21 September 2015

Swans and Flamingos


Gosh it has been a busy few months in my creative world. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you will know how fortunate I have been to win my section of The Clever Creations Project in association with The Market NZ and Your Home and Garden Magazine.

So I am very excited to introduce Featherstone the Flamingo and Suzie the Swan!  They are big and beautiful and full of personality. Featherstone is a little cheeky, Suzie is sophisticated.

Featherstone and Suzie are available exclusively from The Market NZ and not from my online stores. I am of course still making each and everyone with many teeny tiny stitches.

These two birds then inspired me to ditch the hoops and to super size my other animal heads.

I love how they appear to be floating on the wall.

So far Gladys, Terence and Ronnie have been enlarged and of course......
....Ursula the Unicorn.

And because the creativity was well and truly flowing I decided I needed to design some swan and flamingo cushions (as you do!)

So introducing Fred the Flamingo cushion and Serena the Swan cushion...

.....made of felt and full of personality they are a fun addition to your decor. Designed for gentle cuddles only! It also got me thinking what if Fred and Serena got cosy what would their offspring look like.....hmmmmm little Swamingos perhaps?

Anyway all the animal heads and bird cushions are now available in my Etsy and Felt stores. Most are made to order but some are ready to ship.

And well I have also been doing a bit of weaving too (not enough for my liking!) and have opened another Etsy store just to indulge myself really, give me an excuse to make more and more wall hangings. It is so addictive and very relaxing.  My weaving instagram feed is here with a link to the shop.

And I promise I am going to add some step by steps of how to weave so you can get started too.
We are off on a road trip in a couple of weeks and I am going to take my mini loom and wool and camera and hopefully get some decent photos to help get you started.

Looking back this is only 2 months work (not including the many animal head orders that have also been made and sent). I feel like I don't get enough done every day but thinking about it now it is no wonder the bags and wrinkles under my eyes have their own postcode.....I have been very busy!

Now I should really go to bed.....but maybe a little instagram first!

Thanks for reading

23 June 2015

Learn to weave with cupcake cutie

So we all know about my obsession with faux taxidermy, well I have another love in my life too....WEAVING!

My new passion for weaving is all consuming and I want to share all my tricks and tips with you so you can get your weaving groove on. I have set up a dedicated instagram account for my weaving at @cupcakecutieweaving where I will be sharing works in progress and any tips I have learnt so far.

I will then add all these handy tips to my new Weaving page (see page tab above) as a handy reference for you.

I can't wait to get started!


17 June 2015

Win an Ice Cream Splat Narwhal

WIN, WIN, WIN.....you can win one of my ice cream splat Narwhal softies .......

....and lots of other cute goodies over on the Twinkie Chan blog as part of her June sponsor giveaway...

Look at those little happy pills, so cute! Enter HERE to win. Good luck!

And while you are on Twinkie's amazing blog check out her quirky crochet, it is so cute. Her patterns are a great incentive to hone my crochet skills.



Dolls house makeover: The kitchen

So the dolls house makeover is finally complete...well there is always room for more but at a certain point you have to stop so your poor children actually get to play with it before they are teenagers!

I thought it would be easier to show one room per blog post and today it's the kitchen.....

I started with a bit of a cactus theme in the kitchen and papered the walls with some fun digital papers from Light Breeze Boutique on Etsy. The amazing bird feature rug is actually a decorative paper that came in a Mollie Makes magazine. Fridge, units, stove, dining table, white chairs and tiny food items are from Lundby.

Kitchen sink, pots, plate and boy are from Lundby. Giant bread on the table and retro clock over the sink are vintage finds from the local market. The stunning weaving on the wall is made by me using a tiny loom made by The Creative Muster . I will post a tutorial soon on how you can make your own.
 Plastic greenery in the window box is courtesy of the local $2 shop!

Next up is the bathroom...

16 June 2015

A random Unicorn Sale....20% off

I love a random sale. For no reason at all I am having a sale of all Unicorn related products in my etsy store...

...no code required as the 20% has already been deducted. It includes everything shown plus the Unicorn faux taxidermy pattern.

Here is the link.

Happy shopping!


15 June 2015

Vote for me and my taxidermy and you could win too!

I am very excited to announce that I have been chosen as one of the 12 finalists in The Clever Creations Project. Here I am on page 33 of the latest issue of the NZ Your Home & Garden magazine.

This is the front cover.....

.....I have to say there is nothing more exciting than seeing yourself in one of your favourite magazines. My 3 year old daughter and I were in the book store on the floor madly flipping through until we found the picture of 'Mummy'!

This is a bit of background from the Clever Creations website outlining what it is all about...

"The Market NZ and Your Home and Garden have been searching for new creative talent in need of a helping hand to grow commercially – and look who we found! We had so many exciting entries, which the judges have pared down to the 12 talented finalists below. The winner of each category will create an exclusive collaboration with The Market NZ, all costs covered, and be featured in the September issue of Your Home & Garden."


"The People’s Choice award is selected by you! Get voting to be in to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers for The Market NZ or one of 10 x 1 year subscriptions to Your Home & Garden. One lucky voter will also win the entire Clever Creations Project collection. That’s a product from every category winner. Voting closes July 15th"
So if you could please take the time to vote for me and my menagerie HERE then we both have a chance to be WINNERS!

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. I have all fingers, toes, legs and everything crossed so wish me luck.