Thursday, 27 January 2011

Trade Show & New Products

Back from the Spring Trade Show in Glasgow this week - this is how my stand looked (above). I launched some new products at the show, here are some of them:

Zebra Wave Clock (above)
Flora Clock (above)

Ocean Clock (above)
Clockworkz (above) - made with metal clock parts
Frit Heart Tile (above) - something for Valentines Day
The show was a lonely one this time around as I had to go on my own. Hubby and daughter usually tag along to help set up etc, but hubby had to work. Although I had some 'me' time, it wasn't the same without them!
I came away with new customers and it was great catching up with existing ones. I also met some great exhibitors and we all keep in touch as we will meet again at other shows. My next trade show will be the British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate in April. Until then, I have plenty of orders to make.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Valentines Day Giveaway - Winner

And the winner is ........ SilverNikNats. Congratulations to Niky who won this valentines heart trinket dish.
Apologies for the delay in posting the winner, I've been away at the Spring Trade Show in SECC, Glasgow. More about that later.

If you would like to see what other Valentines products are available, please check out my website.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Monday, 17 January 2011

Valentines Day - Blog Giveaway

As it's Blue Monday today, I thought I would cheer some of you up with this Valentine Giveaway. Love must be in the air - for your chance to win the above fused glass heart trinket dish, measuring 12cm x 12cm, simply leave a comment below stating your ideal valentine date. The winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway is open to everybody.

There are various heart themed dishes available on my website.

To be in with an extra chance of winning, simply blog/FB/Twitter this giveaway.

The deadline is Friday 21 January 2011.

Good luck, Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Valentines Day - Gift Ideas

That romantic time of year will soon be upon us once again, so what will you be buying for your loved one? Here are some new designs created for that special someone in your life. The dish above 'Steampunk Heart' is a trinket dish, measuring 12cm x 12cm and available here. It is a clear glass dish with a copper inclusion to create the image.
Another design is the 'Frit Heart' above, combining copper inclusions with a lovely bright red heart. This is also a trinket dish measuring 12cm x 12cm and available here.

Moving on to my fused glass tiles, as above. These are small tiles measuring 6cm x 6cm that are given as love tokens and can be used as a paperweight or desktop decoration. This design is a modern take on love, called 'Heart U' and available here.

Another fused glass tile available (above) is this 'Frit Heart' made from bright red crushed glass. Measuring 6cm x 6cm and available here.
These 'Blush' Heart Hangers are made using copper heart inclusions with a sprinkling of pink. The pink is transparent so a subtle addition. The hangers measure 12cm x 5cm and ready to hang in your window or against a wall, available here.
These are some of the ideas available on Lazy Daisy Glass, but remember don't just wait until Valentines Day to show your love to that special person. It should be throughout the year! - My romantic side now kicking in (hope the hubby is reading this!).
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Friday, 7 January 2011

Happy New Year - Overview of 2010

Happy New Year to all my customers and followers. 2010 was such a fantastic year that I thought I would share some of my highlights.

I exhibited at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate for the first time in April - it was such a huge show with over 300 exhibitors, which means huge competition. I thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience of the show and have signed up again this year.

The other trade shows I exhibited at were the Spring Show at SECC Glasgow, Autumn Show at SECC Glasgow and The Aviemore Trade Show.
The Copse (above)

The two photos above were some new items I introduced last year. There were too many to list here, but you can check them out on my website.
Exhibiting at Strathisla Distillery, Keith

Coast Art Festival (above)

I exhibited at a few shows during 2010 - starting at the Strathisla Distillery in Keith during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. This was a great 4 day event and spoke to many people from all over the world. My second year exhibiting at the Coast Art Festival in Banff. This is a great venue and well attended and again did very well in sales and a commission. The North East Open Studios followed in September, my third year of exhibiting in a local village hall. Speyside Artisans organised the event this year - a collective of talented artists and crafters who live around the Speyside. A selection of my work is also at Boath House near Nairn - a luxury Scottish hotel, and the Craigellachie Hotel in Craigellachie.

Not forgetting my gorgeous daughter, who celebrated her third birthday in 2010. We hired a bouncy castle in the garden and had her friends around for a party. She thoroughly enjoyed the bouncy castle, as did I!! My mum flew up from Cornwall for my daughter's birthday and we had a lovely family time. But it is always a sad time when we have to say out goodbyes, granny saying good bye at the airport:
We also enjoyed a beautiful family holiday in Morocco last year. The weather was perfect, as was the hotel, food and the people. It was our first family holiday and we had such a fab time, so much so, we are hoping to go back this year - to the same hotel. We all enjoyed a morning trek on camels:
I gained some new stockists during 2010, including Baxters Food Group, supplying glass gifts to their Highland Village (below), Celebrations of Turriff, Voluptu Boutique in Elgin, Rosewills Cottage in Whitley Bay, and Lee Chapman Gallery in Keswick, Cumbria, just a few from the list.
New outdoor events were added to my calendar - one of the best ones was the Belladrum Festival was a great 3 day event, and the music was fantastic. The family came and we spent the weekend camping, which is great fun and we were lucky enough to see KT Tungstall, Amy MacDonald, The Whalers (as in Bob Marley), Feeder, Candi Staton (from the 80's) and many more.
I joined Swanky Maison, a new online shopping boutique, offering a selection of high quality handcrafted gifts and homeware. Gifted People is also another online shopping experience, but with a twist. Not only do they sell Scottish gifts, but offer 'experiences' too, for example, a 4x4 off road experience, flying a light aircraft, driving a small hovercraft, or if you fancy something a little more tame, beauty treatments or perhaps a makeover photo shoot. All experiences and gifts are Scottish based.
Christmas was a very busy time also, as I had booked myself in to many more events and was working many hours to get everything done. But thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.
A quick overview, but hope you enjoyed my wonderful journey (I got the idea from Charlotte Hupfield, whilst reading her blog). I am now gearing up for the Spring Trade show this month and working on a commission project for a local distillery.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx