Tuesday, 5 November 2013

wonkybutton shop!

toot toot!
so it is open at last (well, phase 1)
have a looky here
and also, my snippysew christmas angels are on etsy in my wonkybutton shop
i am all new at this, so hope it is easy peesy- gulp

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

wonkybutton blog is moving!

hey all you lovely e-people who have been kind enough to be interested in what i get up to.

my wonkybutton blog is now moving over to my wonkybutton website.

my clever husband has made it all simple and clean and nice (with no cobwebs except for my old clunky animated wonkybutton picture book site which i feel protectivly nostalgic about so have left it up there)

so soon there will be my online shop as well as blog and website on my wonkybutton site.

please keep popping over to have a peep

thanks all


Saturday, 17 August 2013

starting to get my wonkybutton artwave shop ready.... gulp!

my husband laughs at me and thinks i am just playing shops like a little girl... i suppose i am.
and cafes.... hee hee!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

melancholy monster

another origional pen and ink drawing for artwave
i think maybe that the little bird is in love with the big monster.
this framed illustration is A4 and will be on sale in my wonkybutton exhibition in a couple of weeks.

Friday, 2 August 2013

framed origional pen and ink drawing for artwave

this one is of a little boy reaching out for a star.
a day dreamer after my own heart!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

sunday times review of troll swap

yes i know, this was a month or so ago, but give me a break! i have been busy ok and only just got around to blogging it.
lovely review though, and lovely company to be in also.
wish i had time to make a new book.... sigh.... sooon hoon.....

framed A4 pen and ink origional drawings to be sold at artwave!

a girl in boat reading a book (book says, "once upon a time a little girl had a big adventure")

and a big old bear playing a ukelele of course!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

artwave postcards

here is a little wave of artwave promotional postcards that i will be distributing in local lovely places (is coffee shops!)

so of course while i am there i will have to drink coffee and eat cake. it would be rude not to.

laser cut framed pictures

these are some framed 5 x 7 inch laser wood cuts that i will be selling at this years lewes artwave 

 this big bird is me.... and i am speaking to my two little baby birds saying "one day you will be bigger than me"

and this is me and my husband thing having a much needed hug after a day of child wrangling.
it is called "just hold me"

again, i have framed them myself... so although not perfect, they will be affordable- which i think is really important actually.

picture framing.... part2

these are a3 giclee digital prints of some bespoke picture book compositions that i will also be selling and exhibiting at this years lewes artwave festival.

picture framing.... part1

so while the baby sleeps i am frantically framing picture for 2013 lewes artwave

these are a4 gilcee digital prints of my bunnyrella series.

hopefully people wont mind the fact i have framed them myself- as it will make them much more affordable.

prints will also be available unframed.

Monday, 22 July 2013

le troll swap

whoop whoop hark at the french trollswap!
their french names did make me chuckle i have to say...

timothy limpets french name is Hippolyte Patel...

and tabitha lumpits french name is Petula Petal

there is something weirdly satisfying seeing what looks like your own handwriting in a book, with words you have written, in a different language that you cannot speak (i flunked my french a level years ago oops!)

handmade bear cards

 some handmade cards i will be selling at this years artwave in lewes

these bears have nice sparkly tummies, what is there not to love?!

more brooches!

gearing up for my wonkybutton open house at the end of august as part of Lewes' Artwave season

here are more brooches i will be selling (for £6.50)
i do hope people will come. am quite nervous and wonder if anyone will actually come.. what was i thinking?!
there will be nice cakes and bunting and lovely old music playing on the record player.
so if you live nearby or fancy a weekend jaunt to the beautiful town of lewes, please come and visit!

i guess if nobody comes, i can al\ways eat all the cake myself while i am waltzing about like a loon in my front room.

Friday, 31 May 2013

collagey textures

today i have mostly been making nice collagey textures.
i love this bit
so messy
so fun
so immediate!

not saying what it is for though.... ooooh..... the suspense.....

wonkybutton christmas angels

no i am not completely bonkers- i do know it is nearly june!

i've had these since before christmas but didn't have time to make one.
at last i have had time to rustle one up.
this snippysew kit will have 3 in a set (pink, blue and orange) and are about 10cm high and to hang on your tree
(i didn't have a christmas tree handy this time of year funnily enough)

Thursday, 30 May 2013

perspex cloud mobile

here is a sample of my lovely puddle machine (aka cloud) mobile that i might sell at my open house in august. i just need to rebalance the raindrops as they are not pleasing me in this configuration. other than that.... i like it.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

new brooch samples...

a bird, a girl, a peacock and a lion walk into a pub...
... i mean, no, they don't walk into a pub, they are just new brooch samples.
have been tweaked a little since this stage but thought i would share- cos i am just that kind a gal x

brooches in stiu

brooches a go go!

four designs...
in four colours....

 add some stampled luggage labels....

put them together and what have you got...

 lovely brooches to sell...

 at artwave and soon to be etsy wonkybutton shop!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

wonkybutton broaches

i cannot tell you how excited i am about these!
in fact.... i am going to do a whole line of exclamation marks to celebrate

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

bookbag review of troll swap

really pleased that wonderful Boogbag could see beyond the cheeky veneer and  got the essence of my latest book "troll swap".

have a read of it here

thanks bookbag, was a really considered and thoughtful response to the meaning of the story.
has made my day!


hand illustrated baby cards

yes yes i know, i have made OOOOODLES of baby cards the last couple of years (having babies must be in fashion or something?)

as you might know,i  am doing the lewes artwave open studios this year, and i am making hand made illustrated cards to sell. they do look cute....

Friday, 26 April 2013

broach designs for wonkybutton

here are some quick broach designs i did which i will hopefully make and sell in my etsy wonkybutton shop. they will be made from lasercut perspex. very exciting indeedy oh yes.

i hope you like the detail... particularly the cats bottom (hoping that is not too silly, i would wear it if that counts for anything)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

my new picture book TROLLSWAP was out a week(ish) ago

i was off the radar being ill and looking after ill small children when the book came out (boo hoo)
but, it IS out (yey!)
and in case you  have forgotten, it is like wife swap, but with trolls
you can have a look at it here
or here

this is a scan of some origional artwork before it was tweaked and made neat and tidy and acceptable on the poota.

hope you like the book!

dolleebees and mister dolleebees all packages up!

at last have packaged up my dolleebee and mister dolleebee snippysew sets.
i am going to be doing the lewes ARTWAVE in august this year where i will be showcasing all my wonkybutton wares and the etsy shop will be open in the autumn yip yip!

in these little stripy bags are the bits of ribbon and elastic that you need to make your dolleebees

bunnies for charity

yes i know i know.... yet more bunnies..... but it has been easter, and i am a sleep deprived mummy of new baby so have to do something that is easy peasy and doesnt use up my limited brain cells.
 anyway, this happens to be for a very good cause for lovely and amazing  emi howe who is raising money for kids cancer charities with her bonkers "The Pants Hat Project" (have a look at her blog HERE!)

i did these illustrations for her to auction at a fund raising event for charity.
so i hope they help raise a bit of money (fingers crossed)

 i smudged a bit on the paper at the last minute.... so as this was REAL LIFE artworjk and i couldnt cheat on the poota, i made the smudge into a feature and added some flutterbys

look, bunnies in pants! (apart from one naughty bunny hee hee!)