Thursday, 11 September 2014

A New Autumn Blog and a Giveaway on Facebook...
It has been such a long time since I've blogged. I have really missed the friends here, but I have had very little time to do posts because we moved house yet again last year and life has been crazy for months, getting settled and organising my work. 
At last we have bought our own home after years of struggling to save to buy a property. Ziggy is much happier too, he was getting stressed out with all the moving around. Although, he does look a little serious in the photo! :-)
We are enjoying our first autumn in our new surroundings and we have a harvest of apples on four apple trees. I enjoy picking the apples and gardening. 
The illustration in the corner of this group of photos is the Norse Goddess, 'Freyja Under the Apple Tree' by Arthur Rackham. I think she was under our trees the other morning creating a rainbow with her cats...
I have been inspired to create again and I'm really into art and design. I have now changed my blog name from Willow Treefox to Ghost Lily Design. I was thinking it was time for a new look, with simpler and shorter posts because I feel that people may be too busy to read my long write ups that I used to do... Simple posts with inspiring images is what I want to show here.
This is what I have been making recently, woodland animal jewellery for Etsy and a small design company in London. The ceramic beads are all handmade by me and are signed on the back. Each piece of jewellery is unique. The Happy Bear and Grumpy Hare are now available in Etsy and so are all the pendants which will be listed very soon.
My shop has been changed around too, with a different look. It is steadily being stocked up with jewellery and jewellery findings for people to make their own magical pieces. This week I have been working on some pendants and ceramic figures.
I'm really enjoying working in 3D and mixed media, it makes a nice change from illustrating on paper.
The red deer antler pieces are from Scotland. They are wrapped in silk fabric, with antique silver and bronze bead caps with matching chains.
If you would like to join in the giveaway, please visit may Facebook page HERE. Just Like and leave a small comment under the post, also share if you want to. You can win a Fairy and Owl Brooch. I will announce the winner next Wednesday 17th September on Facebook. Good Luck! xx