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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Customer Photo - Zoe from The Sewing Croft

Another lovely customer photo to share with you.  This time from Zoe of The Sewing Croft. I just love having a nose at other people's creative spaces and Zoe's is lovely.  I can imagine quite happily whiling away an afternoon sewing and making in her studio!  Which reminds me, I really should get around to fixing my little space up how I want it!

Thanks Zoe for sharing.  To check out some of the beautiful items Zoe makes, you can visit her Etsy shop.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Customer Photo - Teal, Turquoise, & Silver Abstract Tree Painting

Did I tell you how much I love receiving customer photos?  Because I do!  It's always a pleasure to see my work hanging in its new home.  This photo is from Caroline in Hertfordshire is just lovely.  The painting was painted to order and is a 40" x 30" teal, turquoise, and silver abstract tree painting on canvas.  Teal is definitely one of my favourite colours so it's a real pleasure to paint with it!  Don't you just love the glass sculptures sat in front of the painting?  I think they're gorgeous and work really well.

If you have a photo you'd like to share with me then feel free to send it in.  I always ask your permission before posting it on my blog.

Monday, 10 September 2012

50% off prints, 15% off paintings

I do love autumn, the colours, the smells, the changes of the scenery around us.  However, I don't know about you but talk about back down to earth with a bump!  The cooler weather is setting in, it's getting darker earlier, and the sporting excitement of the last couple of months is finally over.

So how about a little pick me up?

This week I'm offering 50% off all prints and 15% off all paintings in my Etsy shop.  That includes custom painting orders too!

To get your discount simply use the following coupon codes when you checkout
For prints: PRINTS50
For paintings: AUTUMN15

Coupons are valid until midnight Sunday 16th September. If you'd like to order a mixture of prints & paintings let me know and I'll help you with a listing to reflect the price after discount.

To start shopping go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/louisemead now!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Time Flies, Shop of the Week, & other news!

Well hello dear Blog!  How time flies when you're busy!  I had a fair few orders in August and have just packed off the last custom painting order.  Now I just need to get on with stocking up my shop with new works.

First of all I'd better catch up on Shop of the Week!  So here is a run down of Craft Britannia's featured Etsy shop owners over the last few weeks!

Bebby Jumpers

Beautiful knitted jumpers for babies!  How cute is this little halloween-themed jumper?

You can read an interview with Bebby Jumpers' shop owner here.

Next up is the lovely Laura of Laura's Jewellery.  She makes some lovely pieces that are rather purse-friendly too like this butterfly brooch which is only £6. 

You can read an interview with Laura here.

Steph of Six Skeins makes the most delicious-looking yarns and knitted goodies.  Some of the colours are so juicy I want to eat them!  

You can read Steph's interview here

Another talented knitter is Sandra of The Feminine Touch.  This pullover would make such a cute autumn wardrobe addition! 

Fem's interview is just here.  

If you're looking for cards then Lucy's shop, Fluffy Duck is worth a visit.  

Lucy's interview can be found here.

Other News

In other news I got my result through from my last exam and Open University Philosophy module.  I got a Distinction which I was incredibly pleased with.  It's kind of a double-edged sword though - as now I could get a 1st in my degree so long as I get as Distinction in my next module.  If I'd gotten a grade 2 pass (2:1 level) I'd have put thoughts of a 1st out of my mind but now the pressure is really on to do well in my next module!  

I decided to take up knitting last week too.  I used to knit when I was a little girl but haven't for years.  My first attempt looked like a small child had done it whilst blindfolded but I'm improving.  I'm going to attempt to knit myself a scarf once I can settle on a design and colour scheme!  I'll post some pics once I get around to it!