MAMMOTH Sale Ends Soon!

Well, I’m off to the Glastonbury festival in less than a week, I can’t believe how quickly it has come around! Every year we volunteer on the Greenpeace field and this year will be the earliest we have ever arrived on site – I can’t wait! Ten whole days at Worthy Farm!

As a result, in order to get all orders out in time my MAMMOTH Half Price Sale must end on Monday 😦 I would love for it to go on for longer but it just isn’t possible, so now is your last chance to snag a bargain! CLICK HERE to claim your discount!

In order to claim your 50% discount simply enter the coupon code: MAMMOTH when making your purchase, and your discount will be calculated for you πŸ˜€

Hopefully I can squeeze in another update before I leave!

The Surfing Bunny of Justice

My goodness me it’s been a while since I posted! Things have been busy here at Magpie Towers (my desk!) what with preparations for the summer and launching a mammoth 50% off sale in my Etsy store but I think today is the day for an update!

I often find my favourite crafts are inspired by ‘in’ jokes between friends and this is certainly no exception! Not too long ago a very good friend of mine was in court and asked me to join her to lend some moral support and also to take some notes. I felt obliged to warn her that whilst I would endeavour to do as she asked, it was quite likely that my mind would wander and I would end up doodling random nonsense, which I did of course. One of her favourite doodles (apart from a ‘skeleton argument’ and a most unflattering caricature of the appellant) was ‘The Surfing Bunny of Justice’, whom we have invoked ever since whenever an we have witnessed injustice of any kind – he stamps it out with his gargantuan feet πŸ™‚
Even more recently my friend had a birthday (which she spent in hospital) and is today leaving the country to join the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior for a two month tour! If these were not grounds for me to bring the Surfing Bunny of Justice to life then I don’t know what would beΒ  Grin

Without any further ado, allow me to introduce the Surfing Bunny of Justice!

Please excuse my messy, messy desk in the background! I’m an artist, I don’t do tidy πŸ˜‰ I used a tutorial I found on Youtube to create the basic shape of the bunny, and winged the surfboard with a little help from my genius husband. The reverse of the surfboard has the scales of justice engraved, which I later stained with acrylic paint (sorry, I didn’t get a picture of this) All in all he took around four hours, plus 45 mins baking time πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading to the end! As a reward, here is another picture of a forlorn looking bunny, without any ears or arms – awwwwww!

I’m so, so pleased with how he turned out and she absolutely adores him, in fact he’s travelling with her to South Korea as I type, to stamp out injustice on the high seas! Good luck out there, Katie and stay safe.

The Final Countdown!

It’s been a busy week here at Magpie HQ (my desk)! What with a beautiful custom order to work on, making belated house warming gifts for friends and promoting my fund raising auction for Greenpeace I haven’t had much time for blogging.

There are only 24 hours left to place your bids, people!Β  I’m really pleased that the Rainbow Collection has attracted so much interest thus far and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has placed a bid or shared a link to the auction. The auction page has received hundreds of views and even had interest from the other side of the globe! I’m really so grateful for everyone’s contributions, thank you so much πŸ™‚

Just in case you missed it (!) CLICK HERE to place your bid on this gorgeous collection:

All proceeds go to Greenpeace for a new Rainbow Warrior πŸ™‚

 

 

Facebook TV Ad – Unfriend Coal!

Do you use Facebook? Chances are that as you’re here on the interwebs that you probably do, but even if you don’t why not take a quick look at this new Facebook TV Ad that is about to go live in Facebook’s home town. This ad has been put together by a wonderful team of lovely humans who are trying to convince Facebook to ‘unfriend’ coal and power their social network by more socially responsible means (like renewable energy) by Earth Day, April 22nd.

With less than 25 days to go, will Facebook step up? To help keep the pressure onΒ  please share the video with as many people as possible. Together we can make FacebookΒ  unfriend coal πŸ™‚

Auction Update


My ebay auction to raise funds for the new Rainbow Warrior ends on Friday so get those bids in! After some tense to-ing and fro-ing the fabulous Kirsty has regained her position as the winning bidder but anything could happen! CLICK HERE for the auction and to place your bid πŸ™‚

9 Bids! Do I Hear 10?

Wow! After just 24 hours the auction of my Rainbow Collection has had 9 bids! πŸ˜€ Thank you to everyone who has bid so far with especially huge thanks to the fabulous Kirsty who is currently the winning bidder. πŸ™‚

Please help if you can either by bidding on ebay or sharing the link on your travels around Internetland. Tell your friends, tweet a random celebrity and shamelessly beg for an RT, paint the url onto your naked torso and spend the next 2 hours posing as a human statue (then upload it to youtube!) Please do whatever you can to help raise some much needed funds for a much needed cause πŸ™‚

We are the Rainbow Warriors.

 

Rainbow Collection Auction for Greenpeace

She’s been bombed, shot at and rammed and now she needs your help. After 21 years as a Greenpeace ship the current Rainbow Warrior is heading for retirement and Greenpeace needs your help to replace her.

I mentioned back in February why the Rainbow Warrior is so important to me, and it is for these very good reasons that it gives me great joy to finally be able to bring you my Rainbow Collection! These five, specially designed tea light holders are being auctioned on ebay to raise funds for this incredibly worth while cause.

The set includes:

  • Red – illustrating the passion with which Greenpeace defends our planet.
  • Yellow/Orange – representing the sunny skies over our fragile Earth.
  • Green – featuring the symbol of the dove of peace which adorns the Rainbow Warrior.
  • Blue – the glistening oceans that the Greenpeace fleet is charged to defend.
  • Purple – represents the nobility of the causes that Greenpeace stands for.

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CLICK HERE to place your bid.

Please bid generously to raise these much needed funds. Dig deep, the planet will thank you for it πŸ™‚

You Can’t Tease A Rainbow!

Back in February I mentioned in this post that I was putting together a ‘Rainbow Collection’ to raise funds for the new Rainbow Warrior. Well I am very pleased to say that the collection is now complete! I won’t be revealing it just yet as there are still some details to finalise but I thought it only right that my loyal subscribers get a sneaky peek at what is to come πŸ™‚

So here is your teaser, something colourful this way comes…

I am over the moon with how beautifully the collection has come together and I can hardly wait to get it moving and raising some funds! More on this as it happens, I promise πŸ˜‰

In the meantime you may find some colourful clues if you hunt around my Etsy shop and there will be more sneak peeks for those who follow me on Facebook too πŸ˜‰

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