So with my stuff being sold in the new shop THEM in Leicester's St Martin SQ I decided to make some yummy christmas bunting that actually had Merry Christmas stitched onto it. Below are a few images of the process. This venture took an extrememly long time but I have to say the end result looks better than I expected. Anyone wanting one custom made just needs to get in touch but please bare in mind that the letters will now be printed onto the fabric to help keep costs down.
Letters reading for ironing onto the fabric and being cut out
Lots and lots triangles waiting for their letters to be placed
Everything ready for stitching down into place
Finished yey! just a big mess of bunting to untangle and package
Ready and waiting to be taken to the shop, I will take photos of the one I have left to decorate my lovely house in nearer christmas.
Suddenly remembered the other day that I was talking a lady who writes on this blog www.projectroarsome.com at New Designers in July. She took some photos of my work and asked if she could include me in her blog...I said yes and woop she did.
Only problem is that now it was so long ago that if you want to find me you have to scroll down about a third of the way down
Heres a new little critter I've been working on. Robot keyrings, eventually they'll be in all different colours and patterns. Not quite finished but not bad for a first attempt I thought. What does everyone else think?
Another thing I have finished and love is my own personalised ribbon. I use the same cutting machine as my robot design above, primarily a sign writer but its niffty and cuts out anything you like. I used my hipstamatic to create the image but I cant for the life of me figure out what settings I used so if anyone has a clue please leave a comment and let me know.
Now a little while ago while browsing the forums over in Folksy I came across this amazing idea thanks to SilverBirchCrafts
It's kind of an Italian job deal. The event held in October/November is when around 100 mini’s set out from their homes to drive to Imola in Italy, to start a 7 day of “Rallying” back to the UK, “stealing” wine on route! Here is the link to the website if you would like to find out more information http://www.italianjob.com/
Each year they raise funds for children’s charities, and each team have to raise a minimum of £1,500 each time they take part.
I thought this was a brilliant idea and hopefully and 'easy' way to get my work/website seen by hundreds of people across europe without even trying. Below are some photos.
Finally finished some robots and little bears to add to my growing little family of creations waiting to find new homes.
I feel my photography skills need to improve...if only I had a space I could leave as a mini photography studio but alas my house does not accommodate for such needs. I mean just look at my embarrassingly cluttered space where all my materials and supplies are kept...cant believe I am actually posting this photo....
I swear after this blog updating lark I am going to sort it out it is getting ridiculous!