I love receiving cards, don’t you? But even more than receiving, I love MAKING cards! Here’s some of my recent makes.
If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, go do it now! Yes now! @bluebeaglebaby) you’ll know that I’m taking part in the #MarchMeetTheMaker event. Today’s title is ‘Favourite to Make’.
Hmm, well this is a tricky one. I’m constantly told I need to concentrate on one ‘thing’ but as any creative knows, there’s too many voices in our heads to listen to just one! So, here’s a few of the things I create!
In many respects my first ‘baby’ is my writing. I remember writing the opening chapter of what would become my first novel ‘Akane: Last of the Orions’ while travelling through Brazil. Given how many other things I’ve written, it’s funny that this sticks in my memory, and I’ve still got the original notes too! It took a further seven years to finish, edit and submit it to publishers before it finally found its home at Fox Spirit Books.
I have assorted other books available, including my collection of short stories ‘Weird Wild’. I’ll also be making short stories available through my website soon so pop back soon.
I’ve always loved different craft activities and since the birth of my daughter I learned how to sew. I’ve been busy designing her some skirts (see the picture above or my Facebook page for more images) but have recently really enjoyed sewing capes. I was commissioned to sew a ‘family’ of capes for a customer and my daughter liked them so much, I had to sew her some in assorted colours. Seeing her and her friends running around wearing them is brilliant. I’m planning to work on a few cosplay pieces soon. If you’d like a cape made for your little person, feel free to contact me for a quote.
I’ve recently started ‘felting’. There’s something very relaxing about stabbing a needle into felt and I’m planning on making some figures. In the meantime, I’ve ‘felted’ a mermaid toy and also a series of cards, including these for Mother’s Day.
And hello to you!
Instagram is running a #MarchMeetTheMaker so I’ll be posting photos daily, giving you a glimpse of who I am (hello! It’s me! Follow me on @bluebeaglebaby) and what I’m up to (writing, crafting, sewing and being a mum to a toddler and pup).
Heres the first picture. It’s me and the pup, doing what we do best and having a cuddle. She’s my constant companion, snack stealer and a very patient big sister to the toddler.
Ok, so Edna may have said ‘No capes!’ but who doesn’t feel instantly more super with a cape tied around them? I was commissioned to make a set of ‘Batman’ capes for a friend and my daughter loved being my model for the small one so much, I’ve had to sew her a range of capes to fit with her every mood! If you’d like one for your little superhero (or yourself!) I’ve a selection of colour combinations and prices start at £9.95 plus p&p for toddler (2-4years) size. Message me if interested and wear this seasons must have!
Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see more of my creations: @bluebeaglebaby