Tuesday, 29 July 2014

See my shop

Here's something you don't see very often - my shop floor cleared!

The builders are going to put a cover under the big hole in the ceiling to stop the muck coming down.

Sometime today I hope as they asked me to clear the space.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Saturday's Work

Not a journal page - a re-invention of an old photo frame

Just a tatty old frame from under the stairs - I sanded it down and covered it with 2 different Decoupatch papers.  I used the Decoupatch glue to see  what difference it made to just using PVA.  There is a difference - the Decoupatch branded has a varnish in with it - so the finish is much more shiny.  It still shows as shiny even though I washed over it with black acrylic paint.

I just went mad really.  Loads of stuff going on in the corner - I am making more of an effort to add layers and definition underneath before I start to build out.  There is a die cut trellis, and a bit of mesh before the swirls.

And I have just picked up these wonderful clock, winged heart and key charms - can't find any cogs at reasonable prices yet though - will keep looking

Friday, 18 July 2014

More Posh Dog

There is still not a squeak from the builder's - who were supposed to be starting this week - we are all getting a bit grumpy with them now.  It really effects me the most - I have Christmas shopping to do!  Yes I know - waaaaay to early - but I picked up the entire range of the Tatty Teddy Christmas release - and if you don't get in quick it sells out in about 6 weeks.

We now have a logo - I love setting up all the branding and paper work almost as much as making the products - yes it's a quickie of hubby's that he did for a prom show - I like his quick rough sketches best

I am working on the bandannas - the dining table is piled up with fabric and I am working out the different sizes.  I have some really pretty fabrics - mostly from Faye in the Indoor Market (now I have an excuse to find a fabric wholesaler).

NOTE TO SELF - with RIGHT sides together ;-)



Saturday, 12 July 2014

More photos

Progress with clock

Thought you would like to see how the clock is coming along.

There is still a bit more to do but I really love it.  Thereis so much detail in it and I have used several precious and vintage bits.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Posh Dog Clothing Co

Hi all - the contracts for the builders has been finalized and they 'should' be starting in the next couple of weeks.  Note the caveat 'should' - they have been messing about for months and we have gone from 'hope there is a roof for April' - ' what do we do if they are not finished by September and we have to start the Christmas run up!!!!!'

I am having a good old clear out while I wait - I know they are going to have to empty my back room at least as they have to rebuild the gutters and down pipes which are in the middle of my inside wall.  I shall have to wait to find out if they are going to empty the shop to work on the ceiling joists. - Don't worry though I will only be moving 2 shops up in to the one that they have kept empty - and they are going to give me a man to do all the actual packing and moving.

I have shoved all that to the back of my mind and started a new company.

The Posh Dog Clothing Co.
Building on the success of the dog jumpers - I have taken them over from Izzy and am extending the range.  As well as jumpers I am making bow ties, neck ties, bandannas, proper coats,  bed blankets - all sorts of doggie related bits really.

I am still working on the website and branding - but I have checked and there is not other company with this name - the closest is the Posh Dogs hot dogs from M&S - and I don't think they will get confused with my jumpers.  I have got loads of ideas - but at the moment I am concentrating on the ties and bandannas - and the scarves because they are such fun to knit.



Saturday, 5 July 2014

Saturday is journal day

Well it is supposed to be journal day really - but I cleared the decks this week so that I could work on my clock.

There are going to be 3 clusters of decoration.  A large group bottom left - a small group mid right (where I have added a key hole detail - and a central cluster over the dial based on a pair of wings.

I have to take a bit of a break for all the paints ans glitters to dry properly