Items below are for sale on my Etsy shop
Large Skellie is the cupboard is about 29cm and cost £70
The large Skellie on its own is £40
Small Skellie is the cupboard is about 15cm and costs £50
The small Skellie on its own is £20
These tiny wee Skellies are 10cm cm tall (4 inches) and cost £10 each
Each one comes packed in a little bag of black, white or ivory organza.
You ought really to buy yourselves a whole handful of them!
(Send me a private message and I'll cut you a deal for multiple purchases of Skellie Babies)
Go on... Unique and bargainous!
You can probably tell that I have been having a great deal of fun making these items, though I am now pretty knackered as I have been staying up till stupid-o-clock far too many nights in a row, and it hasn't been without its misadventures I can tell you.
I kind of crashed my fabulous machine one night recently. God knows how, but one bit got jammed under another and I couldn't get the cutting bed to move down. It auto focused on a gap in the acrylic sheet and the pointer got stuck in the bed, then it tried to re-set itself. Or maybe that was me that tried to re-set it.... I have a show to put on it one week and the technical people are in Dublin. I thought that was it - no more Skellies or parchment roses or flat-pack Christmas trees...
Anyway, I took the front off, and then the sides, to have a look, thought about taking a more scary bit off, remembered the warranty and didn't, fiddled and peered, until eventually, with patient and skilled use of a tiny allen key I succeeded in removing the ruler wedging the laser arm down on the bed, and LO! I got it up and running again two hours after it crashed.
Most of the two hours had been spent peering and puzzling how to get to anything I could do anything to that might help. Happy? Oh, Sweet Heaven! I felt like I had crashed a Ferrari or something, and escaped to find that I am unharmed and the car is fine. Very lucky me. Have been wary of the auto focus ever since.
If you have got this far down you are obviously fairly interested so I am going to paste the whole of the poem I wrote to promote the shop before I realised it was just the littlest bit too much for a flier...
Roll Up! Roll Up!
To Sarah's Little Pop-Up Shop:
A Slightly Retrospective Rummage Sale
Of Creative Curiosities and Diverse Delights
To All And Sundry
The World And His Wife
You Me And The Gate-Post (Plus One Or More)
Are Invited To Turn Up (As And When)
At Nunns Yard
Between 10am and 6pm
(Also 30th November 9am to 12 Noon)
To View And Perchance To Purchase
From A Weird And Wonderful Array
Of Odds And Ends (And Bits And Bobs)
Gimcracks And Gew-Gaws
Knick Knacks And What-Nots
A Bit Of This And A Bit Of That
One Thing And Another
And Funny Ha-Ha
Ornate And Elaborate
Some Exhibits Are Guaranteed To Contain
Missing And Incomplete Parts
Including But Not Limited To
Laser Cut Novelties
Skeletons In The Cupboard
Paper Christmas Trees
Tiny Silver Dancers
Flat Pack Candelabra
Etchings And Screen-Prints
And Fired Glass Panels
25th - 29th November Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
And Saturday 30th 9am - 12 Noon
Nunns Yard, 31 St Augustines St, Norwich, NR3 3BY
Right, that's all for now folks. Sorry I don't seem able do regular blogging like a normal person. I do binge blogging. You've been very good to read all the way and can go and make yourselves a cup of tea now. Or after you have shared and commented of course.