Tuesday 30 March 2010

Ready for Sale

Blue works particularly well on manilla tags. From top to bottom these retail at £4; £5; £4 and £4.
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Monday 29 March 2010

Making for ...

Looking forward to this super event that I did last year and loved it!
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Sunday 28 March 2010

Navy and white buttons

Today I made 53 buttons and these are my favourites. Those pictured are £1 and £1.50 depending on size. I will have all 53 for sale and masses in other colours on Saturday (April 3rd) at Farnham Maltings market.
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Friday 26 March 2010

Thoughts on the Country Living magazine Show

         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!
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Sunday 21 March 2010

Under construction

I am working on my new website http://www.jennystacymakes.co.uk/ I cannot work out how to put the text where I want it. Far from perfect. Hope it will look better soon!
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Saturday 20 March 2010

Strange skirt and other news

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.
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Sunday 14 March 2010

Found for Easter

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!!
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Thursday 11 March 2010

Cards for Saturday

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?
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Tuesday 9 March 2010

Huggy mummies

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.
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Sunday 7 March 2010

Button Sizes

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 jennystacy@tiscali.co.uk. Postage and packing will be charged at actual cost.
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Thursday 4 March 2010

Jumping for Joy!

I call these 'knitted jumpers' because they seem to be jumping! I've made six so far with another six on the way. All different. They are brooches and fun to make.
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Workshop query

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. jennystacy@tiscali.co.uk

Tuesday 2 March 2010

Monday 1 March 2010

Unravel and Workshops

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.
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