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
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sorry for being crap

This is just a little note to say sorry for not blogging for ages.
I am doing sooo much stuff at the moment its hard to keep up with everything and the blog has just gone by the wayside a bit, so apols.

At the moment i'm working hard with the empty shop project Made in Newcastle (MiN) which i blogged about last year. Its now at a new home 79 Grainger Street. We got in there before Christmas after i slogged my guts out for 2 months trying to get the lease sorted. Check out the feature MiN has in the Spring edition of UK handmade magazine: here I was interviewed over the phone for it - wow i feel famous, ha ha!
There is tons of stuff coming up which the shop is involved including Newcastle Fashion week from 14th - 21st May.

Also i am doing a logo for the lovely Brigid of Irish Granny Originals. She creates lovely hand knitted hats, hoods and head bands in beautiful quality wool, alpaca, and lambswool. You can visit her Etsy shop here
Here's a sneak preview of the logo so far:

I'm also in the process (slow process) of moving my website shop on www.lucyshappyplace.com over to Folksy so that i just sell from there, as its apparent that people prefer to buy from somewhere which is more established...and who can blame them.

Lastly i'm now part of the Newcastle Craft Mafia so i'm getting ready for the Maker Faire which i'm taking part in this Saturday at The Centre For life. I'll be there from 12pm to get making with the lovely folks who come to visit and i'll be selling some little colour, cut and stick kits which i've just made.

Right i'm off to make lunch ^_^
Thanks for not abandoning me, despite being a crap blogger.