Mini Breaks · Travel

Mini Break: A Sock Monkey in Manhattan!

That's right! There's a Sock Monkey loose in NYC and he seems to be making himself quite at home here already! Clive blends in perfectly to this eclectic, colourful, unique landscape, that's like no where else in the world! And it's hot! The public fountains have become local watering holes, parks have become offices and… Continue reading Mini Break: A Sock Monkey in Manhattan!

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Studio Life : Taggy Giraffes

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

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Studio Life : New Sock Monkeys

  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

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Studio Life : New Sock Monkeys & Elephants

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

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Studio Life : Meet Napoleon.

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.

Handmade · Travel

Snapshot : My ride home

I am so often stuck by the beauty around me here in Hamburg and it usually happens on a sunny afternoon, as I leisurely ride my bike the very short distance home. Having my studio so close to home, often means I take the 'long way' on days like today - the ride home is too… Continue reading Snapshot : My ride home

Craft · Handmade

Studio Life : Sock Haul & New Monkies

Some days in the studio just work. Flow, you come home exhausted but feel like you've really achieved something. Finished something; found greater understanding of something; worked something out. Found a short cut - or a long cut. But you managed to arrive at that place you set out to find. Do you know what I mean? Feels… Continue reading Studio Life : Sock Haul & New Monkies

Handmade · Taking Stock

Taking Stock : April 2015

Can you believe it's already the middle of April? Some days and week go so quickly don't they? As it's been a couple of months, I though an April Taking Stock might be a good jumping off point this month, with some studio happenings, past and future travel plans, longer days - and even some… Continue reading Taking Stock : April 2015

Handmade · Instagram · Taking Stock

Instagram: A picture is worth a thousand words

Have you joined the masses on Instagram yet? At least in my crafty handmade little world - it seems to be more popular than posting on Facebook, twitter and Flickr combined. The thing I love about Facebook posts from friends and other 'pages' I follow are their photos - so it makes sense that I… Continue reading Instagram: A picture is worth a thousand words

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Taking Stock : February 2015

And with a blink of the eye - it's March tomorrow. March! It's hard to believe February is already over....but with our heating turned down a little more now and the sun setting a little later - the slow coming of Spring is just around the corner - we hope. It's amazing how these little… Continue reading Taking Stock : February 2015