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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Rooms that's chock full talent!

"Kamers vol Geskenke" is an aptly named Market meaning Rooms full of gifts.  It will be running from the 29th of November up until the 3rd of December, and I'm very lucky to be going with my BOO!beloobie range as one of the suppliers for the stunning Eau-la-la and it's wonderful owner, Ingrid Smit!

I will be taking loads of my toys, and here follows another little member that will be joining this family.  Remember I told you in a previous post that some of them might be clucking? 

Well, meet Chatters the Chicken!  She's a groovy chick, colourful and funky!

It's going to be a very busy November and December, so watch this space, there are still some tricks up my sleeve!

Happy days to all

Sunday, 23 October 2011

The heART in all of us!

This November heART in the Garden is going to be bigger and better than ever!  My toys will be there, and I'm so excited, but more than that, I'm so excited to see everyone else's work.

You see, heART is quintessentially an Art exhibition, which flourished into a full blown market experience where you would be able to buy fine art accompanied with something for the kids, stocking stuffer's for Christmas, even come to have a picnic!

Now isn't that fun?  And kind of good for the soul.....It will be running from the 25th of November until the 27th!

I'm sending you their lovely invite, and I want to wish Johan and Melt all the best of heART's they've ever had, and all the success they so rightly deserve for looking after all our interest and our creative souls!!/pages/heART-in-the-garden/182904955116884

Happy days to all!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The last time we spoke.....

i told you that there would be a couple of cute additions to the BOO!beloobie family.....and they have arrived.

Reu the Robot is one of the cutest little thingamajig's I have set my needle or my eyes on.  She is going to be the first in a very long line of Reu's that will be bringing in some sunshine to our world!  Watch this space.....

Then there is Pai Pai, the Pig off course.  We've been having a stormy relationship, for the love of me I just couldn't figure her out...and she seemed to be so simple, but she was a Diva.....with lots of demands, but luckily I finally got her under control, thank goodness, and just in time for my Christmas markets coming up.  Will still fill you in on that, exciting....!!!

So I mentioned a couple of other critters that will be mooing, hooting, cock-a-doodle-doing and so on....and they are on their way......

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and happy days!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Some early Christmas Cheer, Snowman style!

I know it's only end September, but I just couldn' resist!  This little guy is called Slushy, and he's the latest and first Christmas addition to the BOO!beloobie family.

I sketched him, and then I produced and designed the pattern, but I never thought he would turn out exactly as I envisioned him, and I'm chuffed, really chuffed!

I wanted to share him with all you lovely people, as he is already for sale at my Etsy shop! Go and have a look, there lot's of new little critters on the way as well. 

Here's some hints as to what you can expect next!  One oinks, one moo's a lot, there some clucking, and some hooting, and there might even be some waddling as well!

I'll keep you guys posted!

Happy days

Monday, 19 September 2011

A Menagerie of Le Animales!

Laura Johnston is the fabulous creator of the “Le Animale” range.  Her little zoo is situated in Raleigh, NC which she shares with her soul mate and boyfriend, them both being the same man (Hee hee) and their two dogs! 

An ordinary day will involve a lot of sculpting and playing, attempting to stay organized while joking with her 2 silly dogs, opposites in almost every way, one being sweeter and the other being a little bit of spice with some sweet thrown in! 

She loves to explore new places, adore the mountains, love pizza, is constantly learning about Geology, Geography and new languages!

In Laura’s own words:  ”I tell people all the time that I wish I could have a zoo, or better yet, a zoo of miniaturized animals. Wouldn't that be the coolest? So I created the closest thing possible: "le animalé," a place with mini animals full of cute & humorous antics ready to brighten your day.”

Le Animales are such special little items, in every way!  I haven’t quite seen anything like it yet, and I don’t think I ever will.  Her workmanship is impeccable, they are so tiny, but yet the detail is staggering!

Laura, if I could ask you one thing, never ever stop what you are doing.  If you run out of animals to make, think up some, because your talent and enthusiasm is infectious, your skill is precise and beautiful, and may your little Zoo finally end up being as complete and perfect as the Ark!

Here's all her links!

Happy days to all!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Make them feel special!

I love everything to do with scrapbooking, stationary, paper, stickers, ribbons and packaging.  The funny thing is, I've never done real scrapbooking in my life, I prefer to use those items to package presents, send nice packages to clients, and just making the recipient of a gift feel special, even before they've opened up to see what's inside!
My thank you note

"Little Africa in Suede"

My packaging and thank you notes with a "Little Africa"!

I'm busy developing ideas for my own personalised packaging, with some very intricate detail done by hand, and some with the help of my wonderful array of paper and accessories.  It's a work in progress, but I'm already very happy with the results so far. 

I also love giving flowers, but oddly don't really like receiving them.  I adore arranging flowers, especially if it's in a special kind of vase or pot, and love using repetition in the arrangement, complementing colours!

Isn't it one of the best feelings in the world to know that someone appreciates the trouble you went through, acknowledges your efforts and sees the value in what you can do?

Ok, I might need some positive reinforcement every now and again, but don't we all?  It makes all the hard work seem like play, and all the time spent extremely worth while......

I hope you are all so lucky to be on the receiving end of pretty packages, lovely words and the smell of roses!

Happy days to each and every one!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Double the Creative Talent!

Kirsten and Cortney, identical twin sisters from small town Maine are the creative minds behind Indigo Twin.  Their works of art is so whimsical, desirable and artistic beyond the realm of someone like me that can work with her hands, but are clumsy with something tangible as clay.

They both graduated from the University of Maine with Bachelor’s Degrees in Fine Art in 1998, but their path to becoming full-fledged artists and partner’s in Indigo Twin started from a very young age, from crayon rubbings to works of art as adults, they were always able to give each other inspiration.

They’ve started a little sister company to Indigo Twin called Indigo Twin weddings, which specializes in unique cake toppers and invitations. No moulds are involved in their clay work and each one is handmade. Their pieces might be a bit rustic and imperfect, but in their own words it just adds to the charm of the item that you get!

Have a look at Kirsten and Cortney’s lovely Facebook pages, blog and Etsy shops!
 I adore their work, and hope they keep on with all the wonderful critters, always stay so hands on with their art creations, and keep on delighting us with new and refreshed ideas

Happy days to All!