10 Mar 10

Etsy showcase – Wilde Designs

A while ago you may remember that I was featured on the Wilde Designs blog well I’m going to feature wildemoon as my first etsy blog showcase as a massive thankyou.

Texan crafter wildemoon has been interested in crafting and jewellery from a young age, with that in mind much of the shop is filled with original art, magnets and bracelets.

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24 Feb 10

Custom orders

I’ve recently started doing custom orders in my shop, I managed to get the ball rolling with Shadow from FeltFusion.

She requested two items a berry bowl and yarn bowl.

The first step was to sketch out some designs of how the bowls might look once finished. Then it was on to the wheel to try and make these bowl designs become a reality.

Up until this point all was going well, however I had ordered a new kiln and it arrived new and shiny in January. I was quite eager to take it for a proverbial spin and loaded it up for its very first firing.
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9 Feb 10

Be a crafty valentine

Its almost valentines day, this year its on a Sunday and I thought what better an excuse to get a bit crafty. Unfortunately because my other half will more than likely read this blog I’ll try not to give away any of my valentines secrets!

Valentines day dates back to the 18th century in the United Kingdom and the 19th century in the United States. Its often referred to as a ‘Hallmark holiday’ – one thats designed to push product rather than declarations of love.

Its often associated with romantic love and more often than not unrequited love. In other countries its also a time to show appreciation to your long suffering friends!

In trying to buck the trend of stuffed animals holding hearts heres some of my favourite crafty items some of them you can make yourself and others made by someone else.
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