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TOYCON UK 2014
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Designer Toy Awards Vote for me
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African Daze
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My First Craft Show Experience
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Auntie Lauren excited for Africa
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TOYCON UK 2014
Yours truly has got a booth at TOYCON 2014.  I am so excited and have loads to make for next years show. This will be my biggest event yet. Lately I have been pre occupied by more traditional art and currently trying a new technique inspired from the artist Riusuke Fukahori. He paints parts of fish on layers of resin to make them 3 dimensional. Its honestly amazing and will be having a go at it myself. Hopefully it can work for me too. I will try to take pictures of each stage so you can seem how it transforms. Never used resin before so fingera crossed that I'll get it right the first time :)
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Designer Toy Awards Vote for me
Hello all you lovely people, So iv been nominated into the Designer Toy Awards 2013! Which is pretty exciting stuff. But having two entries is even more awesome! My nominees this year are Elliot and Mooeti. But I really need your help! By voting for either one of my entries you can push me into the top 9 finalists.  So if you like my work then please support me by voting for my work. I would be very grateful :D
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African Daze
I am writing this journal post from the beautiful country of South Africa. It is about 31 Degrees out here so I have burnt my shoulders already lol I am looking forward to Ushaka Marine World and Kruger Park! Cant wait, so excited! Got a tonne of photos already and seen so many different bird species within the space of about an hour... Things are extremely different here, a far cry from England right now where it is apparently snowing. Spoke to my family who are all freezing to death by the fire wishing they were here. Cape Town was so fantastic but majorly expensive, my next stop is the lovely coast of Durban, then off the Kruger Park. With
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My First Craft Show Experience
So, I finally completed my first ever event under the 'Affectionate Gizmos' name :) A craft show at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight. I was so pleased with all my families support, coming down to see the stall and even buying from me. I also received support from a lovely couple with a jewelry stall at the event who was very complimentary about my work. I was glad that there was no other stall like mine which made me stand out. I got a lot of attention from passing customers and quite a few business cards were taken. Even though I didn't get as many purchases as I would have liked, it was nice to hear all the people who 'cooed' over the sloths, mo
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Auntie Lauren excited for Africa
Two major things have happened in the past month. My beautiful nephew was born, Dylan 6lbs 1.5 oz and I have now booked travel plans with my boyfriend to visit his family in South Africa! I am going at their summer time (January) as everyone here in the UK will be freezing lol :D It's so typical though that with great news comes bad news almost always. As soon as I booked my flights and hotel I was told that my job was not secure anymore and now I am grabbing at extra shifts in my other job. I am going to have to hustle if I want to pay rent, afford Christmas and go to Africa! I am so excited for Ali to see his family though. Flying to Cape T
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