I’ve had a big (wintery) spring clean over in my Etsy store today, updating some photos and rearranging everything. I still need to add some of my latest products, but I’m very pleased with how fresh and bright it’s all looking! : )
So what do you think?! If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions about anything to do with my Etsy store, I’d love to hear it. Thank you!
It’s chilly and wet, the fire is blazing and the wind is rattling down the chimney. Yep, it’s still very much winter, here in New Zealand. Time to tell you a little bit more about Winter Matryoshka, I reckon.
Winter Matryoshka is inspired by a very different kind of winter than we ever experience here: A frozen winter of bare branches, the earliest spring blossoms peaking through and the odd scattered flower fallen on the snow. A winter of ice crystals and dancing cranes…
I created her from images of four pieces of vintage kimono fabric in my collection. The red piece with the crane comes from the first whole kimono I ever bought. It’s still one of my absolute favourites, and the few pieces I have left are very much treasured.
I think of the face of Winter Matryoshka as being Russian, with her pale skin, dark hair, blue eyes and cherry lips. (Autumn Matryoshka is Japanese and Summer is Irish, by the way!)
Like my Autumn Matryoshka, the back of Winter Matryoshka picks up the colours of the kimonos and mixes them together into a geometric diamond print.
You’ll find my matryoshka doll cushions, key rings, cards and magnets for sale in my Etsy store. Enjoy! And happy weather wherever you are.
I had a great day at the Auckland Art & Craft Fair on Saturday. Thank you to my lovely friend Amy for all your help. I couldn’t have done it without you! (That’s Amy behind my stall after we’d just finished setting up and were grabbing a quick breather before the crowds arrived.)
You can see how busy the fair was here!
I had all my usual products on sale, plus a couple of new things that I was really excited to be launching on the day. I’ll show you more about them soon, but below is a sneak peak at my Puzzle Ball kit, and Sock Horse and Friends kit. I was delighted with what a hit they both were on the day! They’ll be in my Etsy shop soon.
In fact, look out for a big Etsy update coming soon! : )
Here’s a little interview I did for the Auckland Art & Craft Fair blog, and you can see lots more photos of the fair on their Facebook page. If you’re an Auckland local, keep an eye out for their Christmas fair. I’ll hopefully have a stall then too!
Hello lovely people. Sorry I’ve been away from my blog so much these past few weeks. What with being sick and all, I just got so behind on everything. I feel a bit like a hamster on a wheel at the moment!
Tomorrow, Saturday 28th July, I will be at the Auckland Art and Craft Fair selling my craft kits and matryoshkas and lots of other pretty things. If you’re in Auckland, it would be lovely to see you there!
I’ve been a crafting factory this past week or so, trying to catch up on the time I lost being sick so I’ll be ready for the fair tomorrow. 18 hour days, baby! I’ve got some new products that I’m launching which I’m really excited about. I’ll show you as soon as I’ve caught my breath!
In the meantime, these photos are of a couple of old favourites I’ve been making for the fair.
See you soon!
I’m still sick at the moment (my flu has progressed into bronchitis now – oh joy!), but I wanted to post something quickly for all you lovely people who check in regularly to see what’s new on my blog. Thank you!
These cupcake heart decorations are another project for my new Kimono Paper Craft booklet. If you missed them, you can see some of the other projects here, here and here.
Sending each of you a little heartfelt sweetness for your day! Lucy x
It feels like I’ve been away from my blog for ages! I’ve been stuck in bed with the flu for much of this past week. My whole household has had it.
I love that nature provides the perfect foods to deal with the Wintery cold and flu season in the form of vitamin-packed fruits. Right now it’s tamarillo season in our garden. They look like festive decorations!
At the moment we’re not picking the tamarillos, only collecting the ones that have fallen on the ground each time we go past the trees (usually on our way back from feeding the chickens). Soon it’ll be time to make our yearly supply of tamarillo chutney. Yum!