This is a copper test piece, just an example of what I plan to do in silver. It's evolved a bit since this piece, but the idea is there! So now that I'm ready, I'm going to enjoy Morrissey on MTV2 for a bit before bed!
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Patchwork bag, front and backUgly guy from Thundercats!
and my latest shell creature...Jasper the Owl! I now have Jasper and Jeremy the dog, I think there's a new collection here...shell animals with names beginning with 'J'! Thanks to Amy for the name, inspired by Jasper Cullen of the Twilight saga! Also got new wool, pins, thread, fabric, and 2 vintage necklaces! What a fab shopping trip!
For more lovely shopping lists head on over to fancypicnic!
Today I am planning a fairly relaxed day, with some breakfast with hubby, charity and fabric shopping and some uni work which currently involves stitch samples, researching and pincushions and some self cover buttons! A lovely day to come indeed!
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Now I am off to finish my gorgeous new fingerless gloves! Woohoo!
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Sunday, 6 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
scarvesButton Monsters in the making and complete - all ready for mayhem!and some highlights from my trial run laying out the stock on a huge piece of paper which is the size of the stall - (top) various flowers, necklaces, monster and bangles, (bottom) felt brooches, silver bangles and house brooches.
I have been making some more pretty silver bracelets today, and I'm getting another go at the laser cutter on Tuesday which will hopefully be productive. I've been a little stressed out getting ready for Flair and trying to balance it with uni work. It's going to be a fantastic experience, and I think once it's all done I will be very proud, right at this moment though I'm pretty much tired out! This evening I am relaxing in my pjs with series one of "Big Bang Theory" which I think I more than deserve!
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Sunday, 15 November 2009
How fab! I will be attending Flair in Wolverhampton!
My very first craft fair! It will be on December 5th at the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton, and I can't wait!
Thursday, 12 November 2009
I'm in full blown making craziness in the run up to the festive season, with a new stockist, an exhibition, an auction and (hopefully) a stall at a huge craft fair. Today I've been doing some boring paperworky stuff, which seems to be a necessary evil at this point, but I've also been making some bangles, and have had a new idea for a line of earrings...
At uni this week I have been making copper samples of a design that I've been working on, here's a sneaky preview....
I am proud to say that I am still managing to find a little time to knit my scarf (having found the illusive fifth ball of wool that I needed after an unfortunate selling-out incident!), and am totally engrossed in the "Twilight" Saga, I'm up to "Eclipse" now, and enjoying it thoroughly! I've taken some advice off a wonderful friend, that part of my work is to look after myself, and I'm finding that making a little time to do things just because I want, to is doing me good. I doubt I'll feel that way in a couple of weeks when all the panic sets in at once...
I am having a little sale in my etsy shop at the mo, I will be listing some new goodies very soon!
So that's me for today, my to do list is getting longer as it gets shorter as usual, but I only have five things left to do for today... until I think of more! Head on over to kootoyoo for more creative loveliness!
Sunday, 8 November 2009
8 pairs of vintage knitting needles
and two fantastic albums, one of photographs and another of teeny postcards from all around the world. Both are from the 1920s/1930s, and they're beautiful!
These are from Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's house, and Ann Hathaway's house.
This is my favourite photograph, it's just lovely.
We had a fantastic time at the open night of a new exhibition at First Edition, there was some really lovely work there. Today is all about uni work, have a load of inspiration at the moment!
Monday, 2 November 2009
The little blue bit on her chest is a heart (it's not awfully clear from the pic!), I love her stripey ears!
Been to Knit and Natter tonight, and I'm pleased to report that my scarf is definitely getting longer! I've used two and a half balls so far and it looks pretty good! I'm also pleased to report that after a silly car door mishap, my fingers are much better! I squished three fingers on my right hand on Saturday night after my sister's birthday shindig (I must be clear that I was utterly sober at the time, which makes it all the worse!), and so yesterday was entirely crafty-making free and I just about managed to finish the bit of my dissertation that I was working on. So pretty glad that they've stopped throbbing now, I'm sure the yummy cherry cake that hubby bought for me helped....
Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
On Sunday we went to Wolverhampton to see the Editors...not so keen, but Paul enjoyed it! On Monday we had a mad drive to get some jesmonite, which is a resin, to make bracelets, and then onto a charity shop hunt, where I got wool, fabric, a mitten and glove knitting book, a teeny purse for my sewing stuff, and some vintage buttons, and hook and eye fasteners. It was fab! Then I went to Knit and Natter with all my lovely friends and started a new scarf. Yesterday was a bit of a mish-mash day, I got a desk for my workshop, so I spent some time getting organised.I did a bunch of work in the evening, contacted some more potential stockists, and suppliers of materials and equipment, it's all getting very serious now! Today we went to meet my lovely friend Ruth, and I got 3 pairs of fantastic coloured vintage knitting needles and a needlecraft book. This afternoon I did some jesmonite samples with different herbs and spices, some more successful than others! Tonight we're having a lovely winter veg stew, and I'm going to carry on with my scarf! Good times!