Monday, 31 August 2009

Craftzine project !

I am having trouble uploading my pictures for this, I think they are too big...argh ! I will have to take them again....I will post them tomorrow night !

So many ideas, so little time !

Why is it that when you have so much to do, you get distracted easily or just take far too long to do things that you would normally get done in half the time, it is a bank holiday weekend and I only feel like I have had a normal one and I can't believe that the time is already 5.07 pm and I haven't done a fraction of the things I wanted to do ...aaarrgggghhhhhh but I am going to at least write this post, add a project to my Craftzine as I promised and make a few more things for my Etsy makeover !

This is the stuff I have been working on for ages, Heart brooches, house themed artwork and fabric beaded jewellery and lots lots more..I thought that having a full time job and using my limited spare time to work on my business would be a lot easier especially when you read the 'success' stories of people who lost their job or had a baby, made some stuff and now they do it for a does this happen ? please don't tell me I need to get the sack or knocked up to have a successful business ! Maybe I give myself too many things to do but if I don't then I wouldn't do anything and would just think about the things I need to do..I can be quite a procrastinator when I want to be.....

Saturday, 29 August 2009

New stuff !

Hey guys...keeping my promise for at least one blog post per week although I may add another this weekend...I have spent the last few weeks doing my business plan and making lots and lots of notes etc so that I can makeover my Etsy shop with loads of new stuff. The things in the picture above are some of the new things I will be putting in my shop and there are lots still to come that I will be working on today and hopefully post on Flickr..
I am making lots of bright and colourful things but I am going to make some more pastel coloured and shabby chic stuff soon.
What has been keeping me going recently is reading the 'give up your day job' articles on Etsy where they interview people who have started selling their art on Etsy and now make a living from it and enough to actually turn it into a business...I am determined that this will be me some time next year !

Also I watched 'Amelie' the other week and 'oh my god'...I love that is absolutely brilliant and I had a huge smile on my face for ages after watching it ... and it gave me an idea which I think I have already mentioned about in a previous post but will actually get started on this weekend, so that will probably be my other post.
And I am going to update my Craftzine with two projects this weekend as it has been ages since I did and I really can't believe it has been that long :D

Right, I have to go to the library in a minute to get some books on Peonies as I have a commission for a couple of large paintings to do soon....

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Journal Pages !!!!!

Firstly I want to apologise for not updating my blog as often as I would like or should...I PROMISE yes promise to update my blog with a post however big or small at least once a week from now on....also next week I am going to have another giveaway so please check back for that...
I also promise to put a new project up on my craftzine blog every fortnight and I have so many I want to do but I just lose time, seriously I am starting work on something saturday morning and it's 8am, 5 minutes later when I look up it's 1pm ! am I in some sort of time warp ?

Right so here are some journal pages that I have made since my last post and i have a lot lot lot more to show but it's not totally finished and on sale yet so I am going to hold off, also I am not saying that my stuff is good enough to copy or anything but everytime I post something new, weeks later I see versions of it pop up on etsy and flickr etc...this may be a coincidence and probably is but I find it so annoying so i wont post them till they are on sale :)

Sunday, 9 August 2009