Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Felt Toy

There was a recent swap on 'Absolutely Everyhing Swap Central' an online yahoo group I am a member of. It was to create a felt toy. I have never created a toy from scratch so I was a bit nervous about the proposition. On the other hand I always like to try something new so I decided not to sign up for the swap but make something anyway. I have to say I am quite pleased with the result. I wish I had been more brave now and signed up for the swap.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Paper Jewellery

I'm really excited, I have been recently selected as a Designer/ Maker for the Design Factory. This is the third time I have applied, the first two times I was accepted as a Associate Member. The adage must be true 'Third time Lucky!!' I have been developing a range of jewellery following on from my degree show collection. The first time it was showed was at 'Lustre' a contemporary craft fair at Lakeside, Nottingham where I was selected to be a 'Young Meteor'.

I have my own portfolio on their website. section on their website which gives a little more information about my work. Unfortunately my website is not working yet. Maybe this will spur me on.

Creating Fan Cards at the Autumn Centre

Last week, we created Fan Cards at the Autumn Centre. This is a group of lovely ladies majority over 50 years of age all enjoying keeping their minds alert and their fingers active.

The enthusiasm and creativity in this group runs very high, they enjoy the chatter and the making. They all support each other to produce an end product before they have their lunch and a game of bingo.

We are now looking for ideas for things to produce for the annual Summer Open Day where they hope to fill a stall with lovely handcrafted items.

Easter Baskets

I was asked by the local Day Centre where I provide craft sessions to make some centre pieces for their Easter Meal. It should have been flowers made by the group but they were not returned in time. So I whipped up some origami boxes and machined some handles and Voila!