Sunday, 18 December 2011
With all of my Christmas fairs done and dusted, I thought I would post a stitched festive image to get the Christmas merriment going.
Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas! xxx
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
The Knitting and Stitching Show was a good experience. I'm not sure that grannies are quite my target market as my work is quite contemporary, but I met lots of great people, recieved lots of positive feedback, sold some goods and even got some tweets and blogposts along the way!
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to have a proper look around the show myself. The most I could do was have a very brisk walk through the stalls-quite hard when there are lot of slow paced oldies walking through at the same time! Despite manning the stall by myself for 3 out of the 4 days, I had some lovely (not to mention very talented) neighbours in the form of The Linen Tree, Lost Emporium and Heart Zeena to help along the way.
I also attended a 'Craft social' at Drink, Shop, Do, organised by the crafty duo of Mr X Stitch and Perri Lewis, on the Friday night. Despite recognising very few people, I knew alot of them through their online presence! Many of them had tweeted or blogged about me, so it was great to put a face to the name. I still can't get over how nice everyone was. I'm so used to the pretentious and intimidating world of Illustration, so it was such a breath of fresh air!
Now that it's all over, I feel like I have made some new contacts and lovely friends. I shall keep my eyes peeled for any email of opportunities and events that will come my way. In the meantime I am going to take a few days off to unwind, be social and get organised, but then it's back to work for me!
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
I was proud to have been chosen as the final 16, but getting the stall is unbelievable!
This is an amazing opportunity for me and I would not otherwise have been able to take part, as stalls for the 3 day event cost over £600!!! So thank heavens for the good folk at Craft Guerrilla & Twisted Thread who have joined forces to give people like me this wonderful opportunity.
The event takes place from October 6th -9th so a busy busy few months of making wait ahead! Until then I will also be at the The Thames Festival on Sunday 11th August, so watch out for me there too!
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
Here are a few pictures of my stall at The Cally Fest. It was an amazing day! There was so much going on -although I couldn't actually leave my stall to witness it all for myself, I could hear it and feel it in the air! Such a wonderful atmosphere and even the sun was shining (and that's rare!).
Thursday, 16 June 2011
I will be having a stall at a festival taking place on Caledonian Road-the very appropriately named, Cally Festival! It's the first one ever and sounds very exciting! The street will be lined with stalls of all sorts, selling foods, crafts, and offering workshops while the air will be filled with sound of live music and the smell of tasty foods. That's not all, there will be a pop up art exhibition, sport, dancing and a kiddies section too!
I am excited to be one of the 70 designer/makers stalls that have been hand picked. Should be an exciting Sunday afternoon.
The Cally Festival will be taking place on July 3rd, 12-6pm
Find out more here
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
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Tuesday, 31 May 2011
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Monday, 30 May 2011
I have been trying (and trying) to improve photography of my items for some time now. Photography isn't a subject I know much about. Sad, but true. I recently purchased a 'mini photo studio' with a little back drop and lights in an aid up my photography. Another thing I am paying more attention to is the idea of lifestyle photography, Strangely enough, putting another object in the shot with your item does make it look miles better. I have no idea how, but it does. I guess it gives it some context and customers are able to visualise the item in use.
Anywho, hopefully up and coming photos will be better lit, well thought out and most importantly do my items justice! One can only hope x