Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Winter Makers Market at The Steeple in Newburgh Saturday 7th December

I will have a stall at the 
Winter Makers Market on Saturday 7th December at The Steeple, Newburgh, Fife
10 - 4.30 pm

 I will have my full range of items with me including a few new makes.

These oval Seascape Pendants are £22.
Made with heat fused and stitched fabrics set behind resin.

Or what about a sunset behind purple mountains!

I made a couple of new felt pictures last week but they sold within minutes via Facebook so I had this one made into a printed card.

'First Frost' Printed Card £2.50 Available here

Looks lovely framed don't you think? You can hardly tell it apart from the original which is shown below.

 I also made this picture. 'Little Lochty Cottage' measures 12 x 1 7 cm and comes complete with mount and 20 x 26.5 cm frame.

£65 available here

I'm excited to use my new display trays at my next events.

These stacking trays not only allow me to display more pieces neatly on my stall but they are perfect for storing in between fairs and make finding individual pendants and earrings sets so much easier.

As you can see I have a lot more in stock that I have listed on line. I'll hopefully get time to list some more next week.

after the Makers Market at The Steeple I will be exhibiting at a 

Mini Art and Craft Show
at 9 Kirkbrae, Cults, Aberdeen
This is to be held at the home of my friend Michelle and I will be joined by Loobie and Boo and Couthie Designs by Linda Thomson.

 Linda makes beautiful felt scarves and collars and other felt items.

Scarf by Linda Thomson.

Laura at Loobie and Boo makes a variety of Harris Tweed phone, ipad and kindle covers plus key rings brooches and more.
This little event will be a real treat and a feast of colourful felt and tweed!

Phone Cosies by Loobie and Boo

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Wonderful Time At The Handmade Show!

What a wonderful time we all had at The Handmade Show on Sunday.
As soon as the doors opened at 10.30 am, people were streaming in and the general consensus from customers was that it was a fantastic show case of quality crafts and gifts and the exhibitors all agreed that it was well organised and really good fun to take part in.

Me and my stall.

I was right next to Loobie and Boo again which was really nice. We think our stalls look lovely side by side and compliment each other with their colourful array of items. Laura makes a wide selection of notebook covers, iPad and Kindle covers as well as phone and glasses cases using vibrant non patterned Harris Tweeds. Her designs include sheep, dogs and highland cows as well as lots of polka dots and bunting. You can find Loobie and Boo online here

On my other side was the lovely Rebecca of Songbead. I've met up with Rebecca at previous Handmade Show's and at other fairs and it's always lovely to exhibit beside friends. 

We all had a great day and went home exhausted but happy.

So due to all these fairs I have been busily making for, my blog updates have been few and my Etsy shop has not been as full as it should be.

I have tried to rectify this by listing lots of new things in my shop this week.

First up I have some new brooches now available. I just love this little pink tweed bird. I made quite a few and sold lots at the fair so this is the last pink one for now.

My new rings have been a big hit and I have a couple listed here

Last week was a bit of a box making frenzy as there was such a demand for my sheep ones. I have SO many orders for various sizes and sold all the ones I had made for the show. I also made these three abstract boxes as well though.

This one features a piece of fabric that I made using the embellisher machine. The sides are a lovely purple Harris Tweed and it is lined with a vibrant turquoise cord.

Boxes £35 available here

Also new for The Handmade Show are these oval pendants and earrings.

They have a lovely satin finish and I have used a simple turquoise and iridescent silver fabric set behind resin for the focal point. The pendant has a lovely weighty feel and comes on a 16", 1.5 mm silver plated snake chain.

The Earrings are on solid silver ear wires.
More colour ways coming soon.

I have also listed lots of new square, round, drop and heart shaped pendants this week which you can see here

To visit my shop click here

New this week are these round Sheep Pendants. They are bigger than my small round ones but not as big as the oval ones so I have priced them at £18

My other best seller at the weekend were these Sheep Brooches.

Sheep Brooch Pins £18

So as I have been busily getting on with things, the season has turned and we awoke to a thick frost this morning.

I love a bright, crisp morning with blue skies and a misty horizon.

My next event is an afternoon at the Royal Hotel in Dunkeld on Saturday 23rd November, 
1 - 4 pm.

Then I will be at The Winter Makers Market in Newburgh on Saturday 7th December, 
10 - 4.30 pm 
The Makers Markets are fab as there are such a variety of stalls as well as Hatters pop up cafe and usually live traditional music as well. I should be all stocked up again by then so hopefully see some of you there!

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