Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Inspired by other crafters...

I am a fan of a group on Facebook called The Contemporary Handmade Alliance (CHA). It is a great page where the many are people like me can go to ask questions and get assistance with our various crafting endevours. I also like seeing what other people are making. I really like to support other people that have tried to start their own little business and try and buy gifts from their online stores.
Recently CHA put a call out to those that wanted to participate in a swap. I belive there was around 80 people that put their hand up and we all were emailed the name and webpage of one other maker.
I was given Megan from Handmade Treasures. I emailed her and she told me she loved orange and blues, so I set about making a frame with her business name on it. The creation is shown below. I look forward to hearing back from her and seeing if she liked it. Perhaps Megan you can send me a photo of it up on your wall!

I shall post a photo of what I receive when it arrives.
The Contemporary Handmade Alliance group also has a blog that can be found here

Monday, June 28, 2010

Inspired by repeat customers...

I recently posted a card and frame made with the name Claudia on it. It was great to get a call a couple weeks later from the same customer who wanted the same gift for a new arrival called Addison. The photos are below (not the greatest quality unfortunately).Thanks Emma!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Will be back soon!

Hi all! Sorry it has been a while since I last posted something. There has been a lot going on in my life and I have not been creating for a few weeks. I look forward to be getting back to things soon and posting my latest creations.

I did enjoy taking a break and headed to Woodend last weekend to visit the Sugar and Spice market. There were so many great stall holders and I look forward to the September one.

I shall share a secret with you, I am getting my website created so I shall let you all know when that is launched... very exciting!

I will be back soon....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Inspired by True Love

I was very happy to team with Amy of Bloom Resin to complete the above frame. Amy made me the word LOVE from resin which was a great addition to the frame. This frame was for a customer who wanted it made as an engagement present. She provided me with photos of the couple along with their engagement invitation. This was a great invitation which was a little story in how the couple met and I cut it all up and included it in the frame.
Thank you to Amber and Anthony for allowing me to put these photos on my blog.

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