Im having a huge final sale in my big cartel shop A change of circumstances means I need to sell as much as possible as soon as possible. I will have limited time to work on my art for the foreseeable future so this could be a last opportunity to own an original piece at such brilliantly reduced prices. Thank you for your support.
I have a fantastic sale in my shop lots of original artworks and hand crafted dolls available at very reduced prices for a short period of time. I’m not sure if I will be making more dolls so this may be a last opportunity to pick up one of my unique designs.
I am updating my shop with lots of new work, acrylic on canvas in a variety of sizes, you can see them here.
Ketsy of Foraging for Fab has a lovely write-up on my shop here , Thank you Ketsy!
Two of the children came back from their Dads yesterday, Sadie is travelling with him to Glasgow to visit her Grandmother. So the house is reasonably quiet, it’s amazing what a difference it makes just removing one child from the equation. I had worked flat-out over the weekend to get as much done as possible, my brainstorming session has left me with a long to do list!!
I have nearly finished my first batch of hair bands and started listing them on Etsy today. I also listed a couple of paintings. Once items are made and packaging decided upon I then start the marathon task of photographing it all. I cleared the top of a small chest of draws in the kitchen and added white paper, this is my best natural light source. Inspired in part by a box of little toys from my childhood I decided to set up miniature scenes for all my little accessories using these dolls house toys as props. I also persuaded Rosie to model for me, she was great although I had to work extremely fast as she was bored after about fifteen minutes!
I’ve finished the lovely new squares and will be listing them in my Etsy shop tonight and tomorrow. I’m also working on some new dolls, the first is Jelly Anne seen below in progress on my kitchen table. Combining painting with the textile dolls is something I’ve wanted to try for a long time.
So to launch my new shop I’m offering a super amazing special offer for the first three customers through my virtual doors! add the code NEWSHOP at checkout and have a whopping £20 knocked off your first order, I will also add a free gift and a second coupon code to use in my Etsy shop. Happy Christmas shopping!
Today I have launched my new shop with these fantastic new dolls, I love them so much I felt they deserved a whole shop to themselves (for now anyway!) They have button jointed linen bodies and fixed outfits constructed from a variety of new and vintage fabrics, wool felt, silk ribbons, vintage lace & buttons. Each doll has their own character, I plan to add a Fox, wolf, Duck and polar bear in the following weeks so keep checking for updates. I finished them late saturday night and they traveled to London with Sadie and I on Sunday for the Bust Craftacular where they received an amazing welcome to the world, and they are now waiting to find their new homes. I also have some lovely new dolls for my Etsy shop that I will post about later today.
Above is Esme the Cat and below is Matilda the cat
Above is Daisy the Bird and below is Rudolph the Reindeer
A last couple of shots of the Bust Craftacular yesterday, it was too busy for me to leave the stall and get any other shots, so this is Sadie and I setting up at the beginning of the day. It was an exhausting trip with little time to really get a feel for the event and although sales on the day were not great the interest in my work was, I met a lovely journalist who wants to do a magazine feature on my work in January so that should be interesting, I have two art shows in the new year so will be starting work for those very soon now that my Christmas dolls are completed for Etsy and my lovely new shop is open.