Monthly Archives: July 2013

Funky 3D Boombastic Box SVG

Hi, I just thought I’d make a quick blog post about my new Funky 3D Boombastic Box.
It was inspired by memories of playground break-dancing and body-popping with electro and old skool hip hop mix tapes :) and features a working cassette tray, mini cassette tape and realistic graphic equalizer sliders :)

boombastic box 3d svg cuting file

The SVG files are available here

In other news I had a fantastic weekend, Saturday was spent celebrating Cha-guy’s birthday at a micro-brewery called The Kernel in Bermondsey, London. The Brewery is run by a group of friends who were all part of a computer arts collective called GoTo10 and specialised in creating artworks from open sourced software.
I sometimes think of them as monks of the digital age..

Then on Sunday we went to the Lambeth Country Show in Brixton, London where I danced to reggae bands alongside elderly rastas with dreadlocks down to their ankles, saw an Owl display (Cha-guy has a Tawny Owl in the trees near his house), ate some Jamaican curry goat with rice and peas :) then saw African drummers on the festival ‘Village Green’.
It was a fantastic day out.

Will post pictures soon..

Leave a comment

Filed under craft, Exploring, local, SVGs

Skyline Boxes

I wanted to make an urban city inspired box that could easily sit on a table, desk or shelf. I was inspired by the architectural skylines of some of the cities I know well. So came up with these stylish skyline boxes

Skyline box 3d svg cut file

Skyline boxes

They have a box section at the back that can be filled with gifts or used for storage and the front is a city skyline silhouette :)
The SVG files are available in my etsy store and also on my new SVG website here

Leave a comment

Filed under craft, paper cut, SVGs

Recent Sketches..

I started painting and drawing for the first time last year and its been a great journey so far.
I’ve mainly been using watercolour and inks but more recently I’ve discovered the joy of graphite pencils.
Oh yes, and different types of paper for painting on, my most recent discovery is Glassine paper, I just love the way it feels and sounds when you crinkle it a bit… :)

here are a few recent sketches

tulip x-ray sketch

tulip x-ray sketch, watercolour

banana plant, pencil

banana plant, pencil

banana plant, watercolour

banana plant, watercolour

in progress

in progress, ink and collage

backwards elvis fish

backwards elvis fish, pencil

Leave a comment

Filed under Art, Nature

Newsreel mini-album and Twilight Science

Some of you may know that I work in footage archives as my day job, and as a little treat I decided to make a mini album dedicated to archive footage newsreels.
It was sort of inspired by the purchase of some absolutely gorgeous patterned paper by First Edition called Noir et Chic.

Newsreel mini album svg

Newsreel Mini Album

I used the patterned paper to cover pages cut on my.. you guessed it Silhouette Cameo, I then designed some early cinema type ephemera to add to the album, including film cans, cameras and reels of film. These were added as a layout to pictures of early film footage.

I had a blast making it and have made the files available here

Last night CHA-Guy and I went to the Twilight Science event at the Royal Academy in St James’ Park. It was a fun and informative evening of science comedy, demonstrations and a quiz. One of the questions was about the door handles at the Royal Society… obviously we didnt have a clue so afterwards we went to check them out.. and yes they have a DNA double helix in them.

DNA Door Handle small

We didn’t do too badly in the quiz, mainly because they had a whole section on Darwin… ;)

Bye for now..

Leave a comment

Filed under craft, paper cut, Science, SVGs

Dimensional Dressforms SVG

I’ve finally finished my Dimensional Dressforms

Dimensional dressform SVG cutting file

Dimensional Dressforms

I thought I’d take the popular dressform motif and give it a 3D dimensional twist with added optional clothing.
Its available at my Etsy shop here

In other news I’m off to the Twilight Science event tonight at the Royal Society, it should be fun with lots of demonstrations, a quiz and comedy.
I’ll try to take pictures for next time.

Oops forgot to add that CHA-Guy and I went along to the Cockpit Arts open studios in Deptford, London a few weeks ago and saw some fantastic work by designer-makers including these imaginative ceramics by Katharine Morling.. I love them!!

Katharine Morling  at Cockpit arts

Katharine Morling  at Cockpit arts

Leave a comment

Filed under craft, paper cut, SVGs