Sunday, February 22, 2015

Scribbling and sketching

No matter how silly there little drawings are.. 
it's great to be back to drawing, and I'll keep it going on! :)

Also: I posted this little drawing of a recurring accident (dirty paint brush dipped by mistake in my coffee cup), and I found out it's a very common artist problem! :) 
Can you confirm? :P

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Butterfly Unicorn

Pretty sure I will collapse if I keep up with this pace.. but I am so enthusiast of the many new toys & sculpts I am working on that I find it really hard to take a break. : )

This little Tokidoki Unicorno was sold out almost immediately, and is now ready to leave and reach his new home, but I still wanted to share a few pics of him here. 

He has a whole bunch of tiny butterflies all over him, and a delicate silver tattoo on his back!

And here are some Work In Progress pics..

..and a very judgemental kitten staring at the whole process.. :D

And I am leaving you with a few pics from my Instagram profile, just to share some random cuteness.
See you soon! <3

will last 4 more days, last chance to get him! : )

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Turquoise Tokidoki Unicorn

Fun fact: when I started working on this little Tokidoki unicorn, I sort of planned to keep it minimal, at least for the sculpt. Just a fluent mane & tail, a more detailed horn, and yeah, ok, a teeny tiny dragon to go on hs head, just to spice it up a bit. But when it came to painting, all my minimalist intentions were blown away, and replaced by a burst of craziness that led me to spend literally days painting the most intricate, complex and detailed pattern ever all over the toy's surface.

But after countless hours of work, I have to admit that I am proud of the final result! :) 
Moreover, it reminds me of the traditional decorations of the Venetian carnival, and since I've been feeling pretty nostalgic these days, it's good to see I still have a connection with my hometown and its history. : )

And since this piece feels so special to me, I've decided to put it up for sale 
on a Ebay auction (my first ever!)

So, if you are interested, don't miss the chance. This is of course a
OOAK toy, and I really hope it will find a loving new owner.. good luck
to anyone who wants to join the auction! : )

Ps: I though some Work In Progress pics were also worth sharing, along with some more shoots of the final result. Hope you will like them! : )

See you soon! <3


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine 2015 DIY roundup

The Valentine's DIY roundup has become through the years a little tradition here at Mijbil Creatures - well, my blog is entirely *pink* after all, it's not like I can ignore the most sugary and pinkish celebration of the year. : )

Plus, as I said, any excuse works to add a bit of pastel colours or a splash of bright fuchsia to these grey winter days, so let's get started - hint: it's going to be a looooong post! ;P

3 DIY Valentine’s Day cards from Passionshake: simple, quick and delicate
(they might also work for a friend on a different occasion!)

(these won't take long, if you have a sewing machine, and the pink version could be a lovely addition to pretty much any living room!)

The most romantic apple tart ever comes from Oncewed, and it looks absolutely gorgeous!
And there is also a super cute tartellette version! : )

Want to keep it super simple? These cute Leafy Heart Cut Outs from Paper&Stitch might be the solution - dry or fresh, depending on how you plan to use them.

..or you can simply print out these cute calligraphy Valentine cards from Lovely Indeed.

Still looking for something sweet? There you go, Valentine's Day Funfetti Biscotti from Oh Joy.
Funny and cute! 

And for the home, I love this simple and stylish Valentine's Day Branch Tree from The House That Lars Built. So pretty!

Ok, so.. is the list over yet? Not quite! : )
In fact, if you are looking for more ideas and tutorials, you can refer to the previous roundups:

Nr. 1: cupcakes, arrows, cookies, heart shaped macarons, 
custom tea bags, mugs, pillows and cards, of course! <3

Nr. 2: heart sweater, raspberry pavlova, romantic gift wrapping ideas, a message in a bottle, place holders, free printables and even a dinosaur!

Oh, and my favourite Venetian cookies recipe, so quick and simple in case you decide to go for a last minute scrumptious treat! : )

And finally, you can still download this little illustration of mine from here
Both the Valentine card and large A4 print versions are available, and they are absolutely free!

Hope you enjoyed this little tour, and wish you all a happy, sweet and romantic Valentine's Day!

<3 <3 <3