Saturday, 30 June 2012

It's been a long time since I've done a proper update..

It's been forever since I did a proper update on my life, although not very much has happened, I've been pretty boring recently!

1. The main change is I've dyed my hair lots! The first pic is when I did it purple a couple of weeks ago, it quickly faded so now I've dyed it turquoise, I'll include some pictures as soon as I get round to wearing make up and looking presentable again!!.

2. I've also bought a new printer as the old one kept dying and I really want to print some little sticker packs for the shop. The 2nd pic is of the cuteeee smiley faces I found on the printing ink caps, if I hadn't already decided to buy my printer, i'm pretty sure the smiley faces would have swayed me to buy it!

3 & 4. I got some swatch samples done of some of my fabric designs, I'm so happy with the result! I ordered them from spoonflower. I also enrolled onto some pattern cutting, tailoring and dressmaking courses to refresh my sewing skills. I did fashion design at uni and did a lot of sewing at college so I'm hoping to start making some fancy cowgirl shirts and dresses for the shop using my material!

5. I've been checking out lots of vintage and craft fairs in hope of doing a few over summer. I found these super cute vintage decorations that remind me of ones my mum used to have when I was a child. I had to buy them.

6. Another fabric swatch I will be getting printed soon. This is my ultimate favourite one I've done so far. I love sphynx cats :)

7&8. Some colourful custom shoes I've been working on. I'll post more detailed pics of these tomorrow.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Fashion Favs Friday 29/06/12

1.  Mystic Moose Crafts - Tote bags with the cutest illustrations on them. They also sell really adorable zipper pouches too.
2. Napkin - You cannot help but be drawn in by the way these gorgeous and quirky clothes are presented. This shop is a treasure trove of kitsch and fun fashion.
3. The Miniature Knit Shop - Creative and warm, knitted fancy dress for fashionable babies.
4. And Smile - This shop will make you smile. It has so many super cute brooches and earrings.
5. Havok Designs - A great selection of unique wooden jewellery, with ingenius wooden bow tie pins.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Etsy Shop Feature: hellopetie

Hellopetie is based in Germany and run by Anika Hellriegel. Anika has a small selection of really cute and unique items on her shop, including paper clocks and adorable plates and mugs. I really recommend you take the time to look through her super happy shop!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Foxy Brogues

I thought I'd post some pictures of the fox themed brogues I did a week or so ago, I'm just so slow at updating the blog at the moment, sorry!
These are all available in my etsy shop.

And I did some cute foxy heels for me:

I also did some foxy canvas hi tops but I'll post piccies of those with the rest of the hi tops I've been working on soon :)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Fashion Favs Friday - 22/06/12

This is probably my all time favourite combination of colours; bright pink, turquoise and a hint of bright orange. Here are my etsy fashion favs for this friday.

1. Blackbird And The Owl - A shop full of adorable and affordable purses. These hand crafted leather bags would make a beautiful gift for someone.
2. Love Sexton - Bright and bold feather earrings are really trendy this summer, and I just can't get enough of the ones in this shop.
3. Dream Nation - This shop is an absolute feast for the eyes. All of the clothes are organic and eco friendly. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their fun prints and comfy looking leggings.
4. Shirley Jonkers - Very unique clothes with a wow factor. You would certainly turn heads wearing these awesome clothes!
5. Blue Bird Lab - These geometric necklaces are bold and beautiful. They have an attention to detail that sets them apart from the rest.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Etsy Shop Feature: Berkshire Bowls

Berkshire Bowls is based in the United States and run by Scott Snella. When he first started out he mainly specialised in hand turned wooden bowls, although he has quickly expanded and started doing other items such as wooden wine glasses, brooches and earrings.

The main thing I love about this shop is the fun, and beautifully coloured puzzles. Each one is designed and hand made by Scott. I think they'd make a great gift for children, or even a beautiful ornament for the house.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Wednesday Art Feature: Reminisense

Reminisense/Ania is an art student studying at the Sydney College of Arts. She works mainly in acrylic paints and has a major talent with colour. I love the way she draws and paints eyes. I think I must have an eye fetish or something because I'm always drawn to eyes in a painting.

Ania's work and prints are available to buy at her Society6 store.

If you would like to see more of Ania's work, check out her deviantart.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Fashion Favs Friday - 15-6-12

  1. Kay.em.kay - Vintage inspired dresses, I just adore her heart back dresses!
  2. Kimberlicious Latex - Bright and beautiful latex creations
  3. The Dapper Toad - Cat pendants and other adorable things. She even does custom cat pendants so you can have your own cat on a necklace!
  4. Cat Rabbit Plush - Super cute felt jewellery and adorable plushies
  5. Pannikin  - Unique and charming wooden jewellery

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Etsy Shop Feature: Mengsel Design

This shop more than satisfies my craving for pattern and colour. Mengsel sells the work of Luzelle van der Westhuizen, who started off as a jewellery designer in Cape Town before moving to London to sell her colourful prints. The word "Mengsel" actually means mixture in Afrikaans and Dutch.

If you want to see more of Luzelle's work, check out the Mengsel website and blog.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Wednesday Art Feature: Vilde D. Ulriksen

Vilde D. Ulriksen, otherwise known as Mokinzi, is another artist I came across on Deviant Art. I immediately fell for the gentle and whimsical feel of her work. Her work is full of haunting eyes and beautiful, yet confused looking creatures.

Mokinzi is an 18 year old artist from Norway. She is a fan of vintage toys and dolls, which I think shows greatly in her style of work. She does commissions at very reasonable prices too, check her deviantart for prices.

If you want to see more of Mokinzi's work, check out her Tumblr and Blog.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Friday, 8 June 2012

Fashion Favs Friday - 8-6-12

  1. Buried Diamond - Super bright, super fun jewellery and stickers
  2. Torynova Couture - Original and affordable fashion. I love their ties so much
  3. Too Too - A great selection of hand made and vintage bags
  4. One Half Wolf - Bohemian Upcycled shorts, I need some of these for summer!
  5. Im Your Present - If I had to pick one brand to wear for the rest of my life, this would be it

We all scream for Ice cream shoes

Here in sunny England, it has been anything but sunny this past week. So I painted some yummy ice cream shoes hoping it would cheer the weather up. I have discovered my shoe painting superpowers don't stretch as far as changing the weather after all.

Here's some piccies of them with some other ice cream brogues I did a few months ago, they're both available at the PonyChops shop.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Etsy Shop Feature: Blueberrybandit

I'm a sucker for cute things mushroom and animal related. So when I discovered Blueberrybandit I did a little wee.
Their products are made mainly from my favouritest colours, turquoise and pastel pink. The pink whale pin cushion is my ultimate favourite, I don't think I could stick pins in something that cute though!

They also have a blog so you can keep track of their cute creations.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Wednesday Art Feature: Hattie Stewart

Never have I felt more at home than when staring at Hattie Stewart's tumblr page, full of penis's, tits, bright colours, pattern and goofy looking creatures.
Hattie is an illustrator based in London. Her creations are bright, eye catching and unignorable (if that is even a word).

You'll probably recognise her shiz as she's worked with some awesome fashion brands such as Diesel, Adidas and House of Holland.

My favourite fashion collaboration however, has to be her work with Kitty Keay! I want all of these clothes so much!!

If you want to check out more of Hattie's work, take a look at her website, blog and tumblr.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Vegan Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies

I made these cookies on friday for my mum and her friends, and I have to say, I'm kind of impressed with how they turned out.

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 120g soya spread or dairy free alternative
  • 65g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs orange juice (add more if mixture is too dry)
  • 200g smashed up plain chocolate
  • the zest of an unwaxed orange

1. Preheat the oven to 180c

2. In a large mixing bowl mix the flour, salt and baking powder.

3. Cream the sugar, orange juice, orange zest and melted soya spread in and add to the flour mixture. Mix it all together.

4. Form a ball of dough, roll it out onto a floured surface using a floured rolling pin. Until the dough is 1/4-1/2 an inch thick. Cut out whatever shapes you want.

5. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

6. Bake for 8-12 mins until the edges are slighly brown/

7. Leave at least 10 minutes to cool, then NOM THEM ALL!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Miss Madelein and Lady Gaga

Remember these cute mocassins I did a few weeks ago? Well their lovely owner Madelein sent me some great pictures of her and her cat (Lady Gaga) modelling them! I just had to share!!

Thank you Madelein and Lady Gaga for sending me your pics! 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Thank you Fernando De Souza

Do you remember my art feature on Fernando De Souza a couple of weeks ago? After he saw my feature he very kindly offered to do a portrait of me. Of course, I couldn't refuse!!

Here is the finished portrait:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I especially love that my top has the ponychops logo on it!
Also, I am in love with how he's done my hair, it kind of makes me want to shave my side bit again.

Fashion Favs Friday - 1-6-12

  1. Lipgloss and Black  - Trendy, bold wardrobe must haves
  2. Green Accordion - Pencil shavings collars and felt brooches
  3. Gnome Sweeeet Gnome -  Funky necklaces and other ingenious creations
  4. Pretty Snake - I want to own EVERYTHING in this shop. So cute and unique.
  5. Loft Full Of Goodies - Fun felt jewellery and accessories