Sunday, 1 July 2012

Handmade monday 73

Its been a busy week for me and I'm going to ask you 1st to pop over to handmade harbour and take a look at the great blogs
The main thing I  want to talk about is the new age fair I went to on Saturday with my lovely friend Joanna we took her Spiritual Art and my Encaustic Art. We had a lovely day
here are my photos

The bottom photo is of all the work I managed to do on the day so I am very pleased I also sold a couple of pictures and lots of cards. I met some great people who are very inspirational 
The other thing I managed to get done was pop over to Hillliers Garden centre where there is an amazing craft shop called Between Dreams I showed them a few pictures and I am now putting a few bits in there next week
I am very late writing this tonight Just for a change hope everyone has a great week see you next Monday xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Handmade Monday 72

Well I have to say Is it Monday already???
Hasnt this week gone quickly I must say I havent done too much crafting as I have been searching out exhibiting space for my encaustic art
Well I have found somewhere great its in Totton Southampton and its called hanger farm arts centre Its a fantastic place and so so busy this year, but I have booked up to display next year with two of my very good friends Jo and Deanna who are also fantastic artists I am so looking forward to it I had a great time then spent the afternoon looking at my lovely pond as it was so sunny
If you remeber I was due to go to an Open afternoon on the Friday , well it was a fantastic afternoon Here is the link to the article about Mums and Business It is run by Theresa and Terry and they are the most inspiring people you can ever meet so if you are a mum in business please take a look the lounge is in Fareham in the most beautiful location
The last thing I did this week was go to a great party on Saturday night a very good friend of mine was celebrating her big birthday it was a total surprise for her and she looked beautiful I made her a great picture but me being me forgot to take a photo but dont worry once its on her wall I will get her to take one
this is us at her party
 So all in all a fun week
Now this is a handmade blog so now its time to pop over to hand made harbour and check out all the other great blogs
See you next week xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Handmade Monday 71

Just thinking about the versatile blogger award from be at bits and bobs crafts and  tried to write it for today but cant decide who to nominate as I have seen so many wonderful blogs this week
Thank you to Wendy once again for hosting Handmade Monday  no 71 that a great number so if you love blogging nip over to handmade harbours blog post and check out all the wonderful blogs
I have had a lovely week all the paintings I finished last week are now on show in The lounge in Fareham ready for their open day next friday heres the link Its a lovely place for mummies to work in a very relaxed atmosphere Their is a membership that entitles you to discounts on hiring a desk/room for the day.
I will be there on Friday doing some demos in Encaustic Art along with lots of other mummies
I also went along to a networking coffee morning and met some very lovely ladies with their own businesses and a very kind lad called Anji invited me to a jubilee Fayre which is for arty people I am just in the process of filling in the forms
As for crafting I have not managed to get anything done so I am going to add a few photos of one of my more recent fairs

 This is my new bracelet stand handmade of course not by me but I got my other half to sand it down and varnish it
 lots of space for demonstrations

These were my first attempt at putting the artwork onto fabric

Thanks for popping by and I will see you next week also thank you so much for the amazing comments on last weeks blog it is really appreciated xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Just a quickie

A quick link to handmade Monday 70 lots of great blogs which I will be looking at soon
Just wanted to show you the pictures I made this weekend
This one was a commission
These are my purply /blues for the lounge in Fareham

I am so sorry this is such a quick one but the time keeps running out for me part of my new plan to get organised is to get the blogs ready early but I never manage it
Have a fantastic week everyone  xx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Handmade Monday 67

1st thing to do is to pop over to handmadeharbour and check out the new blogs some great  reading I have been busy making a few bits for the jubilee fair I am going to on the 2nd June in Eastleigh

 1st a couple of adult sized aprons

And some cyrystal bracelets
My weeks been quite busy I have been trying to sort out some encaustic workshops and have found a couple of venues One is in Eastleigh LIbrary the other is Badger Farm Community centre in Winchester so I am now looking into dates that are suitable probably saturday afternoons
I also went to a networking mummies meeting and it was very inspiring lots of mums that have their own businesses and they have some amazing stories
Had a great night out with my Family for my eldests 20th birthday shes grown up so quickly cant believe it but she had a great time being the centre of attention in Frankie and Bennies especially when they sang Happy Birthday 
Gotta get some more ideas for the jubilee fair as I have the lovely fabric above to make things out of so not sure what yet look forward to catching up next week xxxxx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Handmade Monday 66

Well I have to say I haven't had a very crafty week been running around all over the place what with commitee meetings orthadontist appointments and visiting a few people its been very hectic.
My lovely middle daughter went back off to College today after 4 months of working on a ship up in Scotland so we have been busy packing and shopping for last minute essentails, boy can that girl shop!!!!!!!
My eldest is 20 tomorrow so its the last day of having three teenage daughters around it lasted 10 days as the youngest turned 13 on the 4th May. Feels very strange knowing shes not a teenager any more and makes me feel ancient. Funny also how shes dreading it and shes still so young, feels only like yesterday that she was crawling  about the floor with no real voice, now shes off travelling the world and could talk the hind legs off of a donkey!!!!!
Well back to the crafting mode don't forget to pop over to Wendys blog on Handmade Harbour This is a new page full of lots of ideas Wendy has made it very interesting with guest blogging and featured crafters you can leave your link and hopefully get lots of visitors to your own blog too. If you do pop over dont forget to write a little something as it makes our days to read lovely comments.

I have been visiting a place called the Hexagon centre this is where I help the clients with their beading, I have been making magnetic bracelets with them which they love as they are just simple beading tecniques
Here are a few pictures of the sort of thing we made

The clients made different colours but very similar
I also have been sorting out some workshops for my encaustic art I arranged them in 5 week courses and sent out the emails I am charging £70 for a 5 week course this is learning different tecniques with the iron to produce some lovely pictures. I am still awaiting replies but I'm wondering now whether maybe I should have chosen just morning or afternoon short workshops I suppose time will tell if you have ever run workshops I would appreciate any comments or opinions you have as this is my 1st time
Here are a few pictures of my work

 These top 2 are A3 in size mounted in A2 frames
 This is 6''x4'' mounted in 7''x5''

 These 2 are 5''x7'' mounted in 8''x6''
 This one is A4 mounted in a A3 frame
This last one is 5''x7'' in a A4 mount
These are the sort of thing that you can produce from painting with wax and of course no two pictures will ever be the same
Look forward to any comments you may have. Have a great week xxxx

Monday, 7 May 2012

My new pictures

Its been a while since I have blogged so I thought I would start with the link to  Handmade Monday

These are the pictures I have been designing yesterday and Painting today. The 1st thing to do is stamp the silhouette onto the shiny card with a permanent black ink then the painting is done around the stamps
I have had a busy week lots of networking and baking cakes Had a lot of fun though
I have also secured a venue for the encaustic workshops Its going to be at Bursleden Brickworks in a beautiful little cottage the sessions are going to run during term time in sets of 5 weeks really looking forward to them They will start with a beginners guide to encaustic working up to using the iron then the stylus then lots of rubber stamping and working with fabric
Hope I get the time to do a blog next week may need a little poke from one of you so se you next week xxxx