Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I was recently commissioned to do a ballerina lampshade for a customer who emailed me a photo of the sort of thing she was after. At first l was a bit hesitant ; 1. l didn't like it, and 2. l don't want to copy another persons work. So l came up with my own which is different in style and looks 100% better than the emailed design. She was wrapped with it !! I think l might do another, it looks so cute in Ruby's room , but l might do hers in lavender or white instead.
Meh , the market weekend past was a bit of a disaster. Mum and I didn't realise that it was a predominately a second hand market for kids stuff and our fabulous hand made items were very much the proverbial doggie bits.It wasn't all tragic of course , l managed to pick up some goodies for Ruby at a much cheaper price than l would have if buying brand new. Well, at least l have plenty of stock on hand now so l can switch from knitting headbands and brooches and hair clips to woolie doggies and a few more hats and scarves for winter. I also need to get cracking on some painting projects that have been started but not completed. Typically , l have three paintings on the go , and l'm itching to start another that's been cooking in my head for a while now...but l MUST finish at least 1 before l can begin it !! In the meantime , here are some photos of my recent Ruby's Jools items.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Lots to do and so little time to do it all in! And there are still the domestics and child raisin' to be done!! l need some more hours in the day , or a personal slave to take care of all the minute of ones' day!
But, alas, l don't have one of those, but what l do have are some photos of some of my latest creations!!
The Amelie name canvas was a commissioned job , and everyone was very pleased with the results, especially me! I used a lovely soft pink velvet , and some mdf letter painted in pink the smothered in glitter which l might have to stop using and invest in some paint instead and it's less time consuming to use as well as less mess ( poor Ruby has them constantly stuck to her now, l even found one stuck to her bum when l changed her nappy one day!! )
The bookends l made for my niece for Christmas , again l'm wrapped with how they turned out ( and yes , you can commission a pair of these for $45 with your choice of colours and your child's name on the left hand side )
I finally have found the hotest pink that l could get my hands on so l can do more 'Ruby's Jools' in the brights. I think this is going to be the most in demand colour combo if feedback is any indication. I've also got plenty of the stock standard pink/purple blends too, l just hope they sell like crazy and all these late nights and swollen finger joints are worth it!
I'll do some more hats soon too, now that the weather is turning cool a lot earlier than l expected; now it won't seem so silly to be selling hats and scarves at the Munchin Market in 2 weeks time!