* Colour Alert * Is it just me, or are things for kids these days lacking some wild and wonderful colour? It seems to be the in thing at the moment, to furnish children's spaces with light pastels or monotones. One search on Pinterest brings a myriad of examples in whites and off white, pale pink,… Continue reading Fun One Friday : Advocating for colour
Wow! How exciting! Thank you! Gus and Ollie has reached over 600 followers on Instagram! Thank you all so much. It's such a joy sharing bits and pieces of my world here with you all. Sometimes often, sometimes not so much. From toys I'm making, to kitties, ice cream, nature and more - it's a mishmash… Continue reading Fun One Friday : Thank You Sale
Hi there Friends! Sometimes something special happens. This is one of those times, I'd like to share with you. A very special custom order came in from a friend of mine a few weeks ago, who teaches an amazing group of students at that Verney Road School in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia. One of their favourite… Continue reading Little Elliot, Big City.
Hi there! How are you? How has your week been so far? Mine has been a little full of bright and colourful giraffes - as you can see. Just look at these little cuties! I've had so much fun making these up, mainly for stock (the elephant one had already been sold). I love pulling out… Continue reading Studio Life : Taggy Giraffes
Why hello again! Just thought I would share this short and sweet post with you, to introduce you to the two newest members of the Gus and Ollie family. Let's hear it for Nixon & Sylvie. Colourful as can be, these sweet little friends were so much fun to finish. I took some progress shots,… Continue reading Studio Life : New Sock Monkeys
Hello Friends 🙂 How are you? How has your week been? I thought I would post a small little round up of some of my latest posts to Instagram, just in case you missed them. The month of May seems to have been such a colourful one - which is just the way I like it. I… Continue reading Instagram : May Round Up
It's that time again, if you can believe it! Another month down and in just two more sleeps it's officially Summer time here in the Northern Hemisphere. I'm hoping Hamburg's weather will get the memo - June is often a strange mix of cold, but sunny & humid but gloomy days - with heavy downpours… Continue reading Taking Stock : May 2015
It's been a little while since I have been able to share some new members of the Gus & Ollie Family & these are the posts I look forward to sharing with you most. Things have been moving slow but steady in the studio the last few weeks, with a mixture of makes for custom orders… Continue reading Studio Life : New Sock Monkeys & Elephants
Hi there! How was you day? Was it as colourful as mine? Just look at these tulips - mega-tulips - aren't they beautiful? With the unveiling of a brand new Gus & Ollie design today - they seemed like the perfect backdrop for my photoshoot! Don't you think? Meet Sock Cow Napoleon! Napoleon is my newest… Continue reading Studio Life : Meet Napoleon.
Having turned over the calendar yesterday, I realised another month has gone. Another month closer to those long, long Summer days, when the sun rises around 5am and doesn't set before 11pm. Pretty crazy how the days turn into weeks and then with a snap of your fingers, another month has passed, isn't it? April saw… Continue reading Look Back : April 2015