Archive for the ‘Things I’ve Made’ Category

Quick Website Update

July 2, 2010

Today I finally got round to changing a few links and things on my website. I originally built it when I first thought about getting into selling things a couple of years ago and what I do has changed completely since then. (I also know a hell of a lot more about building a website now!)

I started off doing textile art pieces and using some other girls name (who’s Jenny Foreman?!) but then the first chicken was born and these proved to be much more popular than the art pieces. As in, they actually sold!

So then I became Jenny’s Textiles, a name that still insists on stubbornly hanging around in certain corners of the internet O_o I was never entirely happy about this name as it made me feel limited in what I could make and I instantly found myself wanting to make non-textile based things!

About a year ago I relaunched as Junky Chicken and so it really has taken me far too long to find the time to sort my website out a bit. A complete rebuild will hopefully be starting soon but it probably won’t be until after our tiny human has made their entrance into the world. Until then, this will  have to do! If you’d like to look around a more impressive website though you can always have a look at the one that I built for the husband! Hopefully I will be as pleased with my own site someday soon!


Swallows Cake Topper

June 21, 2010

A few weeks ago I blogged about one of the gifts that I’d made for my sister’s wedding and I mentioned then that I had also made a cake topper as a surprise… This is what it looked like!

My sister loves tattoos and has so many that we now lovingly refer to her as Doodle bear! Because of her love of tattoos, the swallows (which are a traditional tattoo) were used in a few places for the wedding, such as on the invitations.

So when our Mum mentioned that Jess had run out of time to sort out a cake topper I thought I’d have a go at making some swallows for her. I made them from clay and then painted them with acrylic paints in the same colours that were used in the wedding stationary. I later heard that my sister had mentioned wanting a swallow cake topper but didn’t think you’d be able to get one… Then make one!