Friday, March 27, 2009

Molehill Mouse knows where your treasure is

There's a little mouse who's taken us residence in my kitchen, a wee thing, so tiny.  I know I'll never catch cat will have to finish the job she started. But until then I'm willing to share my house with the little thief :)

Molehill Mouse and his companion Piccabu Elephant are related to Ganesha (Ganapati) and his mount, Musaka (mouse). What a wonderful mystery is held within these two!

Little Musaka is "the master of the inside of everything. The all-pervading Atman is the mouse that lives in the hole called the intellect, within the heart of every being. It is the real enjoyer of the pleasures of all creatures." (The Myths and Gods of India, A. Danielou, Inner Traditions International, 1964) Ask yourself, "Where is my true treasure?" Little Musaka will know and I'm sure he will share his secret with you and his little cousin Molehill Mouse too.

Molehile Mouse's story says that Molehill Mouse tells Piccabu Elephant stories of all the secret passages that lead to surprising new territories and stores of sweet food - there is nowhere that Molehill Mouse can't go.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

up where she belongs

Last night I cleaned the walls of my office, so I could finally hang "Smoking Angel" above my computer work station. I bought her last year from good friend, and fab artist, Nadine Sawyer, and it's been sitting in the hall waiting its time. Now she's up where she belongs! It's already brought me much enjoyment - I'm actually starting to like my office as a room, rather than as a large storage closet....all I need now is a rug to make it cosy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Rosiepose - New Stockist

Flying Star Toys can now be found on online boutique Rosiepose. Australian based, Rosiepose has designer wares for babies, children and mothers.

image: a sleep-pile of Night-Night Mushrooms.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sail Away Boats: Holiday on the Island of Flowers and Fruit

After so long in the works I can finally intoduce to you the first in my boats series Sail Away Boats: Holiday on the Island of Flowers and Fruit. I hope you like them :)

Glide through the flowing blue waters of your paradise island. Be at peace.

The fabled floating islands of paradise have been a part of the folklore of many peoples around the world. It was said that those who lived on them were always happy and never aged. Many adventures set out to find these islands and there are tales of those who found them. The description of these blessed abodes are always of the beauty of the trees, water, flowers and fruit.

Just to imagine an island holiday is enough to be filled with fresh thoughts and renewed to allow your mind to sail away on a holiday to the Island of Flowers and Fruit.

Currently in four limited edition variations: Fragrance, Golden Pine, Wildberry Palm and Deckchair Delight.

Dimensions: 16cm (6 1/2 in) high, 15.5cm (6 1/4 in) wide.

Now available in the Flying Star on Etsy shop in $US dollars and also Flying Star Toys on Big Cartel in $AU dollars.

Friday, March 13, 2009

kokeshi find

This little kokeshi was waiting for me I just know it! I found her today at my local Salvo's second-hand store. I collect old style kokeshi and this make her number six. Welcome little one :)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Udessi - new stockist

I'm proud to announce that Flying Star Toys are now featured among the growing list of talented artists curated by Kim Wallace owner of the beautiful Udessi website - bringing together a select collection of work from Australian designer makes.

She has recently featured an interview with me on her blog - it can be read here.  I just love her photography of my work too - as seen in the photo above of a Blue Meringue Biscuit Bunny.