Thursday, 2 December 2010

Journal Making Class

If you are a stationery lover this might be just the thing for you, the very kind folks at The Life Craft on Great Western Road Glasgow have asked me to do a make your own journal class and obviously i jumped at the chance. I am really excited about it, the class will teach you all of the stages in making a fabric covered hand stitched journal, the journal made in the class will be A5 sized and you can bring your own fabric so you know you will end up with something you love.
Here is the link to The life Craft site where you can view the details of the class and book to make your book! Make Your own Journal

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Firework Surprise

This year for Guy Fawks night I went to the Fireworks display at Glasgow Green with Katy (my sister) and Karen (my friend) is has been years since i went to the park to watch the display so this felt like quite a treat. I love fireworks night, the smell of the smoke and fireworks, the foggy atmosphere and the noise. I remember going to the park to watch the fireworks as a kid with my Mum, Dad and Katy with a little bag of nuts and sweets left from my Halloween haul.
I remembered to take my camera but the battery died some time before the finale :( when i got home and took a look at the photos i was so surprised to find some really interesting shots.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Soda Stream

I am now the proud owner of a SodaStream :-) thanks to Vonnie of Blotted Copy Book. When I got the message to say I had won I was so excited, I remember friends of mine having Soda Stream machines when i was a kid and they seemed like loads of fun!
As soon as it arrived I had to get it open and have a go.

Here it is and.....

here is the first bottle and glass of juice.

I can confirm that using the Soda Stream is loads of fun, it is really satisfying pushing the button to make the bubbles, i had to have a look on the SodaStream website to see what other flavours there are and i think i will be going for the My Water flavour essence next time.

Thank you so much Vonnie.

Vonnie has a great shop, The Life Craft on Greatwestern Road in Glasgow, It is such a nice place with lovely staff. They sell gorgeous yarns and all things knitting and crochet related, they have super cake, great advice, a good bit of banter and hold all sorts of crafty classes and workshops.

and yes just in case you were wondering our coffee table looks like a tiger!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

October Week

If you are in Glasgow, have kids and are looking for some interesting events during the October week Mugdock Country Park are hosting some gret events, you can find them on the website in the Whats on section. Some of the Makkers gallery members are holding come and try events the first is:

Sunday 10th October 2pm - 4pm Come and try Glass Fusing £10
Make a small 10cm fused glass tile, your tile will be taken away and fused for you to collect at a later date, or have it posted to you.

then ME on
Tuesday 12th October 2pm - 4pm Design your own Badge £1.00- £1.50 depending on size
Just turn up and join in, for all ages, if you can stick a sticker or make a mark with a pencil this is for you, adults welcome too!
Have your design turned into a badge, there will be plain paper, patterned paper, pens, pencils and stickers. Let your creativity and imagination run away with you.
edit: i have bought some orange, green and red paper for some spooky halloween options, pumpkins, monsters, ghosta and devils.

And then on
Thursday 14th October 2pm- 4pm
An insight into working with pastels, Ian Shanlin wil show you how to plan and then add your work to the big picture, suitable for all ages. No Fee just turn up and join in.

If you would like to know a bit more about the Mugdock Makkers gallery i blogged about it or you could visit the website Mugdock Makkers.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Website Re-Launch and FREE Postage

Lucy Jackson Designs has gone through some changes, a bit of a re-design.

Other than the banner and logo change, the shop has had a revamp too. I have taken advantage of the that Etsy offer and made the shops on my website my Etsy shops.

The shop is split into three sections:

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Stationery: books, journals, cards.



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Accessories: bags, brooches, badges, kits

I think it looks much better, and with items being added regularly the shops will soon be full of gorgeousness (I'm sure that's not a word but seemed to just fit in!)

To celebrate the re-launch there is free UK postage on everything this week from Monday 4th – Monday 11th October.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

I'm on the Front Page

I turned on the computer this afternoon to find that one of my books was on the Etsy front page. How exciting, i think that this is a first for me!

This treasury page was made by DawnCorrespondance, thank you.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Cute Felt Folks

I have been neglecting my blog again, bad Lucy!

i do have some cute new makes to show you, i have been working on making some people and animals from my 'Lovable Mini-Dolls' book that i got on my
day out with Katy and they have turned out really cute.



I wasn't really sure what to do with them at first but then i thought that keyrings/bag charms would be a good idea.

Little girl

I had to alter the hair style to make her more girly.


I altered the pattern slightly to make a little boy.


How cute, i would really like to make a big version of this.

Pink Elephant

She still needs some eyes and details, but i just had to make a pink one, I'm not sure why!

Next on the list are a giraffe and a 3D person.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

I Won :-)

Hello folks, i entered Glitterysah's facebook competition and i won :-)

Look what arrived this morning. A package with pink prettyness inside.

I love the note written on the doily, how great is that?
One of Sah's cute purses, they come in all sorts of colours and patterns, this one has a cute little satin bow on the front and satin lining. The ever so generous Sah also gave me a note pad and coloured pencils (i think these would be a great thing for mum's to have in their handbags, emergency fun for kids, there are so many games you can play with just pencil and paper as well as drawing a wee piccy)
OH... Oh....oh what is this inside the purse?

A pink beaded necklace, a funky ring and a super cute bow hair clasp and a badge, i like badges:)

Thank you so much Sah.
For anyone who would like to see more handmade prettyness from Sah you could visit her website follow her on Facebook or stop by her Etsy Shop.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Katy and Lucys Day Out

On Saturday afternoon my sister and I went for a walk, picked up a few bargains and had a bit of a picnic.
The first thing i bought was in a charity shop on Byres Road, it is a mini set of wooden shelves for displaying thimbles on, with a few alterations i think it will be perfect for displaying rings on at craft fairs. £3.00

The next thing that i found was a set of bed sheets in Glorious Clothing in Ruthven Lane just off Byres Road. I love the pattern on these and thought it would make some great bags if they don't end up on the bed! £10.00

They have a co-ordinating spotty pattern on the back and came with two matching pillow cases and a third not so matching pillow case that looks a lot like Cath kidston fabric, more on that next.

How cute is the postcard from Glorious Clothing!

Our picnic, in the botanic gardens we spread out one of the pillow cases to add touch of class to our park bench. Lunch consisted of poppy seed rolls, roule cheese, kabanos, olives and Irn Bru. Yummy :)
It started to rain while we were having lunch but we decided to finish our picnic anyway, a little rain never hurt anyone!

There was a book fair in the park on Saturday, we took a look at that after lunch and Katy got a few books.
We walked home via Great Western Road where we had a look in Caledonia Books, a second hand book shop. I found a couple of books filled with felt creatures and people, they are so cute lots of inspiration there. £6.00 amd £6.50

and I couldn't resist taking a photo of this shelf!

A great day, good food good company and a bit of a spending spree, what more could a girl want?

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Introducing Mugdock Makkers Art and Craft Gallery

I would like to introduce you to the Mugdock Makkers Art and Craft Gallery.

I joined the Mugdock Makkers before Christmas last year, the Makkers are a collective of artists and crafters, working across a number of disciplines, all living within 30 miles of the park, providing locally produced art and craft.

The gallery is Located in the Visitor centre in mugdock Park in Glasgow near Milngavie.

Depending on how you come into the park you may see this:
Go through the door and down the stairs and the Gallery is on the right hand side of the courtyard.
Or you may see this: Go through the Archway and we are on the left hand side.

These are our front doors, the gallery is open from 12pm-5 pm in the summer and 11 pm-4 pm in the winter.

Come on in and browse our wares.
You will find: art, Ceramics, Woodwork, Textiles, Glass work and Jewellery.

The staff you meet in the gallery are all Makkers, if you visit at the weekend you can meet a Makker at work, see them give a demonstration or perhaps try a craft yourself.
I hope to be introducing some of the Makkers and their gorgeous products to you soon.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Spotty Bags

I know i was supposed to be introducing you to the Mugdock Makkers gallery but i have been busy making bags.
I was in John Lewis the other day picking up some red gingham fabric, some felt and looking at the Amy Butler Fabrics and the Really nice assistant Helen (i think) (who also sold my mum her sewing machine) opened this magic drawer under the table and pulled out some Amy Butler spotty fabrics that had been miss cut or end of rolls and they were priced down, well in my opinion when things like that happen it's meant to be. so i took them and decided to make a bag.
I had a general idea of how i wanted the bag to look so i set to work on making my pattern, i just roughly drew it on paper and tweaked it as i went along. The first bag turned out well, I am keeping it for myself, i am quite proud of how well the pattern turned out. Is it wrong that i want to keep most of the things i make?

For the next bag i made a few more tweaks to the pattern, and instead of three puffs i made one giant one doubled up with a gorgeous textured green button on it, the button is from a pack of big buttons from BigFish on Etsy she is a super Lady and has the most wonderful buttons.

This bag is for sale in my Folksy shop.

I have the pieces cut to make one more of these bags and some fabric left over, not sure what else to make!