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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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Signing off

Howdy blog watchers.
You've probably noticed that i've been awol for a while. I've been mega busy preparing for markets, which are thankfully now over for another year. But mainly the reason for my blog absence is because I found out a little while ago that my mum will be in hospital over Christmas. So I packed my bags and went down south to my folks house so I can see my mum before she goes in for some pretty major surgery and help out at home.
It won't be until next year now that i'll be back to business so this is me signing off until 2013.
Hope you all have a great Christmas and keep warm!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Production time!

I've been busy making some things for two up coming markets.
The first of which is a small event this Saturday (3-6pm) in Summerhill Square which as mentioned in a previous post before is a beautiful little community tucked away on the outskirts of Newcastle City Centre (around 15 min walk from the town). It will be in their bowling club house and i'm quite excited at the prospect because i've been wanting to see this hidden gem for ages so this event gave me a good excuse to visit.
The second market will be a much larger event, one which i've had a hand in organising and thats the Made in Newcastle Christmas Fair on the 15th Dec, for which I designed the mince pie inspired poster/flyer. This will be in Gosforth in the Trinity Centre Church and there'll be a bumper 35 stalls!

As I don't tend to do markets as much anymore i'm very much looking forward to them both.
Anyway i thought i'd share some pics of a few of the things i've been making -


Some new Christmas cards from my latest illustration 'Winter Chums':

Coaster sets, all nicely wrapped up:

Also i'm well pleased as this week my Autumn Rain print got included in The Journal's Culture Magazine in a feature on gifts for £50 & under. Woo hoo! Check out page 25

Oh and i also want to give a quick mention and thanks to Shannon of Winsome Journal. She did a little interview and featured my work in the first issue - http://winsomejournal.com/