Saturday, 11 February 2012

Please re-subscribe to my new blog

Hi everyone, just to let you know that I have moved my blog - please update any feed readers and re-subscribe to my new blog here:

You can also find my shop on Folksy here: Sian Vernon Art

I've decided not to export old blog posts, so they will remain archived here if anyone wishes to read them.
Hope to see you in the new place! :)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2011

Siansburys Sock Monkeys
Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2011

Please make sure you leave enough time for me to pack your monkey up and get to the Post Office!

Tue 20th December - First Class and Recorded Signed For
Thu 22nd December - Special Delivery

International Airmail
Mon 5th December
South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand

Fri 9th December
Eastern Europe, USA and Canada

Mon 12th December
Western Europe


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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Fiery Friends

Tonight is the night we celebrate the foiling of a plot to blow up the House of Lords on 5 November 1605 by setting fire to stuff and eating toffee. Have a great evening everyone*.

1st Row (left to right):
CheekyLittleBeast - Fire Flame 8"
plushinator - Plush Fire - Fuming Flames

2nd Row (left to right):
furwillfly - Scientist
Kklaus - Felt Campfire Plush Playset- flames, logs and rocks

3rd Row (left to right):
PterodactylPants - The Atomic FireHawk - Comet Plush
scrumptiousdelight - Bomb


*Please check bonfires carefully for sleeping hedgehogs before lighting
Help a Hedgehog Hospital

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Tiny Giveaway WINNERS

Thank you very much to everyone that entered my tiny giveaway. I really enjoyed reading your lovely comments and perusing your favourite shops, you've all got great taste! I'll certainly be adding many more beautiful things to my wishlist :)

So, down to business. All names were placed in the Special Halloween Pumpkin Face Bowl:

In the absence of a glamorous assistant, I flipped them all around a bit...

I flipped them all around a bit more, just to be sure... (look how HAPPY he is)

And then... the first name out of the Special Halloween Pumpkin Face Bowl was....


Jennifer said she would spend her £500 on this Vixen Pirate Coat! You win the tiny monkey! Well done :)

Second name out of the Special Halloween Pumpkin Face Bowl was....


I'm afraid it's not as beautiful as Maisy's work but you win the first of the ACEOs :)

And finally, third name out of the Special Halloween Pumpkin Face Bowl was...


I look forward to your bribe. In the meantime you win the second ACEO :)

Many congratulations to the winners - I will be contacting you very soon!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Killing me Softly

What better way to celebrate Halloween than to add a little squishy someone to your plush/folk/art/doll collection? There's absolutely tons of fantastic stuff out there but, as a little taster, here are some of my most favourite dreadful spooky Halloween plush and soft finds for your viewing pleasure. I hope you like them!

Please do go and visit the very talented makers' shops (links below) for more information and to perhaps make one of these beautiful creations your very own:

1st Row (left to right):
Kittypinkstars - Kitty's Little Halloween Pumpkin Puff
Cart before the horse - Halloween Skeleton Doll

2nd Row (left to right):
ScrumptiousDelight - Feeding Time: Zombie Worm
asherjasper - Needlefelted Halloween Egg Set

3rd Row (left to right):
themdollz - Sam the Pumpkin Monster
Squirrel Momma - Halloween Pumpkin Earl

Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Big 500 Tiny Giveaway!

Tiny prizes made special-like for a tiny giveaway!

First Prize is this teeny sock monkey. Standing at just 15cm tall, he's the 2nd smallest sock monkey I have ever made (actually the smallest was technically a bear so this probably IS the smallest monkey I've ever made *EXCLUSIVE*). Please remember that my monkeys are not toys and are intended for adult collectors over 14 years of age.

The 2nd and 3rd names out of the hat will each win a hand drawn ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals). ACEOs are tiny art works. At 2.5"x3.5" they are the same size as trading cards and are extremely collectible. These ones are drawn by me with fineliner and painted with watercolour and gouache in an exclusive fashion to match the exclusive giveaway colours.

 HOW DO I ENTER?!?!?!?
  1. Simply leave a comment on this blog post in answer to my question. 
  2. Comments left on Twitter/Facebook/Flickr etc., are not guaranteed be counted.
  3. Please leave your contact name and email address in your comment so that I can contact you for your postal address if you win.
  4. You can comment as many times as you like, but your name will only be entered once.
  5. Entries must be in by midnight on Sunday 30th October
  6. I will pick winners names at random from a hat. Or bowl. Or something. Probably on Monday 31st October, but don't quote me on that in case I forget.
  7. My decision is final.
And the question is this:
In the UK, "Monkey" is slang for £500. If you were lucky enough to have a spare £500, what lovely handmade goods would you spend it on? 

You don't have to say you would give it away to charity, or buy nice things for your loved ones (and you don't have to say you would buy my monkeys, I won't be swayed by flattery.. haha), we're talking selfish purchases here. And I'm kind of interested to see your favourite shops ;)

FYI: I would start (and possibly finish) by buying a couple of things from this shop:


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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wordless Wednesday