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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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=^-^= Miniature Adventures =^-^=

29/09

Lately I have taken to needle felting. I’m quite addicted to it actually.  I bought some nice supplies when visiting my sister in Japan earlier in the year, and have spent all of my spare time working out how I can apply it to my characters. Here is the first official installment – tiny alpacas!

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They have a felt base, with needle felt poked over top for their fluffy coat!

This one has a poodle-inspired haricut >_<

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I am really enjoying working in miniature at the moment, particularly little details like these tiny felt flowers:

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They are all quite little, ranging from 15-20cm tall, so I set about seeing if I could make some nice packaging for them to keep them safe. I always like getting a nicely packaged toy to add to my own collection, and it surprised me that it hadn’t occurred to me earlier to package my own toys! So, behold – – alpacas in boxes! —>

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You can find these little guys in my Etsy store right now. You can be sure I’ll be making more miniature guys in boxes, too – so stay tuned!

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Cat Stuff

12/08

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I’m lucky enough to be part of this cat bonanza happening at Tinning Street Gallery from August 14th-17th.

There are so many wonderful artists involved, including Eileen Braybrook, Beci Orpin, Able & Game, Alice Oehr and many more lovely ones.

I have made lots of new lucky cat things, like these brooches, necklaces, plush and a new gocco print:

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I’ll be hanging out at the gallery on the Sunday morning, so come past and say hi!

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Exciting News! A Koskela Workshop!

14/07

I’m very excited to announce that the kind people at Koskela will be hosting a Cat Rabbit workshop!

I’ll be taking students through the process of making and customising a plush character, based on this little guy:

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So if you’re in the Sydney area on Saturday the 2nd of August, and are keen to make your very own plush friend, all the details are here! places are very limited, so be quick =^-^=

 

Pizza Delivery Shop Update!

06/07

Hello!

I got a bit behind with the pizza delivery update, mostly because I kept adding more details – I just couldn’t stop!

But now they are ready! And I’ll be adding them to my Etsy store on Tuesday the 8th of July, 9am AEST on the button.

So, if you’re keen – be quick!

Thank you =^-^=plush update_pizza