Thursday, 24 November 2011

New Items Now Available on Etsy!

 I've been a busy little bee the last few days trying to take photos and upload new items to my Etsy shop. I'm getting there slowly but surely and now I'm going to share some photos of these new items with you. More photos are available on both Etsy and Flickr so feel free to check them out and spread the word...

Orange and Green Clips and Bobble Set

These bright and beautiful clips and hair bobble are available to buy (here)

Clip and Bobble Set with Handmade Ceramic Buttons

Perfect for the first day back to school after Christmas, this set is available to buy (here)

Pink Floral Hair Clips

And, pretty in pink, these too are available (here)

There are many more items available on Etsy so please hop over and check them out.

As you know I have been selected for Manchester Craft Mafia's Craft Market on December 10th at The Whitworth Gallery from 10am-5pm. Yesterday I made myself some invites, this one is a little blurry but you are still invited nonetheless! Please come and join me for a great day full of beautiful Hand Crafted items from makers around Manchseter...


And finally, a great little bit of news! I had my meeting with Jen at H'atelier yesterday at her shop and studio in Manchester (it's beautiful!) and I got myself a placement with her! I start in January and will be there for a few months. Her hats are truly beautiful one off designs and I am truly honoured to be working with her.

So there we are, a brief little update, more items to come on Etsy over the next few days and weeks as I am busy busy busy crafting ready for December 10th. It would be great to see you there, so please, stick the date in your diary and in the meantime...

Happy Crafting! x

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Cards

Well I said I'd been busy crafting and here are the first few photos of what I have been up to...Christmas Cards. Free machine embroidered with buttons and ribbons attached these cards will hopefully make my friends and family very happy over the festive season. Here are some of my favourites!







Happy Crafting x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Bonfire night and beyond...

Well Bonfire night ended up being a little bit of a flop as sickness struck the boyfriend, however and, rather meanly I still went out with my family to a celebration in a town called Lewes in Sussex. 

Every year they hold a major carnival, parade type event where the people of the town gather with torches (as in fire on a stick) and dress up setting off fireworks and bangers in the street as they walk through the town. It's VERY un-P.C. and highly dangerous going against probably EVERY rule in the Health and Safety handbook but it is a fantastic event with thousands of pounds worth of fireworks going off in massive displays throughout the town after the parade.

Thanks to the illness that struck the boyfriend down and left him in bed for days we never made it to the lace exhibition after all but I still intend to go, no matter what!

Over the past few days and since we have been back I have been crafting for my life making Christmas cards, Christmas presents and many other things in preparation for the fair I am doing on Friday 18th November at Croft Primary School. I have also been selected by Manchester Craft Mafia to take part in their annual Christmas Market at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, ih December which is VERY exciting!

I have also discovered THE most amazing website and the cutest trimming in the world. Ribbon Girl sells buttons, ribbons, trimming and much much more. The ladies that run it (a mother and daughter team) are so great and take so much care in the presentation of your much anticipated purchases. Wrapped in tissue and individually packed in little waxed paper packets I bought some polka-dot buttons and metres of ribbon, divine twine and tiny pom pom trim- SO cute!

In other news I have a meeting with Jen Scott-Russel of H'Atelier in the next few weeks with regards to a placement after Christmas, which sounds great. Jen makes beautiful hats both bespoke and off the shelf each hand crafted to a very high standard.

So, I've been busy busy busy and will have some photos of the various things I have been up to very soon.

P.S. I saw the Coca-Cola advert on T.V in the X-Factor break the other day so Seasons Greetings as my festive season has now begun!