The Whimsical Creations of Lucy Ashworth

Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Here are a few doodles that I did while at ART JUNKY... I'm thinking about making the purpley-blue cat a 3D chap.  Possibly out of patterned material, like he's wearing a 'onesie'.  What do you think??

Monday, 30 January 2012

New items on Etsy!

Here are a few of the bits that have been put up on my online shop :
Little Brown Love Bear,  Little Grey Love Bunny, Cat Love, Foxy Love & Bunny Love ORIGINAL Illustrated Cards ♡ 

Sunday, 29 January 2012

ART JUNKY 29th January 2012

ART JUNKY @ The Phoenix Brighton was my first fair of 2012 so I was pretty excited about it!  After over a month of no fairs I was chomping at the bit to get back into "Welcome to my shop.." mode.
Despite there being a constant flow of peeps walking through the Phoenix, the general feel from stallholder was that no one was in a particularly spending mood.   Completely understandable as I am also counting the pennies this month after all the festive expense  (I didn't let myself look at other peoples goodies for fear of spending).  Unfortunately, I didn't make a profit which was quite disappointing and I hope does not signify things to come...  
I will hopefully make up for it this Saturday coming as I will be selling at the Makers Boutique Market @ the Unitarian Church, Brighton.  
My new brooches raised a few smiles-I hope I can sell a few at Makers. 

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Foxy Brooch

OK, I'm pretty pleased with myself this evening :) I was doodling and I decided to post this little pic up on Facebook to see if the brooch idea was 'liked'.  I was! So I set about sewing this tiny fella.  His teeny tiny legs were a bit of a faff but I'm really happy with the finished result.  
My new Foxy Brooch! Ta Daaa!

Love is in the air...

 Above are some special Hanging Love Hearts.  Each one will have a brown label with 'Love' written on one side and 'To... With Love From...' on the other.

 Here are two of the cutest characters I have ever made - Heart Bear & Hear Bunny! I adore these little chaps so much that I'd quite like to keep them all...but I can't, they're for you lovely lot ;-) 
Each one is just bigger than a hand and it will have a similar brown label to the Hanging Love Hearts.

 Here I am sporting my Foxy Love Brooches (plus sultry pose, ha).  These look great on a jumper, coat or indeed dungarees (as in pic).  Show someone they're 'Foxy' with this Foxy Love Brooch :-x
Hand full of hearts!!! These tiny hearts are going to be used on something soon............

New items on Etsy!

 Here are some of the new A4 Illustrations & Tote Bag Design's I have popped up on Etsy this week.
More to come as I've been working on some special little things for Valentines Day :-x

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Spindle Magazine's 'Ones to Watch' 2012

Found out today that I have been included in Spindle Magazine's 'Ones to Watch' for 2012.  I'm really chuffed and thank all the lovely crew at Spindle muchly!!! *Smooch*
Check out the article on the Spindle Magazine website :
"Little Things I make
Brighton is notorious for homing what I like to call ‘Kooky Creatives’, and illustrator/crafter Lucy Ashworth is just that.Lucy describes ‘Little Things I Make’ as the “whimsical creations that sprout from my imagination, weave their way through pens & pencils to create odd little doodles which somehow stitch themselves into my cheeky felt friends.” I highly advise you visit her blog: OR LIKE her Facebook page: Watch out for this gal, she’s got a twinkle about her.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


Here are four Foxes that I was commissioned to make for a wedding present.  A Foxy Bride & Groom + 2 Foxy Bridesmaids.  Each Fox was personalized with its own initialed heart  & name tag.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Christmas Craft Fairs

Oops, I forgot alll about my last craft fair of 2011...Makers Boutique Christmas Market @ the Unitarian Church.  I was INSIDE!!! :D I had a really fun last fair of the year.  I think it was actually my most profitable Makers to date.  I guess it was all those crimble shoppers after a special crafty one off goody.
I have had a great year selling at Makers Boutique and I can't wait to get back in the Unitarian Church for more fun!!!

You can see I was well & truly in the festive spirit!!! Ho! HO! Ho!

Christmas Craft Fairs

Ok, so I know I was a little lax in blogging leading up to Christmas. I was SUPER DUPER BUSY! To prove it, here are some pic of a few of the fairs where I was selling the Little Things i Make(I had at least one craft fair every weekend leading up to crimble!!!)...

Beginning of December was the Makers Boutique Market @ the Unitarian Church. I was outside it was very chilly indeed. I might've frozen if it hadn't been for darling Hannah (one half of the MB organizing team) bringing me hot water bottles & tea :) Oh, and I may have had a cheeky mulled cider (or two).
Trying out my new crimble tree decoration display tree...Can you tell it was homemade?! A pack of chopsticks, lots of wire, Poundland battery operated fairy lights & an upside down plant pot. Blue Peter would be proud!
While in the taxi on my way down to the Unitarian Church, the taxi driver asked polite questions about the things I was selling that day, then he looked at the display tree balanced precariously in my lap, it's wiry branches scratching my face. He looked awkward and then said (with a tone of disgust), " How much are you charging for that thing!?"
haha! "Priceless" was my response.
Next up are some pictures of The Yard Market @ the Farmers Market in the lanes.
It was a really fun day! I had wrapped up warm (much like a 19th century north pole explorer) and had a great stall. This was my first time selling at The Yard and I was very excited about the novelty of having a roof on top of the table...It felt like my own little shop!!! "Welcome to my shop..."
It's such a great venue for stallholders and the fact that there's a cafe down at the end of the mews that sells yummy hot food & drink helps even more.
...Did I mention that I treated myself to this little guy? No? Well, I did!!
One of the organizers, Maxine, makes these little chaps by splicing dolls faces onto old retro ceramic cats&dogs. Pure genius & completely unique. I love my little 'Oddling' but I am getting mixed reviews when people come over to the flat and see it on my desk. My sister asked me to turn it so it faced the wall when she came to stay... Oh well, each to their own :D

SO many great vintage goodies to be found there. This glassware is most definitely on my 2012 wish list & who doesn't need a ceramic fist ornament in their life? ;-0
Mid December was the Craftaganza Christmas Market @ the Fabrica Gallery.
To get into the crimble spirit, I had made some Festive Tote Bags & special new Foxy Friends. It's a really great space to have a craft event & such brilliant location in terms of shoppers. The news had said it was supposed to be the 'busiest shopping day of the year' but I'm not so sure. I loved my stall positioning & I had fun sitting on a toasty radiator (like a school girl).
I met a lot of new crafty people and also managed to do a bit of Christmas shopping for friends, family and... me :)