Friday, 23 December 2011

little angels on the tree




ps they are not always little angels by the way

more babies




more lovely babies are here!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

little christmas angels


i made one of eebee last christmas. have been so busy this year i nearly didnt bother... but then mum made me, so i did. i am glad she did. will be nice for the angel brigade to accumulate every year. there is also an elliot angel for the new little boy in town.
now, just got to print them out and assemble them as at the moment they just look like weird cd covers!

what a lovely pair of cheekychops these two are.... ahhhh

happy christmas everyone x

Friday, 11 November 2011

dolleebee before snipping



oops, forgot to put this up yesterday.
was hard to take a good shot as weather grotty and grey and flappy.

thanks for all nice comments...much appreciated all
x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

dolleebee prototype




this is my prototype dolleebee (part time superhero, part time groovy ragdoll)
i have made a few tweaks to this sample version (as spindly legs and arms a bit tricky and head a bit topheavy).
but all in all i love her and she makes me smile.
she will be a wonkybutton snippysew available in my soon to be etsy shop (will keep you posted).



Wednesday, 2 November 2011

found you


sorry have been a most shusshyblogger trying to get my online shop products ready. not on the high street didnt want me (boo hoo) so am doing an etsy.... exciting! Ths is a little sneakity look at a design print detail.
my shop will be called WONKYBUTTON (of course!)

will let you know when up and running.... just waiting for samples to arrive
!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

the BIG DRAW at Londons National Portrait Gallery

video
on Sat 8th October at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Big Draw campaign, children were inspired by the amazing wigs/shoes/costumes in the Regency Painting and crazy party going characters were created.

But the question on everybodies lips was HOW were they going to get to the party?

Well watch the film and find out!

well done all.
Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery team and also a HUGE thanks to the very talented Tanera Dawkins for her most enchanting music.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

bunnyrellas




so i am trying to get myself organised and get a wonkybutton shop off the ground.
the plan is to have prints, artwork, cards and bags for sale (very exciting!)
these are the beginnings of my bunnyrella range.

i always like them at this stage before colour and collage are added.
they are like strange unstained glass windows (for a wierd bunny cult church or something i expect).

the shop will hopefully be up in november (don't hold me to that though)

Friday, 7 October 2011

the big draw at the national portrait gallery

come and join in the fun with me at The BIG DRAW at the national portrait gallery.
it saturday 7th october from 1-4pm.

there will be drawing, looking at moustaches and funny wigs, creating a pick and mix party outfit for you character and animating them rushing lickity split to a party.

what more could you ask for?!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

my desk and bookshelf


so i now don't live in a cupboard anymore (hoorah!)
this is my bookcase

and this is my desk

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

fairy boys


yippitee snickets on toast... this fairy book nearly finished... then i will be onto MONSTERS next to re-address the balance!

eebee does


check out my new other bloggy eebee does.
it is to stop this one being eebee highjacked and to try to be more... ahem... proffessional.
(i did say try!)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

crows nest


well looky what i found on my hols in eastbourne.... why it only be the crows nest!

Friday, 23 September 2011

biskwits and sandcastles



nice fun things about being a mummy!
(biccies a bit burnty... oops)

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

roald dahl funny prize shortlist

read article in the guardian about the roald dahl funny prize shortlisters here!
(or not it is entirely up to you).

Monday, 12 September 2011

LAZZA a GO GO!


shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
dont tell ANYONE but I have been shortlisted for the 2011 Roald Dahl funny prize for "The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under"
yip yip!
... ok ok you can tell ANYONE... (seeing as I AM a big fat SHOW OFF, i suppose it is allowed).

against some stiff competition though(crumbs!)
but AHHH lovely to be nominated. A good excuse to shake my tail feathers.



Wednesday, 31 August 2011

fairy hats


it is national "draw hat on a fairy" day.
didn't you know?
didn't you get the memo?
it is not too late if you get started now.
go go go!


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

princess and witch


so here is a princess and a witch.
they aren't the ACTUAL princess and the ACTUAL witch that will be in the book i am making for nosy crow.
But the toad is the ACTUAL toad. I think his name is boris.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Rotherham Childrens Book awards 2011

So, caryl hart and i were up in sunny rotherham last week for their childrens book awards.
it was a busy jam packed day of children, felt cupcakes, children, snakes, pies, children, authors, illustrators, craft activities, children , balloon modelling, children and awards!

we got to hang out with the lovely C B Lindsay (author of "Who Ate All the Pies") and Ally Kennon (author of "Sparks") and winner of the key stage 1/2 catagory Pete Johnson (author of " Spook School: Horror From the Deep

we were up for best picture book with "Don't Dip Your Chips In Your Drink Kate" against stiff competition (Julia Donaldsons "What the Ladybird Heard" illustrated by the marvellous Lydia Monks and Judith Kerrs "One Night At the Zoo") so were not expecting anything. But you 'll NEVER guess what... we won!

here is the nice shiny trophy i did get.

thanks children of rotherham... and thanks to all at the book awards!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Don't put your pants on your head fred!

so.... "Don't put your Pants on your Head Fred" is out out out!

it is the second collaboration with the loverly Caryl Hart and is the follow up to
"Don't put your Chips in your Drink Kate!
"
it is about getting dressed, soldiers and most importantly.... PANTS!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

eebee house

i know this isn't strictly booky stuff... but it is creative.
a little house for a little girl.


material to be used for the house (i am a sucker for all things spotty and gingham)


peices cut out of plyboard and assembled in garden

matieral cut and hand sewn onto the wooden panels


the back panel is a black board.
so it was painted then road tested by a little girl


the finished article complete with curtains and roof!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

5 years of diaries


so i write in my diary every day,
after a while there was a gaggle of them
so i put them up on a shelf.
they all looked so lovely lined up in a row.
all neat and tidy,
making me believe that all my thoughts were neat and tidy.
which i know,
they are not.
But that is how they seemed,
which was good enough.
we are moving soon- so i have packed them all into a big brown box.
When i got them all down I noticed they were dusty and faded.
The dust made me sneeze and gave me a headache.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

South Bucks Childrens Book group get animated!

So here is the result of my wonderful 2 hour art and animation workshop in high wycombe last weekend.
Everybody created their own cut-out character and did a spot of under-the-camera animation.
Didn't they do well!
Apart from this, there was lots of sticky collage making ,zoetrope whizzing, crafty paper cats and reading books.
Huge thanks to everyone in the South Bucks Children's Book group for being so welcoming and lovely.
We got yummy cake and everything!

Friday, 13 May 2011

Workshop events

I am going to be in high wycombe tomorrow to do a couple of workshops for the South Bucks Childrens Book group.
Hope it will go nice and good and i don't go all waffly and red beetrootish.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

one bear



Hello there.
I am the bear in the book leigh is working on.
It is to be called "Goldilocks and the One Bear".
I am the One Bear.
I used to be little.
But now I am big.
That is life I suppose.
In the book I get lost and then I get dizzy and then I get hungry and then I get sleepy and then I get wide awake and then I meet up with an old friend and then I eat some yummy porridge and then I go home.
That is also life I suppose.

ps. the spoon I am holding is my special porridge spoon. every bear has a special porridge spoon don't you know.

Friday, 22 April 2011

piano


it is true.
i will buy him a piano.
whether he want one or not.
in a few weeks there will be a prime spot for it that i have my little beadys on...

ps i hope you like the colouring in.
my baby did it.
she didn't even cry when i cut it up to collage galore.
good baby,

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

bunny tea party


dug out this old picture of a bunny tea party.
i wish i got invited to such things.
i can't think of the last time i attended a bunny tea party.
i bet the cake is very light and fluffy.
i wonder if these bunnies have much in common and if they will have another tea party soon...

Friday, 15 April 2011

little boy person


this is little boy person
he has no toast left
he did have toast
but now he does not
life is like that sometimes i suppose
he will have toast tomorrow though i expect

little boy person is in my new book i am busy working on.
along with a mummy person,
a daddy person,
and a grown up little bear.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

kittycat



i want one please.
this one will be asleep on a teetering pile of cushion in the book i am making at the moment.
i always draw siamese cats as when they are in books they are always mean and snooty and that just isn't fair. Siamese cats are very lovely thank you very much.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

bear




layers of bear
(and these are just the main ones.... there are lots lots more of little fiddly twiddly layers)

this sleeping bear is going to be asleep on one of the pages of my new book i am working on
shhhhh!......

Saturday, 26 March 2011

robots and lego


what a magic combination...

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

starey owl


i will never ever have enough time to sleep again so from now on i will be an owl.
i don't even have time to blink actually

Thursday, 3 March 2011

furniture


here is some furniture for a certain bears gingerbready cabin in the wood.
(for the new book i am working on)

With this lovely furniture, it won't be a bare room bear room.
Please don't look in the cupboards.
It is probably very messy and everything will fall out.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

the origional sunny

and this was the origional sulky sunny mccloud from SMILE!
(who became less sulky and more sunny)

the origional design of chip dipping KATE!


when i was rummaging through my tardis hard drive i found this old design of kate.
cant imagine this being kate anymore.
i quite like her though... whoever she is

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

book sniffer pug action!

So there is a lovely review of dear old Limelight Larry on the amazing new BOOKSNIFFER blog.

And of COURSE big fat show off Larry couldn't bear not to add his own important thoughts on his favourite subject (i.e. HIM)

have a looky if you have a mo

Thursday, 17 February 2011

trees and buildings

making a made up map for the end papers in my new book

everybody loves a bit of good old fashioned mappage in a book don't they?
(well i know i do).


these are some bits and bobs that will go in the map



...mmmn... i wonder who would live in a house like this....?

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

nosy crow


oops... it seems to have inadvertantly gone all birdy of late
here is a nice crow for lovely shiny new publishing company nosy crow.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Crumbs!


here is a crumb of a crumb of an illustration of the new book i am working on
( i love drawing spindelly bird legs!)

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

picture for leopold


happy birthday LEOPOLD!
(i like sticking googly eyes on pictures)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

bunny softie


so my clever mum made me this HUGE bunny for christmas.
i just LOVE her (the bunny and my mummy!)