Welcome to the my blog. My name is Lucy Farfort i'm a freelance illustrator & designer maker. This is where you can find out what i've been up to of late, read my attempts at a decent post & the rantings of a visual addict. Hope you like it. You can contact me to say 'hi' by email on lucy@lucyshappyplace.com
If you would like to take a look at my work (& i would very much like you to) please visit my site:

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Lady Luck

The lucky giveaway winner has been plucked from my boyfriends sweaty baseball cap.. tee hee.

Congratulations Katie Deacon! You are now the proud owner of a 'Robot Love' shopper bag, a handmade notepad and pencil case and a Whale and Me A3 print. I'm packing their bags and sending them on their way to you very soon.

Thanks to all those who entered and took my survey and signed up for my new newsletter. The feedback recvd was really useful and i will be making some improvements to my site based on your answers.

Keep your eyes open for future offers and giveaways!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Logo a go-go

Yesterday i finished this logo for the wonderful Dolls and Molls an independent business who offer a fab range of kitsch and quirky accessories and jewellery.
Emily the founder was really pleased with the final logo and i am to. I love doing this kind of work its always a joy to do especially when it for another indie designer like myself.

I also recently finished the logo above for Puzzle Heaven, a new business who are currently working on their brand spanking new website as we speak. This great little shop offer handmade wooden puzzles. I've had the pleasure of trying one out and believe me they're virtually impossible ...well for me anyway :)

Right onto the next project.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Summer Fun

Summer is almost upon us, although i must say it doesn't feel like it today in Newcastle.
However despite the crap weather i still feel summery and i have created a suitably bright and breezy poster for the 6th June Make and Mend Market.
I'm really pleased with this poster, its definitely one of my faves - think i must be on about number 12 now. Better still the ice-cream and lolly design is going to make a perfect addition to some of my products. Et Voila!:

The June installment of our beloved craft, art & flea market will be from 12 - 5pm in the Star and Shadow Cinema in out favourite arty suburb of Ouseburn. I'll be at this one selling my wares - pouches, art, glasses cases and the such like.
Check out the market's Facebook group for more info.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Green fingered

This week i found a really great website: http://www.greeneyed.com which runs an ongoing design competition a bit like Threadless and those t-shirt design sites. This however has a difference its a contest to find a design for eco-friendly cotton shopper bags. A great idea i think as a play on the ongoing contest model which always works so well.
Well i just couldn't resist the opportunity to submit something so here it is below and if you get a chance please (please, please) visit and register your vote here for my design 'Its good to be green'.