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200th Post celebrations

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Another milestone reached in my blogging ventures so I thought I would mark the occasion. When I reached my 100th post I decided to share my 10 favourite posts since I started blogging so I thought I would do something similar and share my 10 favourite posts since my 100th. Many of the posts have a lovely collection of photo’s to go with them.

  1. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium I’m currently looking forward to the opening of this cafe which looks like it’s set for the beginning of next year. It is very exciting and I’m sure once I get to go I will let you all know what it’s like. I’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be very popular.
  2. Consuelo Parra – Digital Art An artist that I discovered this year. Check out some of the pictures that I have included in this post.
  3. Ronan Keating Live This seems like ages ago, I can’t believe it was at the beginning of the year. How time flies!
  4. The Struggle One of the few Poems that I wrote this year along with ‘Defeated’ and ‘Don’t Judge Me’ which I’ve also included in this list. I’m hoping to compile some more poems for 2014 because I’m not that bad at writing them.
  5. Egg-Citing Art Lots of giant egg designs in Covent garden. There are so many photos.
  6. Defeated
  7. Don’t Judge Me 
  8. A Damp Day in Camden Town This is the only time I visited Camden this year. I hope to go again next year. It’s so hard to find the time to fit everything in. There are lots of places that I had hoped to visit this year but didn’t.
  9. Carrie Hope Fletcher Photos of Carrie performing at this years ‘West End Live’. She has become one of my favourite YouTubers.
  10. Garden Wildlife It’s surprising what you can find in your own back garden. See what you can find.
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Sculpey Donuts

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I finally made my very first polymer clay creations and I’m pleased to announce that nothing went wrong in the process. I thought I would share with you my step by step account of how I made my cute mini donuts.

Step 1

I used the Ecru coloured ‘Premo Sculpy’ and a very small amount of ‘Raw Siena Premo Sculpey’ and blended it together to make the original colour a little darker. I rolled it into a ball and flattened it a little making sure the edges were rounded and smooth. To make the hole in the middle, I used the end of a paint brush. You can make your donuts as big or as small as you want.

Step 2

Smooth off any rough bits ready to place the icing on.

Step 3

Choose the colour of your icing. I used Green Translucent Premo Sculpey on 3 of them (it looks blue here though).  I also used Candy Pink Sculpey III mixed with a little White to take away the harsh brightness of it on the other 3. measure the icing against your donut then flatten it with your fingers until quite thin. Place the icing over the donut gently pressing it all down evenly being careful not to miss-shapen the whole thing. get the end of the paintbrush again and push it through, making a hole in the icing. It should then look like this:

Step 4

To make the little hundreds and thousands I used the Raw Siena and Green translucent on the pink icing and Raw Siena and Candy pink on the green icing. I broke off a small piece of each sculpey and rolled them into very thin pieces, I used the scalpel to cut tiny pieces and slightly rolling them into the right shape. I placed them onto the donut and pressing them firmly with the side of the scalpel.

Your finished product should look something like this:

Hopefully all that made sense to you. I had so much fun creating these and I will be adding them to a bigger creation which I still need to buy the resources for. Now I look forward to making something else with the Sculpey… but what? 🙂

 

 

A Random Collection of Photo’s From ToyCon UK Part 3

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Apologies to any of my followers who have no interest whatsoever in Designer Art Toys, you’ll be pleased to know I am boring you with ToyCon photos for the last time (well until next year at least). Thank you for all the likes and comments that I have received.

Designer Art Toys

Designer Art Toys

Designer Art Toys

Vinyl Toys

Peace Seeker

Exhibit

Vinyl Toys

Custom Dunny's

Designer Art Toy

Designer Art Toy

Designer Art Toy

Handmade

A Random Collection of Photo’s From ToyCon UK Part 2

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I didn’t realise exactly how many photo’s I took at ToyCon but it turned out to be a hell of a lot so I’m posting them in more than one installment. Hope you enjoy.

Monsters and Mecha

Monsters and Mecha

giant custom embryos

giant custom embryos

giant custom embryo

Hey Cavey

Hey Cavey

Plush

A Random Collection of Photo’s From ToyCon UK Part 1

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These is the remaining selection of photo’s That I took at Toycon UK on the 6th April 2013. They are a mishmash of various stalls/artists featured at the event. Some may be a little out of focus.

Custom toy

Custom Figure

Fake mini tea

Cat :)

Designer Art toy

Designer art toy

Designer art toy

Designer art toy

Custom Mega Munny by Mike Strick

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This lovely looking chap with realistic skin features was created especially for ToyCon UK by Mike Strick. He was so good I thought I’d dedicate this post entirely to him (and me if you count the photo at the bottom), whom I assume is nameless as I can’t find one for him. To be honest the photo doesn’t really do him justice. Most of the veins are not visible. You can view details and more photos of the build on Mike’s website HERE.

custom Mega Munny

Me and the Mega Munny

Stitches and Glue at ToyCon UK

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I literally fell in love with Bubu – the famous performing monkey at ToyCon UK… no, not a real monkey but one of ‘stitches and Glue’s’ wonderfully unusual creations which was made exclusively for the event. Those googly eyes staring up at me were just too hard to resist but resist I did, for Bubu was a whopping £375.00 and that was beyond what I could afford. Still, probably not a bad price for a limited edition original. They have only made 6 which makes him extra special.

Bubu

The Stitches and Glue team had a number of items on display including an impressive giant Puppet called Rube.

Rube head shot

Rube

Another ToyCon exclusive was Ren – a custom QiQi

Ren

The last ‘Stitches and Glue’ photo I have is of the rather amusing Joey – a giant embryo custom.

Joey