24 April 2011

printing...

...this Sunday afternoon has been one of printing. this time making a large batch of lion cards and some more purse fronts. cards are drying nicely on the dining room table while the purses are on another table. the living room is just full of tables at the Dr Mr's mother's house. i am gearing up to decide whether or not to order another image made screen or two, or to invest in some home exposure equipment as travelling to and from print studios is tad difficult with the day job. hmmm...decisions. researching everything is taking up too much time. after i have printed my name on the back of these bad boys and started off the purses, a spot of outside drawing in the garden is the plan.

23 April 2011

new...

...sort of. the to-do list has a lot to answer for and with the new home print equipment, i have been able to cross some things off it. as pictured, these are the first batch of raincloud purses - printed from a new screen that i ordered with a couple of my designs already on it. i miss the process of self-making screens though. i have used this design before to make a print but i thought it would look cool on some fabric - plus i get to use up some of the fabric stash that really needs using up. inside i have up-cycled/recycled some 'old' dotty blue fabric. these six are already on their way out to two stockists and this weekend i am hoping to print and sew more - i only have nine zips left! i have printed out more lion birthday cards and the sketchbook is full of more to-do things. today is Saturday and there is a long bank holiday t aweekend ahead of me so we shall see what happens with this extra playtime.

17 April 2011

spring...

...some how along the way, time has turned itself into spring. how did it get to April? i have been busy with the usual - day job, over thinking, bits of drawing and making of things. now the weather is nice, the Mr Dr and I have started venturing outside. We went to the flea market in town one Saturday ago but nothing grabbed me and this week we went to the new village charity shop. Inside there were quite a few clothes to be had - couple of M&S things and a nice summery skirt then in the cabinet next to the till there was this clock. Well I had to take it home as it reminds me of my Grandad who had clocks in every room - loud ticking noisy clocks. If I stayed over, he would wake up in a morning to find them all in the kitchen as once you heard them you couldn't take your mind off the tick tocking when you are trying to sleep. This one needed a bit of a tidy up and the hen's head moves - well pecks with every tick. It is loud just like Grandad's clocks were. I am not very good at finding things but this is classic treasure. Think I have found what I would like to collect.

08 April 2011


hurrah...

...up above we see the return of the 'lion 2' sketchbook. i have trying to finish this page since October 2010. finally got it together this week. there are only a couple of pages of this sketchbook to fill. in other news i have been working hard on sorting out the 'print room' whilst sewing the lion badeg batch. altogether there is now a print rack, screen clamp table top thingy, yesterday i ordered a screen with designs to try out and tonight i ordered quite a few bottles of acrylics and printing medium. ideas are flowing in a mish-mashy way and we shall see what happens as soon as we can put it all into action. the weekend is here and so is the sunshine so full steam ahead with the pencils tomorrow.

03 April 2011

on the desk...

..this April and not for much longer. I thought it was time I got into gear and tried to update this blog on a more regular basis like i used to. So here is today's photo taking effects. Not very good as the light is very drab with and without the flash. The Craft Candy Spring Fair went very well last week and thank you goes to all who came, saw and supported my stall. It is very much appreciated and has helped the print room funds, so that I am now the proud owner of a proper print drying rack! Very exciting. As you can see there are a lot of plastic 'project' bags in the top corner, mainly the lion badge making supplies - trying to make a huge batch of them to conquer the stockists with. Also some new bunting, sold out of some colours last weekend so fresh batches have been made. The desk is slowly being tidied this evening and then i ain't sure whats on the cards - brainstorm drawing i think.