or in the case of me and Ethel.. HIBEARNATE!!

Because the word hibernate makes me think of... Cardigans..warm snuggly blankets..curling up under my duvet listening to the wind blow leaves from the trees and cuddling up with the people and things I love....

I hope my doodle made you feel it too! Have a lovely day!

A little Fall love GIVEAWAY

Well here it is... Autumn... Fall.. Call it what you will I LOVE IT!!!

AND... I love YOU GUYS! For popping by and commenting.. SO to say a MASSIVE thanks I decided to do a little tiny Autumn giveaway for my sweet loyal blog commenters!

5 of you will be need ing to find a little bit of room for one of these.....

A CONKER PUFF!!!! Haha because I LOVE conkers.. One of my favourite things about the season..

For those of you in the USA here's the info on conkers..

Conkers is a traditional English children's game played using the seeds of horse-chestnut trees – the name 'conker' is also applied to the seed and to the tree itself. The game is played by two players, each with a conker threaded onto a piece of string: they take turns striking each other's conker until one breaks.

WELL.......I picked 5 names from a hat..

AND..The winners are..


little bobbins



Chepcher Jones!

CONGRATULATIONS GUYS..... If you could all please email me at with your addresses and I will get your tiny conker puff sent out to you!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who reads my blog!

Please take time to look through the old blogs and leave a comment.. I have changed the look of my blog and I think it makes it much easier to check out ALL my bog entries.. And after all I'm not collecting numbers, I'm collecting like minded friends I can hang out and chat with!!

Happy Fall!!!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The week in review

Well it started off all rainbows and positivity! But slowly everything started to go wrong! I wasted my Monday off and my poor lil Ethel got sick! But we hung on in there and created some cool stuff..Did some fun doodles.. Got some awesome new clothes and made the most of every moment! ♥

Here were my rainbows... I wanted to start the week in a good way, and RAINBOWS are the best way to start anything!

AND.... It was my Mum's birthday so that made the Monday EXTRA special! Here's the special doodle I did for Mum!

I FINALLY finished my very first PUFF BAG!! My friend requested one.. Haha she wanted it to look like a pumpkin puff.. It was a real challenge but I was really pleased with the result..And it was SO SO FLUFFY!!!!!

THEN...There was the dentist DISASTER!! I wasted so much time going there only to find out that they had tried to phone me and CANCEL!! BOO! Well normally I would be pleased but with the Plush You show deadline looming I was worried I wouldn't make it in time and CERTAINLY didn't have time to waste!

BUT! I got a new rainbow vintage shirt so that was exciting huh??? It's so super cute and frilly!

On Tuesday I was worried about my tiny sidekick Ethel..She had a loose tummy so I scooped her up in her little carry box and rushed her to the vets.. It was the first time she'd ever been to the vets.. Or anywhere really apart from on the bus home to my little pink house almost a year ago!

Anyway.. NOTHING could have prepared me for what followed.. The lovely vet asked if she was okay at being handled and of course I said YES she was a really sweet natured little thing..WHEN...

KAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKA!! Yes! I have NEVER heard her make that noise before EVER! She bit him and flipped over doing a double somersault before leaping across the desk the other way and basically going CRAZY!!

As I have no photographic evidence of this dramatic scene.. I drew you all a doodle so you could get the idea!

Well she had some antibiotics and a relaxing snooze on the way home not to mention a little cuddle with Mummy haha YES she still loves me.. Check out this little smile..

So after that drama.. It was time to get focused on these Plush You puffs... But not just any old puffs... Third generation puffs..

A unicorn one..

An Ethel one..

AND a Candy Floss one..

PHEW all wrapped up and on their way to Schmancy

I LOVE it when I catch up with my jobs..

It means I can think about the next project in my fuzzy brain!

AND this time it's CHRISTMAS......

Yay! Christmas puffs!

Well.. I think that's all from this little old week.. Except to say that my doodle diary is STILL going strong! If you want to check it out head over HERE

Thanks for popping by and checking out the new look blog! Oh and remember.. I will be doing a puff conker giveaway for regular commenters in the week so if you are a regular... GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Sunday treasury..

Without a doubt....Autumn is my favourite season! I love the cold crispy mornings.. I love the way the world turns orange.. I love to snuggle up! I adore EVERYTHING about it..

I love to collect natures treasure..In the shape of conkers and acorn cups.. It's a childhood feeling that I hold deep in my heart! I remember vividly going to the park with Dad and collecting up conkers.. Always excited to find their magic shiny brown shells peeping up at us from beneath the golden leaves..

YES! Autumn is magical for me.. Inspirational! The feel and the colours just make me want to create! I love Autumn photographs..They hold many precious memories!

And right now where I live here in the UK by the sea... It's beginning to feel like MY time of year! It's beginning to feel like my magical Fall! So here's this weeks treasury inspired by how I feel when the leaves turn orange..

After all... Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn...

You can keep your Summers... I live for Autumn...

Lets kick through the leaves and collect natures treasures..

Lets play til the sun goes down..Then curl up with hot cocoa..

For Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower..

To see any of the Autumn goodies up close..Just click here

Thanks for stopping by... Tell me.. What do you love most about Fall/Autumn? Is it YOUR favourite? If not..Which season do YOU love??

Friday, 23 September 2011

Illustration Friday.. Ferocious


1. Extremely savage; fierce.

Well firstly the word ferocious ALWAYS reminds me of our favourite tv show from when Noah was little... Maggie and the ferocious beast! And when you mix that with how crazy Ethel went at the vets on Tuesday... Well.. This is what you get!

Kitty and the ferocious beast (Ethel) ♥

Inspired by.....

AND....A really weird week!!!

Hope it made you smile guys!

Monday, 19 September 2011

The week in review

Sorry guys! It was a crazy clear out week so I was a bit busy to remember to take loads of pictures..SO it's a little less colourful than usual... But these certainly sum up how Autumny its feeling here right now! Anyway it was a week on clearing out ALL the rubbish and getting ready to start a new!! Ethel and kitty cat cuddling... Crisp mornings.. Yummy breakfasts..Walks through the leaves...And trips to my favourite shop! The pet shop!!

We had a wonderful Autumn like walk through the woods on Saturday.... It was completely beautiful!

I love the change of seasons SO much! So much to spot..I love how the same places look so different depending on the time of year!

Also there were a few Birthdays.. And that meant a few doodles..

But mainly the week was full of clearing out the old... Lots of old Self Portrait Thursday clothes went on Ebay! SO to grab a bargain head over here

I feel so much better for clearing out.. I'm moving style has changed so lots of my things just aren't me anymore.. Same with friends..

I'm just going to wrap myself up in all the things I love and leave all the rest behind!

Oh and then Ethel! Well she got a new toy.... A Himalayan salt crystal.. Hahaha look she spent most of the time praying to it!

Sorry it's not so colourful this week guys... But some weeks just go that way I guess.. Better luck next week! Have an awesome one!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Sunday treasury..

WOW! Well its been a funny week BUT every so good for the soul!

I decided to have a mega clear out... Starting with my over expanding wardrobe!

Well.. I have WAY too many clothes and most of them have been used for old self portrait Thursdays on flickr.. SO I decided to have a SALE!! If you fancy grabbing a bargain please head over to Ebay

Anyway..Then it became obvious that I had not only out grown some of my clothes but a so called friend too.. And as I try to distance myself from any negativity to keep my rainbow glowing.. It was time to have a clear out there as well...

So with that in mind..It inspired this Sunday's treasury...

Making something out of nothing!

Well it's been a week of clearing out... Old clothes..Old friends..
SO.. With that in mind.. Start again make something NEW!

Be who you are & say what you feel because
Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

All made up of recycled things.... AWESOME huh?

If you would like to see these cool recycled goodies up close and maybe leave a comment please just click HERE!

In the words of my Mum... If it's over it's sell by date...No use..Doesn't make you happy..Gets on your nerves..GET RID!

Keep smiling! And have a great Sunday...

Friday, 16 September 2011

Illustration Friday.. Mesmerising


1. To spellbind; enthrall
2. To hypnotize.

I am constantly fascinated by the world around me!

The magical little things in nature I find mesmerising ♥

As a child I was fascinated by dandelion puffs! As an adult... NOTHING has changed! I am always mesmerised by their magical wishing powers!

I hope you like it...What are you mesmerised by?

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

AND....The winners ARE!!!

Well guys... Firstly I'd like to thank each and EVERY person who entered the competition! The participation was AMAZING!!
And SO MANY AMAZING DESIGNS!!!! Wow! I am completely overwhelmed by them all and so glad that I didn't have to choose!

But after 2 weeks of online voting..On here and on the Facebook notes...


In the under 5's category...


In the 6-9's category...

NUMBER 12...

In the 10-16's category...

NUMBER 17...

And last but not least the BIG KIDS (aka adults) category...

NUMBER 31...

AMAZING and well worthy winners!! But each and every entry was fantastic... Such amazing imaginations..YOU ARE ALL AWESOME!!

You make it all worth it!

Thank you!

Phew.... NOW!!! I GOTTA MAKE THESE GUYS!!!! EEEEK!!!! It will be a couple of weeks before I get them done due to crazy deadlines BUT as soon as they are made I will put them up on the blog and then send them to their new homes!!!

I will be holding a fun puff photo competition in the new year... So if you didn't get lucky THIS time..There's always another chance to have fun get creative and get involved!!

Until then... Stay magical and remember YOU ROCK!!!!

Monday, 12 September 2011

The week in review

This was the week that had seemed SO FAR AWAY!!! Well time to burst the bubble and get back into the REAL world! AAAAAAAAAGH!!!! Haha well I coped remarkably well.. New outlook and Autumn is on the way! ♥ New ideas new projects endless possibilities! And of course...ETHEL and my boys ♥♥

Well it wasn't back to school straight away.. We still had a couple of days off..So on Monday..First we went to the library for Noah to collect his certificate for completing the summer reading challenge!

Yay! Noah ALWAYS does the summer reading challenges at the library..He's done them since starting school! *high fives* It's great that they offer such opportunities to keep children interested in the holidays!

Next we acted like holiday makers.. We went into town and sat by the quay eating cockles and chips!

Then in true UK summer style it rained so we headed home and chilled out...
I did a doodle for my friend Helen.. A special tribute doodle for her in memory of Marley!

Tuesday... It POURED with rain ALL day! Boo! BUT at least it was an awesome mail day huh!!??

Perfect day for my new vintage raincoat to arrive...

I I got some awesome vintage fabric from a super sweet friend.. It's SO PINK! Apparently it needed a pink professional to deal with it!! I have NO idea what to do with it yet, but it makes me happy just looking at it!!

AND.. I got a new friend from Polly Doodars Isn't he awesome? Pink fuzzy head with a rainbow body! Remind you of anyone?? Haha we are VERY well suited!

Tuesday evening Noah wanted to take this pic of us all.. Haha it was after our baths so we look a little funny!

Well.. Then it was WEDNESDAY!! Back to the real world..Back to school!

The walk was ok though... LOOK! The first Autumn leaf!

Noah was more than ready for year 6.. And REALLY excited!

He's had a great start and is really positive! This makes me smile...Lots!! I feel that we've breathed in a whole new energy! It must be that Autumn spirit!

Other fun and random moments of the week included..This new character I doodled at the bus stop.. Meet Mewton!

And then I made a tester plush out of felt..

Mewton seemed quite popular when I introduced him to my facebook page! So I think I may be making more..Maybe furry too!

The other things I made for my shop this week included..

A Dr Who custom puff..

Winnie the witch and Winston the wizard..

It was my friend Heidi's birthday on Saturday! I made her some kitty puffs inspired by her cats... Haha Alice was miffed!

And a birthday doodle.

I made a double scoop puff ice cream for the sweetest little girl.. And after months of waiting on pre order.. I got the new Keri Smith book! WOOP! Autumn is a time for new fun projects!

OH..AND! I will be making some conker puffs for a little giveaway for my commenters and regular readers because I want to say THANK YOU and I finally hit 300 readers...THANK YOOOOOU!!

Saturday.. I spent the day with Mum so here's another Dear photo pic...

Well a fun week was finished off in a fun way..

No singing this week though because THIS WEEK we got a new board game.....

The crazy cat lady game...

Hahahahahahaha hahaha ha!! SO much fun!!

I am still giggling at the expression on my boys faces! And when Noah noticed I had 25 cats...He was GOBSMACKED!!

I recommend this game for all you crazy cat people out there..From Sick for cute

So all in all... A pretty fun week huh?

BUT.. Somethings missing...Where's Ethel?? I hear you cry..

Right here... Superstar ham!

Happy new week guys.. What have YOU been up to? Anything exciting?