Sunday, December 18, 2011

Meet Hubert

So this is what happens when I give myself a day off for writing... shame.

Meet Hubert. Named for the professor in Futurama.

After the last West End Twilight Market of the year I was desperate for a stuffed elephant. I'd missed out on a gorgeous one (nothing like mine, not that he isn't gorgeous) and resolved to make my own. After a half-arsed google search didn't turn up the exact pattern I wanted I was disheartened, but I did find this and was inspired to just make it up as I went. The result was Hubert.

Hubert is made with felt, embroidery thread, little button eyes, and some stuffing my dog pulled out of his bed. My plan is to keep him in my handbag and pull him out during awkward social situations, though he'll probably just stay sitting on my desk beside my printer. he's about 8cm long, 6.5cm tall, and 5cm wide.

Hubert and I are now off to work on that short story I've been neglecting.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Getting Ready for the West End Twilight Markets

I just love little stacks of neatly cut paper don't you?

So tomorrow's the West End Twilight Markets, held every Saturday at the corner of Wilson and Boundary St.
They only started up a month ago but have a great vibe with live music and great food. I'm thrilled to announce that I will not only be selling at tomorrow's market but the one after that as well. I'm hoping they'll serve as a good lead up to Christmas and am looking forward to meeting new people and trying a completely different type of market.
If you still need that perfect present, or an awesome stocking stuffer, maybe a secret santa gift check out the West End Twilight Markets.
I think it will be great, see you there.