I’ve been planning a few blog posts get get me more blog motivated and this was one of the things i wanted to talk about. APPS! We are an apple family for sure so there are countless apple devices in the house, even grayson is a pro on the iphone and ipad! i don’t mind saying i’m addicted, because i am! and i bet you are too
So apps i love, lets go…
Instagram is pretty much my first port of call when i look at my phone, i adore looking at other peoples photos and lives and i love taking pictures of my live and the way it makes me photos look. Some of my fave photos of Grayson are instagram ones! It’s also a great micro blogging tool for the creative and visually orientated business! Follow me on Instagram.
Pinterest isn’t in any way my second go to app, i fall in and out of addiction with this app but i have found it great for inspiration and ideas, although i feel i could utilize it a lot more for my business. Follow me on Pinterest.
I have loved twitter for a while, prefering it to Facebook, but recently due to using facebook more as a business tool i don’t use twitter as much. I think i need to cull some people to make it usable again. Follow me on twitter and Facebook .
And anyone that follows the same blogs as i do or even follows the itunes app charts will know i’ve used my new favourite app to make these badges. A beautiful mess blog yesterday released a new photo app with compliments instagram amazingly and i also feel it will help with my blogging. Seeing as i’m a creative business and blogger, the images and badges i use are important, i’f love to get a look together, a brand as such, this app is super fun and i think will help with this.
Also on a side note, i made this badges in like 4 mins on my iPhone, sat at my computer desk, they then instantly appeared in my photostream on the computer making them instantly usable for the blog, i mean how amazing is that?!?
I have some big plans coming up which i’ll talk about in the next few weeks but i think it will help my project if i start blogging more! Why can’t i keep on top of it? annoys the hell out of me, but i’m gonna try!!
So whats the not so secret plans i’m planning? well i’m working on a teddy pattern, you’ll be able to download it as a PDF and i want to create a few actual kits as well, these will hopefully be in the shop very soon.
I also want to work on some tutorials on the blog – this may take me some time…
It’s the great yorkshire teddy bear show next weekend, no i don’t have a table but i will be visiting to look around and to buy some more mohair so expect some new bears soon
On the non business front, you know i can’t even remember if i mention being pregnant, but i am! with only like 3 months to go i’m already feeling a bit fed up, think that might be because playing with grayson is getting harder and harder so simon’s definitely doing great at helping me out. It’s been super nice weather recently too so its been nice to get out and about on the bike and in the garden. He’s really coming along with his speech too, pretty much learning new words daily now which is great, his new fave word is ‘hulk’. oh and the last pic, well i think i got carried away with the scissors teehee
anyway, so i’ll try and get a load of blog posts written to really push myself with this, think it will have to be a mix of teddys, craft and mum stuff – keep popping by
Today i have added some old bears that i’ve been storing. They use button joints not cotter pin ones like my new collections but are still 100% one of a kind. I only have two left as ones already gone, so pop by the etsy shop to grab a bargain oh and check out the cute new range too!
the new collection is now in the shops
Wow after only being re-opened for a week or so i’ve sold one of my bears, such a great feeling when someone buys something you’ve lovingly made by hand.
Poppy the bear sold – wave her off to her new home
Don’t worry though, this bear is still available in the shop…
I won’t be buying anymore bear making equipment for a good month so it may be a while before any jointed bears are added although i may make some, either unjointed ones or more of a plush bear design until then.
I’m also working on a new shop, more of a general crafts sort of thing, i need a name and a bit more stock then i’ll be opening up, i’ll keep you posted
PLease bear with me while i get my blog up and running again as we have just switched hosts and have a lot of posts to correct and bits to update
You can now purchase one of a kind jointed teddy bears handmade by me, from my big cartel shop
heres the link – click!
i’m not really crafting as much at the moment as i’m concentrating on my picture book. follow my tumblr blog and facebook page to get current updates
So simons been at the great north run this weekend so seeing as though i had to drive up to pick him up we thought why not visit the severn stories picture book museum in newcastle. Needless to say i was super excited and bought a few sign picture books for my collection, as usual grayson was a bit of a pest and just loved running around but was still a great place. here’s some pics…
grrrrr its the gruffalo!
was amazing seeing the original artwork and some of the illustrators processes.
there was also an oliver jeffers (love him) installation of floating books and the book eating boy
eep scary gruffalo!
really trying to kick start my picture book making process, i’ve started a tumblr blog to just quickly throw my work on – here