I made this cheeky monkey for my friend's baby - he's the "monkey man" pattern from Fiona Dalton's bookHop Skip Jump: 20 Eco-Friendly Toys to Sew. His overalls used to be a pillowcase I bought in Putaruru, his face and ear linings are from an old blanket and his body is made from some wool crepe that is a leftover from a dress I made.
And he has a cheeky patch on the back of his overalls. He was lots of fun to make - I might have to make another one to monkey around at my place!
Joining in with "My Creative Space" today over here.
I'm going to be doing some markets over the next few months, and a bit of gallivanting around the North Island. First up I'll be at the Kraftbomb Halloween extravaganza that is happening on the 28th of October. It's 11-2 at the Grey Lynn Community Centre and details are here.
Next I'm going to be at the Auckland Art and Craft Fair - that's December the 8th in the Aotea Centre in Auckland, 11-4. Details are on the Auckland Art and Craft Fair blog over here.
And the next market is where the travelling comes in - I'm going to be at Craft Country in Greytown on the 15th of December - 10-3 in the Greytown Town Hall. Details are here, exciting!
My workmate was given two mysterious bags full of feathers the other day, and I borrowed a few of them to draw over the weekend. Here they are in pencil and in pen...I'm going to hopefully turn them into a gocco print in the next couple of days.
I think they once belonged to a hawk, a pheasant, a kereru and a mallard.
I've been trying to do some screen printing troubleshooting lately and I've been finding that putting a towel under the screen as one book suggested is helping the lines to come out a bit clearer. I thought I'd treat myself to some cheery lime green ink and I've been printing up a storm - I think I'll turn these prints into brooches. The lime's a pretty good match for the leaves of this passionfruit flower that's sitting on my desk, waiting to be drawn too!
I've been working on a new one of my "birds saying bird sayings" drawings on my lunch breaks for the last week or so; here it is in action today. And some of the other things I spied on my lunch break, before I had to run inside out of the rain...