Thursday, 30 May 2013

My Week So Far...

This week has flown by! I've been a busy bee, working hard on lots of new designs and jewellery, as well as taking a couple of days off in London with friends! 
 Lots of new dot necklaces!
 The fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square
 Sitting in the sun outside Tate Modern
and a nice little feature in the June edition of Market Times magazine!

Friday, 24 May 2013

A Busy Week!

Here are some of the highlights...
 New acrylic Brooches with Owl print fabric
 Parrots at Tate Liverpool in the "Constellations" exhibition
 Tate Liverpool "Constellations" exhibition
And the flower that I made from old I Heart SY magazine covers has been feature in the new June Issue. Isn't it sweet?!
I hope that you had a good week too!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New Jewellery!

Today I made some bracelets to add to my new Dot range - I think they're rather fancy!
 They're available in two lengths - 7" long with four dots
 and 8 1/2" long with five dots. They go on sale in my stall tomorrow, I'm really excited!
This afternoon I am working on some new sewn brooches, with owl fabric. I'll be back with photographs soon!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

New Fabric Jewellery

As promised, some photographs of my new jewellery range!
These were the first two that I finished, I fell in love with them instantly!

I used the colours in the fabric to help decide on the colours of the frames and stitching - I have had the fabric for ages and I think it's adorable. The next batch of brooches will have different fabric and different colours. 
I popped all of the brooches on pretty floral packaging and they are on sale in my stall now.

Friday, 17 May 2013

gemmipop vintage makings...

I made lots of pretty cushions this week - I love the pink and blue embroidery!

 I have enjoyed being so productive this week, it was lovely to have so many new things for sale in my stall every day!

New Fabric Birds

I've had a jolly busy week, making lots of new goodies for my stall - here are my new fabric birds...

Aren't they just adorable?!

A Special Story About Monsters...

 I have a very sweet customer called Nia, and a couple of weeks ago we had a chat about Button Monsters. This led to a plot, which involved Nia designing a monster and me making it for her. On Saturday Nia brought up a blueprint for a very snazzy little monster...
 Here is Nia and her fully annotated schematic. She also showed me a very imaginative story that she has written involving her specially designed monster, called Meesha, and a bit of detective work - It even has a Sherlock Holmes Button Monster. I think it's pretty amazing...

On Wednesday I made Nia's Monster, using her fantastic diagram for reference, and here it is...
I hope that this is close to what Nia had in mind. I'm thrilled to have inspired her!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

My Creative Space

I have spent all week so far working in my stall putting together lots of new jewellery, working on my gemmipop vintage range and some bits and bobs of stock, so today I worked from home! I have been busy making new fabric birds and sewing up my new range of brooches...
I will have lots of photographs of everything that's finished soon, so I will share as soon as I can! I'm having a really productive week - I'd love to see what you're working on! 
If you want to see lots of other Creative Spaces then pop over here

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

New Jewellery Range!

My new range of jewellery is finished and in my stall! I have lots of ideas for how this range progresses, but this is the first part...
 Dot Necklaces - all on display in my cabinet!
The range is all based on seven colours - red, yellow, white, black, navy and two shades of grey, and they are in different arrangements. I am really quite happy with how it all looks!

 Lots of earrings!
 And close-ups of the necklaces...
 There are two lengths of necklaces - the longer has seven dots, one of each colour, and the shorter ones have five dots, a selection from the seven colours. I have had a really positive response so far, and sold two of the longer necklaces today!

Monday, 13 May 2013

New Jewellery in the Making!

I've been working on some new jewellery designs over the last couple of weeks, and today I made some of the first pieces! 
These ones will be brooches, I'll share some more photographs when they're done!
And this is a sneak preview of the new range that I'm putting together - this is the first pair of earrings...
And the first two necklaces...

There will be lots more photographs to come, I have lots of bits and pieces to put together tomorrow!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

A Very Special Wedding...

A week ago today a very special lady that I know got hitched, and I was thrilled to make some things for her big day...
 These little birds are made from the bride's grandmother's hand embroidered linen, it was so beautiful! I hand stitched the little hearts on the chests in two shades of purple - the bride's favourite colour. 
I just love them! I also made their cake topper...
I think it's rather splendid! Congratulations again to the Bride and Groom, I hope they have a very long and happy marriage!

Friday, 10 May 2013

gemmipop vintage makings!

The gemmipop vintage section of my stall is expanding...
 I made this cushion on Wednesday and I have lots more cut out and ready to sew! This one would be perfect for a picnic or a bench in the garden...
 The front is made from a vintage embroidered tablecloth,
And the back is fantastic florals! I really enjoy making cushions, I love choosing complementary fabrics and piecing everything together. I'll have lots more to share soon!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

My Creative Space

Today's actual creative space was a whole rainbow coloured explosion of finger-painting with two of my favourite little ladies, Eleanor and Isabelle, the three year old twins of a friend. We had a fantastic time slopping paint around, so much so that it completely slipped my mind to document it! So, instead, here are my latest finished projects - my crocheted fabric log basket...
And a very cute little pot for keeping my sock knitting safe! 
The only issue that I've found with crocheting fabric is that I end up with the little flappy bits on the reverse side, which are to do with the technique of making a sheet of fabric into a ball of yarn. It's an annoyance, but there isn't really a way to fix it so my perfectionist self will have to deal with it. Either which way, I have a delightful log basket!
I'm joining in with My Creative Space this week - pop over and have a look!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Work in Progress

I've got a couple of projects on the go at the moment, I like to have lots to work on, and lately I've been crafting indecisively depending on my mood! 
 I always have a pair of socks on the needles, but at the moment I have two!
 My Sunburst granny squares are getting their edges slowly,
But the main thing occupying my time is a fabric log basket. It's almost done now and should be perfect for storing logs in our living room ready for the next time we light the wood-burner!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Cake and Days Out!

Thought I would share some highlights from my lovely long weekend!

Did you get up to anything nice?