Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Free Delivery!

Over at my Etsy shop you can get free delivery within the UK if you use the code XMAS2011 at the checkout! To make the run-up to Christmas even easier :D

Monday, 28 November 2011

'Round' - Illustration Friday

My entry for this week's Illustration Friday, the topic being 'round'.

This is the second drawing I did for this week and definitely the better one :) time to get those Christmas decorations out folks!

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...


Here are some Christmas card designs I've been working on since last year (I know!) based on the 12 days of Christmas. So far I have Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. Not sure I could fit 12 Lords A'Leaping onto an A6 card, so I might leave it at these, I think they make a cute series :)

Also, I've started work on this weeks Illustration Friday topic 'Round'. I've done one drawing but I'm not very happy with it, plus I've come up with a better idea. Hopefully I'll finish that tonight! I thought I'd be able to relax after the craft fair but turns out I was wrong!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

first craft fair = success!

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the Delapre Abbey Craft Fair, it was so much fun! Here's what my stall set-up was like, I was pretty pleased as I hadn't done it before I thought I'd get it wrong but I think it was ok! So now I'm off to bed because I'm SHATTERED! Will definitely be doing more fairs soon though :D

Delapre Abbey Craft Fair is tomorrow!

It's come round awfully quickly but tomorrow it's Craft Fair time! So if you're in the Northampton area come and have a look, it opens at 10 and closes at 4. Hope to see you there!

My Etsy shop will be closed tomorrow, but I'll be re-opened on the 28th :D

Monday, 21 November 2011

'vanity' - illustration friday

I love faux fur; it looks nice, it feels nice, and it's perfect for winter.

But why can't all fur be faux?

Killing and maiming for vanity is never right, and I myself will never own anything made of real fur thank you very much!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

'silent' - illustration friday

Christmas is on my mind 24-7 at the moment, so it's only fitting this weeks entry to Illustration Friday is festive!
I remember being a kid at 2am on Christmas morning, silently sneaking down the stairs with my stocking to open my presents whilst trying not to wake my parents up... they'd make us go back to bed if they caught us! So this is what this lad is doing too. Is it bad that I STILL can't wait 'til Christmas morning, even though I'm 23?

Friday, 11 November 2011

it's beginning to look a lot like...

...Christmas! And this year I'm in a good mood because I've actually got myself sorted out, the first year this has ever happened. My Etsy shop has been updated, and even includes a festive banner specially for my seasonal shoppers. Also, here's one of my card designs for this year (which is also available in pink, red and gold and is sold as a pack of 4, for £10) and my cute little felt hearts (2 for £6)

Not long now until my stall will be appearing at the Delapre Abbey Christmas Fair in Northampton, on the 27th of November, come visit! I've prepared tons more cards and all my Etsy stuff will be there too.

I do love Christmas :D

Monday, 7 November 2011

'stripes' - illustration friday

Another quick one this week, I've been frantically crafting to get ready for a Christmas market! But here is my stag/cow (I reckon it has a very cow like face, which isn't what I wanted but hey!) ready for winter with his striped scarf :)
Incidentally, I've started crocheting a snood for myself, why buy when you can make aye?

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

'scary' - illustration friday

This weeks Illustration Friday prompt got me thinking whether there are any tales of ghostly happenings around where I live, and it turns out there are a few!
I found this story on the Luton Paranormal website, and thought it was a tad odd...

"Burials have not been permitted at the Priory Church in Dunstable for some time over concerns of releasing an evil that is buried there. A long time ago a witch called Sally was burnt at the stake along with her cat and broomstick but she returned to haunt the priory which stood on the site where the Priory church now stands. Ghostly hands would box the monks around their ears and the altar candles would burn with an evil green light. If Sally's ghostly fingers touched the prayer books the covers would be singed. 

Things got so bad that a Palmer (a wandering medieval European pilgrim who carried a palm branch as a token of having visited the Holy Land) was called in to remove the spirit. As the Palmer began the service Sally struck him so hard about the head that he fell to the floor of the Chancel. Eventually the Palmer outwitted Sally by luring her into a bottle. This bottle was then buried in the grounds of the Priory church but no one knows where. No more burials were allowed which might break the bottle and release the witch."