Friday, March 28, 2008

Working hard for the money!

Well... busy I have been....

Work is still good, been working a lot for the past month, but still enjoying it, and managing OK with the juggling! Ya know... mum, wife, crafter, worker :) and... writer.
I have had the "get your stuff published" bug again. Submitted a few necklaces to Beads etc... and one was accepted! I had about 4 days to finalise that one, over Easter, but I'm so excited!!
I also finished the instructions for a piece which should be published soon in Altered Arts.
So that makes me happy!! You know, if you have something you think is ok for publication, you should try to submit it! I love sharing that way. I had some tutorials on my old website, btw, but yeah, free websites, free good webhosts I should say, are hard to find, so I've moved my old papercraft tutorials to this blog. Along with some experiments and links to other sites... I was going to move some part of my life on that blog, and keep some on here, but then ... things do not always go according to plan.

I've been playing with some technique, which is new to me... The Watercolor Technique, developped by Maggie Maggio, and trying a few different variations, for my own enjoyment. When all that's done, I'll be showing you more, but in the meantime, you can feast your eyes (does that not sound pedantic??) on this Easter Pen Set:

You can see a few more images from them on my Flickr.

I've also recently been made aware of where I will try to sell a few items. If you list anything by the end of the month, you pay no monthly fees and no joining fees. You can list your items in Pounds, US $, Canadian Dollars, and I think Euros... can't remember that one for sure off the top of my head. Anyway, always fun to try something that doesn't cost an arm and a leg (though I do love Etsy, even if I have nothing listed there at the moment). I have to list a few more things... Oh, if you are in Australia and you want to buy something, lmk, you can have it in Aussie dollars, and postage would be a lot cheaper than what is listed!

Here's a stab binding notebook I made, following a very interesting demo by my friend Ann G.

Of course, I had to add a Krafty Lady mould on it!

Well, that's it for me for now. Have a good weekend!


Heather T. said...

Beautiful stuff as always, France!!! Congrats on the publishing, too...

Anonymous said...

coucuo !
pour vendre tes choses tu peux aller là , cest international en plus !! et très beau site je trouve bien fait pour ceux qui recherchent des objets selon leurs gouts particuliers

va voir et donnes moi en des nouvelles !



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Danielle D said...

I love those pens, especially how they're colour co-ordinated, so you know whose pen is whose.

Congrats on the publication - that's awesome news.

Natalie B said...

FRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats so much on the publications. :-)

France said...

Thanks everyone for your feedback. M-H, merci, je t'ai repondu sur email a ce propos :)

Natalie, I still think selling your paintings is so much more exciting! LOL!

Thanks Danielle, Julie and Heather, always lovely to see you here!!

Julie H said...

Wow! The pen is fantastic. Thanks for the iste to visit AND congratulations - I am so happy to hear you arebing published again.

France said...

Thanks Julie!