the a14 and the a1

May 4, 2009

Also, remember when I said I was bringing Fimo back?


I made this the other day as a commission, and I’ll be making another owl tomorrow for another commission once I’ve been to craftwise to buy more brown Fimo. I’m thinking I might make a couple of other things to sell on Etsy, too…


beequiet and beehave

April 29, 2009

Who remembers Stoppit and Tidyup? I LOVED this when I was younger. Looking back, it obviously had a more profound affect on me than I realised!

I’ve also managed to discover a game that I desperately wish I had invented:

The aim of the game is to roll things into a ball. Like, everything. Animals and lampposts and food and bowling pins and bins and people and buildings and PLANETS. To the accompaniment of Japanese pop. WIN. You can see just why I’m in love with it from the introduction animation, which you can see here:


It also seems to inspire cuteness in others, such as this little knitted Prince!


Seriously, I really need to learn how to knit.

ILU, Andrew Bird.

natural disaster

February 27, 2009


(via jessicachu )

I went to see Of Montreal on Thursday. It was wonderful.


January 26, 2009

Bianca’s just informed me of a competition to design the cutest vector character! I think I might enter next week. My characters tend to be cute and slimy rather than cute and fluffy, but it’s worth a go yes? Yes.

Also found this via Creative Spark’s blog: Real Life Photoshop. How awesome is that?!

am i a horse? am i on fire?

December 11, 2008

I’d like to introduce you to a dear friend of mine who has provided much inspiration over the last few months, and been a pillar of strength and dignity in a crazy mixed up world.

His name is Spanner and my friend Kay found him in Poundland.


He’s apparently supposed to be an easter chick, or possibly a duck – bear in mind we found him in September. He and almost every one of his friends were deformed in the most hilarious way and we fell in love, we really did. The best part was when while in Poundland we tilted the box to one side and one of these creatures fell into view through the plastic window with an expression of abject horror, as if traumatised by its own existence.

He also has some friends, who we posted to friends of ours:

Jemima Puddlefuck

Geraldo Hernandex

Steve Steventon

Carol Plompton

Ike Pike

And Mishka Strowngroot.

But Spanner is my favourite. LOOK AT HIS DISGRUNTLED EXPRESSION. You could write novels to exactly why he’s disgruntled. I won’t tell you how he got the name Spanner, by the way. It’s best forgotten.

Anyway, Kay is currently taking care of him in Los Angeles. ILU, Spanner.

Have I mentioned how much I’m enjoying the Gmail inbox themes? Specifically, Bus Stop. I love how it’s supposed to be linked to your location, and the weather changes from time to time, but doesn’t have any real relevance to what’s going on outside. Today is not ice-cream weather, that’s for sure.


Okay. Sleep now, before I pass out at the computer and end up with keyboard face.