Patchwork girl and Robo boy

 So, I've been selected once again to particpate in the lovely "Made in Granada" craft market. All motors go go go!

I want to bring some new items with me this time. In the last edition I took my usual hand painted necklaces, blank cards, fimo doll brooches and some paper dolls. This time I want to take things a little further.

You've already seen my Sleeping artists brooches and earrings, I'm also planning on doing some famous faces using the same technique but I also wanted to have a go at printing out scanned drawings, so that's what I've been working on today.

I did a couple of quick sketches yesterday of Patchwork girl and Robo boy.

Robo boy I shoved into the computer and added some metal textures, the result didn't convince me. I think maybe the hair? Anyway, I think I'll have another go at him tomorrow with some watercolors.

I gave Patchwork girl some watercolor. I don't think this would be the finished product but I do think It's cute.

I ended up darkening her a bit. Too much rosey pink for my liking. She is sweet enough though. I think maybe some material collaging could fit in quite well...

Working on new things

I bought myself a pack of inkjet shrink plastic which is absolutely amazing stuff! I printed out my first load of "Sleeping Artist" brooches and earring yesterday and here's the result...

I have Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo available here in my Etsy shop. More known faces are on the way!

Embroidery bliss

So I tried my hand at embroidery yesterday, first time ever... Well, I've stitched beads onto collars and corsets but never tried to make a picture with thread. I had some great fun doing it! Super relaxing!

Around Granada there's not as much choice as in other cities but I went to a crafty sort or shop just off San Juan de Dios which had really nice quality hoops, a bit pricey, but nice. I think I might take my first piece off this hoop and use it for a brooch or something and maybe use the hoop for something special that I can leave there for display... We shall see.

Whatever I make it into is going straight onto my Etsy so keep your eyes peeled if your interested... I've decided to add more of the bits I do each day into my shop and not just limit it to necklaces. Curious to see if they're liked or not.

I'm working on a face for an art doll with my bigger hoop at the moment. Shall post when it's finished! Or... process pictures maybe? Oooh!

Fancy blog feature for me!

This is a first for me and makes me super super happy... I've been featured on a beautiful blog here in Granada. I met the girl that owns the blog a couple of months ago in a craft market I took part in and she was really interested in my work and ideas... You can read the post here. (It's in Spanish but you can run it through a translater, should be readable enough) So so so so happy!!

Also, thanks to one of my amazing Instagram friends I've purchased some new plastic for my brooches and necklaces. Watch this space because I have LOADS of ideas for it... And some new materials too... Of course! Prints, notebooks and other papery bits!