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A Murky Monday

Today I am rather irritated with myself. Mountains of work to do and even mountains of praise heaped upon me for lovely things I have made. Had a brilliant day out yesterday with DH and recieved new business opportunities.

I haven’t achieved anything today other than making a rather long ‘to-do’ list. It seems to have sucked the very will out of me! I think in future there will be ‘to-do spidergrams’ with bright colours and jaunty pictures. In many ways its a very impressive list in terms of projects I have been asked to collaborate in, future product ranges and such. Its just left me cold today.

However, I have managed to finish a couple of bits and pieces and photograph them like these lovely goddess face magnets. I have also secured a trading space on Glastonbury market which means abandoning Yeovil unless I can find someone to be a Purky Purveyor.

But first some pretty magnets.

I am going to go do housework then return to important business of Purky-ing. I have a feeling its going to be one of those days where inspiration strikes at Midnight.

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Sunday Omnibus.

Gosh where did the time go? It has been a rather good week in a few aspects and a hard one in others. Usual human existance methinks.

Shepton Mallet on Friday which was fun as usual. I really enjoy seeing the gang and over the next few weeks I am going to start putting up some pictures and details of them on the blog 🙂 However spotlight this week goes to the lovely Juno. She is about a year old and a labrador and just gorgeous.

However I witnessed yesterday that she has a very strict sense of honour when dealing with thieves!

Unfortunately I haven’t got a picture of the stall she belongs to but the webpage is here www.minervabeadsandcrafts.co.uk  Tabatha and Jim are lovely folks and will pop some pictures up next week!

I have such serious dog envy. I love my cat, he is ace but he cannot come to work with me. It would be awesome if he could be trusted to go to sleep on one side of my trading table and amuse the punters but alas he would probably take some money out the till and visit the fishmongers.

Ok and onto Saturday. Frome was unspectacular but quite enjoyable. Attached the strings to a hundred handcut christmas decorations (more to follow!) and sorta mooched while making bits and pieces. Got lots to make tommorow as well.

Going to pop to Glastonbury now and then going to watch Despicable me….bwah ha ha ha

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Spooky Thursday

Ilminster today. My earliest, bleariest start. 6AM and even then I didn’t manage to get my good parking space. Imagine how much joy this sight brought me.

I am all about handcrafted joy, its the tagline for the business and sort of a life mantra for me. Handmade equals joyous. These delightful cupcakes are the work of a talented lady called Sarah. www.quirkybakes.co.uk

I tried to get into the halloween spirit but only really managed a severed limb which caused the pensioners of Ilminster some consternation.

Anyway, I made a very funky frog when I got home and made my very first steampunk bird. Pictures of those things will wing their way over here when I am not quite so tired.

Going to slink off to bed now 🙂

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No more alliteration for now

Hey its Wednesday! Whoop and so on.

Been really good today, worked hard and made large quantities of festive goodness and managed to get smothered in plaster.

However, my favourite ecentricity of the last few days has been these butterflies which will be dubbed ‘Acid Butterflies’ and the production version will have much brighter acid colours and incorporate uv reactive and glow in the dark components 🙂

After I have finished painting up my plaster cast masterpieces I will pop some up on here 🙂

Ilminster market tommorow. Wish me luck!

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Tuesday…erm Typing?

Ahh Tuesday, now really in terms of working my Monday.

I go to the open air market in Yeovil on Tuesdays. Leave at 7am all bleary eyed and arrive not much different. Usually manage to spill coffee on myself en route. Listen to music far to loud and blast through the semi-deserted country lanes.

After setting everything up it looks sort of like this

However this is a slightly older picture taken in September, when it was actually sunny. Today it was blowing a gale and pouring with rain! So I hid with my stand under the archway and watched the world wash away.

So when I came home, I cheered myself up by making my first items of mini food!

 A sparkly pepper!

 A magic marbled chilli!

 A normal chilli!

 Pumpkins

And a close up of the baby pumpkin 🙂

Not quite sure where I am going with the foodie things but its making me smile which helps on grey days like this 🙂

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Monday Mornings

Hey guys,

Whomever invented Mondays invented a very useful day and had a thankless task. Thus far though I have done some photo editing because gloominess does not sell bright funky products. Created a google account. A Picassa web account. Supplied my webpage with a quartet of links and eaten lots of toast….Actually I could back to the toast eating.

However, now I am at one of those impasses. Where to start. My Festive Fancies collection? My Confectionary Collection? More additions to my earrings, pendants, brooches and revolutions?

 On a spooky and glowy note, have a Ghostie while I mull over my choices.

I will be back to talk some more later. I am going to venture up into the studio and see what happens!

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Here we go folks

Well folks, here we go.

For the last seven weeks I have been trading on open air markets with my small (read teeny weeny) independent jewellery company. I feel it is time I got online and spread the Purky word. H ere is a link to my facebook group.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Purky-Products/119159611466039

Over there somewhere ———–> there should be some of my recent tweets and my ‘proper’ webpage at www.PurkyProducts.co.uk is looking rather retro. So please stick around with the blog for now.

Hopefully you guys can put up with my random posts about cooking, gardening, my rather amusing cat called Phil, my equally amusing DH and lots of pictures.

Signing off for now. HJP