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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As lockdown seems as though it is going to continue for at least a while longer I am still updating and adding to the window display. The most recent addition of a beautiful unicorn by Jemima...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Over this semester I have developed a brand, with a set identity and look which I am maintaining over various sites. I have been focusing on making sure that all I am putting out is up...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I have found through doing the toys that I really enjoy working with crochet to make a 3D version of a 2D image, whilst keeping it looking as close as possible to the original image. This is...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I was particularly excited to make this unicorn as it was this little girl and her brothers who were part of my inspiration for doing the window and making the changes. I was really impressed by...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]It was not possible to keep a proper record of community interactions whilst working, as it has been extremely busy so here are a few notes on general observations and specific incidents that have occurred. The...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Throughout the making of the different toys, I have developed my own techniques for how to make the toys, which works in a rather flexible set of steps, as each is so different there is an...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I have been enjoying greatly the toys that I have been making for the window display and have found the reaction very encouraging. One that really surprised me was my friend who, when I showed a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Copy for website   Brand USP and philosophy Copy for website Brand USP and philosophy - • ethically made and environmentally sustainable staples • handmade and original pieces • reclaim and upcycle • puts people and planet at the forefront • artist-made one-of-a-kind piece • eco-friendly...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]For photographing I am using a Sony A7 with a 28-70 zoom lens f3.5 to 5.6. The camera is a full-frame, mirrorless digital camera so is lighter for carrying the camera around with me. I chose...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]For all shops in the modern age, an online presence of some form is required. I decided that for my own shop the best option would be to have my own website. I am not a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Safety regulations for Children’s Toys Toys are defined as ‘products that are designed or intended (whether or not exclusively), for use in play for children under 14 years of age.’ Toys must comply with the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 in the UK. Even handmade...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Postage As well as the cost of materials and other business expenses, postage charges are a cost I need to consider when setting the price of items. These must be worked into my pricing structure. If I charge...

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