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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First new glass painted photo set in a while...

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been working on some new glass painted photos. I really need a name to describe this technique, as it sounds a little odd - glass painted photos! But that's what they are, after all.

Anyway, my second new set after 3 Funky Flowers, is Naughty But Nice. This is a set of four delicious-looking (I hope) images:

A chocolate cupcake covered with sticky strawberry icing and a cherry on top:

Awhite-coated doughnut sprinkled with hundreds and thousands:

A wibbly wobbly orange jelly:

A triple-scoop ice-cream cone with strawberry, vanilla and coffee ice-creams plus flake:

Now the set's for sale on Folksy, I'm getting to work on my wild animal set. I'm hoping people will buy them for their kids' bedrooms or nursery.

Other crafty stuff... I sold one of my polymer clay bookmarks the other day through Facebook. Facebook seems to be working well for the promotion at the moment. I've also signed up to Twitter, but haven't got the hang of it yet. Will I ever??

It's nearly my birthday and I've ordered a few lovely items from Folksy which I can't wait to open! They're actually from my husband, but you know how it is, it's often easier to buy your own gifts! I'll make sure I blog about them next week. I'll also be able to make a start on those bag charms as I'm waiting for a letter stamp set which my mum and dad have bought me!

Completely off-topic... just looking out of the window at my washing blowing gently in the breeze and thinking how wonderful it is to be able to get 3 or 4 loads done in a day at the moment!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Back to the Fimo and other new creations

I ordered some bag charms today and am looking forward to playing with the Fimo again to make something a little different. I don't know why everything always takes me so long, but I've had plans to make these charms for... a year maybe?! I designed them and everything and then, well, maybe it was just toddlers and babies and little things like that keeping me occupied...

Here are some pics of phone charms and bookmarks that I may also make into bag charms:

I'm also starting to sell my photos in sets, as I have a feeling that grouping images on your wall is the 'in' thing at the moment. I've listed two sets on Folksy:

I'm also in the middle of drawing/glass painting some new animal images which I'll probably sell as a group of 4. If they work out I think they'll look great on a kid's bedroom wall or nursery.
Anyway, I'm off to enjoy the sunshine...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A fun comp to win lots and lots of little interesting things!

I found out about a really fun competition yesterday from NoodleBubble. It's called The Envelope Project.

Basically, all you do is fill an envelope with lots of little interesting bits and pieces. Anything from sitckers, inspiring pictures from a magazine, a piece of ribbon... whatever is light and won't really cost you much to post.

Then you send it all to the organiser and the winner will be sent all the envelopes. There are 140 entrants at the moment. Sounds fun to me!