I am a very happy 'Rainbow Maker' as today I hit 1000 sales on Etsy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So not only is the lucky 1000th customer going to be receiving some extra goodies in their parcel............................................................................................................................................BUT you guys and gals, my favourite followers and treasured customers can get 15% off in my Etsy shop till the end of November 2010.
*** Just enter the coupon code rainbow1000 ***
ps. the photo is a little sculpture I made at Forest School this week - very different from my normal work but lots of fun : )
Christmas is coming!!!!!!! I keep hearing people saying they have finished there Christmas shopping already! Is that possible? Is that fun? I like to do mine when I am feeling in the mood for Christmas, it's part of the fun : )
BUT............ if you need to be prepared! These are the last *recommended* shipping dates from little old me here in the (cold) UK to you wherever you may be : )
South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand - 6th December Eastern Europe, USA and Canada - 10th December Western Europe - 13th December 1st Class UK - 21st December
HAPPY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And don't worry I will be visiting the post office daily from now until Christmas!
I have had a much needed productive and creative day - so welcome after a couple of weeks feeling the winter blues! This Mini Rainbow Bunting is just what you need to brighten up these darkening days. I am really chuffed to get it in my shop and all lovely and packaged too : )
I have been having so much fun working on my new cuffs! Loads of ribbon and ric rac goes into each cuff, in a kind of stripy textile collage. The special ingredient in each cuff is some amazing Farbenmix Ribbon, which comes in many amazing designs - I LOVE IT!!
I have a few different designs ready and the first one 'Roller Derby Ribbon Cuff' is in the Etsy shop now.
Inspired by my love of 'Roller Derby' and the sassy outfits and fashion that goes with it.
Watch out for the rest of the Ribbon Cuffs - the Rainbow one is so funky!!
I have been cutting out LOADS of hearts!!!! It all started the other day when my friend caught me in a strange trance staring at her daughters bracelet. It was made from a rainbow of coloured plastic heart beads and I was totally lost in it my way of taking inspiration. I did a few experiments until I was happy with the design and colours, and now these rainbow strings are available in my online shops. They look so cheerful hanging in the window grouped together, brightening up the cold autumn days bbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
The 'Crafty Chaos' has officially begun!!! I am so busy building up stock for my Etsy and Folksy shops, preparing for Aberystwyth Winter Craft & Gift Fair and working on lots of new products too! That thingymas creeps up so quickly ; )
Do not adjust your screen I have gone all natural today!!
I have been working on some new felted bangles made with pure, natural and super luxurious Alpaca wool. These were commisioned by Spingly Alpacas who sell all sorts of lovely goodies made from alpaca wool, and lots of great yarn, roving and wool for your crafting too.
Bunting has got to be one of the most fun decorations you can have and this one is a Clara Luna Rainbow Special! I am so happy to have my felt rainbow bunting in my Etsy and Folksy shops at last! I love how some of my work starts out as pressies for friends, which lead to orders for their friends, and their friends, friends....... which leads to me listing them in my shops so you guys can have them too : ) This is the girls personalised bunting, I have designs for boys and babies too which I hope to get in the shops soon.
Hello I am back after a spontaneous camping trip to Brighton for my birthday : ) We had lots of fun in Brighton its such a great town, so so so many funky shops and it was Pride so the place was full of rainbows - couldn't be better!! The good old Roustabout Rainbow Tent made another appearance too.
And to finish my long weekend of craziness I took part in a roller skating marathon at Goodwood, can you see me? I was down to do the mini marathon of 5 miles but managed 14 1/2 woohooo and I got a medal : )
So lots of birthday fun & frolics was had by all...happy days!!!
It's nearly my daughters birthday, so lots of crafty preparations to finish ; ) I spent hours sewing lots of beads and sequins to a felt No.5 to make her card - and well its all quite purple as that is favourite and best colour! I am also under instruction to make her some special bunting for her bedroom. Lets hope the sun comes out for a little bit on her birthday as this Welsh summer is a bit WET!
I have had plenty of inspiration over the last few weeks for this custom mobile! It is a plush Rainbow, with cuddly clouds and cute little felt raindrops. It took a while to get the design right but I am so happy with how it looks and I hope to add these to my collection later this year.
Thanks to everyone who entered my guest giveaway over on the Gorjuss Blog, it was lovely to read all your kind comments, the lucky winners prizes are now on their way!
He had been with us for 6 1/2 years since we found him wandering the Welsh countryside. He was such a loving, fun, affectionate, handsome, slightly crazy, adventurous......oh the list goes on I don't think any other dog could come close!!
We spent his last day all together - our family - lying in the garden sharing " Woody Adventures"
Firstly, huge apologies for being so rubbish at blogging just lately! I have been having a funny old time, I won't bore you with all the details,but just wanted to say...... HI i am still here making rainbows and hoping these strange days will soon be over! I will be taking a little break from next tuesday & unless I can persuade my Mr Rainbow to look after my shops while I am away they will be closed till the 7th of July. So if your desperate for any rainbows or felting supplies....be quick : )
As promised I am back with lots of photos from Wonderwool. This is a mosaic of my favouites.
Here is my best little assistant looking after my stall!
My ickle baby rainbow and her best friend strutting their stuff on the 'sheepwalk'
This is one of my favourite photos of my 'Rainbow Tree' which I just loved and I must recreate it at home when I get time to make myself lots of lovely rainbow decorations. I really had such a good time, I was so happy with how my stall looked. My Mr Rainbow and Baby Rainbow were fantastic helpers. It was tiring but so worth it just to see so many people smiling when they saw all the COLOUR!!!! I had some lovely feedback and some fab customers! thanks to all you guys who came to say hello : ) and I hope the photos make it up for those of you who couldn't make it.
I made a few exciting purchases too and will be sharing those soon : )
Well I am sitting in a lounge full of boxes all ready to be packed up into my van and then off to Wonderwool Wales we will go. It is quite hard to beleive that after 4 years of being an avid visitor and customer...I actually have a stall!! I am really looking forward it and to actually *meeting* my customers ; ) If you are coming do come and say HI, if you can't make it don't panic I will have a million photos to share next week!
ooohh and I just wanted to let you know that my Etsy shop and Folksy shop will be closed over the weekend so if you are desperate for something or have your eye on any one of a kind piece......you best head over there now.
*** ALL AIRMAIL PARCELS ARE CURRENTLY DELAYED DUE TO THE ERRUPTION OF A VOLCANO IN ICELAND - WHICH UNFORTUNATELY MEANS ALL FLIGHTS FROM THE UK ARE CANCELLED! I APOLOGISE FOR ANYONE AWAITING PARCELS AND HOPE NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED SOON***
I have a stall at Wonderwool Wales......very soon! and have been very busy making batches of everything to take with me. I thought I would share this shot of some serious 'Rainbow making' there has been a lot of that going on and my house looks like an explosion in a felt factory right now : )
I have started work on a felt sign for The Rainbow Room. It is a design I painted over 6 years ago and it feels great to be actually making it in wool. I spent hours laying all the fibres out like this and they looked so beautiful I was a bit scared of adding the soap and water! I will show some more shots of this as the different elements get added to it.
Something a bit different today, in fact not a rainbow in sight. Just good old Red, White & Blue.
My friend asked me to make some bunting for her little boys bedroom. She is always decorating and is fab at interior & garden design! His room is looking great with a handpainted Union Jack on one wall, lots of red, white & blue, Mini's and all things British and boyish! I hope this bunting will just finish it off nicely, I have enjoyed making it and hope to work on some more bunting ideas soon!!
I have just had the best few days away in Birmingham, and the highlight was seeing Mika live in concert : ) I wouldn't say I was a groupie, but I was very happy to get his autograph and give him one of my rainbows as a pressie...I hope he wears it!
I love everything about Mika, his music, showmanship, creativity, uplifting lyrics. He also appreciates handmade and works with his family for costumes and illustration. Check out his sister Dawack who works with him, and is the most fantastic artist.
I really do love Etsy!!! My 'Spectrum Bubbles' felt necklace has been included in this fab Storque (Etsy's Handmade Blog) article. I am over the moon and it is a first for me. An added bonus is the picture is the one that is used on the front page thingy too!!!
Making some fluffy pom poms is something I have been meaning to do, so today I seized the moment and made my first fluffy purple pom pom. It is one of the most tactile things I have ever touched and have a feeling it may be the first of many : )
Well my day got off to a great start when my 'Rainbow Plushie' was featured on the front page of Etsy * happy dance all round*
The sun has also paid a visit to Mid Wales which makes........SO much difference : )
Me and my little girl went out for a lovely walk, and were lucky to find a gap in the fence so us and our dog could get down to the river!
Did I introduce you to Woody, he is our beautiful Weimaraner who came to us by chance and has been a member of the family for 6 years now. In his prime he could clear the stile to get down to the river, but now he is 12 he just can't do it, as much as he wants too!
So it was great for him to be able to have a splash in the river and fetch sticks for us, he was just like a puppy : ) And we all smiled and had so much fun!
Those of you who follow me on twitter will have heard me going on about skating and rainbow laces : ) Well I am truly hooked on my new hobby.
I used to skate quite a bit when I was *younger* enjoying a few hours at Rollerworld in Derby on my blades or making the most of the supermarket car park when it had shut. So when someone mentioned a few girls were getting together on a sunday afternoon at the leisure centre to have a skate I jumped at the chance and dug out my old inline skates.
The first session I was seriously rusty and so were my skates, the next week the skates had a bit of tlc and I was whizzing around like the old days : )
Now the aim of the sessions are to get good enough to set up a roller derby team...........well I had never heard of it, so I went away and watched a few clips and read a few articles. It looked great fun, women of all shapes and sizes and wow what great outfits too....but whew DANGER and it could only be done on quads not blades.
So here are my first pair of quads...well since I was about 7 anyway......lets see how I get on??
Well I am feeling the Love...Valentines is on its way and i am busy working on some new LARGE hangings...WooHooo!! It feels great to be making BIG and the photo shows the crazy felting work in progress!
On with the love... my heart felted soap was on the front page of Etsy yesterday...unfortunately i missed it, but wow i was so excited to find out about it from the great craftcult.
I have a few ex-display felted soaps on SALE in the old etsy shop, they are just not quite perfect enough for full price but great if you want to try felted soap and like a bargain : )