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First of all, I want to apologise to Hannah – I had offered to share her link on a Handmade Monday post because it might interest quite a few of you – and then I promptly forgot Hannah is offering you the opportunity to share your story on her blog - head over to Span’s Studio for all the details! I think it’s a great idea (mine is here) and it’d be really good to see you get involved. It’s always fascinating to read how other people started running their small craft business – everyone has a story to tell.
This week I’ve been working on several commissions – one of which was this clock. I was asked for a line drawing of an anonymous female singer dressed like Cher – so this is what I came up with:
I had about 24 hours to get this one made and posted out – it was a quick turnaround only made possible by the fact the customer just wanted a line drawing and I already had some clocks painted in what seems to have become my signature dark cream/light beige background (I am never sure of the right descriptive term for this colour. The paint manufacturer calls it unbleached titanium, which doesn’t help much!).
I quite like getting short notice commissions occasionally (but not too often!) as they keep you on your toes. The customer loved it, which always makes commissions worthwhile!
I’ve also been working on some other commissions (more about those another time) and some new Mother’s Day gifts (more about that soon too!) as well as a steady flow of orders, so it’s been busy here.
I’m still struggling with organising my time more efficiently – I think perhaps I might be making progress on that score (albeit a little on the slow side!). There’s soooo much more I want to do and where are those extra 24 hours when you need them, huh? Who’s up for starting a petition for an extra day in the week?
Although, looking at my wall calendar (a free gift from the free magazine Gift Focus – now there’s a bargain!) it seems I may have it cracked. Not only is there a 29th Feb this year, there was also (look closely!) a 39th January (although this appears to be a swop rather than an extra day)!