Saturday, 22 December 2012

The Bump

I loved having a bump. It's the most amazing thing, thinking that theres a little human being inside growing and getting ready to come out into the world. And you are giving it everything it needs without really doing anything!

A few photos taken on a webcam! this is more for me I guess.... but thought you might enjoy the video at the bottom!
My little nephew is wondering what I'm doing and decided to take a photo of his tummy too!

Have a look at this youtube video....I love the way the couple move house and everything changes around them.  it's a shame child birth isn't that easy! enjoy.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Dutch Dolls- Esthex

When I was studying my BA in Scotland, I was lucky enough to do an exchange trip to Maastricht in the south of Holland. It was a great experience for me and I still have friends that I met there over 15 years ago!
One of my good friends Esther has her own toy company - they make kids toys, pram accessories, and some soft furnishings. She has a really unique style which keeps developing. I love her latest catalogue where she creates a story and wonderful sets... A hairdresser, a kitchen.
To go to the Esthex shop:

Here are a few images from her story in the new catalogue, love all the details.

I love the mushroom range! 

Monday, 17 December 2012

The story of Christmas

This is so cute , I had to share it with you. I  L O V E the donkey!!and the sheep.
Happy Christmas everyone.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Creative Creatures - Kids activity book by Donna Wilson

 Speaking of books... I have some very exciting news. This year I have been working on a kids activity book, with the publishers Kingfisher. It's not launching until Spring, but I wanted to show a sneak preview of some of 'the making of'  It's been one of my favorite projects, as I love doing these sort of shoots.

 Wilbur glove puppet- and paper finger puppets. These are a few things that you can make from the book- some are really easy and some are a but harder and involve sewing. 
 I really wanted all the spreads in the book to be shot in real life! rather than photoshopped together... so we had a lot of fun setting up little sets- the blank spaces in theses images are for the activity instructions to be placed onto.
 Behind the scenes at the theatre!
and one of my favourites:

 I had to put this in as one of the activities- make your own outfits for Charlie monkey- I remember having a lot of fun when I was young making lovely dresses for the girl you got with 'Twinkle'magazine ( showing my age now!)
Below is how the spread turned out!

It was a fantastic project to work on, and I can't wait until it comes out.  I will keep you posted.