Sunday, 4 May 2014

Creative ID Art Exhibition & Craft Fair

Hello Folks,

Well it has certainly been far too long! How are you?! The Mucky Pup is busy beavering away, making lots of fantastic new items from Art to Jewellery!! Remember lots of updates are available through Twitter or Facebook! So do pop over.

I just wanted to quickly shout about an Exhibition currently on show within The Station at Richmond, North Yorkshire. I am thrilled to be a part of this event! I have been wanting to exhibit in this prestigious building for so long!

There are many fabulous Artists currently showcasing their work, which is also available to buy. So if you fall in love with a piece remember it could be yours! Everything is clearly priced and there is information available about the Artists... which is great!

The Exhibition started on Friday and is running right up until the 16th of May. Entry is FREE and there are plenty of other attractions within The Station, including a place to grab a bite or have a coffee, the Lost & Found shop, Cinema and lots more!

I'd love to hear if you managed to visit! Or better yet, if you found some amazing Artwork!!

The best thing is.. if you're heading North next weekend (10-11th May) then you will also get to have a browse around some amazing Craft stalls!! So if you've been wanting to view my latest Jewellery collection in real life then head on over.. I have lots of lovely Handmade items to show you.

Look forward to seeing you!

Until next time,
The Mucky Pup Gallery.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Hello Autumn

Hello Folks,

Well, Autumn is well and truly underway! Time to slip your feet into some slippers and crank on the heating. How are you all? Any exciting Autumn plans? What new makes have you got? Do feel free to share in the comments section below..

Here's a new *Charm styled* Button bracelet I've been working on. I wanted to use warm rich tones.. The main large Button is a gorgeous Vintage find!

I love all the different shades of purple and magenta... the colours work really well together, and add to the overall "warm" tone of the bracelet. What do you think?

Of course, I'm still making Resin Jewellery. Pop over to my Facebook page to see lots more.

Until next time...

The Mucky Pup

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Button Love

Hello Folks,

You might of guessed by now, that here at Mucky Pup HQ we love Buttons... in fact, it's probably fair to say I'm a little Button obsessed!

So imagine my delight when I came across a new range at IKEA, featuring (you guessed it) Buttons!!

I love everything about these items, the colour, size... just look how bold the print is? Not for the faint hearted I know, but as a (currently) pink haired girl, I'm not afraid of colour.

You can buy Fabric, by the metre (see below).....


However, my favourite item has to be the Rug.....

As soon as I saw this I'm sure my eyes glazed over and my mouth opened wide. I knew I had to buy one! Of course I shall tell my partner my finger accidentally clicked on the 'Add to Cart' button... everything after that would be a blur.

Sadly we live literally miles away from an IKEA, and they don't deliver everything they show online - clearly just show items you can't have for purely evil reasons.... So, I was really sad when I realised I couldn't also buy the fabric. This is only available in store, and I won't be going any time soon... One to add to the wishlist I guess!

What do you think? Do you own anything Buttony?

Until next time...

Gemma - The Mucky Pup


Monday, 6 May 2013

The Dales Festival of Art: Photo Diary

Hello Folks,

How was your Bank Holiday weekend?

This Saturday & Sunday, I was lucky enough to exhibit as part of the Dales Festival of Art held in Leyburn along side the annual Food and Drink Festival.

The atmosphere was fantastic! Lots of people milling around town, and although a little windy, I guess the weather wasn't too bad.

Many Artisans were in the Artists Marquee which was in the middle of town, an open area allowing people to stroll right through... This is where I was. I loved being in the Marquee - right in the action, there seemed to be constant crowds of people. Plus we got a great view of the live performances on Saturday.

I'm really hoping the Art Festival will be back next year. So if you didn't get chance to come, fingers crossed you can next time....

......Oh, and here's a quick snap of my stall (excuse the boxes - only just finished setting up). I took a huge selection of items! Including lots of new pieces, which all seemed popular *phew*.

My Button Jewellery was the most popular product, nearly selling out of my Button Earrings! *Note to self, must make more* - Also my new Charcoal work went down well.

This is Matt, my very helpful partner. He did a fantastic job of helping me all weekend. What a Star... don't tell him that though!

Did you visit The Dales Festival Of Art? If so I'd love to hear what you thought, did you buy anything fantastic?

Right, I think it is time for a well earned rest. Taxi.

Until next time..

The Mucky Pup

Friday, 26 April 2013

The Dales Festival of Art

Hello Folks,

I'm thrilled to be taking part in the Dales Festival of Art held in Leyburn, this coming Bank Holiday weekend (4th - 6th May).

This is a fantastic opportunity to come a long and support local talent.

At the Dales Festival of Art you will be able to follow the art trail around Leyburn or even try your hand at learning a new skill in the drop-in workshops, which will be sited around the town.

There will be many stalls to browse a long the Artists' Marquee and a few more for good measure in the Golden Lion Hotel. The Mucky Pup Gallery will have a stall (full of goodies) ready for you to Paw over...

Thornborough Hall will too open its garden as a Sculpture Park, complete with a willow weaving workshop. So this really is an event not to miss!

Fancy popping a long for the fun? You might even be one of the lucky few who are able to take home an Original Mini Artwork - for free! Just join the treasure hunt around town.

It's going to be a fantastic day, with Artisan products ranging from Artwork & Jewellery to Sculpture & Photography, there really is something for everyone! Fingers crossed for a lovely sunny day too. Well, we can hope....
Hope you have a fantastic day regardless, Until next time...

The Mucky Pup

Special thanks to YorInspired who were kind enough to promote this event. Please help spread the word.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Button Jewellery

Hello Folks,

I love Buttons, and my new Jewellery range still includes those magical items!

Like this Autumn Leaf inspired Bangle, using a mixture of small and larger shank style buttons.

.....There is even a matching Heart pendant.

What do you think?


I've been working on lots more, so if you'd like to see - head on over to my Facebook page for regular updates, plus Twitter for more random chat.

Until next time,

Gemma - The Mucky Pup

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Be My Valentine

Happy Valentines Day Folks,

Did you receive any fabulous Handmade gifts?

I love all Typography related things, so when I saw these Laser Cut letters, I could of squealed! If only I was so clever......

These pieces (and more) are available to buy from Artcuts on Folksy.

Love Letters: Featured seller from Folksy, laser cut letters by Rebecca Cox  

To spread the Love, I am offering 20% off all products listed in my Etsy shop until Sunday (17th of February). Just enter " IHEARTMYDOG " when entering Checkout.

Hope you have a fantastic day regardless,
Until next time...

The Mucky Pup