Friday, 28 October 2011

Look.....I've been published!

 I'm in this issue of Handmade Living.

I have created this pattern especially for the Handmade Living reader.

Yippee!!!! I'm soooooo off you go lovely crafters and create this lovely bag.

This bag is a variation of my Apple bag- seen here fashioned by Lil.

Craft Fair Pics......WOWEE!

I only have a few images to show you from the Vintage Revival Fair in Kendal that I took part in last Sunday. Thankfully this is down to being super busy and rushed off my feet and basically not having any time to take pictures or even sit down!!!!

Pic Number 1.......I have suddenly found my white shelves to be extremely useful at these events. They add so much height to my display and many of my items are at eye level, they also don't take up much room in my car.

Pic Number 2......Cushions. I apologize for the angle of this photograph, I have no idea if this even the correct way round.

Pic Number 3..... A close up. I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who is planning to take part in a craft fair over this festive period to invest in a small set of shelves. I make fairly large items and sometimes there isn't enough space to display my handmade lovely things, or the space is different to what I imagined and I usually have a mini meltdown when this happens. At least with my shelves I was able to have a play and arrange my items at home before the big event. Also using my shelves means I have extra table space for the Christmas decorations and stocking fillers- which are items I don't sell all year round and something else to think about.

Pic Number daughter. Meet Lily! My daughter got so much of a buzz from selling one item last week and was excited by the experience of earning money that she has now announced she works for me. EEK! I'm not sure how long this will last but for now I'm keeping her to her word!!!!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

See Me Here On Sunday

Don't miss this Vintage event.

I shall be exhibiting here and selling my handcrafted lovely things and some supplies.

Monday, 17 October 2011

HEADS UP! There's a FESTIVE BUNTING Workshop taking place. WOOOOO!

It's happening tomorrow evening at The Fusion Cafe (twitter- @Allfusedglass). In the historic grounds of Brougham Hall, Penrith
Festive Bunting
COST - £35.00
This workshop will run every Tuesday starting 18th October for 3 weeks, 7pm-10pm
We believe that it takes time and practise to make the perfect double sided bunting! 
 Therefore this is a three week festive bunting workshop.
With a combination of beautiful contrasting fabrics, embellished with pom-poms and bells, we will make and create fabulous bunting.
Machine sewing and hand sewing will be used,  so it would be lovely if you could bring your own sewing machine.
Please bring your own fabrics, preferably cotton and with a festive feel. Or old clothes, off cuts or fat quarters (I only ask this so that we don’t all end up with the same looking bunting, however I will bring along some fabric). I will provide Christmassy bias binding, pom-poms and bells. 
Refreshments included! Oh and it should be a lot of fun!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

From Now On It's Only BIG Decorations For Me

Last week I simply despaired. Nothing seemed to go right.......please tell me why does this happen? First in the series of terrible events was that our boiler broke in a spectacular fashion. Thankfully last week was a scorcher of a week so we were OK for warmth. However there was no end to the boiling of pans so that we could keep ourselves clean. Our boiler did eventually get fixed but only for it to break down again three days later. UMPH!

Amongst this mayhem my daughter was off school, I scratched my car and I've messed up my tax returns. These things cause me no end of worry.

But then in my mental state I created these



Big buttons, tactile felt. Big colour!

Big trees, I love them! They were fun to make, they helped me exercise some demons. I think they are like 'In your face' Christmas trees. I did become very giddy with excitement when I hung on them on my door to take these pictures. Creative fun at it's best.