HandMade Teachers’ Gifts.

Made these for a shop..you could make your own version…

by, using bought fabric or following some of my earlier posts etc and printing your own..maybe from a class photo?

some help???

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would love to see what you make. x

Fingers Crossed, Bobbins Loaded

How am i going to convince my machine to let me do this??

..found this on Pinterest..and the link is http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/07/stitched-furniture-silhouettes/

Lots of hows, and a post where you don’t actually have to read it to figure it out..LOVE LOVE LOVE

so it means back to begging “john” my sewing machine in order to do this.

I have an idea I want to do a deer applique using fun fabric on a soft background and incorporate some stitching..

So I mite try combining ideas, and do a full deer, which will let me practice those soft delicate curves ..

fingers crossed and bobbins loaded

Pop Up Shops and Display

Ok so a little background may be required.

This blog was started as a distraction and a record of my fumblings with needle felting. It has changed and developed in the last few months into a few things,

what I’m interested in

what I’m making

and how I’m making it.

I have decided to start a little bit about displays I like in craft fairs and pop up shops.

I am fortunate enough to have sold the work I have made to date online and in ECO CHIC Dublin. I aspire to start fairs/fleas in June. I also dream of curating/organising some events/stalls or pop up shops with a range of artists. Cork, Ireland isn’t the most inspiration place for crafters, but it is a willing and enthusiastic city.

So I am opening this category as an invitation to other crafters, artists, to share ideas, and inspirations.

Here’s some of mine….

http://www.treehugger.com/style/eco-pop-up-shop-for-christmas.html

a bunch of crafters opened this place up in the UK. They opened for the christmas season. Amazing amount of effort was obviously put into displaya nd its an inspiration to stationary/permanant shops.

http://www.refoundonline.com/pop-up-shops/

This is Refound. Basically if Refound was a person I would have a total crush.

These guys have a brilliant website, itemising what they do and by whom. The are on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/theRefoundshop

and on there, you will see how they transform spaces that echo artistic and design sensibility that is jaw droppingly good taste.

I mentioned I have a crush right? ok, so it may be a love affair!!

http://www.facebook.com/MonPetitPoisDotCom

 Seriously gifted people out there!! this is MON PETIT POIS’s bike/shop

She is based in Dublin, and has a seriously good sense of humour.

Found this on pinterest

I just like how care has been taken with the display.

At fleas/markets it’s not often displayed with such attention to detail

MY IDEAS.

So I have a few ideas for my display in fleas/markets

I have a 70’s flamingo pink drawer like this, that i will wallpaper the inside, and put some of the notice boards into

I have a red oval hat box from the 60’s that will be for smaller products..(watch out in next few months..still in protype stage)

I own something simular to this(less christmassy)

I intend to paint it a fun colour and hang my business cards, images of work displayed in homes, and smaller products from it

ok so i prob wont get to this but I love the idea!!

I also must print shop name on table cloth, hang some bunting etc off it..

Thats it so far..I will add to this. as I go along. Hopefully I will able to then experiment develop and explore my mad ramblings aspirations and dreams to launch a Maker’s dream Business

vINtaGE ILLustRAtions SerIEs

Okay, so my series of work that are inspired fromthe books  i grew up with, is finally taking some body. I have decided to work on the illustrations together before felting them. Also I want the child to be reminiscent of the kids in the family and me…so ..here some illustrations that I am inspired by

 

and here is a little of support studies/prep …

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