Tuesday, 30 December 2008

'Folksy', 'DaWanda' and 'All Things Original'...

Whilst Etsy will remain the first stop for a wider range of abigailbrown goodies...I'm now set up on Folksy and DaWanda...and nearly...very nearly...on All Things Original.
Certainly easier to shop from Folksy and avoid the confusing exchange rates!



I had a lovely commission this month to make a little puffin...obviously with a specified species this had to look as closely like a puffin as possible...
...I think it manages it!
It's the first of a new series of work I'm starting which looks at specific bird species...any bird fanatics stay tuned!! Im becoming a little bird geek learning all about the different kinds of birds, I think it's going to keep me in my Bird phase for some time!

Handmade Hellos!

I am super behind on this posting!!...Earlier this year I worked on a project with Hello Lucky! and Chronicle Books, contributing to a craft book which shows you step by step how to make a range of beautiful cards, designed by a host of talented greetings card makers.

Follow the link to the Chronicle Books website to take a peek..
and see my contribution, a New Baby card, below...


The lovely Isabelle, founder of French decal company 'Poisson Bulle' invited me to design a series of wall decals and adhesive borders.
I can't reveal too much until they are launched in the new year but can afford a sneaky snippet and a link for you to check out Poisson Bulle's existing range...

Christening canvas

I haven't posted these up before...but have been commissioned a few times to make personalised wall art for babies nurseries.
This is a recent piece for a little girl...please contact me if you are interested to know further information. Sizes, images, colours and names can all be specified...made entirely to order.

New Wall Art

Mostly these are sold now...all except the little blue bear, which can be seen in my shop...but they looked so cute as a bunch I wanted to post them up for viewing.
I have already duplicated 1 of them, and can be commissioned to make any further if requested...just email.

To view all properly please visit my etsy shop
and check through the sold items.

Little Foxens

A new little creature made it into the world in December...he's been a big hit and so far 6 little fellows are out there causing mischief.
My new little addition to the creature range is Foxen.
He measures 23cm from nose tip to the end of his body
Red seems to be the favourite colour choice, it's a beautiful 70's curtain fabric...very special in itself...but I think he's equally cute in blue tones.
As with all work he is available through commission...just email.

Made08 Brighton

Gosh golly...what a long time since I made it on here to post anything.
All due to the fact that so much has been happening!
I exhibited this year at Brighton's Craft fair- 'Made08'...it was a wonderful success and so lovely to be with the work and meet people who felt touched by it...it was really delightful to see peoples faces light upon discovering the stand...so a huge thank you if you came.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Birds birds birds...

3 little birds to add to the Etsy shop today...
well...two of them are rather large ones...standing at around 25cm tall...
pop by and take a peek.
Tall turq £100
Tall orange £97
Small yellow £60

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Matchbox Tweeters

A new little flock just up on Etsy...
These ones are very oldy little looking matchboxes...bit tamer in colour than the last batch!!
£22 +p&p

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Very girly pink canvas to go up for sale this week. It measures 35.5x46 cm and is 4cm deep. Sold

Monday, 8 September 2008

Little iccles on etsy

I've just finished up another group of Little iccle Creatures...they each come in their own little box.
There are 5 to chose from currently...hurry to etsy to grab one or place an order if you missed the one you wanted.
£35 each +p&p.

Friday, 22 August 2008

New Matchbox tweeters on Etsy

I'm just finished up a batch of 6 matchbox tweeters in vintage matchboxes, with beautiful indian illustrations...these are really lovely boxes
Pop over and take a peek...
Oop, all gone! But if you are interested please just get in touch to enquire about more. Matchbox Tweeters are £22 each +p&p.

Moving to Cockpit Studios

I am about to move into my new studio space in Holborn's Cockpit Studios!
It's such a cute space and it means I'll be in there for the November Open Studios...I'll post details of that event later.

Friday, 8 August 2008

New card range

Just finishing up a new range of my creature cards...
These will be available through Etsy shortly

...and also on wholesale (just contact me for details).
There are 14 designs currently to this new range...featuring new baby, happy birthday and one for just saying hello, all others are blank for your own occasion.
Each card is finished off with a button eye, and comes in a brown craft envelope. They are standard A6 size.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

FOR SALE: Little Orange Bird

One little bird to hit the etsy shop this week...

here he is..
This wee fellow is now sold...

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

The Talented Mr McAulay...

My wonderful photographer friend, Graeme McAulay of Rainyday Pictures... www.rainydaypictures.co.uk
...took these photos of one little flock of birds for me...makes them feel more like real little beings somehow!

'In blossom' canvas commission

Some photos of a commission I just finished...
two little birds in a blossom tree...

Monday, 28 July 2008

Wedding birds

Here are 2 little birds I just finished for a wedding bird commission...commissioned to closely resemble the bride and groom's attire on their wedding day.

And here are a pair I made for some dear, dear friends as their wedding present last month...
The birds were made in the colours of the day...soft pinks, turquoises and creams...
Looking very content amongst the cakes!!

Friday, 25 July 2008

Creature masks

I made this range of paper masks a while back after I needed one for a masked ball.. I went as a fox in a silver dress!
The masks are a standard size and will fit both children and adults...they're great fun and very pretty! Each mask comes with the ribbon ties and instructions, but it's all very simple so hardly necessary.
Each mask is £4. Available in: Fox, Bear, Kitty, Rabbit and Monkey. A set of all 5 for £15.
Perfect little project to keep your little tinkers busy this summer...well for a short part of one day this summer!

Made 08

This year I will be taking part in 'Made 08', Brighton's Design and Craft Fair, running from 21st November till 23rd.
I'll hopefully have a mix of new and old work on display, both the fabric pieces and the range of paper goods I also make...It should be a great event...perfect place to come and buy all your Christmas presents and enjoy the beauty of Brighton. Hooray!!...Fish and Chips!!

Please see the website for general information:

Hanging Bird Workshop

The ever so lovely Priscilla and Ian Jones, at The Edge gallery in Lancaster, have asked me to run a workshop there this Autumn.

The workshop is a one day event on Saturday 11th October and in it I will demonstrate how I make one of my little hanging birds and provide you(if you come!) with the materials to make one of your very own.

It will be priced at £40 I believe, but you can contact me or the gallery for more detailed information...come along!! I think it will be fun...


So...what about the birds...

Well a wee while back a lovely little friend asked would I make her a bird for a bird cage she had been bought. Making the bird was a really fun little project and there was something really delightful about him so I set about turning a whole bunch of drawings I had done of birds into little beings..
The first batch was exhibited at 'Castor and Pollux' in Brighton last year...and it kind of spiralled from there.
It seems there are a great many people who love birds as much as I do and I've had the great pleasure of making them for weddings, as mobiles for nurseries and for one lady who wanted a whole little flock of them to decorate her guest room.
The birds on canvas have been featured in the British edition of 'Elle Decoration' 2007,

and the birds themselves in 'Selvedge' 2008.

They have been exhibited at some lovely little craft galleries across the country, currently showing at 'Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery', Bristol, 'The Edge Gallery', Lancaster and 'Pelham House Gallery' in Cowes, Isle of Wright.
Later this year they will be at 'The Craft Centre and Design Gallery', Leeds and 'Gallerie Handwerk', Munchen, Germany.
I'm really delighted at how many people have said such lovely things about the birds...it makes all the hard work very worth while!

Prices for the birds start around £59...sizing and prices vary...please just ask if you are interested...

Matchbox Tweeters

I had started collecting vintage matchboxes a while back...I've always loved little hidey holes for things and love anything dinky...so these were to be the perfect home for a range of teeny tiny birds...Matchbox Tweeters!

Each Tweeter is a tiny little fabric body, decorated with applique and hand stitch, and hidden away in his own little nesting box, also decorated with applique and stitch.

Each matchbox is £22 +p&p. Whilst it's possible to place an order for these and request specific colours, I have a limited array of these matchboxes so it's not possible to specify what the box will be like.

Matchbox Tweeters were featured in issue 23 of 'Selvedge', 2008.

Wall Art

Welcome to a little selection of wall art pieces I have made in the past. These really look so so cute on the walls of childrens rooms and nurseries...but I've tended to find that adults enjoy them for their very own just as much!

The creature on each is a 3D piece, sewn onto the canvas so it stands off slightly...all other detailing is in appliqued fabrics and hand stitch.

They come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Usually made to order so it's possible to select a scene, a creature and pick the colours you want it in so it works with your room decoration.

Prices start at £50 for a small, one creature canvas.
Please just ask if you are interested to know more...


Welcome to a little snippet of the world I create. I wanted to launch a blog in addition to my website (which I have no idea how to work!) so that I can post up work as I've made them so that those of you who might be interested can see them...it's far easier to keep this up to date than the website so I'm planning that this will be where my latest news and works will be posted.

There are some things I make as repeats and some I create as one-offs...I am always very delighted to make work to request so please contact and ask if there is anything you see that you like and fancy owning yourself...or likewise if there isn't on show quite what you would like and would like to ask if maybe I could give making it a try. Also please take a peek at my etsy shop for anything I currently have in stock.

To start things off I'll introduce a few of the things I have made to date...
Thanks for reading!

Firstly my range of Little Iccle Creatures who all come in their own little boxbag and measure approx 13cm high.

Each creature is £35 +p&p and can be made to order in specific colours. Currently available: Kitty, Fox, Bear, Monkey and Rabbit