Monday, 17 March 2014

See the Damson Tree Pottery's Work in Progress

I get so excited when I see our Marianne's work posted on her facebook page, she just just loves keeping her customers up to date with how her work is progressing. I have pinched a few of her photos to let you all see her stunning work, how she is inspired and the process the work goes through.

Inspiration

The tiles are drawn and painted

Painting finished

Fresh and still warm from the kiln!



She says she is thinking of selling these as a tile border - but can sell individually or make to order - seasonally limited though ie in the next few weeks (except for the blossoms)!


She sells her work through the Uniquely UK web site and through her own Etsy shop. If you want to keep up to date with what she is working on , then the Damson Tree Pottery facebook page is probably the best place to go.


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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Mini Bunting GiveAway



Just a quick post to let you know that yet another UUK crafter Claire from  Aislings Designs is having a Giveaway. So pop over to her facebook page to give it a go. Only a comment is needed , none of the dreaded "likes" or "shares".

Grace's Favours is having a Felt Rainbow Cushion Giveaway

Just a quickie today, to shout about the giveaway that Simmi's got going on over at her blog - Grace's Favours.

Here's what you could win:

Children not included!

It's a rather fabulous Soft Cuddly Rainbow Felt Cushion (or wall hanging as there's also a rainbow ribbon attached at the top) which as you can see is quite a hit with Simmi's children (who are not included in the giveaway, unless their behaviour deteriorates this week!)

The giveaway is running till Midnight on Sunday 23rd March and is open to entrants worldwide.

If you aren't lucky enough to win this time, you can buy the same cushion in the Uniquely UK shop soon!

Friday, 14 March 2014

An insight in to The FeminineTouch

After a little brainstorming of what The Feminine Touch does , ie design and create lovely hand knitted items and with a little help from  Tagxedo.com , we developed this beautiful word cloud. 


We think its a great way to visualise things. Don't you?

Would you like to see this for all our designers / creators?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Easter Finger Puppets Work In Progress and Some Photography Tips for Crafters

Hey guys, it's Simmi from Grace's Favours here.

We've all been hard at work at Uniquely UK and it's all go in different directions, but today I thought I'd share some work in progress shots from the latest pattern I'm creating - Easter Finger Puppets. A chick, a lamb and an Easter bunny!


I've had great fun designing these guys and even though I sort of knew how I was planning to stage the photographs, there's always something you forget:


Ah yes, white felt, on a white background in low level lighting (right by the window, but on a very foggy day!) Not so clever. So I had to quickly find an alternative background - thankfully the cork board was close at hand:


There, that's a bit better!

And then after they were all finished, I needed a good fun shot, to make all three puppets look interesting... so I got out the backdrop I made last year:


Next to the window, so as to let in plenty of light and then, the end result is done as a close up on the finger puppets, ensuring none of the surrounding window/chair/phone get into the shot:


Oh yes, and they're stuffed with rolled up scraps of felt, to make them stand up on their own.

My sneaky little helper then made off with them, before I could finish off!


So I'm off now to wrestle them back and finish writing up my pattern.

Unfortunately our site can't support instant downloads at the moment, but I will be selling the pattern through my Facebook page and hopefully soon through the UUK Site

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