Friday, 29 November 2013

Black Friday

Hello, this is just a quicky to let you know there is 20% off in both of my Etsy shops for Black Fiday, running until the end of Monday. Use the code Black20 at the checkout.

buy hand screen printed fabric here

scrarves, handbags, party wear and brooches here

Happy shopping folks, and please spread the word!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

handmade happiness

A couple of weekends ago Missy Big and I had a girls day out, just the two of us. We went to Spitalfields, had a wander around the market and after a fancy burger popped to the Renegade Craft Fair. What a treat! 

We picked up lots of handmade goodies, some for us and a bunch of Christmas presents too, which will have to remain a secret. 

But the best bit for Missy Big was that she got to meet Jane Bull and take part in a workshop with her. If you craft with your children you've probably used a Jane Bull book, we have several and regularly borrow them from the library. She has a new book out - Crafty Creatures, from which we each made a sweet bird.

Aren't they lovely! We will be making plenty more new friends from this book I'm sure.

The only trouble with Christmas shopping is that I see so many things I want for me! I'm very fond of a brooch, and there were many to choose from. I did very well and just came home with one for me.

Mine is by Louise Dawson

and brooches for the girls, from Lady Snail

coasters from Ketchup on Everything

There were so many talented makers and gorgeous products. I came away completely inspired and plan to make this Christmas as handmade as possible, either by making for people or buying handmade. 
I think I'd better get a move on! 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

in print

It's here! I'm in a magazine! Patchwork Tsushin the beautiful Japanese magazine to be precise.

You may remember back in the summer I mentioned my meeting with editor Naomi, well I have been beside myself with excitement waiting to see this in print and I am so thrilled with the result!

There is a feature on Modern Quilers in London, England, which includes interviews with Kaffe Fassett, Cassandra Ellis, Janet Bolton and fellow LMQG member Judith. I feel completely honoured to be in such good company.

There are plenty of adorable projects in here for me to have a go at too. 
Now, does anyone read Japanese...?