The Sunday Post

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Good afternoon,

This week has been a busy one with house and venue portraits, which I can't show you just yet as they have been commissioned for Christmas gifts. 

I can show you one I worked on a few weeks ago now though:

This one didn't get framed, I am looking forward to showing you what it got turned into!

This weekend holds more house and venue portraits I hope to get all my Christmas commissions complete. 

OOO and don't forget the giveaway is happening on my facebook page end tonight at 7pm where I shall pick a winner at random head over to get involved.

See you next week

The Sunday post & a little giveaway...

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Good afternoon,

I hope you've had an excellent week and that you're now wrapped up nice and warm. How cold has it suddenly become?!

This week has been a busy one at my 'real' job so not had a lot of time for making. But I now have two days off, which I plan to get cracking with all my house portrait orders- I cannot wait.

My Etsy shop is now up and running (yippee) I still have a few items to list on there so keep checking back you can visit it here: 

 I am also running a giveaway over on my facebook page. To be in with a chance of winning these four super cute Christmas cards all you have to do is like the post and comment which is your favourite design easy as pie(or Christmas pudding!). Head over there now to get involved. I shall pick a winner next Sunday 29th November.

Good luck! 

See you next week


Sunday, 8 November 2015

Just a short post this week to say my brand new sparkly Etsy shop is now open. Go and take a peep NOW (please)!!!! WOOO HEEEEE!

See you soon, hopefully over at my Etsy shop ;)


The Sunday Post...

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Good evening,

I hope you're having a happy Sunday and enjoyed the extra hour! 

I've been embracing Autumn this week. I went on a walk and loved seeing all the leaves on the ground. This inspired this little stitched piece...

I scanned it in and added a happy polka dot background...

I'm loving the evening skies too. Walking home from work on Friday I spotted this gorgeous rainbow in the beautiful sky over Marlborough.

Today I've been taking some product photographs of my greetings cards ready to list on my Etsy shop. I hope to open it next weekend (EEEK!) 

This is a little round up of my week you can follow more on my Facebook or Instagram page.

I'll see you next week, hopefully with an Etsy shop in full swing... keep your eyes peeled :)

See you soon

The Sunday Post...

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Good morning,

I've actually managed to do the Sunday Post on a Sunday.... go me!

This week I received a very special delivery. I received my Christmas cards back from the printers. YIPEEE! I used some of my favourite designs from last years Advent challenge

Aren't they fab (if I do say so myself) I'm super pleased!

The next job is to open up an Etsy shop. Something I've been thinking about for a long time. I think now is the perfect time to get cracking with it!

I've read a lot of tips about having an Etsy shop, the most important thing seems to be to have great photographs. I will be reading this fab book to get some top tips:

I also have treated myself to come Christmassy props to help style my photographs:

This week over on my instagram  I've also been recording what else has been going on.
I completed a fab house portrait with a purple front door - love it! I've also been embracing autumn. I adore all the beautiful rich colours.

So hopefully by next weeks Sunday post I'll have a plan for when I'm going to open my Etsy shop and have some great photographs of my products! Fingers crossed.

I hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy your Sunday.

See you soon

The Sunday Post...

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Good evening,

I hope I find you well.

This is really last weeks Sunday post but when I got back from my little trip away I felt a bit poorly so never got round to doing the post.

My Mum and I went away to Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire for a few days to go and visit the Heart Gallery. As you may know from previous posts I absolutely LOVE the work of Kirsty Elson Designs and have been desperate to buy a piece of her work for a long time.

The Heart gallery was having a 'meet the maker' evening for their 'Time and Tide' exhibition which is a collaboration between Kirsty's work and Angela Smyth's wonderful paintings.

I knew I really wanted to go so Mum and I made it a girly few days.

We were first in the queue on the Thursday night's preview evening as I was worried all Kirsty's work would sell before I got there. I was so excited to meet both the artists. It was such a pleasure to chat with them. Although I did turn into a bit of a 'Fan Girl' and got very excited.

I then had the tricky decision of which driftwood house I wanted to buy. They were all gorgeous. I finally set my heart on two. Well truth be told three but Mum reined me in! I also had my photo taken with Kirsty Elson and one of the pieces I bought...

It was a wonderful evening. 

The next day Mum and I enjoyed exploring Hebden Bridge, looking around the shops and walking down the canal paths as well as stopping for the odd cup of tea (glass of wine).

These are the two happy pieces I bought:

I have returned home filled with inspiration for my own work and a desire to really achieve my dream of becoming a designer maker. Maybe one day I'll see my own work in a gallery, now that would be exciting.

The Time and Tide exhibition runs until November 15th. I definitely recommend a trip to the Heart Gallery - it is filled with such wonderful work.

See you next week

The Sunday Post

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Good morning,

I Hope you have all had a fab week.

My week has been filled with special commissions, London trips and new books!

I've been working on a new house portrait that is going to be turned into something a bit different, it's not being framed. I can't give away too much now but I'm excited to see the final piece. I will share it when I can!

On Friday the other half and I went to London to see Kevin Bridges in the evening and have a day seeing the sites. (A bit of a bus mans holiday for him as he works in London all week!).

 Anywhoo we visited the Tate Modern which brought back memories of trekking around it at school and then later at University (I studied Fine Art at uni!). But this time I was more excited by what I found in the gift shop...

I found this gorgeous children's book filled with wonderful illustrations of high street buildings. I love it, it's filled with tons of inspiration for me! 

I've also been experimenting with adding an extra personal touch to my house and venue portraits. I've been working on adding the name of the couple getting married and the date or the house name and street. 

I'd love to get some feedback, what do you think?

I hope you have an amazing upcoming week and I'll see you next Sunday