Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Northern Vegan Festival

Last weekend Ginge and I visited the Northern Vegan Festival in Manchester. I was so excited, this was the first Vegan event I'd been to, I couldn't wait to discover new foods and meet fellow animal lovers.

The turn out was fantastic! I couldn't believe how many people showed up, we had to queue for over an hour to get into the building, thankfully it was still sunny while we were outside.

The first thing we did when we got there was find some food! There were SO many food stalls with loads of options to choose from, I ended up buying some fantastic cupcakes from Captain Cakeman, they were the yummiest, lightest vegan cakes I've ever tried. Of course, I couldn't go home without buying some treats for my dogs too! I bought some marmite teddy bear treats from The Green Hound Bakery, which Holly & Effy gobbled up as soon as I got home.

Unfortunately I wasn't well that day so didn't get much chance to take pictures or to stay for any of the awesome sounding talks that they had. But I still had a great time and I'm excited for the next Northern Vegan Festival!

And the winner is....

Congratulations to Mona, the lucky winner of the Sugar Cookie Giveaway!

Guys, if you missed out on the giveaway make sure you check out Sugar Cookie's shop. It's full of the cutest jewellery, zines & gadgets ever.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

PonyChops on Pinterest

Last week I finally decided to get a Pinterest account, and oh gosh, part of me wishes I hadn't. I'm now a complete Pinterest junkie.

I used to have a ridiculous amount of inspirational pictures saved on my computer, now I can just simply pin anything I like into the correct folder. It's so much easier!

If you want to follow me on Pinterest you can follow me here. Don't forget to link me to your pinterest in the comments so I can follow you back :)

Here's some of my fav pins:


In other news, remember Anke Weckmann that I featured on the blog last week? She's very kindly offered all PonyChops readers 15% off all orders on her Etsy Shop, just use the code APPLE15

Monday, 15 April 2013

Giveaway at Emma Deer

The lovely Emma from Emma Deer is hosting a big giveaway for her birthday! There are a ton of awesome goodies to be won including a large ad on my blog!

You can enter the giveaway below :)

... and remember, you can tweet once a day for more entries! :] 


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Sugar Cookie Giveaway!!

I am super duper excited today, because I have an awesome Giveaway from Sugar Cookie for you!!

Sugar Cookie is possibly one of the most adorable Etsy shops I've ever come across. It's full of cute little smiley animals and food with faces on, what's not to love??? It's also full of loads of totally rad zines, lots of them include adorable cats!

The lucky winner of this giveaway will get to choose an item from the Sugar Cookie shop! 
All entrants must be following PonyChops the blog via Bloglovin or GFC. 
The giveaway will start on the 13th April and end on the 20th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Wednesday Art Feature: Uncle Patrick (Lauren Young Smith)

Uncle Patrick (aka Lauren YoungSmith) is one of my newest finds of Deviant Art. Her gallery is stunning, it's full of weird creatures and creepy humanoids. I'm absolutely in love with her work, I wish I could jump in her head and see all of the monsters and creatures she comes up with.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Wednesday Art Feature: Anke Weckmann

Anke Weckmann is a London based artist originally from Germany. Her work is light hearted and often includes animals (especially cats!). I love the way she draws clothes & materials, I can see her work would translate beautifully to fashion illustration.


Monday, 1 April 2013

Ginge Russian Dolls

Ginge is one of my best friends in the whole world, so I figured it's about time I made her some Russian Dolls! She already kind of looks like a mermaid so I wanted to include her as part of my mermaid series. She's also a fellow avocado enthusiast so I couldn't resist fitting some little avocados in the design! Ginge is also a science geek, so I thought some geeky glasses would fit in well with the theme.

Check out Ginge's Instagram & Etsy. She does amazing doggy portraits.

Want some of your own customised Russian Dolls? Contact me at ponychopsshop @ or through my Etsy shop

And here's a picture of Ginge with her dolls: