Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Check out the new Poppytalk Handmade Lookbook - Featuring Sleepy King

Hi friends,
I know, it's been a while. Life has been up and down and busy of course, so I haven't had much time for blogging (how do you dedicated bloggers do it?!)

Anyway, I just wanted to stop by to show you the gorgeous new Poppytalk Mother's Day + Eco lookbook featuring one of my latest designs, Bella Bunny.
I'm also featured in the Poppytalk Handmade market this month & next!
and ... I opened up a new shop!
The etsy shop is still open too featuring most of my older designs/made to order items.

Have a good day!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Swedish corporation steals design from Sleepy King - Please Help!

Hello friends,
Many of you know by now that the large Swedish corporation - Lindex  has stolen one of my most beloved designs that I created in 2009. I found out about this by one of my loyal fans in Norway. She recognized the design as a Sleepy King original and instantly felt disgusted and angry. If she wouldn't have emailed me about this I may have never found out.
I am heart broken to say the least. I work so hard, and take great pride in my designs. I have many fans who know and love my work for it's originality. It is painful to have my work ripped away from me behind my back by a giant corporation. Who knows how many of these they have sold already? Hundreds? Thousands?  While I sit here in my tiny two bedroom rental, working as hard as I possibly can to make ends meet, Lindex is cashing in on my designs.
Liam the Sleepy Woodland fox was created by me in my home in 2009.  Since then he has been one of my top sellers. It's no wonder Lindex stole my designs without asking .. they saw great potential in this little fox and knew they could make lots of money off of him.
The real Sleepy King Liam: here
The stolen Lindex design: here & here (click on the pink onesie option to see the fox design) They also took GREAT inspiration from my older bunny design: here
I am tired of these big corporations stealing from independent designers and small businesses on EtsyBig Cartel and the like. You would think that with all of the billions they have, they could afford to hire real designers with original ideas.  Corporate design theft must end for the sake of the handmade community. We should feel safe when we copyright our designs and put them out there on the internet for people to see and purchase.
I cannot close my eyes and pretend this isn't happening, I am getting in touch with a local IP lawyer today. I am asking for your help to offset the legal fees. I would appreciate it so much If you are able to donate anything at all. Even the smallest amount will help. 1$ - 5$ donations are just as important to me.. because I simply cannot afford this on my own. I plan on keeping my fans and customers updated as much as I can on this matter.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please spread the word and share this blog post if you are against giant corporations stealing from independent designers and small business owners!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Just wanted to share! I can't wait! (many people have shown interest in these being turned into ornaments, I will be offering ornament sets as well!)

Hope you're all having a great week so far!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I am not a material girl by any means.. but I do love to treat myself to a handmade item occasionally. Overall I am very thrifty and hardly splurge on myself. But when I do buy something It must be very special, and something I know I will cherish for many years to come. Here are a some items that are currently on my wishlist...

1. skully friend by twostringjane
2. i love you stonewear plate by charityelise
3. start where you are pillow by casaandco 
4. acorn locket by christinedomanic 
5. floral garden headband by rebeccacaridad 
6. le double dog necklace by doublefoxstudio

I love to find new things, if you have a wishlist on your blog feel free to leave a link in the comments!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Fall is on it's way and we have been observing and enjoying the shift in the seasons. We like to talk about the little changes going on outside.. from the yellowing leaves, to the chilly nights and mornings. Finnley is a very observant little guy, and he loves to explore. Inside we have our pumpkin and apple spice candles burning and we're working on decorating with our very own Fall and Halloween craft projects. I am going to share one of our latest projects in the coming days, so stay tuned for that.

Are you as excited about Fall as we are? What kind of craft projects are you working on? I'd love to see! Feel free to share in the comments.

Monday, September 10, 2012


Well, Hello! I have decided to start a fresh blog.
I have never committed to blogging in my entire online life. I've never had a cute layout, a bunch of followers, and most of all, I never remembered to bring my camera along with me when I go places. Blogging has always intimidated me. I never know what topics to bring up, or what photos to share. I had an old blog last year but it never felt like "home" to me. Earlier this year I tried a completely different blogging platform where I transferred my old posts, but it wasn't comfortable either.

So today I decided to start over completely. A fresh place. A place to feel comfortable. I want to share my creations, thoughts, photos, and hopefully even a bit about myself. Starting over without any followers and without any old posts feels good.  I hope you will follow me in my blogging journey.

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