It's the Little Things...

Way back in '07 I blogged about my childhood tin of plastic treasures that I called my Little Things Box. I had an old toffee tin crammed with tiny trinkets that I treasured & traded - much like the tin Amelie finds. I still collect little toys & keep them in vintage cigar boxes.

Imagine my surprise & pleasure to be approached last year by the beautiful Chinese magazine Little Thing to do an interview for their section called Little Paper Magic in the very first issue. They kindly sent me a copy late last year, & I've only just taken a few pics to show you - particularly timely because the theme of this post is all things tiny...

Giveaway Time!

I'm holding a little giveaway of the collages on canvas you see above. They're seriously small - about 2.25 x 3.25" each & come with their own miniature easels.

If you'd like to win the collage on the right, featuring my little illustration of a Death's Head Moth, all you have to do is be a subscriber to my Mailing List - I'll be drawing a name randomly - & to win the collage on the left, featuring Li'l Mary, puffin' on a giant stogie, I have devised a little contest...

Just leave a comment here on my blog letting me know you'd like to enter, & provide a link to a picture of something intriguingly small - something little, tiny, miniature, diminutive, eensy-weensy - you get the idea! If it's a photo or artwork of your own, great, but it can also be a link to something you found tinily appealing whilst browsing the internet, that's fine as well. I'll pick a favourite next Monday, & the winner gets the mini-collage! I'll draw the name of the Mailing List winner the same day too.

Can't wait to see your pics of little things!

Magic Jelly in the Press!

Magic Jelly has made a few media appearances lately, so I thought I'd tell you all about it! A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by The Sunday Age, who featured my Li'l Mary drink coaster as their weekly Object of Desire. I was so excited & bought a whole stack of copies for my friends & family - yay! Later that day, my friend Mark slammed my fingers in the car door. Anti-yay.

Thanks to Made It, my drink coasters also made an appearance in last week's edition of Central Magazine in Sydney (thank you to Bec from Made It for emailing me the pics!).

Aaaaand...my coasters are featured in the April edition of Home Beautiful, which is very exciting indeedy!

If that's not thrilling enough, one of my fellow Aus Etsy sellers, the fantastically talented artist Anna Laura, contacted me on Tuesday to let me know the lovely Jodie of Meringue (maker of the most fabulous wristlets) had spied my coasters on Channel 7's Morning Show as she was rushing out the door. Luckily, Melbourne's half an hour ahead of us, so I had about 5 minutes to spare just in time to tape it. If it wasn't for Jodie & Anna Laura I would never have known about it - thanks girls!

Unfortunately, there's no video clip available to show you, but thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I have a couple of weird, fuzzy screenshots.