Sunday, 23 June 2013

Pay me a visit...

Hi guys!

I am now to be found over here at www.fromlucywithlove.co.uk - It is still early days and I am still adding content but please add me to your Bloglovin list and then you can't miss any new updates!

The new site is kind of a mixture between the 'a girl called Lucy' blog and this one - so please check it out and tell your friends! I am also on Twitter and Pinterest - you can find the links HERE.

I am also working on a new Facebook page and will put that on the site as soon as it is worth looking at!!

In the meantime, head over to the new site, tell me what you think, what you would like to see from me and just have a chat on Twitter or connect on Pinterest - I would LOVE to hear from you all.


Thursday, 11 April 2013

New Beginning

Hi All,
I am currently designing and launching a brand new blog! It is an exciting time and I look forward to showcasing it soon. Stay tuned for the new site - not long to go now!


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Pin Time!

Since discovering Pinterest (you can follow me here) I have realised how many amazing ideas people have and how many lovely cute and clever crafty projects are out there. Being the sort of person I am means I want to make every single one of them of course!

Here are some of my faves this month...

























1. Little hand sewn tea bags for children's tea sets, too cute! Originally found on 'La Poulette a Pois' blog.
2. Polymer clay bird. I LOVE this project, so very very sweet for a present. Originally sourced from 'Jessica Jane Handmade' blog.
3. Hand decorated mason jars. Originally sourced from HERE.
4. Button magnets. Original source unknown.
5. Painted wooden spoons! Gorgeous! Originally found on 'Little Bit Funky'.
6. Paper animal garland.Originally found 'dribble'. 

What do you think? Are you on PINTEREST? Let me know! 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

It's all about the pegs...

I love using quirky things instead of paper clips etc, so this is why I embarked upon a major peg decorating mission recently...this is how it went:

1. Take some standard wooden pegs and cut some strips of scrap material to cover the longest side / 2. Glue in place using craft glue suitable for wood, when dry cut to fit / 3 & 4. Repeat using a variety of colourful fabrics / 5. Once all the fabric is dry choose a paint to cover the end of the peg (I used acrylic paint) / 6. Finally, use a clear varnish over the paint to seal in to place (I chose a matt varnish, about £6.00 for a small tin).

There you have it, some fun little pegs to hold all those important papers in place! (and loads of fun to make - and they don't have to cost much at all!)

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Welcoming in 2013...


It is somewhat of a tradition for me to not look forward to New Year but this year I intend to make that very different. The rest of the year I maintain a positive, 'can do' attitude, so why shouldn't that last all the way to New Year's Eve? I have many things to look forward to this year and in my bones I feel that 2013 is going to be a better year, so bring it on! 

My biggest things 'to do' include finally redesigning my website. I want to get this back to being a place for my fine art, rather than my crafts, and open an online store for my more crafty ventures. I hope to embark on some mixed media and water colour pieces in the new year so want to have somewhere to place those as well as pictures from my sketchbooks etc, so keep your eyes peeled!

My other little arty thought is to start a '365' project. I have read about people doing something creative all year round, just something small, and bringing it all together at the end of the year to reflect on the project all in one place. My thought (being realistic with my time - and the fact that I have little if not NO spare time) is that I will snap a photo on my iphone camera everyday, but keeping within a specific theme. Current thoughts are either self-portraits or something beautiful in the landscape. I may do both. Before you think I am totally self-absorbed regarding the possible self-portrait idea, I can assure you that I am not! What I would like to gain from such a project is more familiarity with my face/structure, as currently I hate, HATE, having my photo taken. 

So there you have it, a couple of thoughts about art and craft in to 2013. Check out my other blog HERE to see more about what I am going to be up to in the new year.

Friday, 28 December 2012

That was it then!

Well, I think I almost missed Christmas, everything has been so busy and manic that I didn't really feel Christmasey until the big day itself! I have already been off work for the school holidays for one whole week today and it feels like one day! Here are some pictures I have snapped over this festive week:


1. On the last day of term I made myself a little snowflake out of a compliments slip (old one not new one!) and started my very own office decoration competition - I won!/ 2. The winning article! / 3. A handcrafted card for a very lovely lady / 4. It may just be an envelope but I was proud of it. / 5. Mum and a very tall Father Christmas... /   6. My stall at Salesian Christmas Fayre (home of previously mentioned Father Christmas) / 7. Christmas Day and to mark the occasion I made my party trick - a chicken from a tea towel (thank you very much!) / 8. Cheesy grin time! /   9. My new hat! Hell yeah - Deer stalking here I come (except I would NEVER do that).

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

What's new?

I have a few different events coming up where I will be having a stall displaying some of my art work! They are as follows:

Thursday 15th November: Salesian College Christmas Market - 7pm until 9pm

Thursday 29th November: Binfield Memorial Hall - 7.15 until 9pm

Friday 30th November: Twilight Christmas Market (Yateley School) - 6pm until 9pm

The Twilight Christmas Market is actually an event that I have organised as it is held where I work so please come along! Click on the link to find out some more information.