The Hobbit

On this day in 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published. The first line of chapter 1 is ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.’ this particular book has always ben a favourite of mine and I read it more or less once a year. The copy I have was illustrated by Michael Hague and I found it in a little coffee/bookshop near LochNess in Scotland.

Placed onto the page is a coaster I made of a cartoonised door to BagEnd.

Also seeing as tomorrow is September 22nd – which is Bilbo Baggins’ Birthday I dug out my very well read copy of The Hobbit, think I might read it again…safe to say this is the book that ignited my love of dragons! Michael Hauge’s illustrations are beautiful and lead me to the works of John Howe and Alan Lee.

Thanks for visiting, have a safe adventure.

Apologies

Wow its 2021 when did that happen?!

So, I haven’t posted anything for an age…lots has been happening…what with life surrounding Covid-19 I kinda had a mini breakdown and couldn’t cope with the thought of going online, but I’m planning to rectify that and try to post two or three times a week. I want to completely overhaul how I blog and share more of my thoughts.

Thanks for sticking with me

K

Set of Four Felt Red and Yellow Arrow Pencil Toppers

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These pencil toppers make great presents and add a little quirky flare to your writing. This set contains four handmade felt arrows on corresponding coloured pencils.

The arrow head also protects your newly sharpened pencil and itself measures 2 inches wide, 2 inches long, while the feather measures 2.5 inches wide, 4 inches long and are both made to fit standard size pencils.

Your pencil topper will be placed inside a bio-degradable bag, with a little recycled tissue paper and the company branding.

More Other colour combinations on request, just request a customisation.

The Dormouse

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Celebrating the 150th birthday of Alice, these quirky wall hangings make a great gift for the curious minded.

These Wall Mounted Animal Heads are handmade, using various felts and british standard padding. As the name suggests these Feltsidermy are created using mainly felt. Each head is filled with wadding and is backed onto a foam disc giving each head a nice backing board and will hang neatly onto the wall with a small loop on the back.

The Dormouse is complete with hand made artistic gold finish wire glasses.

All materials used are vegan friendly and kind to the environment, the felt itself is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Shop HERE

Pyro Jewellery

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Another aztec necklace (although I think it looks something akin to a sad dog) it’s firstly pyrographed* and then hand-painted using acrylic paint featuring a blue and white Aztec inspired pattern, check them out in my shop

*pyrography is the art of burning wood or leather by hand NO laser of any kind is used.

Pyro Aztec Jewellery

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All leather pieces are completely unique and one of a kind, they are firstly pyrographed* and then hand-painted using acrylic paint featuring a purple Aztec inspired pattern, check them out in my shop

*pyrography is the art of burning wood or leather by hand NO laser of any kind is used.