The Whimsical Creations of Lucy Ashworth

Wednesday, 30 March 2011


sew stitch draw cut imagine thread pin scribble doodle create fox
fox create doodle scribble pin thread imagine cut draw stitch sew
sew stitch draw cut imagine thread pin scribble doodle create fox!

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Monday, 28 March 2011

Dr Wells' diagnoses...

A note from Lucy’s councillor:

Lucy Ashworth has lived in the following places:

UK, Bristol.

Egypt, home of camels.

UK, all over and back.

South Africa, outskirts of Johannesburg.

United Arab Emirates, owner of Arsenal football stadium.

UK, Kent.

UK, Brighton.

Her Imagination

Not surprising then she is ‘a bit weird’, has no social skills, finds it hard to hold down a normal job and has found it hard to make friends all her life; She has managed to side step confronting her social issues by ‘actually making friends’, in the form of little fabric characters, these manifest themselves in many different shapes, sizes and according to Lucy different religious and political views.

After surrounding herself with all these fictional characters, Lucy has become increasingly deluded, most of the ‘little things’ as Lucy herself calls them, in her mind, love her and hold her in the highest esteem, telling her they are willing to do any evil bidding she wishes.

In Lucy’s words…

‘I conclude that, one day, i will take over the world with the 'little things that i make' but until then, i'm quite happy to sit and watch telly with them all around me (cruelly, some of them don't have the best eyesight as i they're buttons are too small)’

So you see it is very important the ‘little things’ that Lucy makes are bought and not taken away, it is the only safe way to extract them from her person, thus freeing her from her self inflicted mental slavery.. which in turn is exactly how she sees these ‘little things’; as slaves, slaves ready to go to market!

Craftaganza Fun!

Craftaganza - extravaganza indeed!! :) What a great day! A HUGE thankyou to the organisers, especially the lovely ladies - Lisa, Steph & Zoe - it was a real delight to have been there.

Fabrica was the perfect venue to lure passers-by in to peruse all the crafty treats that the very talented creators of Brighton had to offer. I was inspired and also a little jealous of all the talent in the gallery - it was hard work fighting the temptation to buy lots of pretty, quirky treasures myself!!! There was such a wonderful selection of goodies, from yummy cupcakes & handmade jewelery to beautiful prints & wood-stump cushions! There was a constant tide of people passing through all day - which was splendid (but also a little exhausting!:o).
Everyone was so enthusiastic and lovely (i'm gushing now) & i am really looking forward to bumping into them all again at a craft fair soon (possibly Makers Boutique Market details to follow soon).

The lovely Craftaganza crew had pulled out all the stops making the day a bunting decorated success!!! I can't wait to hear what exciting, magical adventures they have in store for Brighton next. Watch this space... :)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Fabulous Foxy Fun @ the Makers Boutique Market!

Had a really lovely time at the Makers Boutique Market yesterday!!! I had been busy printing my whimsical cards and sewing new little wobbly legged foxy friends - it was great to see peoples reactions to them - especially my Illustrations. I had printed some cards of my 'Seaside Postcard Project' from Uni that featured my wonderful Grannie Pearl (i made sure i told everyone that showed an interest - she will be chuffed!)
I had acquired some great new perspex exhibition stands (thanks Kallkwik) that looked great on my stall. I'm going to make a 'little things i make' banner to go on the table & little labels for the next market :-D You can see the labels i made quickly yesterday morning ( i do like leaving things until the last minute).
I had a great time chatting to all the talented crafty people selling their wares. I have some exciting new projects on the horizon with the lovely & awesomely talented Sarah Meredith,Rock Cakes a Brighton based jewellery designer. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE DETAILS!!!
I'm also going to be taking part in the Craftaganza Market @ Fabrica, 26th March which was confirmed yesterday - Hooray! :-)
The next Makers Boutique Market will be held @ the Unitarian Church in the North Lanes area of Brighton, 16th April - looking forward to more soft jazz, cupcakes and tea while unleashing my little things on the people of Brighton!
I had an email this morning about The Brighton Trading Fair @ The Marina, weekend 16-17th April - it's not confirmed yet but it looks promising...

I wanted to include a picture i took of my foxes in an incomplete ZOMBIE state :-0 It's OK though, don't worry, they are all better now!!! tehehe
Here is a pic of a Fox i was commissioned to make for the Financial Director at Kallkwik Print&Design, Anthony. He has since told me that this particular Foxy friend has been up to all sorts of mischief in his daughter's bedroom, rearranging her toys while she sleeps...It must be the magic dust i sprinkle over them!!! :-D

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Makers Boutique Market 12th March

Really looking forward to the next Makers Boutique Market this Saturday! I've been frantically sewing, stuffing and printing in preparation :) Hope it goes well - pop along if you're in Brighton and fancy seeing some great handmade Arts& Crafts.