I’m off to market – South Norwood Community Festival

(scroll down for travel/map and web links!)

I’m slowly splitting my craft/makes into a separate entities but I still sell both types of work at markets – I do like to overcomplicate things for myself 😉

I will be RunnyCustard & RunnyCustardMakes and will be taking a selection of oddball furry creatures as well as some illustration & photographic prints.

say Hi to this little dapper little Fella – his bow tie is a brooch so you can borrow it any time 🙂

Dapper little Fella - his bow tie is a brooch so you can borrow it any time :-)

Furry dude with jointed arms, needle felted eyelids – he loves a squish!Furry dude with jointed arms, needle felted eyelids - he loves a squish!

A furry little cat with felt eyelids & needle felted spotted tailfurry cat with needle felted details - can also stand on his own!

will have a few of these mini furry badges – these particular ones have sold but I do have more 🙂

Mini Furry Badges

My fellow Rock Paper Scissors London member is Elizabeth Tabi and she will be bringing a selection of her crochet and knitted accessories such as:

Elizabeth Tabi Handmade coasters B&WElizabeth Tabi Handmade Accessories - Oatmeal placematElizabeth Tabi Handmade AccessoriesBill from Bill Hull Photography will also with us and bringing a range of photographic prints, framed, unframed, of various sizes as well as greeting cards

Bill Hull Photography

Bill Hull Photography Brockwell Park

Bill Hull Photography

South Norwood Community FestivalSunday, 5th July 2015 – 11am to 7pm

South Norwood Recreation Ground

South Norwood Community Festival is a free family event a few minute’s walk from Norwood Junction station.

This festival is for EVERYONE, it’s free, and it’s friendly. (quote from website)

Festival Map

The below map details the layout of this year’s Festival in South Norwood’s Recreation Ground, near Norwood Junction Train and Overground station. – map and transport info provided by South Norwood Festival website – click images to visit their website.

South Norwood Community Festival 2015 Map

The park is 14 acres and has three entrances; the main entrance is on Cargreen Road, just 5 minutes from Norwood Junction Train Station. There are also seven main bus routes surrounding the park and there is parking in surrounding roads.

Buses: 196, 75, 197, 312, 130, 157, 410 & 468 (468 is 5-10 minutes walk)

Website – click images to visit

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South Norwood Community Festival 2015 Facebook Page


Related Images:

A Girl, Monsters, and Psychology: via Owl Knit You

My friend Emily has posted about my critters a couple of times and it’s strange to hear from someone else’s perspective… some times it’s a little to clear and I guess I’d like not to be so flippin obvious! ;-P

A Girl, Monsters, and Psychology: Work by Lenny Carter One of my really good friends, Lenny, is doing a degree in Digital Media and in her interpretation of the assignments, she intelligently combines ‘analogue’ media with the digital. She combines arts and crafts and wool and resin into fully formed beings (human or otherwise) that express strong emotions and strong insights into the human condition. The combination of a huge personality into a small puppet and ameoba-like shapes give her works thei … Read More

via Owl Knit You


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Ravelry strangeness…

A project set by Sithel on Ravelry (the online community of yarn artist!)

This is for the Silly String Group where one person creates either the top or bottom (or side/insides?) of a creature and then posts it off via Sithel to someone else who then completes the creature!

I’ve restarted it in the Rowan Bamboo tape as I really like the rather large and oddly shaped (sort of) pom pom that goes on the end – I’m hoping it will all blend well… plus I still have the clay mask part to do… you just can’t help coming up with the whole creature and then you want the other person to finish it with that in mind lol.

I’ve come up with several strange creatures for this project and I would love to start them all now! I was thinking of creating patterns for my Voodoo and Norbert creatures (see below) but as usual I’m avoiding anything difficult and going for the fun bit… hoorah (I usually get it the other way round!)

It looks like  a turnip!!!! I also don’t like the way that the stuffing can be seen through the stitches – I used a small hook in the attempt to avoid this… I am thinking of adding a small balaclava to the head (the Triples don’t like being recognised when out doors and they get cold due to bad circulation! ;-P) (Character traits do raise themselves when rationalising weird things!)

I made a plaster cast mold for the eyemask which will be made out of latex so that it curves around the head easily.

I’m actually wondering if I should make one of the other ideas and send that off to the group? I really would like to complete this one rather than hand it over to somebody else… I was thinking of using dry felt for the bodies and small metal rings for the necks.

It’s working name is Tribbles… they are like conjoined triplets (3 bodies, 1 head… sort of 3 eyes… but who knows as the mask could be just to confuse people!!).

update… not quite finished

what I've got so far... the top image is the wire being covered in wadding which is then stuffed into the curved part of the head - it will help hold the 'bend' in the ... er... thing on the head!
completed head with neck tubes - latex mask

This will be posted off to the person who will add a body or anything else they can think off – it will be interesting to see what I receive in return and the finished critter!

UPDATE: Sithel’s half and my completed half!

This is what I received in the post: Sithel’s segment that I will add to.

Sithel's half which was sent to me to finish into some kind of creature!

And this is what I did:

Previous Ravelry swop Projects:

Yellowjacket drew a couple of creatures (sketch in the middle of the below image and I then created the actual creature - 'Norbert' was then sent to YellowJacket)

The next swop with with a voodoo theme – we were partnered with someone else who was to let us know what power the doll was to have and then we send the finished item to them – Voodoo is not necessarily negative it depends on what you want the doll to do – this was for another Ravelry member, Aerulan, who wanted something to help her garden. So this doll will suck the negative elements that might destroy a garden. Unfortunately, I never received my voodoo doll which was to help my block on drawing 🙁 but I am in the process of re-making this one as I would like to sell the pattern via Ravelry!)

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