Tuesday 17 November 2009

Long time..

Well the sun refused to shine and the photos didn't get any better - darn!

So.. moving on, I thought I would post about some other crafty things we've been getting up to instead.. my wee boy turned 1 recently and for the occasion I decided to make a personalised banner. I loved the results and the possibilities are endless - now just need to work out how to make them quicker and then I can sell them for less than £100!

Thursday 5 November 2009

Not as easy as it looks..

Well it turns out that it's not as easy as you might think to shoot some nice styled photos of a cushion! I had a go but the results were a bit shabby.. shall have another shot (!) tomorrow when hopefully there will be some sunshine to help me along.

But on a positive note I managed to come up with a header for this blog I'm fairly happy with.. hurrah!

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Here goes...

So I've finally done it and joined the blogging world I've been reading and following for years.
The plan: to keep an online journal of sorts of my crafty dealings and journey into the world of handmade design, printmaking, sewing et al with my partner in crime Christian. And hopefully it'll provide some much needed motivation to get us going, and get our stuff out there.

So to begin... here are our latest exploits with a homemade printing frame fashioned from a pack of clamps and some old off-cuts of wood we had hanging around, made by my other half one lunch time! He's far more industrious than me. So far its working well, apart from perfecting the art of ink coverage and needing more space - it's all done on our dining room table at the mo.
We're printing a few of our first design, dog cushions, in red as a trial and as a special request, although I think we prefer the blue so far. I'm going to style up some photos of the blue one we've made to post tomorrow..