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Friday, 16 March 2012

Cheap blank postcards for artists


I am so excited because my local school has kindly offered to do an art and word competition with me. Schools need funding so we will split the profit 50/50.

When you are an artist making cheap postcards to present your work to others is a must. The ones I have had printed are such high quality that they will not fit through your normal home printer. But for me that is not a problem because I like to use high quality images to show off our artwork. So it is just a case of getting your photographs printed by a professional photo printing company and sticking them on the back of the postcard.
They look stunning. I love the glossy finish but you may prefer mat. The postcards I use are 4x6 inch. Some photo printing companies cheat a little on the sizing so make sure you go for the best. If you would like to order some blank postcards get in touch: misschilliebee@msn.com


Here are some characters I made out of plastic, based on my little girls characters above. She asked me "Mummy all my friends have award plaques, why don't I?" I think I should buy her one for being a great artist, what do you think?



The blog below about how to make cheap postcards is my most popular blog of all with many comments.
I tried buying blank postcards and non of them were any good, so I ended up creating my own so they match perfectly to the photo size I need. They are only 30p each, discount on bulk orders so will leave it up to you. Contact me Sharon: misschilliebee@msn.com

http://butterflylullaby.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-make-cheap-postcards-and-thank.html

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Monster High doll Cleopatra wings dress pattern Egyptian Queen


What do you think of the Monster High doll's dress costume with wings and mask that I made this week. It is based on Cleopatra the Egyptian Queen, my own design! I am toying around with selling kits on Ebay. I wonder if girls would like to make this costume?

My little girl is going to her friends birthday party soon. I was going to create some kits for the Bratz dolls but toys come in and out of fashion so quickly. Monster High is the next biggest craze. So the above dress, wings and mask is part of her birthday present, do you think she will like it?

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Bratz doll bumblebee wings, mask & body pattern


When I last wrote for London Mums Magazines, Monica told me how much she loved my little girls Holly Blue Butterfly costume she had made for her Bratz doll. I asked her do you think I could sell these? She replied hell yes on Ebay.

The pattern is quick and easy, with no sewing at all! However you will need a needle for the mask. I may sell kit bumblebee costume patterns. What do you think?

Wish me luck guys as I feel it is time for some happy buzzing so Mummy can provide more than a honey pot for her little busy bee. Best buzz off. And don't forget that if your love bumblebees why not have a go at bumblebee face painting with just old make-up. See my blog below. It is also on London Mum's Magazine.

http://butterflylullaby.blogspot.com/2010/08/bumblebee-fairy-face-painting-mask.html

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Monday, 12 March 2012

Easter egg portrait child's photo by email special offer


Special offer £7.50 for you to have a digital image created like the one above of your child sitting in an Easter Egg with the egg shell on top of their head as a cute little hat. Not to mention the cute little Easter chick! The background stays the same so try and take the photo outside in the garden or somewhere nice!

If you would like a plain white background this can be created for just £15. Remember you get to keep the original finished image to print off postcards, greeting cards etc as many times as you wish. Total bargain.


Email Sharon for details, simple and safe payment method: misschilliebee@msn.com

My fairy book is being sold by Waterstones USA for over £60+ with no money coming our way. But hey at least someone thinks I am talented, you have to laugh, I am famously ripped off by the Internet!

http://www.waterstonesmarketplace.com/booksearch?isbn=9780955445408

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Sunday, 11 March 2012

Bratz doll Butterfly costume handmade Holly Blue Butterfly


My little girl transformed her above Bratz doll into a beautiful Holly Blue Butterfly like the one we found on her school Butterfly Meadow.

Yesterday my little girl asked "Mummy what are you doing?" I replied "I am transforming your Bratz doll into a beautiful natural white butterfly. That is when she replied "can I make a Bratz butterfly costume too?"


Little Snowflake never ceases to amaze me. I gave her the old black top I had used to make the body and she cut, cut, cut. Then she asked for a needle and thread and within all of five minutes she had created the butterfly body. I adore the way she has taken the shoes off the doll to make her look like a real butterfly. Then I gave her some white cotton fabric and she traced round my wing template with black felt tip pen. Then she started to colour in the wings using a blue felt tip pen, sadly it ran out of ink. But that did not stop Little Snowflake, off she went in search of the same colour and came up with the blue crayon. You are a total genius my little darling!



I have always tried to discourage my little girl from wearing make-up. There have been birthday parties where you feel you have to participate. When she went to a birthday party where all her friends were getting make-up and nail varnish applied, I was so proud that she came back with only her hair curled. A part of me did feel a bit guilty as you feel all the rest think this is normal. But for me personally childhood is about making mud pies and being a little girl, not trying to be an adult by plastering make-up on. I want her to grow up and not make Mummy's mistakes as I wasted my whole youth trying to be pretty. If you agree with what I have written then you may find Tanith Carey's book "Where has my little girl gone?" an interesting read. When I found this book on London Mum's Magazine I felt a sense of relief as at last another Mother who can see the dangers of our very plastic world where some little girls are growing up feeling no self worth. Things need to change! As a Mother we need to look deeper at our past and say do we really want our little girls to go through what we did, never feeling good enough for a man to love us? Think about it!


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