One of my latest commissions - the Highland Business Women's Club Glass Awards.
I have been a member of the group for 3 years and have had the opportunity of designing and creating their Awards.
The Awards featured their corporate colours (blues and lilac), hbwc and triangular logos.
This is a bespoke service offered by us at Lazy Daisy Glass.
The guest speaker was Kate Adie, BBC Correspondent and Presenter. She was fantastic and everyone loved her stories - the whole audience were captivated by her talk!
The Club also asked me to make a glass item for Kate Adie. I felt very honoured and privileged to be asked and made her a Hummingbird Bowl (above). The item had to be kept a reasonable size/shape as she was travelling by air and had to fit into her luggage.
Near the end of last year, I submitted some information to Craftseller Magazine with the hope that the magazine would run a feature on my business. Well, here it is! February edition No 20. I am pleased to say that they have featured my business - and a good write up too.
I was contacted through Swanky Maison, an online site that sell my glass goodies. Their PR team had organised it and Swanky contacted myself asking if I would like to participate - are you kidding! Free advertising and a chance to get my brand and products out there. I was absolutely thrilled and jumped at the chance.
These things don't happen very often, so it's a great opportunity.
Have you ever been featured in a magazine? Feel free to share your success.
We're holding a Valentine Giveaway over on our Facebook page - check it out to enter. All you have to do is like and share the post to be in with the chance of winning this red Swallows Fused Glass Dish.
Be quick though, as a winner will be picked at random on Monday 11 February.
You can visit Lazy Daisy Glass' website here to see some more beautiful designs.
Design update - our Candle holders now come in a wood plinth made from recycled whisky barrel oak staves. As we live in Whisky Country in North East Scotland, it made sense to use the oak staves. The screen print image of the Angel Wings also suits the theme - Angel's Share. The Angel Share is the amount of alcohol which evaporates from the casks during maturation. This can be around 2% per year.
We also burn the oak staves in our log burner - there's a few barrels in that stack!
The Angel Wings Candle Holder will soon be available in the Glen Moray Distillery, Elgin.
I am currently running a giveaway of this Swallows candleholder over on my Facebook page. If you would like to enter, FREE, simply visit my FB page, like and share, That's it - simple. Follow this link to take you to my Lazy Daisy Glass FB page.
This is not a new design, but rather of a re-design product. The candleholders are now made using recycled whisky barrel oak staves as the wood plinth. Locally sourced barrel staves are cut, sanded and oiled for these beautiful candeholders. Candleholders available from my website here.
The giveaway closes on Tuesday 22nd January, so make sure you pop over before then.
I have a new range of coasters - these are themed personalised coasters and will make great Christmas gifts. I think the chickens are my favourite!
I had a few to test the water when I was exhibiting at the Crafts for Christmas event in Glasgow and they almost sold out - so very popular!
I will be making the following themed coasters - fishing, gardening, baking, cats, dogs, chickens and patchwork owls. Something for everyone. I have a few more going in the kiln tomorrow, so they will be added to the website thereafter. Priced at £10 each.
The Speyside Artisans have taken over an empty shop unit within the St Giles Centre, Elgin and transformed it into a Art and Craft Shop. It is a great space, bright and light and good for displaying our wonderful work.
The above work is that of George MacKenzie, a very talented local ceramicist.
His work is spectacular.
There really is something for everyone - soft furnishings; lampshades and cushions, restored furniture, photography, fused glass gifts, kiltmaking, Integlio Printing, jewellery, felting, pottery and not forgetting locally made Scottish tablet!! I did say there was something for everyone!!
Lesley Boyd has her small printing press on display too so she can explain the printing process she creates. Her work is wonderful and so very different from other printing processes.
We will be in the unit (ground floor, next to Subway) until Sunday 14th, so only two days left.
Besides being open displaying my glass goodies, I have a local chainsaw carver showing his work - Garry Shand. I have followed his work for some time now and just love his natural creations. He recently appeared at the Carve Carrbridge, near Aviemore where carvers from all over the world come to carve in front of hundreds of people to win the annual award.
Love the Hare above.
I think it's these two little creatures that people love the most - Sheep and Highland Coo. Aren't they the cutest? They are ideal for indoor or outdoor use.
All these are available at Lazy HQ during Open Studios.
I cannot believe it has been a year since the last one! Once again, I will be opening my studio to the public from tomorrow 15th September - Sunday 23rd September, 10am - 4pm.
Last year I had a good response from local people and had a good number of visitors. But this year, I'm hoping to increase on that number, plus I've had two good newspaper articles (see above). This one was printed in the Northern Scot today.
Also, new to Lazy HQ, I've had a studio extension -
I'm so pleased with it, it's basically a posh shed! But it does the trick. I've yet to fill all the space with handcrafted goodiness! But I have put so much effort in to this new project, it's been really exciting and very happy with it.
I am VERY pleased to announce the new website for Lazy Daisy Glass, and to help me celebrate, I'm giving you 15% discount on any online fused glass gifts. Simply enter WSL15 on checkout. You can view my glass gifts on my new website - Lazy Daisy Glass.
The website has been designed by Neil Hedley at Hedley Enterprises - and honestly say what a pleasure it has been working with him. It has been fun and not to mention all the scones we' ve shared!!