So sad it is the last day of Summer... But I am looking forward to cooler days and the change of colours in nature, especially the yellows, oranges and reds in certain tree leaves.
What are your favourite things about the cooler weather?
This month in my studio... I have been keeping myself busy creating some new Fairy Doors with lots of colour and magic! My favourite so far is the Enchanted Autumn Fairy Door with its orange mushrooms and golden tone wood-look Door (See the photo below or even better jump over to the Enchanted Items VIP page to see the new Fairy Doors as I make them...
Please feel free to share any colour or theme suggestions for Fairy Doors that you would like to see! I always love hearing from you! You can do this by emailing me or by jumping over to my Facebook pages...
Oh have you seen my New shop? You can now find Enchanted items over at madeit.com. It was sad to say goodbye to my shop over at Love Australia Handmade, they are no longer hosting an Australian online shop... but as the saying goes 'as one door closes, another door opens'.
I've been happy with Madeit.com so far, as it is a similar concept to Love Australian Handmade... where you can buy Australian Handmade goodies, like an Australian Etsy.
Love for you to jump over and have a peek.
Just follow this link
I do a 'Happy Fairy Dance' whenever someone makes a purchase... always so grateful that someone shares the love of fairies and magic...
Recently I had a customer purchase a Fairy Door on my shop, who left a beautiful review that brought tears to my eyes...
"The Artist of this store is a true Fairy of Joy! That is a special human to produce the most life like, neat and intricate work I have seen out of clay. If you think they look beautiful online, wait until you see one in real life, the shimmers, the pearls and the real magic that beams.
Thank you so much."
It came at a time when self doubt crept in. Unfortunately, I am an artist that suffers from this self doubt and always questions myself... I do hate this part of myself, but I'm getting better and showing more confidence in my work and myself as a person, especially to my young Son and Daughter.
"One kind word can change someone's entire day"
Other things happening out of my studio... Been busy with other household projects this month, I revamped my herb garden, planted more herbs and laid down my household compost consisting of veggie scraps... A vine started growing in the herb garden, not sure what it is but my best guess is that it is pumpkin. Must be from my compost... just have to wait and see if it fruits. I will keep you posted.
I have also done an up-cycle project. I have a cabinet my Father made about 40 years ago and have revamped it giving it new life. Heaps of sanding, some chalk paint, new handles and ta-da! It is now the pride of place in my kitchen area. See a photo below.
You can read more about these little projects over at my Enchanted Items VIP Facebook group.
Tutorials and release dates...
I have some exciting news...
Very excited and honoured to have my Celtic Bracelet tutorial amongst other talented Polymer clay artist tutorials in the March Edition of Passion for Polymer Magazine (Volume 24). See photo of the bracelet below.
This edition has a lot of ethnic inspired tutorials and gracing the cover is art from Alan Heald.
Digital and print subscriptions available at the link below
Also as some of you are aware... I am part of the 2021 Polymer Clay Adventure. The initial date for releasing the Fairy Swing tutorial was delayed. But I promise it was for a good reason! I will share soon early March! It is worth the wait...
The Fairy Swing tutorial will be released on the 5th March 2021!
To find out more and join please follow this link below
This adventure consists of online Polymer Clay tutorials from 24 amazing artists from around the world.
This adventure makes a wonderful gift for yourself or a crafty person that wants to learn fun techniques with polymer clay. I received the 2020 Polymer Clay Adventure as a gift and it was the best gift... not only did I learn new techniques, I joined their online community, where you can find support and extra guidance from teachers and others in the group.
The Createalong.com Design Team... I have written a few tutorials as part of the design team... I am eager to share them with you but I have to wait... sorry... As soon as Createalong.com share the tutorials you will all be the first to hear about them! I promise Lol...
In the meantime there is some Free Polymer Clay tutorials on my blog and over at https://createalong.com/blogs/polymerclaytv
Just also letting you know some important Enchanted items notes and dates...
~ No release dates for new products as of now but I am adding new Enchanted items every week, so keep popping in to check out what's new!
~ Custom orders are now open! If you have been wanting to get your very own custom Fairy door, Fairy house, mushrooms or even dragon... now is the time to message me... Love to make something magical for you!
~ 2021 Polymer Clay Adventure Fairy Swing tutorial release date is the 5th March 2021.
~ First Week of March Passion for Polymer Volume 24 with the Celtic Bracelet Tutorial with be published.