Monday, 12 March 2012

And the winner is.........

***BHAVANA !!!***

Congratulations :)

I put everyone's names in a hat (well a cup) and picked out the winner :)

Thank you to all of you who made the effort to enter and I loved all your comments, but please come back as I will start doing more giveaways after a couple of years off ! Oh and pop back to read my blog too :)

Have a great day everyone xxx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Busy bee

While I am sitting here writing this, it is raining cats and dogs and is really windy and I am a little annoyed with myself (although I am just about getting over this cold) that I allowed myself to not go to the studio today so I am making up for it by doing as much updating and listing as possible and in about an hour or so I am going to start some painting and drawing reading for the studio tomorrow when I go in, even if there is a gale !! :)

So I have had this little thing sitting on my window sill that I made last year and have decided to do a tutorial on it, I am debating as to do it via pictures or make it my first youtube video tutorial.. think I'll have a practice and see how I sound.

It is a Cat Carousel, it is static but I am working on a moving one right now !

I am also going to have a shabby chic/vintage range of items including jewellery and here are some of my new designs..miniature books, hand torn and dyed paper with embellishments, real leather covers as well as some fabric and beaded covers, you are able to write whatever you like in them, I am going to make lots of variations of miniature books and maybe even illustrate some... These are going to be brooches, necklaces, bracelets, rings and charms.

Let me know what you think :) xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me ....

Yep 34 now, another year older another year extremely wiser..hahahaha Well at least this year I am starting it by living the beginning of the dream.. I have my own business and am working in art all the time now, everything else will work itself out when it's ready but for now I have my studio and I just need to kick it up a couple of gears and try my hardest to get my sales up in my shop, work on my designs and products and get more freelance work. This is probably the first time in the last 12 years that I have been so happy with life, doing what I love, I do think being in my 30's helps because once you hit 30 you don't really give a crap about anything, I don't worry about nonsense like I did in my 20's, such a waste but I suppose it all helps make you the person you are now and I'm happy with that...or I will be when I have my bikini body that I'm working on for the summer hahaha

Anyway as it's my birthday today I have decided to have a little giveaway..I will make a personalised little house keyring or miniature for the winner, so to win I will pick a comment at random if you leave a comment on this post telling me the best birthday gift you've ever had ! The end date is midnight on the 9th March GMT :) Get writing.....

Oh and one more thing, I am starting to load new items for 2012 on my website shopping page, I will put brand new items here for a couple of weeks before I put the on Etsy etc so if you want to check them out go here.... The Little Miss Crafty

This is the first item listed, a little gift bracelet

Monday, 5 March 2012

New design styles for 2012

Wow, where did February go ? gosh been busy as well as been unwell for the last week :( but it is slowly getting better ... Can't believe my birthday is tomorrow too ! but I am going to write a post for that tomorrow too, maybe even a giveaway to celebrate ? :)
Well I have been working on lots of new designs but this is one of my favourite, my circle patterns on jewellery and now paintings and my little houses. I have really gotten into the doodle style of stuff and it has inspired me to start drawings and paintings again as actual pieces and not just sketchbook notes etc they do take ages to complete but I always love the end result. I have also developed a painful neck out of the blue which I have realised is a result of all the bending down to paint and not sitting at my desk properly, I tend to sit side on...bit worried that it still aches and not sure how to correct it, I hate going to the doctor unless it's important but then I suppose it is if I don't want problems when I'm older, unless a good massage can sort it out, may get one for my birthday..a proper hour long full body massage sounds total bliss.

I have also decided that I need a total overhaul of all my sites and layouts, I want to design a logo and new banners etc and also get my packing sorted out so I can package things straight away and they are all more professional looking.

I have at least 50 if not more new things I need to list for sale so if you want to see these things please join my group or page on facebook as this is easier and quicker to update on than when I blog.

My newest art purchase has been to invest in a set of Tombow pens after so many people have recommended them I needed to find out and I must say they are bloody brilliant, I did a few quick sketches today and used my water fill-able portable brush to go over and turn the ink into a type of watercolour and they are fantastic, sooo good, great for my sketch book and quick work, can't wait to try them with my craft stuff such as rubber stamping etc, am going into the studio tomorrow if I'm well enough and may have a play around with them then for my birthday hahha, can't give up the art for one day !Have put pics of this here too

Ok, I'm off to make some more bits so have a wonderful day :)