I have no idea when I last blogged and I have to admit that I hesitated before sitting down to write today. I am going to be 100% honest and admit that I am struggling to fit everything in at the moment and, with so many balls that I seemingly have to keep in the air, the blogging ball came crashing to the ground, rolled away and I had to search for a while to find it. I feel awful for having missed so many of your posts and I fear I may never catch up!
I have been offered an opportunity to do something that I never suspected I would be able to do. It certainly fits with my new year’s goal of ‘being brave and making it happen’. It’s an ongoing crafty project and I cannot show for the time being what I have made for it. I won’t say just yet what it is (I know, I hate it too when someone goes on about top-secret projects and then just won’t share even a hint) as I don’t want to jinx it in some way but offering this little information as to why I fell off the face of the blogging world. Hopefully late summer I can share more.
Back to things I can share – in preparation for an early June craft fair my desk got rather fishy. I love the seaside and haven’t been for a few years now so when I thought of some summer makes I just had to make fish!
Each little fish has been handmade from polymer clay.
It was particularly fun trying to figure out how to get the pattern onto the body. I got there in the end but no two fish are identical so each pair has its on personality……
I also blended some of the clay that went into the stripey body to make these pretty turquoise fish. It’s a mix of white, dark turquoise, translucent yellow, translucent blue and silver foil so there are little hints of translucent yellow off set by the opaque white and turquoise. The little flecks of silver foil give a lovely shimmery effect.
Of course I had to make a keyring version too……..
That’s it for the fishes. A few were bought so the others have been shared between a shop locally and my Etsy shop. I am hoping that they will be swimming off to new owners at some point but I have kept a pair of fish earrings for myself. I just had to!
Right, I’m off to dream of sand in my toes and the sound of the sea lapping up the beach (the reality is a carpet in need of a vacuum and my 7-year-old playing a noisy game on his iPad).