Today in The Sweat Shop was lovely.
The Summer sun was shining and even though it is Sunday, and I try not to work on weekends,
the boys were out happily playing while Mic was tending to the lawn.
So, I thought I would use this time to get some work done.
I thought you might like a peep...
Production is well under way.
My first market is in early March.
I actually have three major design markets that month, so I have had to step up everything.
Loads and loads of tags have already been made, and these ones here are drying out,
waiting for the next stage.
I often get asked about the process I go through to make the tags.
Well, there are about 7-9 processes from start to opening the 'hot box' and some of the stages I have developed myself, so you can imagine this is something I hold tight to my chest.
I can tell you, I am experimenting with new clays all the time and new products will come from this.
I love seeing what happens once you open the door to a load of new designs!
My desk has been busy...very.
in a nice way though.
I have been on the look out for new production pieces as well as making my own range of designs, which will be used on my clay, cushion and jewellery designs.
It is all very exciting really.
Here is one of those new designs I have made from my old rose screen print
pieces that I use on my cushion cover range.
I am using it on this years product cards...and I am really happy with how they turned out.
These will be making their first appearance at the first design market this year.
all images- Ness Lockyer
Finally, here is a peep at the new range of Inspire Luggage tags.
There is a feather and a wing in this range and they are stamped with positive
I really love these and they have just been listed in My Store.
So, there you have a it. A little 'peep' into my day.