Friday, 31 July 2009

Monster Scarf - first look

here's a little sneak peak at my first monster scarf which will be up for sale in my etsy store tomorrow. (when i can take some better photos in natural light)

aren't they the cutest little things?!
who WOULDN'T want adorable little monsters attached to the ends of their scarf???
this photo really doesn't do it justice though! 
the wool its knitted in is just gorgeous! it reminds me of the sea =]

if anyone wants to reserve this monster scarf before it goes up on sale then you can! 
just leave a comment on here and when i post it on my Etsy store (or folksy if you would prefer) then it will already be reserved just for you!

sea monster hair!

Today i was bored.
So i dyed my hair blue.

It went kind of green.

officially opened

well the giveaway is off to a good start with two lovely stories!!!!
keep up the good work guys!

i've officially opens the Snarlz shop on etsy 
check it out HERE or click on the links over to the right.

I've also got a new pair of earmuff monsters up, as well as some other lovely things, but you'll have to visit my shop to see the rest.
Here are the new earmuff monsters though:

i think they look a bit like little bears.
maybe they were bear cubs once upon a time and something turned them into monsters?
who knows!
maybe if you buy them they might tell you!

At the moment im working on some more earmuff monsters and a scarf monster too!
And i've heard rumors of some strange monsters lurking around outside my house that look just like mittens!
If only i was quick enough to catch them.
Maybe one day soon. So keep your eyes open!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

monster keyring - GIVEAWAY

would someone please start a drumroll for.... MY FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!
hopefully this will be the first of many.

Right, so in this giveaway one lucky reader could win one of my monster keyrings!
And this one is special because it has never before been seen!
Not in any of my shops, or my deviantart.
He's a bit shy you see.

anyway, here he is:

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win him is:
  • come up with a super name and wonderful background story for him! (see my etsy or folksy shop descriptions for examples)
And either:
  1. put a link on your blog to my Etsy or Folksy shop.
  2. put a link on your blog to this blog
  3. follow this blog.
you dont need to do all three.
just pick one (of course you can do all three if you would like. that would be lovely) and create a name and backstory for the monster.

This competition will close in one weeks time on 6th August.

good luck all!!!

a little bit of knowledge

So, i thought it would be best if i maybe told you a little bit about me.
I thought that might be nice.

So, im a 19 year old art student, studying Visual Studies at the Norwich art school.
Now, no one ever knows what Visual Studies is unless they've done it themselves and its a super hard course to explain. I guess the only thing i can say is that it's anything you want it to be! painting, sewing, sculpture, film, dance. As long as its visual then you can do it!
Its much fun! i mostly stick to sewing though.... i do love sewing.

This is meeeeee

I've been "in to" art since i was very, very young and studied it all through school. It wasn't until i went to college though (3 years ago now... god im getting old fast) that i found my passion for sewing and other similar crafty pursuits.
You see, my mother and her mother and even her mother were all seamstresses and i just wanted to run away from that. It's not cool to like the same things as your mum, right?
But, when the photography class i applied for was too full, i decided to try out the textiles course, thinking that i would want to give it up after only a few classes.
However, to my surprise, i fell completely in love with it and it actually became the only class at college that i enjoyed and didn't hate with a passion. weird.

I started to sell my stuff online under the shop name "Bee-Delicious" during my second year at college and also took part in a craft fair that summer too where i had my own stall. The first things i started to sell where needled felted (oh how i love needle felting!) slices of cake.

here is one of my first needle felted cake slices.
its still up for sale in my etsy shop, it seems that only i like it.
click here to go buy it, or just to have a look.

i've continued to sell through my first year of uni too, even though my tutors sometimes moan that all i think about is my online shops *sigh*
And that brings us to now, where i am splitting my shop in two.
Still keeping Bee-Delicious but starting up Snarlz too, as my monsters seem to clash with all the pretty pretty cakes and shoes and other things that i also create.

Splitting my shops is turning out to be a lot more complicated than i though, but im sure i'll get there in the end.

wish me luck =]

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Earmuff Monsters

oh yes! they're here!

and they need some new cosy homes right on your ears!!

say hello!!!

buy them in my etsy and folksy shops - the links to which you can find quite close to the top, over there ---->

a triumphant start

So, this is the start of "Teeth and Snarlz" and the Snarlz plushie range!
*triumphant music*

you can check my stuff out on Folksy and Etsy at the moment.

There's a bit of a mix of stuff at the moment as im trying to separate it all into two different shops; Teeth And Snarlz and Bee-Delicious.
It may take some time....

we'll see how it goes XD