This Babbitt was ordered for Christmas for a little girl in Brentwood Essex along with a copy of Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. If you’d like to order a Babbitt for a birthday, Christening or yourself just email me at email@example.com I can make boys or girls and material/colour suggestions are welcomed!
This Babbitt was made for a 2 year old little girl in Cardiff named Poppy 🙂 accompanied with a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.
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I was commissioned to make 2 Babbitts for a brother and sister in Sydney Australia. Otto, their cousin named them Mr Edwards for Rory and Birgitta Mae for Izzy! Rory and Izzy love their Babbitts and so does their mum, talented furniture restorer of Demain Reclaim visit the Facebook page 🙂
This Babbitt was ordered for Christmas and is now being loved by a beautiful little girl in the Midlands who loves reading with her Babbitt and mummy or Auntie Vicky. Thank you for the photos Auntie Vicky xxx
I was commissioned to make a Babbitt by My friend, Zoe, of Zoe Beck design for a christening present for Beau. Zoe gave me some fabric she had designed and printed and I created the Babbitt from this, so it was a design collaboration 🙂
Beau and mum Dawn of Fairytale Occasions visit the Facebook page loved the Babbitt and book and sent these photos to me 🙂
Thank you for the great photos Dawn and great collaborating with you Zoe, let’s do it again soon!
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I have now listed my first Babbitt on Etsy!
Handmade soft toy ‘Babbitt’ inspired by one of my favourite childhood stories.
This Babbitt (name invented by Theo aged 2) is inspired and accompanied by Alpaca by Rosemary Billam, a storybook I read with my dad in the early 80s.
The Babbitt is handmade, hand washable, is made from locally sourced fabrics and has a hand embroidered face and paws. It is inspired by the Alpaca in the book and by my house rabbit Nigel.
Easy to care for and will withstand everyday life with a baby and toddler.
I’m hoping this will help children and their parents enjoy more bedtime stories together and build strong loving bonds.
I went to a great event on Saturday 12 July organised by the Barbican, with VOGUE GOES ROGUE and the extraordinary Lyall Hakaraia leading a folk art-inspired fashion procession and ceremony, alongside work by designers Craig Lawrence, Louize Harries and Laura Shepherd.
Giant handmade totems by Lyall Hakaraia, Craig Lawrence, Louize Harries and Laura Shepherd paraded through East London from the Barbican to Ram’s Place in Hackney, followed by talks from Nicola Bowery (Leigh Bowery’s wife) and Lyall Hakaraia, music from folk singers and entertainment from drag act Jonny Woo.
The market was on from 12 – 20 July 2014, Ram Place (off Morning Lane)
Every now and again I decide to cycle around central London for the day visiting exhibitions and catching up on culture.
Bailey’s Stardust, National Portrait Gallery, 6 February – 1 June 2014
On my recent visit I decided to go to Bailey’s Stardust at the National Portrait Gallery and Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican. Two people I love and two galleries I love, the former for it’s architecture and grandeur and the latter for it’s exciting fashion exhibitions and it’s brutalist architecture. Cycling into very central London is always quite scary for me even though I cycle into Kings Cross, where I work most days, past there the roads get bigger and busier, bus lanes get busier and faster and drivers get angrier! The Stardust show was worth the scary ride though, lots of images of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant, blah blah blah oh and David Bowie and Mick Jaggar, Seal, but what really blew me away was the room of portraits from Papua New Guinea and Mozambique. These were beautiful and personal and delicate. I thought it was a real shame Bailey only photographed Aboriginals from Brisbane and Cairns and not their holy lands in traditional costume, I think he would have got so much from a visit to the outback. But Australia is huge and also Aboriginals are opposed to having their photos taken I think, I just think they could have been captured in a beautiful way like the people of PNG and Mozambique. The other amazing room was the family portraits, I just thought it was a window into his family life and I thought it was a real honour to be invited in.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
9 April 2014 – 25 August 2014
The Gaultier show at the Barbican was completely different, very interactive, you could take photos and hashtag them so that they became part of an online conversation, taking the exhibition to a whole new level. I loved this, but I’m sure some people find it takes away the special feeling of visiting the show in person. I loved the different ways of displaying Gaultier’s creativity and was amazed about how many forms this took, Spitting Image on TV, illustrations, clothing, film, etc. The exhibition inspired me to learn more about Gaultier and his muses.
A thoroughly amazing and inspiring day!