Sunday, 29 December 2013

Holiday bliss

Well Hello there!!

I do hope you're all well and that you've had a lovely Christmas? Ours was quiet but nice, I ate way to much but it was really nice just to kick back and relax. No day job and no deadlines!! Bliss!

Everyone needs a break now and then, right.

I bought a little note book just before Christmas and made a promise that over the holidays I would write in ideas and sketches for new projects and plan what I would like to do in 2014. There are lots of filled pages already. Where it will take me I don't know but I'm excited at the prospect of change.

I have a mountain of photos to edit of pre-Christmas makes which I will get round to this week and schedule in some posts, I don't want to overload you all with a barrage of photos ;)

Just about to go and pour myself a glass of wine and catch up on some blog this is the life!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas Market - the Riverbank - Sunday 8th Dec

Next Sunday I will be here at the Riverbank, selling at their Christmas Market, open from 11am-5pm. 

This will be your last chance to get your hands on some fab handmade Christmas gifts in person.

See you there :D

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Love Patchwork and Quilting issue 2

In amongst all the crazy prep for Christmas I was asked by the very lovely editor of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine Jen, to make and write a tutorial for my very popular fabric boxes. Even though I was super busy I said yes, I love to write tutes and relished the fact that it was a new challenge as I had to make part of the project patchwork.

As I'm no quilter or patchwork artist, I stuck to quite an easy format but I think they turned out rather well. I love the photos they staged and love how retro they look. The fabric I used is by Melody Miller and was supplied by the Eternal Maker.

I also had to provide a high res photo of myself *gulp*. As I don't have any 'recent' photos I asked Chris if he would take one of me especially. So after a little bit of make up application and a change of clothes we came up with this. This is me *waves* Helloooooooo

Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Market - Tom Browns Brasserie - Sat 7th Dec

Next Saturday I will be here at the Tom Browns Brasserie, selling at their Christmas Market, open from 10am-4pm. 

Why not pop down, I will be there will all my goodies and would love to say Hi :) Mulled wine, mince pies, a brass band and lots of lovely boutique style stalls what more could you ask for??

See you there :D

Sunday, 1 December 2013

1st Christmas Market of 2013

This was me last weekend at the Farndon Boathouse Christmas Market. I thought that since I've been absent from my blog for a little while you would all understand if I showed what I'd been up to.....making all this lovely lot for my fairs.

It was a lovely day and the fair was quite busy, there was a brass band, mulled wine and mince pies, lots of fantastic stalls and Santa was there too :) I took a large selection of products, some new clutch bags, mini clutch bags and purses.

I also took along some of my new felt swirl brooches that I've been keeping under wraps, these proved to be popular and they come in these cute gift boxes.

I also made a selection of these felt rings, in large and small I was sporting one for most of the day but as it was a little chilly I did give in and put my gloves on a few times :)

I love the new animal print fabric I bought in just before Christmas, my favourite is the blue print at the top.

I also made a large selection of my fabric boxes but this time they come as a set of two, large and small.

My felt flower hair bands made an appearance don't they look cheery all stood in a line together.

I've missed doing craft fairs, I love being able to chat to other stall holders and getting to chat to customers. Although I always give the best customer service I can through my website and etsy store, I don't think you can be actual face to face interaction.

Make up bags were also popular, they make great Christmas gifts.

My little ginger soldiers were with me again, don't they look cute on this little stand (which was actually a mug tree).

And their smaller counter part, the mini gingerbread men brooches were also there, proudly displayed on their very own stand.

We're all packed and ready for this weekends fairs, Tom Browns Brasserie on Saturday 10-4pm and the Riverbank Sunday 11-5pm.