Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Fa. Fa. Fa. Fa. Fashun!!

Turn to the left!
Oooo it's a positive melannnnge of animals in this post...a melangerie if you will...(snigger)

So, to begin...
As Elvis nearly once said...
"Treat me nice, treat me good, cos I DO have a wooden heart"...
...and it's been featured (amongst many other lovely stuffs!) in a fashion shoot in a proper magazine and everything!

Oh yes! Pug Hearts have gone all fashionista baby and one can be seen in the March edition of Scotlands cutting edge culture magazine The Skinny

Photograph courtesy of Sarah Connolly Photography

Sneaky peak preview cos I'm good like that...much excitable skipping and giggling from the MimiLove joint!
A new batch of puggy hearts are currently underway and will be appearing at Miso Funky. Get 'em while they're hot!! ;0)

To quote the Kiora Crows: "wuff, wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff-wuff I'll be your dog"...
Well I wont, but I'll certainly have a go at painting it...

I was commissioned to paint this recently. Doggy mum doesn't know she's getting it. It's for her birthday too so I've got double the panic ... that's me back behind the sofa for a few days!

And finally...
As Bette Midler would have sung if I'd have had my way..."You are the wind beneath me chicken wings"

Watercolour hen itching for stitching!!

S'not finished yet... speaking of which we had the obligatory visit from the relatives germbags little darlings over the half term and as ever they have left in their wake a pile of destruction and a disease in the form of yet another stinking cold, but as soon as I recover from this particular strain of kiddus germinus, I'll be at it like the wind with the needles, so pop back soon(ish) if you can bovvered...meantime I can be found behind a sofa, reeking of Vics and generally feeling sorry for myself...although very excited as there's a bit of something occuring between me the wonderous FancyPicnic!...teeeeheeee!!

Thank you for dropping by x;0)

Sunday, 15 February 2009

What's new?...Pussycats!...

.. whoa a whoa whoa yeah!! Pussy cat pussy cat I love you...yes I with y pussycat nose!

(Yes quite....I know it's probbly wrong but Gawd I love Tom Jones)

So anyroad, way back there at Christmas the lovely folks at our local Cats Protection were out in force with their stall and raffle for the Dickens Night festivities. One of the prizes up for grabs was a watercolour portrait of your pet by a local artist...(ahem)

So I thought you might like to meet the winners wonderful may I introduce..

Coco and Basil...awww

And for the painting...

Wot no embroidery?! I know, it just doesn't seem right! However I've got to hold fire on the needlework for a while longer as I have a commission for a people portrait and also a wee doggy who has just sadly passed away :(

I get quite stressed when it comes to portraits, especially pets and people; it's a precious someone/something in peoples lives and I always get a fear that I'm not going to capture them and end up disappointing the recipient. I get quite tense and Mr.Mimilove has to forciibly remove me from painting otherwise I'll over work it and fret even more

I'm hoping Coca and Basil's "mum" will like it...I shall be hiding behind the sofa til I know!

I'm having withdrawal symptoms so hoping to get back into the stitchy groove asap... I've got chickens in mind but also squirrels and back soon I hope

Thank you for dropping by x:)