Wednesday, 27 November 2013

What I Wore in October & November...

Before another month whizzes by I wanted to take five and share my last two 'What I Wore Today' doodles. So here they are, presenting October and November...

I'm sure there will be a rather festive doodle to share with you in the coming weeks too so keep 'em peeled folks. Until next time.... stay warm and keep smiling! Toodlepip!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Hello Sunshine Stockists : The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh

I'm going to whisk you away from Wales and up to Scotland for my third stockist update. Yup, all the way to wonderful Edinburgh and to The Red Door Gallery.

I have only been to Edinburgh once but I absolutely LOVED my trip there and it is one of the only cities I could really see my self living in one day (I'm not a city girl at all but there was something about Edinburgh that made me feel more at home). If you haven't been before I highly recommend it!

'At The Red Door Gallery, they support independent artists & designers from emerging tallents to seasoned professionals. Their rotating exhibitions are packed with artists prints, unique stationery, bags, lomography cameras, zines and loads more...'

...and you guessed it... nestled amongst the awesomeness you'll be sure to find a bit of Hello Sunshine in there too! I just wish I didn't live so far away so I could pop in all the time.

Many BIG massive thank yous to Ashley for taking care of me and my wares at The Red Door Gallery and for the lovely photos here too! It's so exciting seeing photo's of my creations on display! 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Sherwood Christmas Craft and Food Fair : TOMORROW!

Looking for something to do tomorrow? Fancy supporting local makers and starting some of your Christmas shopping? Well I have a fabulous solution for you...

Pop along to Sherwood for the Christmas Craft & Food fair at The Place on Melrose Road and say hello to all of the talented local makers and treat yourself to some festive goodies!

Saturday 16th November 10am - 4 pm Textiles, ceramics, prints, jewellery, cards, handmade local crafts and food. £1 admission, kids free. Find out more on Facebook

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Hello Sunshine Stockists : Mission Gallery, Swansea

Number two in my mini stockists update is the wonderful Mission Gallery down in Swansea. Housed in an amazing Grade II listed building it is known as one of Wales’ best adapted spaces for the contemporary arts...

It is also home to a collection of my latest Hello Sunshine work, so if you're ever down that way you must pop in to say hello and obviously purchase lots of lovely handmade treasures from the abundance of lovely wares available there.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Remember, Remember, the month of Movember!

You might remember that last year for Movember I snapped a photo every day on Instagram which featured a moustache of some kind or other. It was much fun and by the end of November I had a great collection of weird and wonderful mo'ments! 

The aim was to support and raise awareness of the fabulous cause that is Movember. For those of you who are not sure what this is about here's the down low...

"During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health."

Seeing as I still can't grow my own moustache (probably more to be happy about that sad!) I am once again showing support in my own way and this year I have donated a bigger sum to the wonderful Gallery of Mo again! Gallery of Mo is a website created to help encourage donations to their Movember team. Every person who donates to the team gets a portrait of themselves (with the addition of a moustache) draw by your chosen artist from the many who sign up to support this project. 

Last year I had a wonderful portrait drawn by the lovely Becka Moor in return for my donation and support. This year when I was looking through the line up of talented beans on the Gallery of Mo site I fell in love with the style and work by Jo Whitby aka I Know Jojo and this is the amazing Mo'trait I

received after I sent through photos of Toby, Pegs and myself....

Isn't it just amazing!?!?!

Go on, what are you waiting for? Head over to the Gallery of Mo now to chose from the squillions of artists who are waiting for your donation in return for a Mo'trait of your very own!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Hello Sunshine Stockists : Midas, Lincoln

In lovely Lincoln is a beautiful shop ran by one of the most wonderful ladies I have ever met. Dee is full of enthusiasm, passion and creativity and I bloody love doing business with her at Midas Arts.

So if you are ever in Lincoln make sure you drop in to say 'Hello!' and browse the treasures Dee has to offer, including her very own ranges of jewellery. It's the perfect shop, in the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping and with Lincoln Christmas Market coming up on 5th-8th Dec it is also a perfect excuse to plan a road trip!

If you look closely while you're there you may even spot a bit of Hello Sunshine in Midas Arts...

A BIG Thank you to Dee for the Photos!