This is me, trying to do some art and have some fun! AHOY THERE ME H-ARTY'S.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Is it really nearly November?

I feel like I closed my eyes in may and now it's nearly November!! I'm really not sure where the time has gone! They say time flies when you're having fun so maybe this is a good sign?!?  As usual I have lots of things to squuuuuuueeeeeezzzzzeeee in to one post :-P If I don't do them now I won't remember them later!!

First up i have an announcement for my little shop Snow Bunnys knits! For the whole of November you can get 20% off any order over £5 by using the code WINTER14 you can also email me directly ( for the same discount if you don't have an Etsy account! I've been adding quite a few new things in time for winter, my fave so far is a bobble hat I've done which you can also get in any colours you like!

This is me in said bobble hat.

Anyway i will probably mention this a million more times but please do feel free to have a nose around my store and let me know if there is anything you would like :-)

Next up is some more Happy Mail! I love getting happy mail in the post.  The only letter I've really received for the last few years have been bills and various other official things whilst dealing with my mum and dads estate.  So I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Darnell (you can visit her Blog here) for sending me the sweetest little card.

Isn't it lovely? It sits on my shelf with all my other cards people have made/sent me.  I've actually had to start a new shelf but that sol because I just love it!! I'm in the process of trying to make her something equally as nice to send back!!

I STILL haven't got round to finishing my mermaid :-( This is hugely disappointing to me as i REALLY want to get it done! I've been getting my arty fix by painting vinyl toys at the moment!! I don't know how many of you have seen the huge array of painted vinyl toys you can get these days! My obsession with them started when I got a really cool Swatch Watch one Christmas.  It came with a collectible vinyl toy that an artist had painted to match the watch (it might have been the other way round :-P) either way each watch was by a different artist in a different style (I now have two of those watches). Since them I have been collecting them like mad! 

These ones are called Dunnys, they are by Kid Robot but each design is from a series and each series has a different theme and different artists painting them.....I feel like I'm not explaining this very well :-P Anyway I do have other toys by other companies but these are the main ones! They come in 'Blind' boxes too which means you don't know which one you will also means you might beta  repeat! I've only had one repeat so far though :-P

I soon discovered you can get DIY ones that you paint yourself.....well i had to try that didn't I!! The kid robot ones are called munnys and come in different sizes and styles, I pretty much have all of them i think! Again you can get different ones from different companies! I also have a little android, a monkey type figure, a little girl with bunches and a boy.  They are plain white and you can just go crazy! For my first attempts I used sharpies but now I use Posca paint pens! I'm still learning the best way to go about things but its just so much fun!

These are my sharpie attempts! I'm actually pretty pleased with them.  Sharpies don't give great coverage but it does the job if you are just playing around a bit! The top one is inspired by Gaudi and the bottom one I just though lets use as many colours as is humanly possible haha.

These last two are my first attempt with the Posca pens! If you look at the bottom one you can see where the paint has chipped off...i think i need to prime them before i go in with the pens! Or maybe it was just a faulty pen as the other colours seem ok! I must investigate.  The top one isn't varnished and the bottom one is super glossy!! I do like shiny things!! I'm in the middle of painting 3 more..i can't just stick to one thing! I shall post photos when I am done!

Wow this post is long, I do apologise! I shall leave now before I bore you all to death with vinyl toy talk! If you have some spare minutes though, google munnys and have a look at what people can come up with using the DIY blank toys!! Amazing!!


  1. Can you believe it, I have never heard of painting vinyl toys before! It looks like it's really fun and addicting. Do post more about it in the future; you've opened up a whole new world to me, and I'd love to see more of these artsy toys.

    PS Princess Leia wants you to know that her "Dark Side" post is now up. :)

  2. Hi Carol :-D I came from Darnell´s blog. Like Denise, I also have never heard of painting vinyl toys. Like your collection a lot. And those you colored, amazing. :-D

  3. Hi Carol. I also came from Darnell's blog. Your coloring is amazing. I am your newest follower.

  4. This is the first time I have read a "painting vinyl toys" blogpost. Such good fun, love them, especially your Gaudi one and the spaceman. Your Gaudi painting is terrific and I can see the toy loves it too.
    Super bobble hat, I love the pompom bobble, the hat looks good on you, here's hoping we get some good woolly hat wearing weather.

  5. Lovely stuff, all the best for the Etsy shop!

  6. Oh wow. They are adorable! I've always wanted to try Posca pens but I can't get them locally.

    P/s: This font you have on your blog is hard to read.

  7. Ohhhhhh dear. I can see my wish list getting full of blank vinyl toys very soon! (Just after I leave your blog in fact!) I just love how you've painted yours. So much fun ��

  8. I just happened to scroll further back on this visit and saw this post with my card in it! Thank you for posting it, Carol! The vinyl toy painting is so cool! Thank you for sharing something new to me!! Hugs, Darnell