Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is well on it's way and everything is go go go in our world!
Fiona just got an order for 6 knitted fairies - to be delivered by the 19th of December, to hop on a plane to the UK in time for Christmas! Which is why I'm the one updating this blog because she's not allowed to put down her knitting needles!
She also got a Father Christmas special order to finish by this weekend and I've got 8 dragons to make! Phew!
All the while she's coming up with new book ideas, illustrating a book of Selkie Stories by the marvelous Kate Forsyth and baby sitting my kidlets while I run the shop for her.
She's musing over a new knitting book - any ideas?

Beattie xoxo

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Did you know that today is Fiona's birthday? She's made it through half a century and managed to keep her youthful looks!
Fiona, aka Granny Fi, is holding her birthday presents from me. Two little tea cup dragons based on her larger dragon spawn, but I altered the pattern to make them teeny-weeny and very cute! She was very excited when she opened the tin, that looked like it had biscuits, to find them!

Now, one of the reasons that you may not know it's Fiona's birthday, or any other fun facts about her, is that she doesn't have a Wikipedia page. I've tried and tried to make one, but it keeps getting declined. Firstly, for not having enough references, next for having a tone that was 'unbefitting an encyclopaedia' and lastly for having too many references that came from interviews.
If there is anyone out there that wants to help me with this, please email me at! I feel that she deserves a Wikipedia page for her contributions to changing the way we think about dolls and art and knitting.
So Happy Birthday Mum! We'll make you famous before your next birthday!
Beattie xoxo

Friday, December 6, 2013

Our Toy Shop

So as you may know, Fiona is a busy woman. So busy in fact that she's had to outsource her blog to me. I'm not just a random person, I mean, I am fairly random, but I'm also her daughter, web manager and shop manager!
We're getting bigger and better all the time! Our shop Granny Fi's Toy Cupboard in Uralla is speeding along at an incredible rate!
Just look at the special order of a bride and groom jackal she did last week!
Because we're so busy, I've also taken over dragon production and window displays. 
We're working on a website, although my technical skills are being sorely tested, hopefully by early next year we'll have a fully functioning website for you to buy from!
Fiona, aka Granny Fi, is working away on two books at the moment 'Fairy Gardens 101' and illustrating 'Two Selkie Stories from Scotland' by Kate Forsyth, to be released next year.
Busy, busy, busy!
Lots of love,
Beattie-the-daughter xoxo