This week I thought I’d take a look at how children’s artwork develops from their earliest scribbles and daubs, through to about the age of 11 or 12. Although all children will show the same broad developmental stages, the age at which they are reached may vary a little from child to child. In spite of this, within each stage every child will have their own particular style and characteristics which reflect their personality. The terminology used for the different stages, does appear to vary… Continue
Added by Artful Kid on October 28, 2009 at 9:34 —
I have just finished these new bracelets. If you would like one I am selling them for £25 with free UK P&P, they would make great pressies and stocking fillers for Christmas.
For more jewellery visit my blog at: http://surfjewels.blogspot.com
or my website at:… Continue
Added by Surf Jewels on October 26, 2009 at 13:30 —
JeDeCo:Jewellery Designer's Collective unites London's most diverse & innovative design talent to ROCK the capital. London's fashionista are invited to our latest show, where they’ll be able to get the Jewellery designers’ expertise and advice and select exclusive pieces ideal for presents or to spoil themselves
The pieces of contemporary jewellery are handmade with love and attention to detail. The collections include necklaces, rings, pendants, bracelets and… Continue
Added by Catherine Marche on October 26, 2009 at 2:04 —
Ok so it's a few weeks away, but with a few clicks of your mouse in our newly launched Christmas Shop everyone on your gift list can have a thoughtful and completely unique present this year. (http://www.honeytreepublishing.com/christmas-shop-cid3.html
And to ensure that our normally smooth First Class Signed for delivery cannot be interrupted by any industrial action, all orders over £25 shall be couriered… Continue
Added by honeytreepublishing.com on October 24, 2009 at 20:54 —
is a lot of fun but can sometimes be quite scary as well! What if not enough people come, what if NO ONE comes?
In the initial few weeks of being involved in planning the Stamford Artisans Guild Christmas Craft Market I have been through the whole range of feelings….. from elation to despondency, from a rush of energy to complete exhaustion.
And now I am in a state of contentment because I know that we have worked hard to get the event publicised, the website is getting… Continue
Added by Shalini Austin on October 23, 2009 at 13:52 —
OK so I know the title is really corny, but this week I thought I'd introduce another really simple, but useful way of using kids artwork to create laminated place mats or work mats. I should perhaps point out here that these are more for creating a wipe clean surface to contain mess, rather than for protecting from heat!
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Added by Artful Kid on October 21, 2009 at 12:48 —
Why not offer a home to this beautiful leopard? I’ve spent the past week being stalked by this regal gentleman, and had to capture his essence in a drawing.
Fineliners and coloured pencils on 21.0 × 29.7cm bristol board (with a slight white border).… Continue
Added by Emma-Jayne Saanen on October 20, 2009 at 9:28 —
We have just last week launched a new site geared towards helping independent UK makers and designers to sell their wares and we are very much interested in your feedback and indeed your products.
If you are a maker and are interested in selling online with us then please take a look at our page for selling your handmade products online
. Also check out our… Continue
Added by Luke Saunders on October 19, 2009 at 16:27 —
I can't believe it's a week since my last post - the time just goes so quickly! This week I have decided to look at a few products available for displaying and storing kids artwork - it's something which I will introduce from time to time as I see them, but given the relative rarity of such products, it probably won't be too frequent. It's amazing how many products are out there for kids arts and crafts - thousands of brilliant ideas which you could spend a fortune on, but it seems there's not… Continue
Added by Artful Kid on October 18, 2009 at 20:23 —
Introducing Kate Anniss New Talent & Team member at Honey Tree
Within a month of launching the UK's First Illustrated and Personalised Stationery Portal, our premium offering has attracted a number of talented and dynamic illustrators.
As we note in our mission statement we are looking to become the portal of choice in the UK for illustrated and personalised stationery, and for this to occur, we are always engaging with artists to see if they shall provide our… Continue
Added by honeytreepublishing.com on October 17, 2009 at 9:59 —
Due to the Royal Mail strikes any UK order over £25.00 shall be dispatched using DHL (or similar). The extra charges incurred by using an alternative company will be paid for by HoneytreePublishing.com.
At HoneyTreePublishing.com, to ensure that our normally smooth First Class Signed for delivery cannot be interrupted by any industrial action, we are pleased to announce that all orders over £25 shall be couriered and signed for ensuring NO Disruption to our mailings.
Added by honeytreepublishing.com on October 17, 2009 at 9:37 —
I just thought I would write a few words about how I started my business and why, in turn, people like to receive personalised gifts.
A couple of years ago I got engaged, and started planning our special day. I really wanted it to be unique (doesn't every couple)... but how unique can it get??
I searched everywhere for the… Continue
Added by Heidi Lawton on October 16, 2009 at 21:00 —
My latest blog
show a simple test to use before knitting a test square.
I've taken lots of photos to explain and show what I'm talking about. I hope you find it helpfull.
Added by Claire Fairall on October 14, 2009 at 10:22 —
I thought I'd just let you all know that I'm having a 20% off sale on my handmade bookmarks until the end of October. They are all original works of art rather than prints and I've used watercolours and a waterproof black ink pen on most of them.
to see if any of them catches your eye.
Added by creativesque on October 13, 2009 at 21:49 —
Hello to all of you – my friendly people,
First of all I would like to say thank you for becoming a fan of my art page and taking the time to leave such wonderful comments about my work.
I would like to let you know that as of now all of my greetings cards will be going “GREEN” ECO FRIENDLY!!!!!!!!!- GREEN-ECO-RECYLED!!!!!!!!!
“I believe this to be a positive step to help conserve the Earth's natural resources and reduce the amount of waste which otherwise goes… Continue
Added by Ella Parry on October 12, 2009 at 18:21 —
This is “Candy Floss II”, and will feature in my upcoming exhibition at the 13th Note
Sheep are amazing animals, and I spent a long week working with their energies… Continue
Added by Emma-Jayne Saanen on October 11, 2009 at 17:27 —
Get knitting for charity http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/thebigknit
Make lots of little hats for innocent smoothy bottles and raise money for age concern and help the aged. Get them in by Oct 16th.
Added by Surf Jewels on October 10, 2009 at 15:30 —
In our experience the handicrafts network love to share ideas and know how. Many people face similar issues on which they would like advice. Also, both locally and internationally we have found that some people have really interesting techniques that others could benefit from learning.
One example is incredibly fine paper made from elephant dung in Thailand and a lesser quality paper made from recycled paper in Mexico. How do we transfer such knowledge? The addition of flower petals… Continue
Added by Peter McAteer on October 5, 2009 at 16:30 —
I am quite partial to a polka dot - so much so I am even considering a polka dot wedding dress (don't tell my other half!), so it makes sense that I should make one of my pleated totes in a polka dot fabric!
My sprig tote bag has been very popular so I just had to make a matching corsage brooch for this bag too. I love making corsages - just wish they didn't take me so long!! Will… Continue
Added by The Beauty is in the Detail on October 2, 2009 at 21:36 —
I have entered a fabric design competition where the winner will receive 5 yards of fabric. The theme of the competition is 'spoons and flowers'. The company, Spoonflower, has received over 70 entries for this competition. They will be short-listing the entries through voting, which closes on Tuesday. I would love to be in with a chance and was wondering if I could ask you to vote for me? You don't need to register to… Continue
Added by Anneline Sophia Designs on October 1, 2009 at 21:30 —