Saturday, 3 December 2011

No more arty crafty obligations this month! oh, & a giveaway!

Just did my last craft fair & got anothr 'reasonable weeks shop' worth of sales. It was shorter than last week, perfect weather (I saw 2 stars last night & hoped it wouldn't freeze!) but I've decided I'll get what I'm given, they're only small fairs & as long as I enjoy making the 'smalls' I'll continue. My stuff made more than it would have done in a darkened studio & it helps to get yourself seen.


 A few more christmas cards


I'll just have to learn to ignore the people who don't bother to even look at my table. I've learnt that it's not that they don't bother, they're just so distracted & all they really want is...coffee & cakes! If I had my time again I'd be a baker of fat free cake ;)



 I enjoyed trying out some hair clips, I'll keep working on these.

 But I'm quite excited about my new pendants, below.










They're both about a couple of inches long/wide. I sold a flower one today, delighted to sell something hot off the press.

I'll be working, of course but I feel I'm going to have a holiday from the pressures of making for a fair/exhibition/studio & I shall really just enjoy myself, making. I plan to finish off samples from the books I borrowed, make a few presents, play with experimenting, TIDY my appalling mess of a studio - it's beyond creative mess, go thru magazines I've had for too long (not my CPS & QA, I'll keep thoose!) & file at least a million photos on the computer. Then I'll start all over again in January, but having had a bit of breathing space, i'll look forward to it.

I realised that I had my 2nd anniversary of my blog mid week so if anyone would like a rectangular pendant, let me know by leaving a comment. It's the least I could do to say thank you for being here for me for another year.

Best of all this week I received a Christmas card, swapped with Sue  I'm sure I was allowed to open it even tho it arrived early, that way I can enjoy it for longer! We've both used last year's chopped up christmas cards, what thrifty people we are ;) Thanks Sue!


Hello to my new follower - you have no link on your profile page & I'd love to visit. If you comment I can visit thru that, thanks ;)

19 comments:

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely giveaway! Congrats on 1 year!
love your pendants!

Carole said...

Congratulations Emma on your 2nd anniversary! Great job! I've enjoyed getting to know you and drooling over your art. Cheers.

Suztats said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary! Enjoy your 'rest' and have fun playing.

Robin Mac said...

Congratulations Emma, your blogs are always so lovely to read. I'm glad you managed to make some sales at thesmall craft fair. Have fun playing till the New Year. Thanks for visiting my blog. Cheers

jan said...

You deserve a break after all the creativity I've seen on this blog!! I would love to enter your giveaway for a chance to win a pendant. Janice x

ju-north said...

Again, a wonderful selection of your art!

Jill said...

Such a treat when you post a blog - love to see what new things you've been up to. Congrats on two years of blogging - nothing like it to make the time fly.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Oh, would that be me (new follower) you're talking about. Haha....distratced once more, so I do apologise for not leaving a comment. I see Isle of Skye and I'm off dreaming I'm afraid (we had our honeymoon there just over a year ago and loved it, really loved it!) 2nd time round (marriage) for both of us. I love your crafting, you are so talented! My blog should be about things I make to sell but....all sorts have crept in, which I'm ok with, good to share. Anyway congrats on 2 years from a fairly newbie blogger who is still finding her feet when it comes to blogging. Suzy x

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Glad you have some time to enjoy the season and love your new smalls! They are so cool Emma. xox Corrine

Su said...

I'm sure you'll really enjoy your break - you've been so busy! Your pendants are lovely.

Su

Maggi said...

Love the Christmas cards and the pendants. I think I need a studio fairy to come and sort mine out.

Iz said...

Happy bloggiversary! I'm glad I found your blog, I always love seeing what you've been up to. Fantastic reindeer cards - they're just like cave paintings. And the pendants are inspired - I think the rectangles are my favourites. I'm glad the sales went well - it's always nice when someone buys something you've just "invented"!

Heloise said...

Congratulation on your blog anniversary and having had a good fair. The rectangle pendants are lovely.

Stitchety Grub said...

Love your pendants and congrats on the blog anniversary :-)
Britt in Australia

artymess said...

Yeah you bet i'd like one ....you'll be sorry you said that because everyone will want one ....well done on your fair and blogversary.....xx

Linda Stokes said...

Congrats on your blogaversary -always a pleasure to read & look!
Enjoy your rest and replenish.

Parabolic Muse said...

Emma, you're doing so good for yourself! I commend you on getting out there and being dedicated, even for the smalls! Everyone starts with smalls. Your work is really lovely and well made, and I think people are just overwhelmed with so much right now. I know I am! I haven't been blurfing much in ages.

Those pendants are yummy. Thank you for a chance to win one!

Katie said...

These pendants are awesome! Oooh, hope I win one! :0)
2 years-wow! I always love to see what your working on and hear about your shows. All the best to you this holiday. xo

Mariann Johansen-Ellis/Cascada Studio said...

give aways are wonderful, i'm in!!