Boutiques Fair Singapore – My picks for kids!

September 29, 2016 | Christmas, Guides, Singapore

Following on from my “girls, guys & home” guides to Boutiques Fair post last week – today’s is all about the kids! From toys and decor, to clothes and books, there will be LOADS of vendors in attendance focussed on gorgeous kid’s stuff. Mark the dates down in your calendar, get some friends together and make a day of it! Boutiques Fair Singapore is happening on 4th – 5th November.

Here are a few of my faves for kids below! :)

Boutiques for Kids!1. Sea Apple  2. Pom Pom & Puffin  3. Deer Industries  4. Madie Moo  5. Stylo Deco  6. Deer Industries  7. Madie Moo

Boutiques for Kids!1. Deer Industries  2. Deer Industries  3. Feroza  4. Deer Industries  5. Deer Industries  6. Sea Apple  7. Deer Industries

Make Art That Sells – Week 3

November 26, 2015 | Design, Make Art That Sells, Personal

Oops, I’m a little behind in my MATS recaps! Last week was actually week 5, which was the last week of the course.. big sad face. But I won’t jump ahead yet (though if you’re following me on Instagram you’ll have had a peek!).

Week 3 was all about children’s book illustration. Probably not a market I really see myself in I must admit, but worth giving it a go anyway, right! We were first tasked with drawing lost of cats and creating cat characters, before being given the big assignment to either illustrate the cover, or one spread of the story The White Cat.

I had a bit of shaky start to my cat illustrations, trying to work out how a cat really looks.. but then when I made it more human like, I really got into it! I thought it was so fun sketching her facial expressions and trying different shapes and sizes for her features.

Sketching cats! By fellow fellow :)

I eventually settled on the middle-bottom one. I thought she had a nice personality :) Next onto the cover..

The story is about a white cat and a prince, and the prince rides a wooden horse.. it’s a really bazaar story actually, pretty dark and creepy, so I opted to put a lighter, more fun spin on the cover. Why not, it’s for kids after all!

Here’s what I ended up with.. I think there are a few things I’d like to keep working on, but overall I was happy I managed to complete it :)

The White Cat by fellow fellow

There was such a massive variety of designs that were submitted, all so different, and quite a number that really stood out as incredible to me. There’s some serious talent in this class!

If I’m honest, I’m actually finding it very difficult not to compare my work to everyone else’s! There are so many wonderful illustrators that sometimes I can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed.. BUT I’m also really proud of myself for getting through each task as it comes and creating great work even if I’m initially stumped by the idea. I’m proving to myself that I can do it, and that’s worth a lot I reckon :)

Read about week 1 and week 2 here.

FF Gift Guide for Kids

November 25, 2013 | Christmas, Guides

Hi, happy Monday! Did you all have a nice weekend?

This morning we’re doing the last of our Gift Guides – for the kiddies! I had a bit of a tricky time putting this one together if I’m honest… I don’t have any kids, and *obviously* kids range so much in age, so it was hard to narrow down my selections! There’s just so much gorgeous stuff out there for kids! I’ve tried to choose gifts for a range of ages, so hopefully there’ll be something here for everyone :)

Gift Guide Boys

1. Piccoli ‘Little Bean’ Bean Bag (Olliella)  2. Submarine Money Bank (Amazon)  3. Little Aeroplane (Incy Interiors)  4. Cubebot Micro Blue (Lilly Lolly or Amazon)  5. Hang in the Balance Board (The Land of Nod)  6. Black & White Stripe Tent (The Teepee Guy)  7. Let’s Go Camping Wall Decals (Love Mae)  8. Bats Single Quilt & Pillow Case (Kip & Co.)Gift Guide Girls

9. ‘The Ice Package’ Hair Ties (Mane Message)  10. Porcelain Bunny Lamp (Lark)  11. Floral Bomb Wonder Tent (Such Great Heights)  12. MoTex Embossing Label Maker (My Messy Room)  13. Housse de Couette Bigotte (AM.PM.)  14. Pony String Lights (Urban Outfitters)  15. Awesome Canvas Purse (Lark)  16. Pixie Mint Wooden Toy Camera (Twig)

I Heart Art: Fingerprints

March 26, 2012 | Art

Hi all, it’s Donaville from Discover Paper and today I wanted to share something for the kids – fingerprint guestbooks!

Fingerprint guestbooks seem to have been quite a craze for the past few years, and it’s no wonder why: it’s a really great way to leave a lasting impression! I’ve seen fingerprint trees a’plenty around the blogosphere, namely for weddings, but fingerprint pirate ships, elephants, and airplanes? I hadn’t heard of those until I stumbled across Bianca Hewson’s shop on Etsy. Bianca’s taken a popular idea and expanded it beyond the wedding scene, making birthdays and other events all the more memorable and fun. It’s DIY artwork!