Saturday, 14 June 2014

June Update

The weeks following Open Studios back at the start of May have been a flurry of fulfilling wholesale shop orders, working on commission pieces and building stock for last weekend's fair.
This Textile Box below was a special commission for a retirement gift. I have to say that it has been my favourite make this year! I was asked to make a moon gazing hare with purple and mauve shades in the background. I have heard back from my customer and from the recipient and they both loved it! 

The Craft Fair on Saturday at Falkland was a great success again. This was my third time exhibiting at this event. I really enjoy taking part in local events and it was great to meet lots of customers from near and far who made it along to the fair to see everything 'in person'. 

We had some visitors round from the palace for a cuppy!

With Falkland village being such an attractive place for tourists to visit, we get a lot of international visitors to the fair as well which I really enjoy.

I also delivered an order of Jewellery and Brooches to The Rowan Tree Gift Shop on the High Street in Falkland. This lovely little shop is right opposite Falkland Palace and specialises in all things girly, gifty and glam. These new Plaid Birdie Brooches will be winging their way there soon as well as some Felt Pendants and Wrist Cuff Bracelets.

Birdie Brooches £12 each

I'm trying to keep my Etsy shop as fully stocked as possible but have nearly run out of Sheep Jewellery. I do have these little necklaces at £12 each but have no earrings or larger pendants at the moment. I'll probably get more made next week.

I do have some of my new Bracelets in stock though. They are made with stitched fabrics set behind glass into silver plated findings. They close with a toggle clasp and feel really light on the wrist.

These two are 20cm long and fit loosely round an average wrist.

This Bracelet below is slightly larger at 22cm and would fit a wider wrist

Bracelets and Earrings are all £18 each. 

So that's a quick update of what's new from me this month. I have SO much to do before our schools break up for the summer holidays in two weeks time. When I realised that the end of term was looming I had a sudden thought that my Printed Mugs, Notebooks and Mouse Mats would make good end of term gifts for teachers.
All of these can be found in my Etsy shop here


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