Monday, 29 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
There's nothing like a good look round at the Country living magazine's London show. So much to see. Much of it similar. I'm over the dusty 'vintage' look personally. But when something different catches your eye it's really exciting.
I recommend you go to Rachel David's site http://www.skrunch.co.uk/ and look at her fabulous clothes. She's taken old clothes apart and re-assembled them in a cool fashion way. A tweed jacket torso with one thick damask sleeve and one floral sleeve, ruffles of Liberty round the wrist, buttons all different. Coats with large bands of knitting incorporated. Everything a one-off sewn by Rachel herself. I watched a mother and daughter try things on. The clothes are not for shrinking violets but they feel 'now'. Re-cycling at its best!
I also liked the rich sea greens of http://www.janecoxceramics.com/ Cups, bowls and plates in singing, even shouting colours!
Monday, 22 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
I found this skirt at Farnham Maltings market where I will be selling on Saturday April 3rd. I'm looking forward to wearing it but I haven't worked out what to wear it with yet - any suggestions? There's a string at the back which loops up the extra piece of fabric. My mother hopes I'll never wear it at all!
Today I'm working at Tricot Designs in Arundel. A lovely clothes shop in Tarrant Street.
I'm also sorting out a new web site at the moment. Hoping it will be ready on Monday then I'll give you a link. Did you know you can get a free website from the government for two years? No, neither did I, but if it works out I'll let you know details.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Yesterday I spotted this Vanessa Arbuthnott designed bowl for £5. Imagine it with those naturally blue and green eggs in it at Easter!
I happily paid my money. (I have a feeling this range has been discontinued). There was an old fashioned wash board on this stand too - with the rough glass slats - so good for felt making. She wanted £10 for it and wouldn't budge on the price. Yesterday that felt too expensive but today... wish I'd got it!!
Thursday, 11 March 2010
I thought I'd make some collage cards for a fair I'm doing on Saturday. It's called Makers Market and is at St Peter's Hall, Petersfield from 2pm to 5pm. I'll also be selling my buttons and painted badges there plus advertising my workshops. I've been intending to make cards with old buttons for ages. I'd like to make 20 ideally, so that's what I'm doing right now at 8.30pm on a Thursday night.
Tomorrow, Friday I'm in Tricot Too for the 'Archive Sale' when summer clothes from last season will be available at a massive 70% off. See you there?
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
These huggy mummy badges are available to buy now. Ideal for Mother's Day! £5 each plus 50p postage and packing. £1 p and p for 2 or more than 2.
They measure four and a half centimetres high. Painted with acrylics, then varnished twice for wipeability. SOLD top centre; bottom left and bottom centre.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
These are the size of buttons I regularly produce.
From the top row left to right they are:
A. 1.8cms B. 2.2cms Both £1 each
C. 2.7cms D. two buttons shown both 3.3 cms These are £1.50 each
E. small oval 2.2cms across and 1.6cms down at £1 each; F. larger oval 3.2cms across and 2.4cms down £1.50 each
G. small square 2.2cms £1.50 each; H. large square 3.2cms £2 each.
To order just click on firstname.lastname@example.org. Postage and packing will be charged at actual cost.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Thanks to everyone who put their name down as interested in workshop details. (see below flower picture.) Emails have been sent and I'll phone or send details out to those without email today. But I have incorrect email addresses for two people. If your name is Bonnie or Jenny A--- please email me. email@example.com
Monday, 1 March 2010
Congratulations to everyone I met at Unravel who managed to find my blog!
Unravel was great. I met so many lovely people.
Here is a list of my workshops :
Wednesday March 31st Felting a Purse
Wednesday April 14th Making Buttons
Wednesday May 12th Free Knitting
Wednesday June 9th Making Buttons (repeat)
Wednesday July 14th Felting a Purse (repeat)
Wednesday August 11th Making Buttons (repeat)
All workshops will be held at my house from 10am to 1pm with refreshments supplied but please bring a packed lunch if you wish to continue the chat over lunch. The cost is £30 and numbers will be limited to 6 places per workshop. I will email/ post more information to those of you who left your contact details with me.