25 March 2011


...there will be four NEW little robotingtons in stock as well as some more of the lion badges made from recycled fabric. some of the new robotingtons have a new darker colour caused by random acts of multiple fabric dying. i reckon they look grand. this week has been a bit of a slow week as the mister had an interview for a job last week and he is still waiting for a reply either way. we have both been under the weather but the mister is now quite ill. therefore i am thinking forward and am looking forward to the fair. i will have my best excited smiling face on - i am not sure what my 'doing' task will be yet while i am there, there is usually some sewing to do but there is nowt half made so i may try and just draw like i used to do at fairs. so if you are out and about in Sheffield tomorrow near the Millennium Gallery, please come and say hello.

18 March 2011

final batch...

...of stitched and framed robotingtons. these past couple of weeks or so, I have been working on things for Craft Candy's Spring Fair that is next Saturday. unfortunately the stitched robotingtons will be the last batch for the foreseeable future as well as some other things as i am sorting out my supply boxes to make way for screen printing supplies. with the day job, the illustration work gets squashed in to the rest of the time so i think it is best for me to streamline my work a bit more so i can concentrate on the drawing and printing. this evening i am sewing and stuffing four small robotingtons and working on another batch of fox badges - they sell out super quick. the weekend started with a visit to a jumble sale that was in aid of the local scout group. best buy of the day was a 20p vase but i also got a 40p grey skirt and 40p to the knee jogging bottoms - great for them Zumba moves plus some vintage fabric for bunting.

CRAFT CANDY'S SPRING FAIR - 26th March 2011 - Millennium Gallery in Sheffield

09 March 2011

back in to the groove...

...taken me a couple of frustrated attempts with angry faces and many swear words but i feel like the ball has started rolling again with the drawing and ideas. up above there - there are some butterflies. trying to work out how detailed to make them. i have done some more flat-ish colour ones and next up are texture ones with Martin character development thrown in while i just go with the flow. aint too sure about the hedgehog yet so he is staying in the sketchbook with some other sketchy things. please remember that i will be in Sheffield at the Craft Candy Mini Fair if anyone would like to come and say hello - please see one of the previous posts for more information.

GOOD NEWS is that the mister is now a Dr of Molecular Biology - forgot to mention it before i think - was end of January when he had his big exam - fingers are now crossed while he proper job hunts.