Monday, November 30, 2009

Trim the trees, it's December!

This is me right now - wrapping packages of misfit toys and sending them far and wide.

Except I don't have a piping hot chocolate on my desk like this Elfcat does. 

That's okay though, I have already seriously overdone it on the eggnog latt├ęs this year!
(B - am I right or am I right??)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Poppets Heading for the Southern Hemisphere



Hello Australia!

I have just shipped a large order of kOoKyNeSs to the beautiful Australian children's store, TINY PEOPLE. They should be arriving in early December.
Tiny People has two locations, one in Byron Bay and one in Kirra Beach. They also have an online store here. Their collection of children's picturebooks is especially impressive!


The Christmas rush is in full swing hear at KP HQ, and Cyber Monday, the online equivalent of Black Friday, is just around the corner.
To mark the occasion, both the bunny scarf I posted about last week and Polar Bear Baffin are on sale in my shop.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Music"

It's been awhile since I've had time to do some drawing and painting. I dug up these half-finished illustrations for the sake of this week's Illustration Friday topic. For anyone out there who has no idea what I.F. is, it's "an online weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday and then participants have all week to come up with their own interpretation."

This week's topic is Music. Here is PimCat, balletically putting away her groceries to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. She simply cannot resist the urge to arabesque with a can of peas in her paw.

Same cat, different day, musical nonetheless:





Wednesday, November 18, 2009

She has her cake and eats it too....


Sadie celebrated her first birthday on November 6th! 
(Don't worry, that's chocolate, not.......the other stuff)

Monday, November 16, 2009

koo & poppet scarves!

I think these would make great stocking stuffers! 
I'll have more designs up soon :) 

Friday, November 13, 2009

Peeking Sneaky, Sneaking Peeky

Here is a glimpse.

These creatures, as well as several others, are on the shelves at FINN & IZZY now.

They will be available in the shop very soon.


"Baffin"

likes: ice cream
dislikes: brain freeze


"Flit"

likes: gardening
dislikes: pests



"Paloma"

likes: lunchtime
dislikes: soap


"Baxter"

likes: racing
dislikes: spies

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Missing Mignon

It's definitely been an exciting week in the world of Koo & Poppet.
FINN & IZZY, a very lovely children's store in Victoria now has some animals in stock!

Bunnies, Bears, Pigs and Kollector Koos.

FINN & IZZY is located on Oak Bay Avenue and I believe they are also having a big Open House this weekend, so if you live in Victoria stop in and take a peek if you're so inclined.

This may sound very strange, but it's always difficult for me to let go of such a large bunch. Not only do they take on personalities that I get a little attached to, but let's face it - I put my blood, sweat and tears into these creatures!
Most times, this feeling passes and I'm on to the next project.

However, in this case, I have but one regret. C'est Mignon:


She is my favourite. Ever.

It was hard to part with her.

She is from Paris. She is Mignon (as in "cute", not as in "filet").

She likes revolution and dislikes tourists.
She carries croissants in her pockets and frequents Montmartre.

I hope she finds her way into the arms of a little girl who likes knee-highs and the colour red.

Monday, November 9, 2009

P to the Izzo, E to the Izzay....


Yes, folks. 

That's little Elliot and wee Portia gracing the pages of Style at Home magazine's December issue. I couldn't be happier about their exposure, however I'm a little concerned the fame will go to their heads. Portia's already demanding freshly squeezed orange juice and a bodyguard. She wants to be called "P-Bunns" from now on. Elliot has actually moved to Toronto and is living in the lap of luxury, protected from the paparazzi flashes. He promised he'd write but hasn't.

No, but seriously, check this issue out! There are some wonderful ideas for gift-giving this season and some really creative parcel-wrapping suggestions. That is one of my most favourite things about the holidays, all the decorative paper and ribbons.

A huge thank you to Senior Design Editor Margot Austin for scouting some rabbit talent.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Baby Ben's Bears

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I am pleased to introduce you to one-year-old Ben and his Koo & Poppet collection. How cute is he in his rocking chair?
Ben's mom Andrea and her sister Sarah are great friends of Koo & Poppet - thanks ladies!
These photos, taken by Ben's dad, photographer Alex Firmani, are superb. I especially love the photos he took on the day Ben was born

Welcome to Klub Koo little Ben! 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Pumpkin Monster


For Sadie's first Halloween, she decided to dress up as an old-fashioned skater:


kind of like this one:


This is me circa '93 back in the old days. Nothing says Rink Rat like ketchup chips and sequins!
I haven't changed much....except my bangs were better back then.

Oh how I miss those times....