Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
I'm getting excited about Saturday's craft event in West Bridgford. You'll find me at The Design Circus. I'll be sharing the stall with the lovely Felicity from Poppy Rose Designs, who makes very pretty jewellery, I think some swapping will be done! We'll also be promoting purses by Sarah Wilson of Willy Designs. Hope you can come and see us, fingers crossed that the sun will shine!
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Friday, 18 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
I don't think my life would be complete without bunting! A stalwart of all family birthday parties, and pulled out to adorn any adhoc den that might spring up on a rainy day. So I was inspired to bring my creative stamp to the world of bunting and make some with vintage paper. Great for parties or just for general bunting happiness anywhere........get yours here!
With only two weeks to go until my first craft fair, the only sunshine I saw was created within my studio. It was lovely to be granted some space and time to create. The boys came and went; to the allotment, to the park, in and out of friends' houses. I listened to Radio 3 and stitched away happily. There are now little piles of flowers, and clips, pegs and notebooks stacked precariously on the surfaces. Sunshine flower corsage, available here.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
I'm working towards the first of three craft fairs that I've booked for the summer. I've been trying to develop a product range to sit with my framed pieces. I'm using the vintage papers and collage as the link between products. Last week we were on holiday in Norfolk, immersed in the cool, green forest. I've had green on my mind ever since. (Studio pegs now available).
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Notebooks off the production line.
I've had my head down, trying to make sense of everything and trying to focus on how to make what I love doing into a viable business. So, I've been having some middle-of-the-night thinking sessions and trying to formulate a plan. Currently the plan is Do Everything. So, I've booked up some craft fairs and I've applied to exhibit at the Wirksworth festival. I'm also planning on trying to get some freelance design work, now Dave is on a three-day-soon-to-be-no-day-week. I've got a few card companies in mind and an agent I'd like to contact. Deep breath! Just need to take one step at a time.
Today I met up with a lovely lady who is opening a gallery later in the year and who would like me to teach a workshop and exhibit some of my work. So I feel like I'm flinging lots of balls in the air and I just need to juggle them all, whilst parenting with a smile!
Clearing out my work space, and a knock-on house clearance, was very helpful in focusing on where I'm at now. I got rid of lots of stuff that related to things I used to do, or thought I might do. I also reconnected with ideas and half-finished projects and that's helped me focus. I realised what I love and ditched the rest! Yesterday I sold it all at a car boot sale and hopefully there are some happy crafters making use of it all.
My studio is now a haven of loveliness, and the space works much better. I realised how much I love wooden boxes, brown paper and string......and neat piles of useful things.