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These boobs were made for walkies…

29 Jun

These boobs were made for walkies,
And that’s just what they’ll do.
One of these days these boobs are gonna…

…walk all over Bristol to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and cancer care!

I will be walking the Bristol Sun Walk this Sunday. Everyone who is taking part in the walk gets sent a Wonderbra to decorate and wear on the day. Here is my bra – not the most practical of outfits, but I am looking forward to wearing it all the same (haven’t quite worked out how I am going to get to the starting line without looking like a total goon yet!).

If you are able to sponsor me for this event, that would be AMAZING – even just a couple of quid would be very much appreciated!!

Thanks y’all 🙂


Ugly Car Seat

24 Feb

Finding cool stuff for babies is such a mission! So many of the things in the shops are made with either sickly pastel colours or garish primary colours. What ever happened to nice colour combinations for kids?

There are a couple of places I have found to get good baby bits – there are some lovely designer things you can buy online and Mamas and Papas has nice stuff, but it is all SO expensive. I have been looking at old Fisher Price toys on eBay and some of those are so great. How can it be so difficult to find baby things that you would actually like to have in your home?

Here is a mobile I made for Jet to hang on her car seat. I LOVE Ugly Dolls, so I made her this from 3 Ugly Doll keyrings which I took apart and sewed onto a specially-made felt handle. It works a blummin’ treat – YAY!!

And here’s a picture of Jet in the car last week – clearly enthralled that I went to all the effort!!

Entomology Commission

18 Jun

Here are some pics of a commission I finished recently for super-ace Bristol artist Kathryn Thomas.

Katheryn got in touch with me through the recent Nature’s Way exhibition I did at the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol. She wanted a piece specially made for her then fiance as a surprise wedding present. It was a fantastic brief to work on – Katheryn wanted me to use images of her own paintings and a couple of little love notes that her man had written for her within the piece.

I scaled up images of her paintings to appropriate sizes and then had these printed out onto pearlescent paper. Then I scanned in the love notes she had and printed the text from these out onto tracing paper. Then I cut everything up and fixed it all into place in a specially made box frame.

I was really pleased to see the finished results and (thankfully) Husband and Wife were both really stoked with the piece too. It was really interesting for me to see this idea that I have been working on for some time now moved on to the next level using the new subject matters. The images of the paintings seemed to really lend themselves to this new format – which was fantastic considering how delicate all these tiny pieces are and how massive the original paintings are! The pearlescent papers really made the colours of the paintings shine out and they were a great contrast with the very flat looking tracing paper pieces.

– Hurrah!

Everything’s going to be all white…

9 Mar

I have been asked to participate in an exhibition about the natural world at the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol next month (hurrah!). There are quite a few new plans afoot for my paper entomology artwork at the moment, so for this exhibit, I have decided to do something a bit different…

Here’s a couple of pics as a taster. Hopefully they should look great in white frames up against the white walls of the gallery.

More details on the exhibition to follow.

Pasties from the West Country…

23 Feb

It was my friend’s hen weekend last week and I thought I’d make her these pasties/nipple tassels and garter as a little pre-wedding gift:

I have never made anything like this before and it was really fun just making it up as I went along! The pasties are made from sequins sewn onto felt and then I sewed on a backing of craft foam. I wasn’t sure quite what to use for this bit as I thought it would be a bit weird trying to put sticky stuff onto the felt itself. I got her a load of toupee tape – so hopefully this combined with the foam should do the trick!!

She liked them so much, she said she is going to wear them under her dress on her wedding day – hurrah!!

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