PlayStation Set Build

Last December I was commissioned to create a room-set in the style of the beautifully made ‘Tearaway Unfolded‘ game by PlayStation. The game is set in a papery world and so naturally I got over excited, and didn’t see my family for a week, as I became a one woman paper prop factory.  A few hundred meters of rolled paper, some curly clouds, 6 paper crates, about 90 meters of paper bunting, a rainbow, some pumpkins and a red head on a paper airplane later, the transformation was complete!

Here are a few behind the scenes pics and the final result.

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Freya’s Frozen Party

We have a 3 year old daughter, which means 3 things; we listen to the Frozen soundtrack in the car ALL the time, we run around after bath time with our ‘Elsa Cape’ towels and we needed a Frozen themed party for her 3rd birthday. I happily oblige to all these requests to satisfy my inner Disney…we’ve all got a bit of inner Disney, right?

I set out to hand make as much as I could for the party, here’s a little run down of what I came up with…

Each little Elsa got her own crown.  These were made from gold mirror card.  I simplified the original queen Elsa crown design to make a template and once cut out, this is stuck on a strip of card with double sided sticky tape.  Each strip is wrapped around the child’s head to measure and stapled to size.

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Extreme smiling.

This target game provided lots of entertainment for little hands. Olaf was made from white card and stuck onto a large card stand, then his mouth and buttons were cut out for the target holes.  My Mother-in-law got busy making a pile of wool snow pom poms (bless her) to throw at Olaf.

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‘Throw The Pom Pom in the Olaf’ game

I went a bit pom pom-tastic for this party and became obsessed with making huge paper pom poms to hang from the ceiling. Sooo easy to make! I used this guide to learn how. Warning: Very Addictive.

For the cake topper, I bought a cardboard number 3 and covered it with iridescent glitter.  The bunting is made from little blue card triangles stuck onto wire, all held up by two dowels, also dipped in glue and covered in glitter.  A few punched out snowflakes (again, addictive and now most sheets of paper have a snow-flaked shaped hole in our house) add instant Frozen-ness.

Paper pompoms and Cake Topper

For the party favours, I made ‘Do you wanna build a snowman’ Olaf craft kits. See below for a guide on how to make them if you’ve run out of party bag ideas. Very easy and judging from the pics I was sent from my Mum friends, much fun had by all making their own Olafs…

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A collection of deranged, but happy Olafs.

A collection of deranged, but happy Olafs.

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A Fish Called Marlo

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One of the nicest commissions I’ve been working on this year, so far, has been the Liberty Fabric Marlin, who I affectionately named Marlo.  This almost life sized, most awkward shape to work with, beast of a fish took a very … Continue reading

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Colourful Amsterdam

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An Evening Of Screen Printing

Last night I popped* up to London town to attend a little screen printing workshop at Drink Shop Do, hosted by the ever lovely Zeena Shah.

*when I say popped, what I actually mean is bribed my 2.5 yr old to let me go with a packet of Frozen stickers, weaned my 5 month old onto evening bottles a week ahead, found some clothes that were not covered in sick and ran for the train with a breast pump in my bag. Hey ho.

Anyway, what an inspiring and fabulous evening it was…

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Drink Shop Do is a quirky cafe venue near Kings Cross and the ceilings were adorned with flying fish. Nice!

 

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We were given a sheet of newsprint and pair of scissors to create our designs and stencils. My friend Alex decided immediately that she wanted a pear print and so ensued many a joke around a ‘nice pear’…oh the laughs.

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I’ve got a bit of a thing for giraffes at the moment so this was my final sketch for my stencil.

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Quite tricky to cut out with scissors as opposed to a craft knife…

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Decided at the final stage to make this for my daughter, so added her name. I did cheat and use a craft knife for this bit…

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My other screen printing buddy made a lovely set of mountain peaks…

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Zeena helped us print our bags… this was the best bit.

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Pear success for Alex!

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Mountain joy!

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Ta Dah! So pleased with my bag, even though the giraffe on the left looks like he’s got a Slinky for a neck. It’s the taking part that counts!

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A well earned glass of wine while we chat about how screen printing is our new favourite craft and how we’d like our own studio. Sigh.

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The Making Of Love…

I’ve been busy squirrelling away making orders from my online shops of late.  I’ve sold a lot of Love Words recently (maybe because wedding season is upon us?) and I thought I’d share the process with you…

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Dad Tash

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Just got back from the park and had a quick idea for a Fathers Day card. Great, I suppose if your dad has a handle bar moustache, otherwise, not so much.

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