Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Getting to grips with polymer clay...

Where to begin?......
I have been desperate to have a go with polymer clay for ages...never used it before, had no clue what to do with it (after I had bought it), & no time to play with it.
Until today.

Today my plans were to make a configurations box for the flea market & prep a few other makes but those plans went right out the window after my paper trimmer broke & my Tim Holtz scissors completetly vanished.
This left me in a craftless state which is not good as I am supposed to be resting, & a bored "me" is a nightmare.
Whilst having a good moan on the phone to Nicola I suddenly remembered all the polymer clay I have bought & never used...
Happy days...time to play & get crafty with something new.

Well what can I say other than I am hooked! I had absolutely no clue what I was doing lol but I loved it!
Now I know this little character is not original, but I had to start somewhere.
For my very first attempt I am quite chuffed. It is no master piece but it is a start & if you squint a bit & don't look to closely it looks OK.
I haven't baked her yet (& am really nervous about that), I am building up the courage to do it.....I can see me having a whole shelf of unbaked little fimo makes in a few months time lol.

In my head I have made lots of ambitious little characters which I am sure after a few years of practice I can attempt...but for now I think I should just keep it simple.
All I need to do now is get everything made for the pitch so I can play some more....
Soo exciting to try something new....watch this space Special Llama's I have a new obsession!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Wishing all my Special Llama's a very Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year!!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Working hard!

Oh boy have I been busy today....up at 6am, cleaning the house, catching up on all the washing, putting up the Christmas tree, & working on the last of our orders.
It is now 11.58pm & I am still not finished!
I am taking a quick break & thought I should update this blog.

We are now in our third week at Cardiff Indoor Flea Market & I am loving it! Our pitch isn't looking great but that will change in the new year, we just need the time (& energy) to work on displays.
We have so very little stock left it's mad, so I am going to be VERY busy after Christmas making lots of new goodies.
We still have a few bits & pieces available but nothing compared to what we had ready to buy at the start of December.
Our order book filled up so fast it was scary...I am now down to the final few makes...phew!
Tonight I thought I would share a custom make for a lovely lady called Jane who has the pitch next door to us at the flea Market with her husband Simon...( they have some fabulous goodies)....
Jane asked for a birthday card for her friend who she used to play "schools" with when they were little.
I decided to go with a pop up box card (shock horror), & use up some of my gorgeous Graphic 45 papers.
Here is a pic of what I made..
Break over....need to get back to it so I can get to bed at a decent hour.
Until next time....catch ya later special Llama's

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Love the Fairy cottages

Brrrr....it is cold out today....just a quick post this morning, here is another finished fairy cottage ready for its new home. One more to do & thats all of them until after Christmas! Yey....
I have two more Fairy doors to finish & then that's it for those to until the new year!
The new year is going to be a very busy time for me with lots of new makes to get started on...can't wait to get cracking.