Sunday, 28 July 2013

Why I love Betsy Badge

I love it when you find an artist who makes exactly what's perfect for you and your home. For me, I love animals, and lavender, Shabby Chic and French styles. Betsy Badge has all those elements rolled into one. Handmade by UK artist, Caroline Field.

I'm a big fan of her work. I bought one of her gorgeous lavender sachets recently. It arrived really quickly, and I love it! She even threw in a beautiful hand embroidered card with the same design for free! How nice is that?! I was also really impressed by the personal touches in the packaging and presentation. That's why buying handmade is so great, it's the kind of personal attention to detail and care that you would never get in a big faceless corporation!

You can find Caroline Field's Shop on Etsy here: Betsy Badge
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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Needle felted Guinea Pigs

I'm making these Mini Guineas to order. They are made from 100% Alpaca wool, completely ethically produced, as are all my needle felted animals. If you would like your own Mini Guinea, check out the listing in my Etsy shop here: Custom Needle Felted Guinea Pig by Mrs Plop's Shoppe

Love, Mrs Plop xx

And here are some cute photos of some real ones for guinea pig fans :)

Vicki Diane's Meet The Artists Exposed Treasury

Mosaic Flamingo by Vicki Diane Designs
I'm chuffed to bits to have been selected to feature in the lovely Vicki Diane's Meet The Artists Exposed Treasury! Vicki has been collating these wonderful 'Meet The Artist' treasuries for over 5 years. She gives so much support to so many artists! Thank you Vicki! Check out her fab designs here: Vicki Diane Designs

This is the treasury she's featured me in. I'm third row down, second from left. With my boy, Fred <3 Do check out the treasury and all the brilliant artists featured in it. Love, Mrs Plop x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Custom Order Needle Felted Budgerigar Bird

Latest order finished yesterday :) I was asked to make a needle felted budgie for a lady in the US. He is the first budgie I've made, and the second bird I've made, the other one being a penguin. I'm happy with the way he turned out.....

His legs and claws were tricky to do, and kind of had me thinking so hard at one point that my brain just sort of shut down temporarily, as it does when I think too hard lol! :D I tried pipe cleaners at first, and quickly realised that was a no go, it just looked all wrong. But thankfully wire did the trick, lots of bending & twisting of wire, and covering with flesh coloured wool sorted it out.....Tada! El budgio :)

If you would like a custom order of any type of needle felted animal, please see my little Shoppe on Etsy here:  Mrs Plop's Shoppe