Friday, 26 February 2016

FELT CRAFT COURSE - Uttoxeter Library

On 11th February I taught another Felt Crafts Taster Session as part of Staffordshire Libraries' Adult Learning Programme - this time at Uttoxeter library.  The Uttoxeter Gazette came along with their camera. Here I am with one of my little felt mice and the class of lovely ladies who joined me that morning (men also welcome).

The full course begins on Thursday 7th April and runs for 5 consecutive Thursdays. You must be over 19, a Staffordshire resident and available between 10am - 12pm on these 5 Thursdays.

 The cost of the whole course is just £20 (concessions are also available) and includes;

* Learning how to use a range of simple hand stitching techniques
* Learning how to make a range of felt based items eg. brooches, key rings, hanging decorations, 3D felt fruit and shapes and of course - little felt mice

 Places on this course are limited - to book your place contact Uttoxeter Library 01889 256371

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Pretty Punctuation - Adult Colouring Sheets

Pretty Punctuation Mark Colouring Sheets
Each punctuation mark illustration has been hand drawn using pencil, inked, scanned and then printed on good quality cream card (160gsm)

Each is filled with sumptuously intricate designs - there is a fruity themed exclamation mark, a fishy question and a floral design ampersand.

You can buy these illustrations in two forms - as individual digital downloads or as printed card copies (in a pack of three) from my Etsy shop

Friday, 19 February 2016

Mother's Day Gifts - now available to buy in No.62

I'm so pleased (and very lucky) to have my work stocked in shops and museums. Today I've been along to No.62 in Cheadle, Staffordshire to drop off a whole bunch of felty and illustrated goodies. 

 Mother's Day is just over two weeks away now, so lots of the items are geared up to being gifted to all the lovely Mums, Grandmas and Nannas out there. From cards to rosettes to flowers and bookmarks . . 

In my Heartfelt Illustrations collection there are NEW Illustrated Fridge Magnets for just £2 each. and of course, there are still a few colouring books left (now just £4.99 each)

Friday, 12 February 2016

Monty the Mouse & Friends

In my last post I introduced you to the cutest little felt creation I've ever made . . . the gorgeous little 'Monty' Mouse. Well, he; along with his best buddy 'Whiskey' are now heading off to their new home in Yorkshire. I hope they have lots of fun together.

Since I first created 'Monty' I knew I was going to make lots of little friends for him . . . .

A couple of his friends have now headed off to a gorgeous little shop in my local town to be sold as part of a charity collection for Animal Aid . . . . 

And another four of them - 'Rhubarb', 'Juniper', 'Cotton' and 'Bramble' are heading off to their new home at No.62 (a gorgeous little gift shop in Cheadle, Staffordshire) - unless they are adopted first of course!!

Friday, 5 February 2016

Monty the cutest little Mouse

I'm seriously excited to show to you my newest and undoubtedly, the cutest felty 'make' I've yet produced. To explain his arrival I'll start at the beginning . . . Crafters are a fab community of talented, creative people and last week of my craft friends asked for little white mice (in any medium) to sell to raise funds for the charity 'Animal Aid', I thought 'yup, I can do that'. I set about learning a new pattern I had discovered on the very marvellous learning tool that is Youtube. Not wanting to waste any white felt whilst learning, I instead dug out my steady and regular brown (my go to, fail safe colour). As I followed the instructions (stopping the video a lot to catch up) this little fella was born. 
And I just love him. Hope you do too :) 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Oh Baby

This week, I've been working on a range of NEW BABY items for all those little bundles of joy due to join us here on planet Earth.

Whether you go for pinks, blues, creams, whites or other colours (do please just ask if you love an item but want it made in a different way - I'm always happy to help), each little lady and little fella will love these felty creations.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Pinch, Punch, first of the Month - Happy February

As 2016 is a leap year  that could mean an extra day for most of us, a special birthday for some of us or even a very special proposal for a few of us. Whatever February brings I hope it makes you and yours smile.
I love this time of year when Spring starts to creep into the garden and colours begin to wake up from their  sleep. Creating items that match the season is my most favourite thing to do. 

I love how the celebrations reflect the plants and flowers. So here are a few of my new 'makes' for the welcome Spring . . . Valentine's and Mother's Day.

Hope you like them. All are available to buy from my Facebook pages - Heart Felty & Heartfelt Illustrations.

 Please just message me for more details