It’s been a while since anyone has agreed to do a Featured Crafter article, I think you must all be feeling shy regarding self promotion? But luckily Paint Pots And Petals who jointly won our last Craft Blog Challenge, way back at the end of July, accepted the opportunity and agreed to write an article for this Blog. But due to myself taking August off as a holiday, the article has been somewhat delayed, sorry! However, now that I’ve almost caught up on the mountain of messages, I am very happy to finally introduce to you the ladies behind the business, Paint Pots And Petals. Thank you.
As Paint Pots and Petals we were offered the opportunity to feature on this lovely blog. I (one of said Petals) thought I would use the questions provided as a guide to write the post, but alas when I read my answers back I made the Petals sound incredibly dull. Therefore, I gave it up and I am ad-libbing – OK so where to start…?
We are two creative mums who have a knack with a paint brush. Over the last 2 years we have built up our business slowly to fit in nicely with our family lives.
This is our online face www.facebook.com/paintpotsandpetals (prices ,updates and ideas all here) We also have a blog which has been neglected of late due to holidays and my new hobby (papercutting – totally addicted) www.paintpotsandpetals.blogspot.com
This is our new logo ….. ta-dah!
And, this is us……
This is one of our main products, personalised wooden bunting ~
Oh hang on now I sound like I’m talking you through my holiday snaps! Oh dear!
Ok never mind I’m over it, start as you mean to go on etc etc.
Here are a few of our favourite commissions:
All our items are hand-painted and unique. We work mainly on recommendation and repeat business, but we also attend craft fairs from time to time. Our inspiration comes from our customer’s requests and also our children (The Little Petals) who come up with incredibly fabulous ideas un-daunted by convention.
We have recently branched out into wall murals so I thought I’d share a couple of these with you all.
It is very hard taking a decently lit picture in a room and if anyone has any useful tips on how to get the best photograph of something you can’t move out into the light we would very much appreciate this. We mainly go for children’s themes as this seems to suit our style and you can really let you imagination run free when painting for children. This has led us to get involved with two local schools and have helped the school children to paint some outdoor murals (one is still in progress to be finished in September due to the awful rain we had in July).
Lastly, we are excited to announce that we have a plan in the pipelines to be involved in a ‘pop-up’ gallery within Astley Park Chorley, Lancashire where artists/makers work will be for sale and there will be the chance for visitors to get involved and try out a variety of arts and crafts. Please keep an eye on our blog and Facebook page for further announcements.
Lots of Love The Petals.