Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Halloween Giveaway - Freebie

I'm giving two lucky people the chance of winning these dichroic glass pendants (one per person, design chosen at random). They are made from pumpkin orange glass with dichroic accents fused into them.

I have entered them into the Crafteroo Halloween Challenge, but thought it would be great if you could win them.

All you have to do is simply leave a 'nice' comment on this blog post between now and 24th October and two names will be drawn from a hat. Just in time for them to be sent to you and worn on Halloween Night ..... OOOOoooooooo.

Good luck

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy

Friday, 26 September 2008

New Stock Added to my Website

Sterling Silver Rings
I have finally had a day to sort out my stock and add it to my website. You will find sterling silver rings, earrings, more totem wire wrapped pendants, cufflinks and a pendant and earring set.

The rings you see on the left have all been listed, plus more.

No sooner did I put a particular pendant on the website, it sold within minutes (Harmony - Jade, as seen on the left). Similar styles are still available. Check out the new items - now is a great time to buy for Christmas - FREE POSTAGE on all jewellery items. The pendants also come with a sterling silver chain. You can get to my website by clicking on the link on the right hand side of my blog (at the top). Kathryn

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.....

Lossiemouth Beach - It may not be summer, but a stroll and play on the beach is great any time of the year.

My sister-in-law, her husband and the two children visited this week and decided it would be a good idea to go to the beach - to blow the cobwebs away. My sister-in-law needed the fresh air, due to the fact we have two cats, and she's allergic! You can't go to the seaside and not have fish and chips, so we bought them and ate them down by the estuary in Lossiemouth. The weather wasn't great, a few drops of rain, little wind - the kids loved it. It was the first time my little one has been on a beach, she didn't appreciate the sand first of all. However, it didn't take long before she was collecting shells, running towards the sea and sitting in the sand.
We had a fantastic time with the family.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Art and Craft Exhibition, Boharm Hall

I am currently exhibiting at the above event and we had the Preview Night last night (Friday). There was a great turnout with the exhibitors' friends and family attending to support them. We had wine and nibbles and people thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We also had a visit from Angus Robertson, MP, who stayed for approximately 45 minutes. As I organised the event, I accompanied him around the exhibition explaining who the artists were and their work. Today, we had a good footfall and quite a few sales. We are running a cafe with homebakes as well - this goes down extremely well with folk, they like homebakes. We are not charging for the refreshments and homebakes, but instead, asking people to donate to the hall funds. We have had some really good comments from visitors - they are enjoying the mix of exhibitors. If you live locally to Mulben, why not come along and visit the exhibition. The exhibition runs until Sunday 21 September (closed on Monday and Wednesday).

Friday, 12 September 2008

Beside the Sea - Fused Glass

I recently made these for an exhibition that I am currently taking part in. I collected some local driftwood and decided to keep a sea theme and make some fused glass fishies. I like the larger 'lazy bones' fishie and then added the smaller fishies. They look like they are just swimming by. I spent all afternoon on the beach collecting driftwood - I wanted architectural pieces. It was great weather and my daughter had a ball collecting pebbles. She has a thing about pebbles, once she's found a couple of pebbles, she carries them around all day (and night, keeping her company in the cot).

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Dundee Festival - What an Artist

Whilst I was exhibiting at the Dundee Show, I was totally mesmerised by the artist, Daniel Campbell. He was displaying some of his beautiful artworks at the show as well as demonstrating his talent. There was one particular piece that just cried out to me 'buy me'. I kept looking at it all weekend. Then towards the end of the show, a different painting had caught my eye - the one you see in the photo. The artist appears to have quite a following and people were asking him to paint commissions at the show. I must say, his work is captivating. The oil paintings were wonderful. (Note: I have asked and been granted permission by the artist to show you my painting, but this does not allow you to print it).

Dundee Festival - Mixing with the Rich and Famous

I recently attended the Dundee Food and Flower Festival and have to say that it was a good show. Lots of entertainment for the family. Ainsley Harriott was the guest celebrity - he was doing a book signing and also in the food marquee demonstrating. He appeared to be very popular - he's got such a huge smile!
I have another post to add about the Dundee Show - check back soon

Monday, 8 September 2008

The Great British Craft Tour

I had a visit from Roseanna Wyatt & Tjobbe Andrews from The Great British Craft Tour tonight. They are travelling the country, stopping off at crafters/artists/makers places of work/homes/gallerys/shops and presenting them on their website.

They spent some time here and took lots of photos and notes about me and my craft. Tjobbe commented on how the dichroic glass that I use is stunning. I gave them the low down on how it was invented (by NASA) and how I use it. I gave them two of my Labyrinth (Electric Blue) necklaces for their prize draw/auction.

It was great meeting them and quite envious of their tour around Britain visiting crafters and artists. I've always wanted a VW Camper myself. When they left me at 9pm they were just off to their campsite for the night and catch up with their admin for the website. They are off to Cullen Crafts tomorrow. I hope they have a great journey.

To keep up to date with the Great British Craft Tour visit their website: http://www.thegreatbritishcrafttour.co.uk/