Saturday, 29 November 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Monday, 24 November 2008
But whilst in the freezing little box I created some christmas cards to go in my parcels to be shipped that afternoon, unfortunately the phone I took photos of them on won't upload the photos :(
Not much else to say today too cold brrrrr.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Once home from work I spent the past 6 hours trying to solve ink and printer travisty and yielding no success, not fun at all, but have calmed down, let the green smoke from my ears disapate and crafted a plan of action so I can sort out my orders!
That's all, printers have sucked the life out of my brain :(
Saturday, 22 November 2008
There is heaps more snow now but its too dark to take pictures.
Friday, 21 November 2008
It's being packed as we speak to get shipped out to its new home. I have grown a lot more found of this piece than I ever thought I would, I am a bit sad to see it go but it's going to a lovely home so I am happy!
I found it fascinating to see all the strange corners I find inspiration from, on this occasion I am referring to the Emerson quote!
That's all for tonight, very tired and lots of packaging to do :)
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Usually all starts with the fabric. I will see some I "have to have" and then set about finding a co-ordinate for the lining. This normally leads to several more. Once it all arrives I will decide which fabrics lend themselves to which designs I do. Sometimes they lead to new ones. Sometimes I design around new handles. Its mostly all about the fabric. My not so secret obsession.
What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Of my own hand, it has to be my kitty bag which was my first bag I ever made myself and the beginning of the whole Perfect Purse Company.
Of some one elses hand, it would be my pendant made by Elysian Fields and purchased by yourself. This is because it was bought by you and bought from a person that although I have never met, helped me through a truly difficult time. It is also so me its untrue.
Name your top five books, movies, songs/musical groups, and web sites besides Etsy.
Alan Titchmarsh - Only Dad , its not gardening, it truly made me cry, laugh and never want to put it down. I have read all his novels and they really are good.
Winifred Scott - Girl Castaways- this is a kids book but has stuck with me all my life. So good.
Delia Smiths Book of Cakes - I am not a geat reader but this comes off the shelf so often it had to go in.
On holiday this year I read The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy and Hollys Inbox. Good holiday reads. As I said I am not a great book reader but read so many non-fiction magazines its untrue.
Music wise I love rock music.
I like OLD Bon Jovi - the new stuff sucks ( sorry Jon, but it does), Europe, Whitenake and all the old stuff. Newer stuff I love anything Danny Vaughn does and have a new repect for Disturbed, to the point it cannot leave my car's Cd player. All rock and metal really.
What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?
Keep at it, never give up and promote, promote promote. Believe in yourself and your product and that confidence will come through in your work.
check out her shop at http://www.perfectlittlepurses.etsy.com/
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
One thing that made me happy this morning though was the postman bringing me my business cards and the cello sleeves I was waiting for so I can send some orders, finally :)
all ready to be shipped out to US :)
Had more family vists today, the grandparents came over which was really nice, haven't seen them for a couple of weeks. Cakes ensued as always and Grandad managed to help me solve my almost full hardrive dilema.
Painting must commence and got an early start tomorrow :(
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
and I booked another tattoo, finally got the sketch done in about 15 minuets last night, after weeks of struggling and yielding awful results!
I thought I'd show you some more progress of the custom piece too:
More custom pieces coming out, so look out for them!
This afternoon Jenny and Matty came round which was lovely, Matty has got to such a cute age now he is talking:
Monday, 17 November 2008
The one I am going to talk about tonight is the custom piece I am doing for Hardyharhar on Etsy is a custom painting for her daughter's birthday and she gave me free reign all bar it incorporating a crow and a mushroom. At first it seemed challenging (but that's good) and its been so much fun, I've gotten so into this piece.
Here is the progress so far...
You can't see the pencil detail in this photograph but I'm going to leave you wondering until the next progress photos :)
Sunday, 16 November 2008
I woke up and came down to the kitchen to make coffee and discovered this on the table, which made me giggle:
Saturday, 15 November 2008
my stickers and the print which is my very first sale!
the thankyou cards I made :)
finished and ready to be posted!
Creating packing up my first sale made me very happy and I hope there to be many more to come! I am donating 50% of all sales until midnight tonight (GMT) to Children In Need!
one final note my little helper today
Friday, 14 November 2008
For all previous posts go to http://dingsinsainity.livejournal.com/
I'l do a small intro of the gang (small in numbers and size they may be but small in might they are not):
Pip, the king of the house who likes to sleep in boxes, although more recently in his litter tray :S
Turbo, the more aloof yet ever fattening tiny tiger
and the fellow companion to this blog, the Etsy shop: http://www.dingsinsainity.etsy.com/
I shall leave you with that and return later!