Friday, 16 July 2010

Holiday & crochet

Piktoland, studio and shop, will be closed for next two week, it’s time for a holiday.

Big Bear, the Piktos and myself will be flying somewhere blue and sunny, to relax and recharge

It’s going to be strange, because I’m not used to take that much off work, and usually I take a bit of work with me.

But this year I’ve decided to take a proper break from everything. Of course I’m going to take a notebook and some pens and markers, for general doodling, but mostly I’m just going to relax and enjoy a bit of “sweet doing nothing”. And some crochet.

I haven’t done any crocheting in ages! And all my previous experiences with crochet involved getting passionate about a project, usually something wearable, making it and then put everything away and forget about crochet. I’ve never been interested in the technique in itself.

This time is different, I want to experiment with the technique, have fun with the process and enjoy its relaxing properties. Also it’s good to do something completely different, cut away from the usual,play a bit, to stimulate the creative process in new ways.

We’ll be back at the beginning of August with new exciting projects and products.

See you then!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Stationery Tuesday - Handamde stamps

It has been such a busy week!
And between one thing and another it’s Stationery Tuesday again.

This week I’ve decided to feature handmade stamps.

I have recently become fascinated by stamping and during my searches I have found so many interesting, quirky and fun handmade ones.

I might try experiment with the technique at some point and create my own, more for my personal amusement than for commercial use, and in the meantime here’s a few of my personal favourites.









Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Stationery Tuesday - Spiral bound notebooks

Here at Piktoland stationery is our passion and a bit of an obsession.

So, to celebrate this passion I’ve decided to start a weekly post, featuring our favourite stationery finds.

First choice for the series is an old time favourite of mine, spiral bound notebooks from a selection of original designers and artists.



Macey Mack

Urban Bird Girl




Thursday, 1 July 2010

Meet Jerry

Jerry is our little mascot here at Piktoland.

You might already know him as he’s featured in our avatar and many cards, usually along his little, energy efficient spaceship.

He's a lovely character, a bit shy, but loves to travel around the galaxy, to explore and make new friends.

Jerry is not his real name, of course, but we find impossible to pronounce that one! I don't think there's a sound in any human language to express it, so he has chosen Jerry, for some reason.

His main hobbies are dancing, flying, and playing Zumpa, a curious piktoland game involving a stick a ring and a huge balloon, usually played in a pool.