Wednesday, 28 January 2009


I’ve just been reading a great article about how advertisers are using some of the Obama magic to sale their products. I got shown a funny Veet hair remover ad last week, It’s just a simple strap line that says “Goodbye Bush” it was in the metro under a piece about the inauguration (did anyone even know that word before last week). The best use of Obama can be found helping to shift ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s have released a flavour called “Yes, Pecan!” Political Marketing doesn’t get better than this.

Saturday, 24 January 2009


I just can't let today pass without saying how pleased I am to have Jonathan Ross's Radio 2 show back. Saturday mornings just haven't been the same without him, even if it does hamper cleaning as I'll only hoover when the songs are on (not that I did any hoovering today).

I had I lovely surprise tonight when my dear friend Gilly phoned. She lives in NewZealand so catching up is a real treat. Her time is also quite precious now as she's the proud Mum of two beautiful twin girls, who I can't wait to meet later on in the year.

I'm very glad it's the weekend after a long week at work. I think it's time I started a count down until I get to wave goodbye to my job. It's all a bit scary but mostly I can't wait. I'm now thinking about making a space to work from. at the moment I spend my weeks in a small but beautiful flat in Clifton and my weekends out in the country-sid
e with my family. I don't really have a work space in either location. I firstly thought about a office shed but now have settled on cleaning up the attic, this will of cause mean sharing my office with a few rats, but hey it can be lonely working from home. The pictures below shows the attic full of stuff and a picture of how I would like it to be... I don't think I'm quite going to be able to achieve this single handed. To be frank I'll be happy if I can just make the space white with a big desk and a couple of lights. I'm now planning to spend Sunday down the trip binning or recycling half the junk you can see in the photo.
One last thing. I thought I would just update you in regard to my GOCCO printer. I got some inks and bulbs in the post this week... very quick as they came from Japan, the inks look wonderful. I'm still waiting on the printer and I'm still very excited.

Sunday, 18 January 2009


After a quite week in work, (which left me with plenty of time to do web research) I have bought a GOCCO printer. I'm so excited and can't wait for it to fly in from Japan. I discovered them when reading up on how to screen print from home and this seems to be the first step and ideal for people working from just one room. One day I'll have a studio with room for grown up screen printing or just swinging a cat, until then this little Japanese toy will do me just fine. If you would like to find out more then watch this great little film from etsy. I also recommend this really funny film about silk screening. From what I've read GOCCOs are not being made anymore, so are getting harder to buy. I found one on ebay without to much fuss but it did cost just over £100 plus post. The bulbs are also around a pound each and are only single use, but I really think it's going to be worth it. I'll let you know once it arrives.

Also this weekend my KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON POSTER, arrived I know they are everywhere at the moment but it's just so smart. It was a real bargain at only £10 for a screen print. It now lives with all my other beautiful prints and photographs waiting to be framed. This must go to the top of my to do list.

Friday, 9 January 2009


I found the must beautiful story in last Saturday's guardian, by a journalist called Christine Finn. whilst clearing her families home after the death of her parents she stopped to take a picture of their mantelpiece, she then had it framed and it now hangs over her fireplace. I hope you can just about make out the image I've scanned in from the news paper.

I wish I had had the forsight to do this with my Granddads home. I did keep a small 50s' ashtray which sat above the electric fire, I always loved this as a child, as it was covered in brightly coloured glass beads which looked like boiled sweets. I still think it's a lovely thing and keep meaning to get it box framed.

You can still read the artical on the guardians web site.

Sunday, 4 January 2009


HELLO, this is my first blog entry. I have been working really hard to get the crafty fox web site and this blog page up and running. It's great to finally see it all coming together. this blog will be at the heart of the crafty fox site, acting as a message board for up and coming shows in our online gallery.

I'm also a big fan of news paper clippings and it's going to be great to finally have a space to share all the useless yet charming snip bits I've collected over the past few years. Please drop by and visit us again soon. xx