Sunday, 28 February 2010

Swing Tastic!

Last night, I went to watch a local 20 piece swing band - The Managers.

It was at a delightful northern working mens club (!) - and although the band were fantastic, the venue ruined it by hiring a "comedienne" for the interval. Cue bawdy jokes, badly sung Meatloaf and Cher covers and a blow up doll party game. Completely and utterly random, hideous and not at all suited to the brilliant big band performance. The band were all mortified as were most of the audience (me included!) thank goodness the band played a brilliant second set to make up for it!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Kustom Kulture Etsy Treasury

I have today been featured on a Kustom Kulture Etsy treasury - featuring my new 3D 'Doll' tattoo heart necklace. Thanks to Mercurios Jewels for featuring me :)

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Pancake Day!

So yesterday was pancake day.... I meant to have a healthy ish one with veg filling, and 1 dessert one, but ended up having 5 dessert ones with golden syrup topping! Delicious, but thankfully (for my waistline) only once a year!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Dolly Cool is 1!

Hooray! Dolly Cool is one today! I have been officially self employed for a year :)

Its been a great year - there have sometimes been tears and despair (!) but mainly lots of great times, fantastic shows, and I have met some inspirational creative people also making a living from their crafts.
Special thanks goes to all my customers, FUSE crafters, and the ladies from the Made In Manchester creative group, who have given me lots of invaluable advise and inspiration over the past year ♥♥♥

It is challenging, working for yourself, but I absolutely love it and am going to work as hard as I can to make sure the coming year is even better!

Monday, 1 February 2010

New Creations!

Even though I love making the regular hand drawn Dolly Cool range, I always like experimenting with new materials and tecniques.
Over the past few weeks I have been making some 3D resin pieces, which feature some of my hand drawn artwork and some yummy sweets and glitter! These new craetions will be on sale for the first time this weekend at the Cheap Fair, Islington Mill, Salford. Sunday 7th Feb 12pm-5pm.