Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Craft Juice Tuesday: Pink Pals!

Today's offerings for CraftJuice Tuesday!

Pink Elephant Pendant By GeeLizzie

A retro look pink plastic elephant charm and a black plastic heart charm
for more from GeeLizzie: http://www.etsy.com/shop/geelizzie

Fuzzy Bunny By Widget & Friends

This little bunny is one of the 'Winter Bunnies' that were at The Warren in the autumn. As the weather has been so cold some more seem to have arrived.

Bit of an animal theme this week but i'm sure you'll agree they are gorgeous!

Dee x

Monday, 22 February 2010

Collection for Galaxy Pageants UK - Finally finished!!!

Phew!!! The collection is done and the bags are eagerly awaiting their new home in the winners and finalists hands!

Late 2009, I was asked by Galaxy Pageants to be an official prize sponsor for their contest in March.
I gladly accepted. This was a nice experience to create pretty, sparkly and girly products as most of my creations up until now have been quite vintage inspired.

The aim was to use the Union Jack as a design feature. Last year, the winner Hayley Mac took a bag with the design to the internationals in America where it proved quite popular. My mission - to create a similar idea for my collection, but handmade and individual of course.

So....here are the completed designs! There is a clutch for each winner (Miss & Miss Teen Galaxy) and the 5 runners up in each category will receive a purse.

The Victory Sparkle - Gold

This is the winners clutch for 'Miss Galaxy UK 2010'
The main fabric is Duchess Satin in Gold.
Lined with a Black Satin.
Lace & Ribbon detail with clear Hot-Fix diamante.
The bag is fastened using a brass magnetic clasp.

The Victory Sparkle - Black

This is the winner's clutch for 'Miss Teen Galaxy 2010'
The main fabric is Satin in Black.
Lined with a Red Satin.
Herringbone and lace detail with red and black Hot- Fix diamante.
The bag is fastened using a brass magnetic clasp.

                                               Honey Purse - Runners up prize.

                                               Honey Wiggle - Runners up prize.

                                                Lady Sparkle - Runners up prize

                                                      UK Chic - Runners up prize

                                                 Purple Drop - Runners up prize

Purple Lace Wiggle - Runners up prize

                                                  Sugar Plum - Runners up prize

                                                  Sugar Dust - Runners up prize

UK Sparkle - Runners up prize

UK Wiggle - Runners up prize

Well - there they are! I hope you have enjoyed looking at them as much as I did designing them.
I'd really appreciate your thoughts on your favourites as I can use the fabrics for part of my Wedding Collections this year. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Going to tootle of now and update on my website!
Dee x

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Craft Juicy Tuesday

It's Tuesday and that means it's Craft Juice Tuesday! I have chosed from a selection of fab crafters off Craftjuice to mention on my blog.

Take a peak and let me know what you think!

Chocolate Sandwhich Bookmark with Tea by Glamasaurus:-

Do you love cookies and a good book? Or maybe you know a cookie loving bookworm.Well they are sure to love this adorable cookie bookmark. Each cookie is handmade with love just for you!

This is so scrummy!Would really want to make me pick up a good book! More from Glamasaurus: http://www.etsy.com/shop/glamasaurus

Pearls & Black Glass By ScribbleChic

This is a lovely piece of jewellery made of a sweet little antique brass filigree flower and a selection of glass pearl beads and black glass beads.

I adore this! It's so vintage and really now. Would look gorgeous to spice up a plain outfit or wear for a nice evening out. For more from ScribbleChic:

Pop back next Tuesday for more crafters creations!!

Back to ZukieStyle....Only four more purses left to make for the Galaxy Pageant collections. I will be posting pics at the weekend.

I have been going mad on buttons, lace and diamantes for them! I find adding diamante quite theraputic compared to sewing the actual bags, maybe I should start concentrating more on sparkly things!!
 Each bag and purse has the Union Jack theme running through them but as a classy design rather than straight 'in your face' blue, red and white. I hope the winners will like them and show them off with pride :0)

Sunday, 7 February 2010

It's been a year!

Well would you believe it has been a year since I last blogged!
It has been so hectic during that time I am not suprised I haven't visited my page in a while. I have been very busy moving, sewing and displaying!
Me and my other half Curt have moved to my home town, Lincoln. The move came just before Christmas which was not the best timing! We have been fortunate enough to get somewhere to stay and not have to worry too much about a high rent. We also landed ourselves our jobs just at the right time so decided to go for it.
 At the same time, I exhibited ZukieStyle at The Clothesshow at the NEC in Birmingham. What an experience! It was an intense week. I managed to sell half my stock and advertise my product to the best of my abilities. Although, next time I think I would prefer to be in a different zone.
 I am now busy working on my two collections for the beauty pageants I am sponsoring. The first is in March and will be taking place at Runcorn, 'Miss Galaxy UK.'

Uk Galaxy Beauty Pageants

You will also find a link on the site to my website under sponsors.

The second will take place in Kent for 'Ethnic Minority Pageants'

Ethnic Minority Pageants

As well as a sponsor, I have also been asked to be a judge for this one.
I am really looking forward to attending both and I hope they are really successful.
I will be posting the winners bags as soon as they have been created. So watch this blog!

That's all for now but I will be updating my blog regularly from now on.
Chat soon!

All About The Bag

All About The Bag
Photo Shoot For 'Beached Out' 2010