Monday, 31 October 2011

Inspiration for my Cutie Pot Head Growing Kit...



People keep asking me how I think of my ideas, so I thought I would let you into the process a bit more and start talking about my ideas.

The idea for this Growing kit actually came to me at a stupid time. My ideas always do, I dream some of them or they come to me when I am most tired, this was early morning when I couldn't sleep! My brain is always ticking away in Strawberry Anarchy land and all the skills I have learned over the years get combined together eventually until I come up with a perfect solution.

I studied Computer Arts and animation was part of the course so when I make character items I think of them as alive characters animated, so I already had it in my head that these little pot heads would be grown from a magical bean , sprouting out of their plant pots and popping to life. I thought it would be fun if you could really grow them then this idea came to me.

I loved magical things when I was small, I loved getting letters from the tooth fairy and the thought of Santa and the Easter bunny drove me to so much excitement that my parents had to keep Christmas and birthdays a secret until on the day or I would get so hyper I would have an astmha attack.

To me imagination and magical stories were the essence of childhood! Those were the things that made me happier and I have never let go of them because they were the happiest points that I remember. This growing kit was inspired by the tooth fairy and Jack and the Beanstalk, which I just loved.

I know I would have loved doing this magical little ritual and then being so excited when you see the results. It helps that I am a big child too so I know exactly what children like and children always love my work! So that was my inspiration. Here is some photos of the kit and the instructions below...




The reason why I say "adults of children" is because the kit contains super glue and the adult has to be part of the surprise, just read the instructions below and you will understand...

Instructions

1, Please note this kit should be used with the supervision of an adult at all times because of the small parts and super glue.

2, Give the contents of the bag to the child. The adult should keep the glue and the head out of sight so the magic is not ruined!

3, Tell the child a magical creature gave you the little bag containing the bean, plant pot, personal note and magic dust. This creature could be a goblin /fairy/ mermaid or other exciting creature your child is particularly fond of. Make up a fun story of how you met.

4, Have fun planting the bean with the child by placing the bean in the pot and sprinkling over the magic dust. Leave to sit in the kitchen over night.

5, When the child has gone to bed discard the bean and the magic dust. In their place glue the head onto the miniature plant pot with the super glue. Put the super glue away safely.

6, Next morning show your child the newly grown pot head and watch their face light up with glee! They will see a very cute magical plant with a little face has grown. The great thing is they get to keep it forever and display it in their room (and you don’t need to water it!).

7, Their little brain will be filled with magic and wonder as they imagine how the bean grew into this cute little plant. A perfect recipe for a lovely childhood memory!


Please let me know what miniature pot head you would like when you make your order (blue) (green) or (orange).

Also please include the child/ children name/ names because each comes with a personal note on nice paper depending on if it is a boy or girl this personal note is from the magical creature of course - not me - no no no!

I will choose the paper accordingly having their name on it to make it just that tiny bit more magical.

This is the only kit at the moment ! So grab it if you want it before it goes it will be a while before I manage to get more made up. ( need to get supplies)

The little pot head is handmade with polymer clay which is non toxic and the miniature plant pot is made from terracotta ! The finished product is under 1 inch tall! (Oh so cute and special )

The best things MOST DEFINITELY come in small packages.

Oh and one last thing- The first person to get a video of their child planting the bean and then the reaction to them seeing it finished will get their money back :) BUY HERE

Friday, 28 October 2011

Strawberry Anarchy Featured on Tokyo Bunnie

Another of my favourite blogs featured my art! This is one of my favourite blogs That I found when I first started blogging myself. I love it!! I am so happy to be on it beside my favourite and most inspiring artists! What a great privilege, you can read the post here :)

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Pot Heads from Strawberry Anarchy Featured On Neatorama!

Ahhh this is a big deal to me, Neatorama has been one of my favourite sites for a long time and so this is amazing I am over the moon its a really popular site too so hopefully other blogs will blog about my Pot Heads too, I am on the front page woo hoo! You can read the post here

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Can you take just a minute to sign this?

There's only 3 days left and I know signing things can be a pain in the ass but this one only takes a minute, My friend is worried because her mother is going to be evicted and put onto the streets and I need people to sign this petition to help not only her but in turn my friend too who has a young baby and is very stressed out and lives in a Germany another country away from her mum, my friend is Polish and this is happening in Poland to her mother. Her mother has lived in her home for 20 years, the government are wanting to throw her out on the street. not on!! so please help me help my friend. Below are instructions... you can see a detailed translation below if you care to read it but if you trust me enough then just follow the instructions below (it is in Polish).

To sign in petition you must press Popieram petycję - jestem ZA and then click the link to confirm which will be sent to your email.
Thank you for any support.


http://www.petycje.pl/petycjePodglad.php?petycjeid=7910

(the building was taken in 50's from the owner by the Government. Now the old owners have the right to take the building back so they have to find the flats for those people who have the council flat. Now, there is no free council flats for now so they are "cleaning up")


On 16 November 2011, the amendment shall enter into force the Law on the Protection of the rights of tenants, who will strike first premises involved in the tenants without leases. Amendment passed in August, denied even the right to property persons temporarily evicted if they do not have legal title.
Recall that so far in the current legal order, the bailiff had to suspend the carrying out eviction execution until the municipality indicates a temporary space, or when the debtor finds such room. This was apply to any person whom the court has not ordered or replacement social housing on the eviction. This resulted from the art.1046 pairs. 4 of the Code of Civil Procedure.The amended law excludes the right to temporary premises to persons who occupied the premises without legal title - and so do not have a lease. Keep in mind that very many residents living in communal flats Untitled lease - for this reason that the housing authorities often neglect the legalization of residence such as grandchildren remaining in place after grandmother's death, or never issued to the tenants lease agreement, despite the accommodation of a valid referral.
To inhuman change in the law was easily accepted, used a pretext of fighting with the pathology of violence in the family. But the victims of the amendment will become not only perpetrators of violence and those that go against public policy homey, but also all those who are guilty of neglect of municipalities do not have legal title to occupied premises.
Well, here we have another lemon law, which will result in subsequent human tragedies.I ask the Governor to appeal eviction Mazowiecki Zajk Eve - Karkuszewskiej of st. Sempolowska 3 / 115 to time when it receives a local substitute.I appeal also to ask why she did not get the lease, where he has lived since May 1990 and from two years is charged rent of 200% for use of the premises.I ask for cancellation of the penalty.Please give the right to property Zajk Eve - Karkuszewskiej, lived there for over 20 years.If not, please stop the eviction, which is to be held on 24 October 2011 at hrs.9.00 until they get a local substitute.That is not an employee of the Polish Armed Forces, where the building belongs to the Military Agency Olszewska residential street in Warsaw, 14/20, does not mean that you have the right to throw her on the streets and to take all her belongings, which she will not be able to carry in her hands.I demand justice and respect for human rights!
Every human life deserves respect and support. In support of the Citizen of the Republic we support our country.

http://www.petycje.pl/petycjePodglad.php?petycjeid=791







To sign in petition you must press Popieram petycję - jestem ZA and then click the link to confirm which will be sent to your email.
Thank you for any support.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Handmade Kawaii Shadow Box Watches!

Ah I keep finding total gems on Etsy lately, these have got to be the most gorgeous watches in history. from http://www.etsy.com/shop/myjshop you can get 10% discount if you enter the code LOVEJSHOP just for the opening ! I really love the little yellow bird one... arghh so pretty! I want it for my christmas I really hope they still have it by then.













Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Holly Rocks Her T-shirt From Strawberry Anarchy

Hollyrocks won this wonderful t-shirt chosen in our "Pick a Threadless T-Shirt Of Your Choice" giveaway a while back and she did a magnificent blog post to say thank you! I am saying thank you for saying thank you and I want to show off her photo and the t-shirt she chose... doesn't she rock it well? gorgeous!! You can see Holly and her blog post here.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Realistic Edible Sugar Magical Mushrooms, Leaves and Other Peculiar Things...

This Etsy shop Andie speciality sweets is like a wonderland in sweet sugary form- They make so many strange edible things like sugar mushrooms ( that would look superb sticking out from my raspberries on a bed of candy floss recipe) yum yum!! and leaves and gears and so many other pretty things, you need to go have a look it's fantastical and magical.









Monday, 10 October 2011

Do Dragonflies Always Look This Cute?


My friend who now lives in Canada took this photo of a dragonfly! Is this just a special really cute one or do they all look like that? I am so happy she managed to get a photo, it's not the best quality but you can see its happy wee face- love it to bits just like her!! Hello Jacqui!!!!! love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, thought you could do with a reminder of this happy wee thing :)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

First Cutie Pot Head For Sale...

I decided to list one of my pot heads for sale on ebay Just in time for Halloween I have listed my "He WAS a Fungi" zombie pot head. 10% goes to charity as well which is good you can easily do that on ebay now. I am very excited and hope you will bid on it. here is the main photo and one to show my other pot heads. click on it to take you to the listing.

He WAS a Fungi Cutie Pot Head Trinket Box
More of the Pot Heads

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Super Store Rips Off Etsy Seller Applenoggin

This really makes me angry! It is always happening, I went into Claires accessories a few months back and seen similar vials to mine.

If you ever see my Pot Heads being ripped off then please know they came from my brain just like this gorgeous t-shirt came from Apple Noggins brain and now a big company has ripped it off! They have done a terrible version but still it is not fair. I feel so bad for her. It is so expensive to copyrite work and how are any of us supposed to get on when places like this just come and rip us off and sell it for dirt cheap! really angry. If you want to see more of Apple Noggins stuff just visit her here. It's shameful isn't it?

Apple Noggin Tee- far superior in quality and cuteness
Disgusting rip off by K-MART

You can still buy Apple Noggins one over at shanalogic!
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