Saturday, 2 January 2016

Nice things in Handmade Happiness

Sheila Barrow's Up the Garden Path embroidery.
Love these useful zipped bags made by Carol Smith
Clever knitting in this scarf by Jenny Drant
Love this sari silk I bought at the Knitting and Stitching Show this year.
Sophisticated grey porcelain decorations made by Niloo
Cushions by the talented Tanya Williamson
 When beautiful handmade things come into the shop I'm often tempted to buy them myself but I usually manage to resist. But I do regret not buying the little picture by Sheila Barrow at the top. It is a little bit of perfect.

I did buy the stitched  bags in the second photo made by Carol Smith and I keep my fairy making materials in them.

When Jenny Drant showed me her knitting this year I was blown away. A lot of us can knit but she takes knitting to a whole other level. I look forward to selling more of her work this year. 

I used the ripped sari silk ribbons to make the big decorative birds you may have seen in the window in November. Wish I'd  bought more now. The colours are intense.

Niloo makes the popular black on white spotted pots and this year she bought in these contemporary decorations. They really are little works of art.

People love Tanya Williamson's cushions and I hope she'll make many more for the shop this year.

I'll try and take some more pictures inside the shop today. I'm looking forward to having a bit of a spring clean ready for a sparkling 2016 when Handmade Happiness will be displaying a lot more of talented makers' work. I'll keep you posted.

The shop will be open from 10am to 1pm today.


molebags said...

Hi Jenny, and happy new year! Looking forward to seeing you next week, and making lots more things for the shop in 2016..

Brenda Tilbury said...

Hi Jenny, I'm looking forward to fresh ideas for the spring too, after Valentine's Day that is! X

jenny said...

Thanks Carol and Brenda. Happy New Year to you both. I look forward to discussing new ideas with you too.x