Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Coasters - first attempts

I've had mixed reactions to these, but thought I would post some photos here anyway.  It would be useful to continue to get feedback. For now I've listed them in my MISI shop to see how they get on.

I've decided to go back to my craft room and re-think how I'm going to make my coasters.  I'm thinking it's time to experiment with my wheeled cutters, so instead of using sqaure tiles, I'd cut shapes and start experimenting with coloured grout. This is going to be a bit of a jump forward, as so far I've only used the tiles as they are and stuck with either white or grey grout. All of my work has been self taught and I've used my eye for colour to help with my ideas. Now it's time to take it to the next level, so a few books may be required to help me with the techniques.

It would be nice to see the difference and be able to compare the different types of mosaics.  So, for now, these are my coasters....keep following my blog for the future of my mosaics.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Website colour variations

Following yesterday's first draft, I've asked my sister to give me a few more examples of the web page in different colour variations.  

She's emailed me 5 options but out of them all I like these the most.  I'm not good with having to make choices though! 

I quite like the green version and the purple but I'm undecided...the blues quite nice too!  Help please!!!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

First peek at my new website!

I am so excited!  My sister is designing a new website for me at the moment. I'm really lucky because my sister is a very talented graphic designer, and has agreed to completely re-design my website for me.  The previous site I had I did myself using a step by step package - it was ok but I wasn't that happy with it and didn't feel it look very professional.  I decided it I needed to step things up a bit a few months ago, so asked for my sister's help.  She's just emailed me the first 'mock up' of my home page...(please click on the picture and it will take you to the full version).  I'd really appreciate your thought / feedback if you don't mind!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

M&Ms - Misi and Markets...

I decided to open a Misi Shop a few weeks ago, after hearing quite a lot about the website through the Crafts forum.  I haven't made any sales as yet but I'm really impressed with the site so far.  It's straight forward to use, both as a seller and as a buyer.  So far I've got one person who my shop, plus five of my items are on people's wish lists. Hopefully I'll make my first sale soon...

In other news...I've sold a couple of mirrors this week, so I'll be busy making them over the bank holiday weekend. I have my first event of the year next week too - it's on at Flea Market at the Folk House on Park Street in Bristol.  If you want to find out more they have a Facebook page which gives you more details on the event and the stall holder. I'm hoping it will be quite busy as it's a popular area for Bristol shoppers. I need to get myself organised - quite a few things I want to make to take with me, plus I need to design and print some flyers to hand out on the day. If you're local to the area, please call in, say hello and have a good look around!  See you there :)