Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Yippee! My cushions make their debut on TV!

Exciting news! My hummingbird and little owl cushions have made their tv debut. Check out this clip from ITV's Good Morning Britain.

My pal Honest Mum is doing several bits of presenting for them. Honest Mum has loads of top tips for saving money when buying supplies for Back to School so check it out!!

I was pretty excited to see my cushions gracing national TV. You can get these supersoft faux suede cushions from Art Rookie here. She did a review of the cushions here so you can read all about how these hard wearing cushions are (almost) perfect for anything a kid can dish out on them!!

Other than that it's been a creative couple of weeks. I created this free form peacock.

And also a veritable explosion of color in these poppies. I was pleased with this one as I am trying to work from my imagination more. It is awfully freeing to just see what comes out!

Also give me your feedback. What kinds of cushions do you have at your house? Do you have a bunch of them all piled up on your bed or do you just have them on the sofa?

What kinds of animal or other designs would you like on cushions? Let me know.

There is a selection of cushions over at at my Etsy store if you want a peek.

Linking up to Paint Party Friday  and PoCoLo!


Emma :)

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Summertime Blues

For any of you residing in the UK who think the school holidays are going on for too long then please give some thought to us poor moms in USA. We have three months. YES I SAID THREE MONTHS of summer holidays. There are only so many camps the kids can go to before the coffers run dry and mother starts to go slowly insane.....

I think the reasoning behind the three month holiday is because in many parts of the USA it is boiling hot and kids without air con would melt into their desks. So I understand it I just think they should have year round school with a week off every month or something like that.

I had a good laugh at this blog post by Hurrah for Gin called How to Lazily Entertain Your Kids this Summer and it made me wish my kids were small and could spend seven hours a day with a watering can and a paddling pool rather than an ipad and cooking a cake while leaving sixteen pans for me to clean up.

But look at that post for some great tips- it is really rather hilarious!

So yes, I have been going dotty....I have been seeing spots in front of my eyes. Yes I am channeling Seurat and just started dotting around until I made this cute little polka dot fox.

My little fox is available at BoomBoomPrints which is a really fun company that creates art and clothes for little ones. The guys and gals at BoomBoom are really cool and friendly so I'd recommend them if you've ever wanted to see your art emblazoned on a t-shirt or tote bag.

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How's your summer been going? Are you losing your sanity?

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