World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day and I find it relevant to reflect on Creatureshire’s impact on the environment. This begs the question: what can I do to make my business more sustainable and lessen its footprint on our planet? One of the nagging questions I ask myself is how to deal with polymer clay. It…

The Montado collection

The montado collection revolves around a Portuguese landscape known by its vast expanses of open forests of cork oak and pine trees. In these areas you can find large areas of meadow but also wetlands. The journey to this collection started when I learnt about the Iberian magpie. This was an unknown species to me…

Garden bugs

Spring is all over the place. Leaves are sprouting in their trees, flowers are blossoming and there’s a humming sound all around from busy insects. Spring is a time of bounty, of growing and blooming. Out of my window I see the leaves unfurl and everywhere there are pops of colour. At Creatureshire colour is…

World frog day

Today is world frog day. There are almost 7000 species of frogs around the world, most of them living in tropical rain forests. The European tree frog can be found across Europe in freshwater habitats. They are a nocturnal species that eats insects and other small creatures. They are quite small, weighing only 8.26 grams,…

Welcome back!

Welcome back to Creatureshire! It’s been a while since I last posted here. I am now based back in Portugal and Creatureshire’s shop has been relocated to TheCreatureshire.etsy.com. I do hope to pop here more often to share any updates on Creatureshire and all its lovely residents.

Kings and queens :: Reis e rainhas

Good news! After three years and a half, I have completed the chess set (yes, that is how long it took). The kings and the queens have finally made their appearance to command their armies into mighty battles, and they promise lots of joyous games during afternoon breaks and at the end of the day.…