Showcasing new additions to my Etsy store, current artwork, digital work, fabric designs, show reviews, customising work, and anything else that appears inspiring.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Another Sale!

I've sold my cute little panda phone charm!
He was just so adorable, however whilst in Derby I made 2 more in CHUNKY wool so they are a little bigger.

I have one blue:

And one red:

I've also made a green panda although he doesn't yet have any ears or eyes...

Friday, 28 October 2011

2 more happy customers

I have also had two Etsy items arrive with their new owners who are thrilled with them, both purchased as gifts which is just wonderful!

Firstly my one-of-a-kind flower bookmark.

And secondly one of the Marc Bolan guitar books.

I'm so happy! I just hope my new items are popular too.

Abstract Attraction Treasury #9

I had to create this treasury after seeing all the gorgeous work today. They aren't in the same format or media but the colours are as vibrant and they give off the same movement as Kerry's pieces. I hope they can do it some justice...

Kerry Barnes Artist

Today I took Joey to Orpington and came across a little gallery called Art Style. I just had to stop and sit for a while looking at the artwork on display.

The work dominating the gallery was that of Kerry Barnes an abstract Resin artist with a background in science and microbiology, merging science with her art.

It flowed like it was alive, spilling across the Canvas, pulling you in closer and closer, wanting to touch it, feel the texture. It has a silky sheen and liquid effect, due to the media being resin, although there are multiple colours and in some places even glitter. Where some of them appear to be very feminine in colours and shapes, there are also masculine pieces.

A few of the names of her pieces include:
Atom which is actually my favourite piece form those displayed.
War of the Worlds Sea Dragon, which despite the fluidity of the piece you could see the dragon trying to pull itself from the canvas.
Mars, brown and gold colours on a black canvas, reminding me of the chocolate mars with its marshmallow and caramel interior.

Prices do not exceed £420 and are very reasonable when you take into account the materials and time of both mixing, pouring, merging and drying of each piece. Take a look at both the links I have provided above and see for yourself what an amazing artist this lovely lady is.

Another link for the Artist:

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

It all started with a Big Bang Treasury #8

As I absolutely love the show I thought I would make a collection of items to represent it so for all you Big Bang Theory fans out there, ENJOY!

Dreaming of A Fairytale ending Treasury #7

I'm still waiting for my fairytale ending so here is a list to get you dreaming of yours.

Time in my Pocket Treasury #6

Steampunk inspired jewellery using watch pieces, how do you keep time?

Skull Candy Treasury #5

The theme Day of the Dead is present here with all these pretty skulls.

What A Hoot Treasury #4

I am hooked on making treasuries now and it's proving to be such a good way of networking on Etsy!

Trick Or Treat??? Treasury #3

Here's a halloween inspired treasury to get you in the mood for this month's theme.

Etsy's Doodle Gods Treasury #2

Another treasury list which again I really enjoyed putting together, I hope you like it too.

Prancing Peacock Treasury #1

My first ever treasury and I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together.

What do you think?

New Etsy items

Snowy white bracelet with ice blue beads.

snowy white bracelet

Twilight inspired jewellery.

I love Jacob twilight charm bracelet

I love Edward twilight charm bracelet

Doodle books previously mentioned below.

Hope you like the new items.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Another sale!

I think my Etsy store might finally be taking off, I've not had my 5th and 6th sales both together. Kaleidascope notecards sets 1 and 10 have now been sold! There are still 9 more sets left and I even have some new items for the store too... Does anyone remember my Ink Blots???

set 1

Doodles Rock!!!

Look what I've seen in IKEA!!! I really want some but I know I can make my own... Doodles are taking over!!!



Saturday, 10 September 2011

James Blunt is heading to France!

I have logged in this morning to find a payment from France! Yep another Etsy sale, this time for the James Blunt guitar book. Don't worry, there are plenty of others to choose from! I am sooo happy, maybe I am finally taking off as an Etsy seller? Fingers crossed.



Saturday, 3 September 2011

Kaleidascope Notecards


Using my star sketchbook page below.

Can't resist doodling #4

Kaleidascope notecards with envelopes have been printed, cut, folded and paired.

set 1


11 sets to choose from, 3 designs, 2 cards of each.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Another sale!

My 3rd Etsy sale is on it's way to the USA, Florida! It's been glazed and ready for shipping! I do love this piece! I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do!

CandyFloss Zentangle necklace

Monday, 20 June 2011

Cupcakes, Cross Stitch and Cocktails

On Staurday I went to the latest Cupcakes, Cross Stitch and Cocktails event in Shoreditch, London and had a good long chat with Phil, author of the new 'Twisted Stitches' cross stitch book and owner of 'Urban Cross Stitch' company.

cupcakes cross stitch and cocktails poster

It's been 3 years since I last attended an event although they had only one other after that. It was really good to chat with Phil and catch up on events etc. We talked about his newest kits, his new book, which is actually quite funny, although not for the faint hearted, and also how he had found it difficult to find stitchers to make up the projects from the book for publishing.

twisted stitches book

I pre-ordered the book on Amazon and despite them saying it would be published in March, Phil told me it actually didn't get released until June. Anyway I did receive my copy and already have my eyes set on a gorgeous butterfly pattern which looks like a skull.

I had some really good chats with some of the attendees and even helped get someone started on a large project called 'Balloon Girl'. As well as all of this I even managed to stitch a couple of pieces too. Firstly a pair of pants which is part of an urban cross stitch kit, and secondly some more progress on my tribal butterly:

IMAG0933 tribal butterfly

There are some more upcoming events in London. The closest being July 1st - 3rd to promote a new range of beer. Check out Urban Cross Stitch on facebook too for all upcoming events!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Sale #2

I have made my second sale on Etsy!

My PacMan magnets card

I hope the customer likes it...

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Sooo adorable!

Using Stumbleupon I stumbled onto this blog post and just had to have a read!

Some of the images look like they have been photoshopped/edited but they still give the illusion of reality. They combine wit, humour and adorably cute children, making simple tasks into whimsical ventures.

Toddler artist???

Have just come across this article from the Daily Mail dated 2007 and couldn't help but smile.

A toddler aged 2 was able to fool the Art world into believing he is a true artist. His mother, a lecturer at Hampstead School of Art and a freelance art critic, posted his artwork onto Saatchi Online, both naming his pictures and giving them elaborate descriptions, people began to purchase the work as well as offer exhibition space at galleries.

I wonder whether my son will become an artist too as he is constantly surrounded by arts and crafts.

The full article can be found here:

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


A friend of mine asked me to customise a dress for his cousin. It was a one shouldered pleated dress from Lipsy. The lace and beading are the additions I was requested to complete. I think it came out quite nice although being a perfectionist to some degree it took a total of 6 hours to get both the lace and beads attached.



The lace and beading:
IMAG0655 IMAG0656

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Earrings Galore

My Etsy store is growing with confidence now as I add more earrings from my recent craft session. Please click the picture to see more items.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Need a change!

Over the next week or so I will be looking at changing the way this blog looks. I have ideas for a fresh new title and keep the background clean so keep checking back to see the new look.

Monday, 14 March 2011

The Guild of Essex Craftsmen

Following an ad in the local paper 2 weeks ago, I attended the The Guild of Essex Craftsmen fair at Hylands House in Chemlsford this weekend. I found it an interesting experience as it was the first event I had been to. At the moment I am not a member of the Guild although having seen the work produced I am very interested in joining. Unfortunately I think the next selection is next April and applications need to be in by February.

The fair was held over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, with at least 40 exhibitors ranging from cross-stitch and knitting to papercraft, jewellery, woodwork and even pottery. There were vairous information points with leaflets and books listing all the members of the Guild and what they all do. They are all working at such a high standard that I just had to look at everything.

Along the way we played with gorgeous kaleidoscopes, chatted with some of the exhibitors, tried on jewellery, admired artwork and photography, and cooed over glass lamps, then we began to purchase items.

My father bought me a lovely necklace made from fused glass, I picked up an Ash bowl with metal hummingbird lid, a Brazilian Mahogany earring stand, Canadian Maple needle holder, and a knitted artist. My father then bought my sister a fused glass necklace and I purchased one for myself as well as matching earrings. Our other puchases included a planting dibber made from a wood I can't remember, 2 hand painted glass vases, a wooden mushroom magnet.


The mushroom magnet and needle holder are missing from this photo.

For more information on the Guild and their upcoming events, please visit the website linked above.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Look who's joined the crew...

PacMan items are arriving in my Etsy store: Maddy's Stitched Up Corner Hand made cards, earrings, necklaces and badges. Click the picture below to check them out.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Have you seen the latest???

Doodle Jewellery has arrived in my Etsy store: Maddys Stitched Up Corner All hand drawn earrings and necklaces, in monotone or colour. Click the pictures below to view each item.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

New Etsy items...

As I previously mentioned I have been creating new items for my Etsy store and have now uploaded some books and am in the process of creating some more necklace and jewellery pieces.

In the right side bar you will see my Etsy items for sale, if you're interested then head on over. I have been thinking of adding some promotional codes to get 20% off for followers of this blog and my personal blog so keep a lookout for that!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

I am still here...

I have been very busy at work and producing new artwork as well as many new items for my Etsy shop. On the right side bar you will see items from my Etsy shop, feel free to browse, and any comments you have are greatly appreciated.

I hope to be able to post more regularly, however my home internet connection is now non existent so surfing time is very limited. I am currently using my phone to make this post.

If you head on over to my other blog, Maddy's Stitching Corner then you will be able to catch up on everything and see all the new projects I have joined.
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