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Making

Greeting Cards, Gifts, Cushions & DiverseGifts in Brixton…

in collaboration with Brixton Makershood, who I am a member off (you can see my page here) and will be showing other members work at DiverseGifts in Brixton Their website is currently being updated and the physical shop is relocating to Coldharbour Lane, visit the facebook page to keep up to date. Click the images below to visit my Etsy shop – I will also list them on Folksy & WowThankYou.       I will also be selling larger sized prints in frames and Jewellery Pendants at the shop. Online purchases will also be available via Etsy.com and WowThankYou.co.uk soon....
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Making

Not just Photography…

Not just Photography! I’m suppose to keep my photography, illustration and textiles separate but I’m finding that trying to split everything on different sites and blogs, means I just don’t update anything at all so what’s the point… I might as well join everything together – I don’t’ believe people can be that confused if someone has interests that reach into different areas… I personally see that they link – all visual and some blend into each other… like these… I’ve always wanted to develop my illustrations more and I’m currently working on some greeting cards featuring a character...
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Making

a few updates…

This blog has gone awry… sorry about that. I have another blog which is to do with working for myself so I’m suppose to update that website/blog which I find hard enough but I’ve signed up to an online drawing/creative class so I will start to add my progress. update: Before my Niece was born I came up with several ideas for things to make for her… many were beyond my skills as my imagination took hold! but I did come up with a little plush toy to make… here’s a sketch of the toy with a friend… who...
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Making

wee critters…

I’ve just made some proto-type critters using Spoonflower… a company that prints your designs onto fabric. I was trying to make a screen print Clara rag doll but I had some problems with exposing the screen and I don’t really have the room to try again so I though I’d give Spoonflower a try! one set has a set of 4 ranging from tiny to large cushions and another set has 2 giant cushions (two colours) and once I’ve tested and tweaked the design (I’m not too happy with it at the moment) then I can either sell it...
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Making

Floofy Ring and Choker

I brought the ring base (I’ll have to look up where from as I can’t remember off hand) and it’s an adjustable silver square design. Thick felt was added… red with a cream stripe and 3 little perl beads were added. I then fluffed up the felt to give it a more wispy feel!   The choker band in the background was taken apart as I wasn’t happy with the finish… might remake it if I can find a better way. It had a cream ribbon threaded through it’s centre and was made using a thick cream felt which...
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Making

Weaving in the New Year…

what with all the hassles of travelling anywhere over the Christmas period and feeling a little I found myself making my own weaving frame! (not something I ever thought would happen on such a night!) Maybe it was in response of trying to re-do my website and spending a stupid amount of time tweaking codes that I don’t really understand… sometimes sitting at a computer for hours sends you doolally and a nice play with some yarn/latex makes things more balanced! I know several programers and coders who create crafts in their spare time… think its to do with...
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Making

Resin and plastics…

I attended a resin/cold-enameling class at the City-Lit in London for two days as I would like to create my own jewelry at some point. Since creating items for Clara the stop motion puppet, I’ve found that I rather enjoyed the process of creating molds and using latex. I wanted to try other mediums like resin (you don’t need to own a kiln for this technique which is a plus as they are expensive they need their own generators/electricity transformers – I don’t think my landlord would appreciate it either (renting in London is a pain!) The resin comes...
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Learning & Business

Two Photographs that embody Wabi Sabi

Task 2: Produce 2 photographs which embody the ideas of Wabi Sabi. A pinhole image An image which can be taken with any camera, but represents the ideas portrayed in this philosophy Pinhole Photography: I’ve made two pinhole cameras using card (and lots of black tape!), several energy drink can pinholes and a pinhole ‘lens’ cover for my Holga (which never worked – the hole needs to be closer to the film but it was worth a try!) 2 home made pinhole cameras & 1 Holga mod I was very doubtful about whether it would work as I’d seen...
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