Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A Little Giveaway! :)

I woke up this morning to discover I'd reached the 700 sale mark in my etsy shop. :)  It was such a nice feeling and one I never expected when I opened my little shop, I just wanted to make and share cute things. :)

So as a thank you I am having a little giveaway here on my blog.  You can see from the piccie above that includes an Amigurumi Rainbow Blobite, an Amigurumi Blue Bat, Blobite stickers, a Love Blobite notecard, a The Blobites Have Landed notecard and an original Marker Doodle drawn by me inspired by the giveaway. :)

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this little bundle is to have a look at my etsy shop and tell me what your favourite item from my shop is, and if you could have one thing crocheted for you what would you like it to be?

I'll be picking the winner at random at midday on Sunday 3rd June 2012.  Please tweet it and share it.  Only comments here on my blog will count as an entry.  Good luck and don't forget to leave me an email address so I can contact you if you win.. :)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Little changes...

Amigurumi Sleeping Hamster Squishlings
I've been really busy creatively lately, I guess that's why I haven't posted so much on here but I wanted to mention a bit about a little change of direction for my future creativity.

At the start of 2012 I got a nice new set of lovely pens for Christmas, got myself a new sketchbook and wanted to draw more.  I've always doodled as most of my amigurumi designs start off as a sketch on a piece of scrap paper but I hadn't really drawn much for years other than that.  I used to love it.  When I was about 9 I wanted to be a cartoonist and I think I still have some of my sketches of all my old cartoon characters I designed back then.  But when you don't do something for a while you can lose confidence in your ability at it.  And for that I'd like to give a special mention to the lovely kittypinkstars for the enthusiasm and encouragement to doodle and draw again.  I love it, I can't get enough of doodling now, haha. :) It's great to be doodling, colouring and creating on paper again.

So that would be a reason behind one of the little changes in my work over the last few months.  I have created a new range called "Squishlings" which I will post about properly another time.  These started out as doodles on paper, then became litle amigurumi plush and I am now making little felt pin badges and drawing matching stickers to go with them.  I love felt!  Besides yarn it's my other favourite material so I'm happy to be using felt again as well as drawing. :)

There are a few reasons behind it but I suppose one being that some of my creations I have been making for over four years now and I feel like it's good to have a change.  I'll miss many of my old designs because once they're gone from my etsy shop I don't plan on bringing them back..... but never say never, right? :)  That's a strange feeling.

I love making my Voodoo Dolls, they seem to have their own little character and personality when I'm making them so for that reason they will all in the future be one of a kind collectables.  I am also working on another range which will also be one of a kind collectables.

I'm looking forward to going ahead with these changes and hope you'll enjoy them also.