Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Ready for Assessment!

Well, tomorrow is my big assessment. My 'to do' list is all checked off for the first time this semester, and I think I'm as ready as I'll ever be. I'm exhausted and my whole body feels like it's about to give up (alongside a wisdom tooth infection which chose the best time to arrive), and although I know I'll feel better this time tomorrow, I feel completely bedraggled right now. On a positive note though, my brooches look pretty good, and I finally feel like my work reflects who I am, with fabric and stitching galore. So here's a sneaky preview of what I've been up to...

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!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Fab Shopping Haul!

Two posts in one day! Today has been fab, very chilled out despite near constant wisdom tooth acheys. Shopping trip was very successful, here are the highlights...

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!

Shopping List Saturday

This week; Fingerless Gloves! This list is inspired by knitting, plans for knitting groups, and my own fingerless gloves, which I have finished, and have worn, and shown everyone, and had everyone try on! There will be a pic soon, but we are currently at the stage where I leave the house in the dark and get home in the dark!
So onto the list...

Petrol and Confetti Mustard Two-toned Fingerless Mittens with Vintage Button by CoquelicotSalon

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

My Creative Space

Had a very busy day at uni today, been making some samples for my assessment next week, and here's my little space to prove it! I've had the workshop more-or-less to myself today, and it's been extremely productive!

Now I am off to finish my gorgeous new fingerless gloves! Woohoo!

For more creative spaces head on over to kootoyoo!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

A Very Busy Week!

What a week it's been! The big auction went well, and everyone seemed happy and festive, which is just lovely! There were fairy lights, and mulled wine, and mince pies and we were right by the big Christmas tree so our little quick sale table was very jolly, plus the company which was perfect (thank you Whirlwind Amy). I spent Friday at home carefully preparing stock and presentation for my big (first ever) craft stall. The stall was yesterday and was a fantastic experience. The weather wasn't so good, and the court yard was more than a little nippy, but I met some lovely, very talented folks, and saw some beautiful things.




Here I am at the beginning of the day, my pretty stall all laid out. I had polka dot and floral bunting decorating the front and my sweet green chair with it's crochet granny blanket on the back. Many thanks to my lovely husband and my (newly blue-haired) sister, who stayed all day and have customer service skills beyond what I could have wished for!
So today is about relaxing (and recovering) and I am going to make some of my ideas for my uni work out of cardboard so I can see how they work before making them in metal. We are also going to put up our Christmas tree, and visit my most avid blog follower, my lovely mother-in-law, in hospital, hopefully they might be letting her go home today which would be fab!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Big Auction!

It's been a hectic week, but tomorrow we see the result of some of our hard work; the Applied Arts Christmas Auction!
We're hoping it will be a huge success, as all the proceeds go to our trip to London next July for New Designers! I'm still in full on making mode, with scarves and fabric wraps on today's agenda!