Monday, 22 August 2016

Tiny Hannah sets off (and other things)

Hello again my lovely loves!

It feels a bit strange to be writing again so soon, but, as I had such a fantastic response to Tiny Hannah, I thought I'd let you know that she's off on her first adventure today.

She going to Edinburgh first, and then on to Derby, and, as you can tell from the photo below, I seem to be a bit nervous about her trip.

Fortunately, she has her Tiny iPhone with her if she gets in a jam.

As I said, the response to the doll, and the video Mum and I made, has been lovely, including a very nice mention from the Conscious Crafties, who wanted to know if I'd be interested in selling Tiny Humans through their website. (Although they, quite wisely, didn't use that slightly questionable wording.)
Unfortunately, due to the sheer amount of time and spoons it takes to create one of these dolls, it's unlikely that I'll creating a business out of it, but I'll show you how to make your own, bit by bit, on here. Perhaps in the future I'll do occasional commissions if someone really, really wants a doll made by me.
In the mean time, if you're keen to support Spoonies (and their carers) who are unable to work full time due to illness or disabilities, you can head on over to Conscious Crafties and check out their pretty impressive online shop. They're also on Facebook and Twitter.

*plans entire Christmas present list*

In other news I had one of my previous posts featured on The Mighty, which made me feel pretty bloody amazing. You can see it, in all it's glory, here. (the Dutch website that featured a translation of the same piece that the mighty chose to run), also just featured my "What not to say to Sick People" post, so that's available here.

You can keep up to date with Tiny Hannah's adventures on the blog, on my Facebook page, or on Twitter.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Introducing NEW! Tiny Hannah Doll!

Hello my lovely loves!

I’ve been working on this top secret project for a while now as a way to let me be more involved with all my friends lives. 
It’s really difficult to see my friends having weddings and babies and birthdays and not being able to be there for them… so I created a tiny felt version of myself to go in my stead.
Check out the introductory "advert" above! (With an excellent performance from mum.)

Tiny Hannah has teddy bear joints in her arms, bendable wired limbs and magnets in her hands and temples so she can hold and wear magnetic accessories. Basically I got really, really into this project. It took about five lots of magnets to find the right ones, and so many parcels from the Postman to get this done, but I’m super chuffed with how she turned out.

She’ll be available to visit people so let me know if you want her to wing her way to you. She has two weddings booked already, one in a couple of weeks, and one in October, so she’ll need to be around for that, but otherwise she’s got her tiny suitcases packed and is ready roll.

I will ask that if she does visit you that you take care of her. She’s only made of felt, so please don’t pull her around too much, or give her to children or pets. It took an awful long time (and a lot of spoons) for me to make her, and I want to send her all over the place (and ideally do a photo journal of her travels), so please keep her safe.

I’ll keep everyone updated as to Tiny Hannah’s adventures, and do a series of posts explaining how I made her, so you can make your own Tiny Person.