Sunday, 5 July 2015

Another year past

I have just finished my second year of university! Finally.
It has definitely had its ups and downs and the studying hasn't yet ceased for this year. 
I shall just get on with it and show you everything I have made since my last post!

I am starting to sell one off original artwork, this being one of them. Norman Reedus who plays Daryl Dixon in the Walking Dead. This has been done in Promarkers on Canvas paper. 

The two pictures above are from a recent stall in the Byram Arcade in Huddersfield.

All of the above are some small Fimo makes 

All of these trees are made from real gemstones (Unikite, Malachite, Amethyst, Goldstone, Sodalite and Tigerseye) with coated aluminium wire, mounted on a variety of stone ranging from rock with lots of quartz to shells from local sea sides and stones from the Cairngorms in Scotland. 

Another beaded dragon! 

This was by far my favourite Fimo creation (it took forever!). It is another mushroom village, but it can be used as a planter. 

Another mushroom village ornament and some more cheeky minions! 

Thank you for looking! Will keep updated more over summer in between work, uni and crafting of course! 

Have a nice week! 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

projects and pox

Haven't been here in a while, but thought I would update on some recent projects. :)

None of these are from the last week as, despite being 20, I have come down with chicken pox, I suppose it was inevitable since I didn't have it as a child, but it really is a pain!

I haven't been selling anything, just creating new designs and ideas.

The above are both Miyuki tila and super duo beaded bracelets that follow a scalloped shape.

Mushroom castle complete with mini dragon

Winter mushroom candle holder

Isle of Berk from How to Train Your Dragon made from clay on slate.

My first attempt at a mushroom village complete with tiny glow in the dark mushroom street lamps, a mini waterfall, some mining pickaxes and train-cart full of coal and a little owl.

Finally a Jasper wire tree mounted on a quarts rock.

Bye for now!
Lucy xx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Stalls in OZ

 Hello everyone! :) I have been very busy and unable to keep up in the blogging world unfortunately.

I have had two stalls just a week apart and so we have been stocking and restocking. 
The first stall was the fairy festival in Oakworth. It was a wonderfully sunny day with amazing entertainment. 
slightly windy, but a successful day all the same.  

I have also been busy making price tags myself to save some money and also some paper bags and card boxes all with a Celtic knot stamped on them to keep them all uniform and much more professional looking :)  

Above is the second faery festival stall in Cottingley, This was a very windy day! and everything on the stall was blowing away therefore everything had to stay in boxes and not be laid out enough, the gazebo was getting allot of our attention as it was almost blowing away and the wind has even ripped some of the edges! So repairing is definitely needed, but all in all many wonderful people stopped by and it was very successful! So much so that The mushroom fairy houses are being fully restocked! 

Very happy with how they both went and now for winter and the months I am back at uni everything will be sold on Ebay and Etsy.

I hope everyone has a great week! 
Lucy xx

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The big(ish) reveal

 So this is the project I asked everyone to guess! I was making a fairy house. It has taken a while to finish the roof as I probably didn't choose the easiest style! 

 After finishing this I thought little mushroom fairy houses would be a good idea. Therefore I created all of the bellow. The clay is baked and varnished with little added extras like bells and they stand on slate with wool as grass.

 There must have been a stone under where I was placing them as they all look a tad wonky, but I can assure you they all sit straight and upright! The last one uses glow in the dark clay to give a very ethereal look :) 
I also had time for this all red beaded dragon.

I love this photo as the light shines through the spine of the wings they look like they're on fire.

That's all for today! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week so far.
Lucy x

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Hello everyone! :) my first week back at home from University has been very filled! The weekend was the grand depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. On the Saturday, my family and I traveled to Ilkley and watched the bikes wizz past and then watched on the big screen with the rest of the spectators. On Sunday the tour was coming through my town so a quick walk down and watched them wizz past again! :) It was quite an experience to go from watching the riders on television every year to seeing them on my towns streets.

The break away from the peloton bellow. 


The garden is flourishing with veg and fruit! The currents are all ready to eat and the peas are fast approaching which I am very looking forward to eating whilst doing my makes! 


A sudden burst of growth on a clematis my mum and I bought from the Chelsea flower show a few years back called 'Ooh La La'. Its a very pretty clematis and will hopefully get bigger with all this sunshine! 

 I have been clearing out all my old toys and found my Hama beads and could not for the life of me want to give them away. So I decided to make little kits for children, which they can buy at my stalls in august. Very cheap too as I am getting rid of them after all! Despicable me films are my favourite and are also very popular with children so I thought it was a good idea to start designing kits to make minions :) 

Then I think I got a little carried away with the minion theme and made polymer fimo clay minions in all shapes, sizes and expressions! These are going to be keyrings. 

I also tried out some other clay keyrings such as this guitar below.

Also some clown fish to keep with the childrens movie theme. (Nemo from finding Nemo) all different as the shape and eyes and fins were more of an experiment. 

That is it for this week except a little project I have been working on that is a mix of polymer clay and wood that is very in keeping with the stalls theme that I will be attending, anyone care to take a guess at what it could be? 
I hope everyone has had a lovely sun filled week!