Virtual revamp

October 31, 2008

The wonderful thing about Lunar Pages LPQuicksite is that I can fiddle about with design and content of the Lullaby Lily website. I have just revamped Lullaby Lily’s virtual space to include a thumbnail mosiac gallery of creations. Have a look at our online home and let me know what you think.

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Beautiful Treasury

October 30, 2008

Blue Jade Slug Family on Etsy front page *swoon*

Blue Jade Slug Family on Etsy front page *swoon*

How delightful that wee blue slugs could make it into such a gorgeous treasury – and on the Etsy front page too!

I am in love with this blog. So am copying a pic from it just to pretend my blog is hers for a moment. *calm*

Lullaby Lily + Covetables at Made in the Shade

Lullaby Lily + Covetables at Made in the Shade

What a swell time we had being traders at Made in the Shade yesterday. I think the nicest part was sharing a stand with my darling gal-pal M. She has Covetables and simultaneously is one of the best cupcake makers in the world, no really! Celeb status.

I felt a bit fingers and thumbs when people bought one of my creatures not least because I am a novice but I had to have a complicated bag, tag and brad affair for my packaging and gift boxes with tissue for slugs and ponies and donkeys. Plus, I had a few blank moments regarding making change but perhaps these went unnoticed.

It was so lovely to see people smiling at my slugs, all looking very charming on their white gift boxes with name tags. I felt I was making the world the tiniest bit better by bringing a smile to people’s faces and I’m talking grown-up people here!

It was very wonderful to see the people who were buying what creatures. A lovely gal who has the gorgeous Etsy shop Feelfuzzy was so clearly to be the new owner of my Slug Who Got the Cream that I felt bad taking money off her so traded and ended up spending more at her stand because I loved this, one of these of a dachshund and a ring like this brooch of a butterfly so had to get them as presents for M and my girl.

Lullaby Lily space

Lullaby Lily space

Made in the Shade was fantastic! It was like Etsy real-life. Sweetheart superstar Ms Carrie Maclennan a.k.a. Lady Wurlitzer is a legend for being not just having the idea but making it happen. A fantastic array of beautiful, clever and inspiring hand made loveliness. Customers were wandering around three or more times because there was so much to take in. I was really proud to be part of it. Thank you so much amazing Carrie! (Yes, I did feel moved to make a knitted slug for her – argh, when will it STOP?!)

Yesterday we went to a Fair upstairs at the Hillhead Library on Byers Road organised by the Glasgow Craft Mafia. It was our lucky day because we won a gorgeous Clare Nicolson vintage lavender birdie on the 20p tombola! This more than made up for not winning on the Euromillions lottery draw the night before on a £1.50 ticket. My girl was so excited, but I think I was even more so.

Then we immediately lost it on Byers Road! NO! Argh! After determinedly retracing our steps and going into the various charity shops we had already wandered through we were reunited with it thanks to — a traffic warden!

I am so pleased I asked this traffic warden, busy giving someone a ticket, had she seen a pretty pink and white bird?(!) “That’s not it there is it?” she said, taking our bird, still tagged, off the windscreen of the car she was ticketing!

Clare Nicolson lavender birdie

Clare Nicolson lavender birdie

Divine serendipity! If I hadn’t asked her we wouldn’t have found it even though some kind soul had picked it up off the pavement and put it on this windscreen.

The adage goes, ‘easy come, easy go’ or is it easily gained, easily lost’ — something like that anyway, but we persevered and easy-come came home safe with us, perhaps never to venture outside the house again.

Feline Tea Party

October 9, 2008

Well the little one’s Witch’s Cat has been having a fabulous time playing for days with Teal Cat and now Pink Cotton Cat. In fact, there was a celebratory feline tea party the other day to which a pink painted wooden cat was invited. The table was a very pretty pink satin encased lipstick case which seemed to please the cats very much indeed.

Etsy front page

October 5, 2008

Am so excited – something I made has made it to the front page on Etsy! It was Witch’s Slug – yay!

Witch's Slug on Etsy front page

Witch