Monday, 1 September 2014

Desk of the Day - A family of Matryoshka

This desk of the day was from July but I didn't want to post it then as they were for an anniversary in August.

This will be my last set of Russian Dolls (for a long time anyway). It's been such a fun order to end on, probably one of my favourites. It's always really special when I'm asked to make/paint something that will be a gift for someone.

I'll be sharing the final pictures next week!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Etsy Love - German Shepherds

It's much harder to find colourful, cutesy items for bigger dog breeds on Etsy, but I think I managed to find some pretty adorable German Shepherd themed items.

This weeks Dog Etsy Love theme was suggested by Jessica from The Pyreflies who has a soft spot for German Shepherds. Feel free to suggest your fav dog breed in the comments :)

I have so many fond memories of German Shepherds, my childhood friend had one who was the sweetest and gentlest family dog. I love these big fluffy softies.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Adventure Time Vans OTW

Remember these Vans from a while back? Well here are the finished ones! Adventure Time will always be one of my favourite subjects to paint, but painting them on some awesome Vans OTW makes it even more fun.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Etsy Love - Ovaries Before Brovaries

This Etsy Love post is inspired by my newest TV show obsession, Parks and Recreation. I know I'm really late at discovering this show, as I always am with shows! But the great thing about discovering things late is you can binge watch them and not leave the house for a week. I'm up to season 5 and getting a little blue about only have one season left to watch so I turned to Etsy for some good old window shopping. It seems that Parks and Recreation has inspired loads of creative and awesome fan art!

Here are my top 9 Parks and Rec themed items on Etsy:

P.S, Is anyone else completely in love with Ron Swanson?

Monday, 25 August 2014

Beautiful Ukuleles from Chopstitch

Today I wanted to share with you kick ass work by my sister-from-another-mister, Ginge (Chopstitch). Ginge had recently started painting ukuleles, and they're pretty freaking awesome. If you don't already own an Adventure Time ukulele you should probably get one and learn the Adventure Time theme on it right now.

Ginge sells more of her happy creations on her Etsy shop Chopstitch. You can email her at for all custom ukuklele orders and enquiries.


You can follow Ginge's cute creative works on her:

And don't forget to check out her blog Cosmos and Crayons to keep up to date on the Adventures of Ginge and Sloth on their scientific journey through space.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Etsy Love - Poodles!

This week's Dog Etsy Love theme was suggested by one of my lovely readers, Mel. Feel free to suggest your fav breed of dog for another Dog Etsy Love post.

I know I've done a poodle themed Etsy Love post in the past, but it has been far too long and there are so many beautiful poodle products on Etsy that I figured I can justify another! Plus, poodles are my favourite breed since I'm lucky enough to have a bouncy, beautiful and downright crazy standard poodle.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Back to regular posting!

I have just moved house and been without internet for what seems like a year (realistically, it's probably only been about two weeks). But I'm finally back on the internet and can catch up on some of my fav blogs and Etsy shops!

I've had a busy few weeks which included; a trip back to my mum's to see my animals and my fav notherners, lots of comedy, fun and friends at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, then returning to London to move house!

We have moved to West London after living in East London for a year, and so far this new house feels so much more like home than the last two! We have a big garden so I'm looking forward to planting some fruit and veg for next year.

Here are some pics from the past couple of weeks:

P.S: how awesome are these pencil socks from topman