A new product for my stall and outlet for my creativity is my new collectors dolls. You may have seen examples already. They are made from vintage and my own printed fabrics.These three came with me to Fakenham Makers Market on Saturday. Victoria, Katerina and Morwena. Katerina has now gone to a new home, yay! 🙂
First I must wish you all a very happy New Year. The holidays have been quite a restful time for us so that we are fresh and ready for work. So here I am ready to have a wonderfully creative 2017 🙂
I now can show you my lampshade commission as it is safely with it’s new owner. Commissions are always a challenge and this was for a very avid Harry Potter Fan and I had to avoid copyright issues.
Here’s the finished item.Now for the process!
This is the lampshade ready to be up-cycled. First I stained it with watered down fabric paint to match the paper I was going to use. I did think of using fabric for the covering but had the cutting out of letters to contend with so decided paper was best. It took a lot of thinking about but I am pleased with the final out come 🙂
I recently up-cycled this lampshade for our living room and shared with my friends and followers on Facebook.It has resulted in me getting a commission for a Lampshade of a specified design which I realised just in time that I’d better not say any more in case they read this post!!! 😛
Pictures from Yesterday – my new display stands in action.I had a good day so they’ve begun to work for me already! 🙂
I’m enjoying getting ready for my Christmas open studio this Saturday. Here are some Christmas textiles in the making. These are made from up-cycled fabrics, hand dyed and block printed. 🙂
I started a new project recently as I’ve been having a constant battle in how to display some of my work at my makers markets. I have been making stands and generally trying to improve the presentation of my stall. Ultimately to try and improve sales!
I’ve had some apple trays for a while, knowing they would come in useful sometime and now they have! I saw something when I was out the other day and just motivated me to see what I could do.
I estimated what other bits of wood I might need which only cost about £10 and I got on with it. Measuring, sawing and painting:-) Yes I’m impressed too!I’ll take a photo of my stall on Saturday to show the stands all finished 🙂
I have had the pleasure to be asked to do a drawing of the nativity to go on the front of the December issue of our church magazine. I am always nervous when I get specific commission especially because of the subject, I didn’t want it to turn out too sweet. I am actually pleased with the result and have used the image for a Christmas card. You can buy the cards from my Etsy Shop! 🙂