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Bus Stop
Brighton & Hove, UK
Interests: knitting, craft, christianity, fashion, tea, textiles, bjork, glitter, pop, baths, charity shops, tord boontje, cider, peter blake, elizabeth i, museums, tim burton, johnny depp, teenage fanclub, black books, sequins, etsy, green wing, brighton, edwyn collins, french knitting, grainne morton, jewellery, julie cockburn, kirsty maccoll, laura cantrell, mark radcliffe, monsoon wedding, muriel's wedding, nora fok, paul smith, pompoms, schiaparelli, smack the pony, ticky lowe, vivienne westwood, bill viola, jesus christ, jane eyre, turquoise, belle & sebastian, lavender, jean-pierre jeunet, father ted, andrew logan, bill bailey, book art, breakfast at tiffanys, buses, david shrigley, david starkey, dermot o'leary, diamante, freddie robins, fried bread, hot pink, janet ahlberg, kenickie, kylie, manchester, mary chapin carpenter, maureen lipman, michael brennand-wood, pattern, pete fowler, philipa gregory, quentin blake, solange azagury partridge, susie macmurray, textile art, the good life, tom phillips, victoria wood, voice of the beehive, white musk, zandra rhodes, elle decoration, lauren laverne
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Thanks Valerie! Best wishes, Kristen
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Hi Pete - yes, I believe so!
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Hi Cardsforfun0, I have heard that these bears are welcomed by ambulance crew and police officers, who may encounter distressed youngsters for whom a bear is comforting. They may also be welcome on children's wards at your local hospital, and in the visitors' area of your local prison - they can make visiting a loved one in an intimidating environment a bit less scary. They could even calm down a youngest who is reluctantly visiting the dentist! You could also contact the charity Kids Company, who work with kids living in UK below the poverty line. Often these kids don't have anything to call their own, and a teddy may be a very welcome gift. I hope something here is useful! Best wishes, Kristen
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Hiya - I did send an enquiry on your behalf but I haven't heard anything back. I suspect Stompy is a one-off! Kristen :)
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Mark, thank you so much for this information and my apologies that am so late in publishing and replying to this comment, it slipped through the net somehow and have just spotted it! It's lovely to find out a bit more about this talented illustrator. Best wishes, Kristen
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Hi Barbara - thanks, am pleased to hear that! Kristen
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Hi Sarah, I bought the pattern book about 15 years ago and you can't buy it new any more, but if you follow the link in the post you'll a few for sale on eBay. All the best!
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There is a small group of silly souls who make sure that every Friday, they are wearing something stripey. This dates back many years, to one Friday at the company several of us used to work for, when, quite by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
This is The Tea Song (from Yorkshire Tea), full of amazing FACTS about the healing properties of the cup that cheers! Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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Charitable art project Art Everywhere has transformed 22,000 billboards and poster sites across the UK into great British masterpieces. For two weeks, each of these sites will feature one of the 57 works of art chosen by the public. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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Awwww. I've been going through rather a tough time lately, things have seemed pretty bleak. But I was blown away when this care package arrived from my sister, full of things to cheer me up! Magazines, chocolate, bubble bath, comedy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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Image (c) Kristen Bailey 2013 Spotted on Victoria Road, Portslade. Wonderful! * SONG OF THE DAY: Feist - Mushaboom * Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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Image (c) Kristen Bailey 2013 This birthday card for Isabel was inspired by my new hobby - catching snails munching holes in the plants in my parents' garden... and hurling them over the fence! * SONG OF THE DAY: They... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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(c) Kristen Bailey 2013 I can't afford to buy flowers at the moment but I spotted a huge swathe of germander speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) growing in a shady spot at the side of the road, so I helped myself to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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Gangnam Style for Joshua via YouTube Greater Manchester Police has teamed up with the cast of cop show Scott & Bailey to help raise money for Joshua Wilson, a local boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2004.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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All images (c) Kristen Bailey 2013 Today I stopped off at the hospice shop's cafe for a brew. Sat by myself, I was gazing round the room when I suddenly noticed my own reflection in my steel teapot! I don't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
Yay! Another lovely collaboration between animator Charlotte Blacker and musician-for-kids Caspar Babypants (a.k.a. Chris Ballew from The Presidents of the United States of America). Caspar says: "Charlotte Blacker (Stompy the Bear) is back and made this little dreamy world for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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A group of Big Issue vendors have got together with ad agency M&C Saatchi and independent typographer Stephen Kenny of A Two Pipe Problem Letterpress to design and create their own adverts, using 19th century letterpress equipment. The national print... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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The Heartsease project is a collaboration between R&B Handknit Designs, The UK Hand Knitting Association and the charity Kids Company (www.kidsco.org.uk). Kids Company supports 18,000 children and young people who live in exceptional poverty and have experienced chronic neglect and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
Hi Clare - I think it's also by Jean Greenhowe, she did rag dolls as well as knitted ones. I found this magazine pullout on ebay but it doesn't identify which magazine. I would agree with Golden Hands, or maybe Women's Weekly. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JEAN-GREENHOWE-RAG-DOLL-CINDERELLA-RAGS-TO-RICHES-TOY-SEWING-PATTERN-/300847554922?pt=UK_Crafts_SewingPatterns_EH&hash=item460be9616a&nma=true&si=IRFKmI9Xrtz%252BoGbpVkKMQMAE91s%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Kristen :)
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2013 on Hey Cinderella at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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Design and photo (c) Kristen Bailey 2012 Cathy's favourite film is The Wizard of Oz, and she does seem a long way from her English home now she has a new one in Alberta, Canada - but there's still no-one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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In which our vertically illustrious heroine appears as Yoko ("I'm Japanese..."), assistant to Nathan Lane's Lagerfeld-esque gallery owner. Love that sequinned beret. Not sure about the monobrow. * SONG OF THE DAY: The Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous *... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
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This is my beautiful new brooch, handmade by Gabi Reith of Small Stories. I've been ogling her work for a while now, especially her limited edition, handpainted wooden brooches, which are inspired by fairy tales and nursery rhymes. I promised... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
Black Holes from Grace Helmer on Vimeo This witty hand-drawn animation presents some seriously weird science in a way even I can understand! You can see more of Grace's illustration work on her website: www.gracehelmer.co.uk * SONG OF THE DAY:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop
A Welsh hymn to their capital city's many bus routes, this is today's Thoughts At The Bus Stop... * SONG OF THE DAY: The Cardiff Bus Song (c) I Loves The 'Diff * Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Thoughts from the Bus Stop