Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fair Fox

A big thank you to Fairlady Bride Magazine for
featuring one of my fox brooches as a boutonniere!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days of Giveaways

Kim Longhurst, one of my favourite illustrators (who makes the most
amazing prints ever!) launched a seriously cool giveaway today called
12 Days of Giveaways.

Over the next 12 working days she'll be introducing us to some of her
favourite crafters, artists, jewelry designers and shops and giving
away something they have made. Just follow The Painted Blackbird and
get all your friends to follow as well. The person who gets the most
friends to follow wins 12 very special gifts, which will include one
or two of Kim's gorgeous prints. Awesome!

Meet my Package Project partner

Her name is Dura and she's a designer/illustrator in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. She loves drawing girls, doing fashion illustrations and
painting. She also makes handmade paper dolls out of the fashion
characters she draws, called Fashion-na-nimal Darlings. Go have a
look at her blog. Couldn't help myself, just had to show pics of her
kitties. The two cuddlers are Coco and Romeo and the sleeping
beauty is Lulu.

Dura and I have sent our packages and I'm really excited!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The September Issue

Nadia of Cupcake Couture mentioned my work as something
she's smitten about in Fairlady's Bloggirl's Guide. I love Nadia's
style, work and blog, so I'm totally over the moon!

For Kezia's red-headed friend

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Handsome Things is a really cool blog
that features South African art, design
and handmade goods....
and I'm happy to say that Hanneke did
a post on my brooches. Thanks Hanneke!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Miffy Brooch for Nelia

Nelia loves Miffy as much as I love cuddling little
furry animals, so her boyfriend asked me to make her
a special Miffy brooch for her birthday.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The PONCHO Shop now open

I've put together a shop page here on my blog
and these birdies below are my first listings.
Go take a peek...Hope you like them!

Making custom pieces is something I really enjoy.
If nothing in the shop tickles your fancy, drop
me a line with some ideas and I'll make you your
own special piece.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sign up!

Nadia of Cupcake Couture is hosting The Package Project 2011
Visit her blog for all the details. I'm super excited!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Angie's Present

Angie did such a lovely post on the present I gave her...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My presents

Angie always has something fun up her sleeve!
I participated in her 'Present Project 2' where people get paired up and then send each other a gift (or a zillion flippen rad gifts). I got paired with Angie and oh my gosh I could never imagine the awesomeness she had wrapped up for me. Check out my presents below...I am officially the luckiest girl in the world! Thanks Angie!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

happy&sad corn brooch

This was a really fun custom order where the brief was to make a corn brooch where the cob could be removed from the husk. One side of the cob has a happy face and the other side a sad face. The leaves of the husk can also be moved and shaped.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Winner

Sailor Tom has arrived in Wolverhampton, and Victoria has done a lovely post about him on her blog. Thanks Victoria, I'm soooo glad that you like your new brooch!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Giveaway time...

Meredith Crawford (pictured top right with her cute Diana camera) did a blog interview with me recently and I decided to add a little if you want to get your hands on Sailor Tom as much as I'd like to get my hands into Meredith's awesome hand knitted Sock Monkey Wrist Warmers (check out picture top left or get your own at her Etsy store), then hop on over to and find out how to enter!