Thursday, April 15, 2010

My creative space - Sweet Garlands


For the last week I have been busily handcutting these embossed flowers to make (I think) pretty, sweet  and delicate garlands. I have an indent on my right forfinger from the scissors and I am afraid that I have 'turned the corner', I definitnately have to get some glasses!


I just finished this "Baby, Baby!" garland this morning. I have used pink gingham fabric, tracing paper and a vintage book of nursery rhymes to create this pastel piece of perfection! (or PPP)


Sorry that sounds a bit over the top but I am honing my writing descriptive skills for etsy. My aim is to sell these at markets and etsy. It has been a pretty big step for me, putting any of my stuff out there, but, I am determined to carry on! I don't want to be on my death bed with a mass of regrets and "what might have beens." I really want to make some kind of a living creating and making things that I love.

Now I have put it out there. Let the gods do their work. !

I am playing with Kirsty at Kotooyoo today. Pop over and see what goodness the other creatives have made.

11 comments:

  1. They are very sweet...My hands could not handle scissors for so long. Hope yours recoop very quickly.

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  2. They're beautiful. Good luck with etsy...from personal experience I found I had trouble competing (price wise) with other sellers who just wanted to make a sale and not a profit. Now I do markets and do really well. Your garlands are so cute and tactile that I think they will do well if people see them in person...I'd buy one! Good on you for following your dreams.

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  3. The garland looks fabulous. Hope the store goes well for you.

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  4. I bet the garland will be a hit! Just gorgeous, I really love it.

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  5. Gorgeous. They are so delicate and lovely. Lou.

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  6. hi, i'm a new follower to your lovely blog-I just read your comment on mine thanks! It's pretty neat to find something you really enjoy doing and see where it goes. good luck with etsy and the markets! your garland is gorgeous, I have been wanting to make one of them for a while after seeing them on blogs. looks like we started blogging at pretty much the same time- its very addictive isn't it! :)

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  7. The garland is gorgeous! Good luck with your sales!

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  8. I love the great variety of shape, colour and pattern you have on one garland. They really are pretty and sweet!
    You have a great blog!

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  9. ooh how exciting! They look great, I'm sure they'll sell really well.

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  10. The garland looks pretty and you've put so much time and effort into it. Good on you for making such a great decision to give it a go. Enjoy your new adventure.:)

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