Midwinter Design

This is a new design to celebrate the fact that I am officially now a “Toymaker“… how cool!

73 Responses to “Midwinter Design”

  1. asta_pup@yahoo.com

    i LOVE the new banner! you are so inspirational. i’m attempting to learn to sew, in large part because of the MOS.
    by the way, we got our lovely print and my 16 month old daughter is so excited! we love it!

  2. hello@amandawoodward.com

    I could not help but chime in on the congrats-ing thing. Wonderful new look to your site, and I love the media you are getting on your toy making talent. You are super!

  3. jenny@jennybharris.com

    Congratulations! Hehe… I can’t help picturing either a quaint little old man, or a room full of elves when I think of the word “toymaker.”

  4. lynda@creativecopy.com.au

    Lovely! I like the comment about anti-consumerism. I’m sure it has to be a part of what’s driving the new craft movement — that and nostalgia, and of course that lovely human desire to create just for the joy of it. Congratulations, toymaker.

  5. smellebelle@yahoo.com

    Ooh nice one! It all seems such raw and new info. reading it in The Age, even though we’ve all been here reading along as the journey unfolds. Nice to see you getting a bit of publicity!

  6. pipstar@battlecat.net

    Wow Claire! You’re like the Snazzy Stitcher of Melbourne with al lthe adorable toys following behind. I think that the duck is definitely my favourite.

  7. l.franklin@ecu.edu.au

    all i can say is, “WOW!” 🙂

  8. info@cassandrallen.com

    Congratulations Claire! How wonderful. It’s the sort of thing you dream of being as a kid, a “toy maker”. Then as you grow older, the dream gets crushed by the idea of what a “real” job is. But you’ve made it through, through to the other side. Absolutely inspirtional lady!

  9. cheletann@yahoo.com.au

    Fantastic Claire! Great article. Your work is inspirational and the blog and links too, I did not know what a blog was until I stumbled across yours 5mths ago. And the fact you are doing this with a young child. How? Hope to submit a sock monkey to MOS soon.Casual but Intensive potty training here so fingers crossed.

  10. beatrixchan@gmail.com

    Dear “Toymaker”,
    Just wanna say Hi! My name is Beatrice and I come from Hong Kong, just come across with your website accidentally! I love your site so much!

  11. jennbee7@optusnet.com.au

    Hey Congratulations!
    Your designs are always so beautiful.


  12. lbissey@verizon.net

    Beautiful banner! Makes my little bunny lovin’ heart sing. 🙂

  13. savvy@lisag.com.au

    Congratulations Claire, this is wonderful! I love reading your blog and always get excited when I see a new skin load on the screen. You have a real talent for design…of anything! Clever you! 🙂

  14. lisa_pie@hotmail.com

    bless The Age for bringing you to my attention. Your site has stirred what I thought was but a dormant craftiness in my soul. Love your work…

  15. hillarylang@gmail.com

    Congratulations on the article and wow! on your new design. It’s perfect — you are the drum major of craftiness! I especially love the little bunny girl with her triangle.

  16. wataame@earthlink.net

    Congratulations. The article was lovely and I adore the new banner. A lot of us are very happy to see you sporting an apron with your needle and thread!

  17. mshea@butler.edu

    Congrats! Claire can you make a gallery of all your softies?? I keep trying to find all of them in archives, thanks!

  18. nobledesign@sbcglobal.net

    You are simply the finest of artists.

  19. reidfamily@pacific.net.au

    I was SO excited when my computer screen came up orange! But then to see this beautiful illustration – wow !It would make a beautiful children’s birthday card. Love the blue and the orange together. And the Age article is lovely, I did read it last week. Well done!

  20. mistic_ann@yahoo.com

    You deserve it!It’s your time 🙂
    Congratulations *~*

  21. belindamcartney@gmail.com

    Oh wow! Congrats! I love that illustration along the top…and It must be nice to have so many people write lovely things about you – including, of course, the article! 😀

  22. uloo@jonmcnally.net

    Congratulations on your “official” titling, Ms. Robertson. Golly, such wonderful shapes and colors in the new topsy image. Thanks for smiles and ongoing inspiration.

  23. huesii@gmail.com

    congratulations, that’s such a wonderful article!
    i love your new loobylu design, the colourful toys doing their happy march surely lights up a normally dreary melbourne winter’s day except for today, it’s beautiful outside!

    i didn’t realise you live so close 🙂

  24. buddyco@bigpond.net.au

    I smiled when I read the article in the Age the other day — how lovely to see you featured in our newspaper! Well deserved recognition for your creativity. Also good to see blogging mentioned as a legitimate past-time rather than a strange pursuit followed by a select group of enthusiasts.
    I *love* your new banner, so colourful and exuberant. And your illustration following the London bombings was very touching.

  25. s.burdett@hellokitty.com

    Congrats on the article. And to think when i started quilting last year i thought i was alone! if anyone knows of any craft or quilting groups meeting around melbourne, i’d love to hear about them.

  26. sa1loralf@yahoo.com

    I accidently come accross your blog when I search for felt dolls pattern.Hey you’re a pro, and can’t believe you just live around the corner of my house. Congratulations on the debute in The Age, keep rockin’ !! (^_^)/~~~

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