Meet Up Mondays

Meet Up Monday : Georgie

  Well if you can believe it, it's already Meet Up Monday once again and today I want to introduce you to sock monkey Georgie. Isn't she just the cutest? Georgie hasn't been with our Gus and Ollie family very long, as I only finished putting her together last week. She is technically a mini… Continue reading Meet Up Monday : Georgie

Fun One Friday

Fun One Friday : Advocating for colour

* 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

One + Four = Life · Travel

One + Four = Life : Desktop, Fire, Streetscape & Hooking

Hi there 🙂 I thought it was about time for another One + Four = Life post. I have been making and photographing and making and photographing these last few weeks, with the view outside my window being as enticing as my studio. I love Autumn. I always have. I have such fond memories of afternoons… Continue reading One + Four = Life : Desktop, Fire, Streetscape & Hooking

Handmade

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

Handmade

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

Handmade

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

Handmade

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