The Whimsical Creations of Lucy Ashworth

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

ART JUNKY Indoor Market November 2011

Had a great (& exhausting) weekend at the ART JUNKY Indoor Market, Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton. It coincided with my lovely little sis coming to Brighton for a weekend break away from the craziness of the first term of university in Bath :D So, I had my own little helper - or so I thought...By 3pm Saturday afternoon, her head was stuck in the white display case and she was asleep!!! (OK, ok, she had woken up at 4am to travel to see me... :D)

There were a real mixed bag of stalls. Lots of screen prints, textiles, ceramics & miles of bunting! As well as quite a few stalls of brick-a-brack ( I bought a few bits!!!).
My favourite stall holder was selling amazing subversive cushions. At first glance they looked very pretty and almost chintzy but then a closer look at the wording revealed that what you thought read 'Home Sweet Home' in fact read ' Homo Sweet Homo' :D Other slogans that caught my eye were 'Fuck This Shit', 'Big Fat Cock' and my personal favourite...'Soapy Tit Wank'! WOW! Possibly not something to give your Granny for Christmas though...
As I mentioned, there was literally miles of bunting on sale from different stall holders. I was thinking of making Christmas bunting as I have been asked to make some for my mother in law but after seeing how much selection there is out there, I think I'm going to give it a miss. The bunting scene is most definitely covered!

Once again my Pocket Pals were the big sellers. I'm putting making more on hold for a while as I'm concentrating on getting my Xmas stock ready. It's taking SO long & I haven't even designed my Crimble card yet - Eeeek!!!! On that note - I had better get back to sewing sequins on little bears :)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Latest Commission...

This is a Mummy & Baby Fox I was commissioned to make this week. I really enjoyed making the baby, it's quite a nice size (bigger than keyring size). I might make more...

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Have a look at the new selection of Whimsical Creations in my
Little Things i Make Etsy shop:
I will be updating my shop a lot more leading up to Christmas. Keep your crafty eyes peeled for sparkly tree decorations, xmas totes, special foxes, xmas cards & other goodies!!! :D

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Halloween & Makers Boutique 29th October 2011

I had another wonderful Saturday at the Makers Boutique Market. I made a few special Halloween little things; Pumpkin Monkey Bears, Cute Ghosties & Zombie Dead Cats!!! The Zombie Cats went down a treat...I think I'm going to make more, after all a Zombie Cat is for life not just for Halloween :D

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Good Companions Ale Festival & Craft Market Oct2011

I had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend at the Good Companions pub, Seven Dials, Brighton. I was contacted about taking part in a brewery event over the Saturday & the Sunday 12-6pm. It was a beautiful bright Autumnal weekend which made the selling of the Little Things i Make all the more enjoyable. Oh, and the Mulled Cider & Local Ales helped too... :D
Where's Wally...
Day#1. The Saturday also coincided with the Brighton Zombie Walk. I snapped this zombie troop on the way to Brighton Beach. They didn't buy a Fox...
The Saturday was a little slow & chilly but the good company (geddit) and warm beverages made the time fly.
Day#2. I got home on Saturday evening to find my brand new business cards waiting for me!! An American Psycho type conversation ensued with my pals (comparing design, font, stock etc...) *shudder* I really am THAT sad! Thank you x
Day#2. Did I mention the local ales?...
Day#2. My partner in crime attracting the ladies :D

I had a lovely weekend & met lots of lovely people. Many thanks to the organizers Steve & Shane at BnW Productions

Friday, 21 October 2011

Tote Bag Designs!!!

This is a Tote Bag I made for my lovely pal Ted :) It was his 30th birthday last week.
This is a Tote Bag I designed for my friends Tess&Kelly. They have a pal 'Anna' who is 30 soon and they call her 'Annakins' so I designed this Jedi chimpy bag. I hope she likes it :D