Friday, 19 September 2014

A quick update and a charitable giveaway!

Hi guys, just thought I'd write a quick update! I've been busy doing lots of uni work and working on some new card/bag/cushion/mug designs that I will release soon! So unfortunately my poor blog has been neglected for a few days.

I'll be back next week with a fantastic giveaway from one of my fav bloggers/Etsy sellers.

In the mean time I wanted to make you aware of another fantastic giveaway hosted by the talented Etsian Monkeyshine.  Entering this giveaway not only gives you a chance to win fantastic brooches and hand made baskets by Monkeyshine, but also the opportunity to help out some suffering animals in great need.

Read more about the giveaway and the plight of these poor animals here. Any shares of Monkeyshines giveaway will be greatly appreciated! 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Etsy Love - Labradors!

One of my readers, Amber, suggested Labradors for this weeks Dog Etsy Love. She pointed out that big dogs don't seem to get so much love on blog posts like this, so as a big dog lover I'm making an effort to include more gorgeous gentle giants in this feature!

Labs are actually one of my fav breeds, I've known some amazingly loyal and lovable labs in the past. Although there weren't so many cutesy, bright Labrador items on Etsy, there were some absolutely beautifully made crafts! So for once I'm doing a neutral colour schemed post to showcase a few of these beautiful Lab themed items.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Etsy Love - Cute Corgis!

I love corgis, they have such cute little lets and big smiley faces and they look so friendly and cuddly. Someone send me an adorable corgi to snuggle right now please??

This Dog Etsy Love post was really hard to do, there are so many quality corgi items on Etsy to choose from. The dog breed this week was suggested by Sam from The Bees Knees. Feel free to suggest your fav breed in the comments below!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Desk of the Day - A family of Matryoshka

This desk of the day was from July but I didn't want to post it then as they were for an anniversary in August.

This will be my last set of Russian Dolls (for a long time anyway). It's been such a fun order to end on, probably one of my favourites. It's always really special when I'm asked to make/paint something that will be a gift for someone.

I'll be sharing the final pictures next week!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Etsy Love - German Shepherds

It's much harder to find colourful, cutesy items for bigger dog breeds on Etsy, but I think I managed to find some pretty adorable German Shepherd themed items.

This weeks Dog Etsy Love theme was suggested by Jessica from The Pyreflies who has a soft spot for German Shepherds. Feel free to suggest your fav dog breed in the comments :)

I have so many fond memories of German Shepherds, my childhood friend had one who was the sweetest and gentlest family dog. I love these big fluffy softies.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Adventure Time Vans OTW

Remember these Vans from a while back? Well here are the finished ones! Adventure Time will always be one of my favourite subjects to paint, but painting them on some awesome Vans OTW makes it even more fun.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Etsy Love - Ovaries Before Brovaries

This Etsy Love post is inspired by my newest TV show obsession, Parks and Recreation. I know I'm really late at discovering this show, as I always am with shows! But the great thing about discovering things late is you can binge watch them and not leave the house for a week. I'm up to season 5 and getting a little blue about only have one season left to watch so I turned to Etsy for some good old window shopping. It seems that Parks and Recreation has inspired loads of creative and awesome fan art!

Here are my top 9 Parks and Rec themed items on Etsy:

P.S, Is anyone else completely in love with Ron Swanson?