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Too Much for Turtle Book Launch!

03/03

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Join us to celebrate the release of our new children’s book Too Much for Turtle once again published by the wonderful Thames & Hudson. We’ll be selling and signing books at Captains of Industry from 5:30pm until 8pm on Friday March 27th. Come, have a drink and something to eat with us while you check out a few of the sets and characters in the flesh.

Each of the books sold at the launch will come with a limited edition sticker sheet!

For more details about Too Much for Turtle and to see a sneak peak, visit softstories.com.au

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If you can’t make it to the launch, Too Much for Turtle is available for pre-order from our online store.

There’s a bonus sticker sheet if you bundle Too Much for Turtle with Owl Know How!

It will be in bookstores from April 1st and retails at $24.99.

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Fun times!

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Too much news!

11/02

Hello blog, it’s been a while!

There has been quite a lot on lately – making and moving and renaming. Here’s a rundown of happenings:

First of all, Isobel and I finished our second book! It’s called Too Much for Turtle and will be in bookstores in April. We think it’s a good’un – lots of characters and a nice story full of ups and downs and even some felt tears :'( We can’t wait to show everyone, but until then here is what the front of it looks like:

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Plus Frankie Magazine were kind enough to feature Too Much for Turtle in their latest issue! Thanks Frankie!

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You will also notice that Isobel and I have decided to go ahead and give our collaborative endeavors a name – we’re called ‘Soft Stories‘ now. It’s fun to say! I’ve always like the word soft, so now I get to say it a lot more often.

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In our first bit of official news as Soft Stories, we launched our first app! It’s an adaptation of our first book, Owl Know How, but with a twist – it moves! It makes noises! And you can even hear us read you the story! You can purchase it here – we hope you like it :)

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In some bittersweet news, I have moved out of my lovely city studio. There was an annoying combination of rent increases and mouse increases and we all made the mutual decision to move out. For anyone that visited our studio, you will imagine that moving lots of furniture and fluff down six flights of stairs is not an easy task. But it felt like the right decision. We had lots of fun times in that studio and we made lots of cool things in it (including Owl Know How!)

For now I am working in my nice peaceful home studio and it is lovely:

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Unpacking in a new space and finding all of my hoarded materials and forgotten lists and things I have started and left unfinished was actually a very fun task and it has inspired me to make new and different things that I will be revealing to you soon! For now, here is a pink kitten with a Totoro backpack looking to the future:

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Collaborations in Silver!

03/12

If you’ve been following my instagram, you might have already noticed some photos of my recent collaboration with the excellent A Skulk of Foxes; sloths and squishy cats, all in silver!

I’m so excited about it, it’s so much fun to see my drawings in a new medium – particularly one that you can wear with you all the time =^-^=

Sometime in 2013, I sent the lovely Andrew and Nat from A Skulk of Foxes a rough set of ideas:

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From this haphazard page of sketches, we came up with these —>

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Hanging sloth necklace!

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Squishy cat locket!

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Sloth necklace and earrings =^-^=

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Cat necklace and earrings =^-^=

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And some wooden brooches to boot!

You can find these over in my brand new shop,

or via A Skulk of Foxes and their super great store Den Supply Co :)

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Brand New Shop!

30/11

Hello there!

For the last couple of weeks I have been twiddling about with a new shop and now I’m ready to launch it!

Yay! New Shop!

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This will be the new home of all of my new items and shop updates from here on in, you can find some old favourites listed there, too :)

As a special launch present, I am offering free shipping for all orders until the 7th of December using the code SHIPTOMEFORFREE. This means that you can get your Cat Rabbit Christmas shopping shipped to you for free for the next week, yippee!

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Just a note that I will always keep my Etsy store alive and well for those that prefer it :D

Thanks for reading, have a happy week!

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Book number 2 & Open Studio times

23/11

It’s been a while!

Things have been very very busy! Isobel and I have been taking over her studio with felt turtles, sloths and elephants; we’ve been tripping over giant piles of cardboard, clicking cameras and gluing tiny bits of tissue paper rain droplets to pieces of glass.

Yep, we’ve been making another book! Here’s a little sneaky peek:

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The book is released April/March 2015 through Thames & Hudson, stay tuned for the release date and launch events.

If you want an extra early real-life look at some of our new book characters, we have an open studio coming up this Saturday the 29th of November! I will have lots of plush, including a bunch of new needle felted characters and also the brand new collaborative jewelry with A Skulk of Foxes. Yay!

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Come and visit us!

Pizza Delivery to Signed & Numbered!

16/10

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Thanks to the lovely folk at Signed & Numbered for letting me invade their window with my pizza delivery guys!

You can see it for yourself at their Degraves St store, it will be up for the month of October!=^-^=

To celebrate, I made this risograph print, available exclusively through Signed & Numbered – you can purchase it from either of their Melbourne stores and online –>here!

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