Helen Haywood




On Sunday Molly and her husband had tattoo appointments with Thomas for the end of the night. I thought I’d tag along with them, get tattooed after them and then we could all go out to dinner. I have wanted these little mushroom people for quite awhile since Rae first posted about the puzzle she bought. I asked her to email me a photo and I have saved it for reference ever since.
Helen Haywood was a writer and illustrator from England whose books were published in the 50’s & 60’s. Of course after learning about her work through the puzzle I have been slowly buying a small collection through places like Amazon used books, and Alibris.com All of the books I have purchased so far have come from England, so I don’t think my chances of stumbling upon her books at a used bookshop in the states is very good. I am still searching for the book that the mushroom illustrations might of come from and if anyone knows, I would love that info!
I was going to get both mushroom people but it started to get really late and we were all pretty hungry, so I picked the largest for now and will add more of the other characters at a later time. Of course every time I get tattooed I wonder why I don’t do it more often!

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6 Responses to Helen Haywood

  1. rae says:

    it turned out so cute! i wish my puzzle box had more info! I finally put it together and sadly it’s missing a few pieces. But the box is still one of the cutest things I’ve found!

  2. Susana says:

    you have the coolest tattoos I’ve ever seen !! how cute are these mushrooms !!! :)

  3. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks so much Susana! :)

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Rae, yeah such a shame it was missing pieces, but still very very cool! :) Thanks again!!

  5. Adrienne Taylor says:

    I live in Shropshire, England and will definitely keep an eye peeled for these books for you :) Off to a car boot sale this morning so fingers crossed!

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Adrienne, Oh wow thank you! That would be amazing! I’d be happy to do a trade for any books that you might have trouble finding :)