Thursday 28 June 2012

Made In York

Thanks to everyone who came along to make Made in York a success.  We had a great afternoon - very busy, much buying and tea & cake consumption - just excellent!  Watch out for our next event in November ....

Friday 22 June 2012

New Fabric Necklaces

Here are the latest fabric necklaces.  Check out the red, white & blue - wear it to support your queen and country - but discretely!  They will be available with lots of other lovely stuff at Made in York tomorrow. 

Not to mention the yummy cakes.  Here's a preview of just a few .....

Hope to see you there!

Thursday 21 June 2012

New Flower Button Brooches & More

Take a look at my latest button brooches - lots of colours and lovely leather flowers.

But if they aren't your cup of tea perhaps these will be.

Look out for them at Made in York on Saturday! 

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Magical Mermaid at the Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition

Today I finished my second piece for the Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition - phew - just in time!  I must deliver it tomorrow as the Exhibition opens on Friday at 10am at the York Guildhall.  It uses lots of recycled bits and bobs - coffee packaging, bits of thread, sheers and net leftover from other projects, not to mention shells found at the seaside.

A Celebration in Stitch -  the Trienniel Exhibition of the City of York Embroiderer's Guild.  Catch it at the York Guildhall from Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June, 10am to 4pm.

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Bertie at Home at the Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition

Here's another event not to miss - A Celebration in Stitch - which is the Trienniel Exhibition of the City of York Embroiderer's Guild.  Catch it at the York Guildhall from Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June, 10am to 4pm. 

I have just finished my entry for the section "We don't just sew".  It's called:

A knitted wire bird brooch in his nest on a tree stump on the grass!


Flowers in the grass

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Made in York - 23 June 2012 - Put it in your diary!

This is to tell you about a great event that's happening in York soon - so get it in your diary and make it a date!  It's Made in York and will be featuring lots of local artists/makers with fab things for sale. 
... and there's going to be cakes & stuff.  So you can browse, sample the cakes, have a cup of tea and it'll be a tiptop, lovely afternoon.  I'll be there with my carrot cakes and my chocolate cake and of course my jewellery. Come on down!

Friday 8 June 2012

Fun & Crafty Stuff in Fife

Jubilee Magic at Pittenweem
Have come to Fife for the Jubilee and some R&R (rest & relaxation) not to mention obligatory kite flying on St Andrews' West Sands - think "Chariots of Fire".
However thought I should share with you some great crafty places to visit in this locality.

How about visiting Di Gilpin's studio in Largoward.  Here are some goodies I came away with..
Yarns & buttons from Di Gilpin 

Or there's Twist Fibre Craft Studio in Newburgh which has the most fabulous range of wools, felting fibres, books, dyes etc.  They are fabulously helpful and if you can't get to Newburgh you can buy on-line.  Here's my choice of fabulously blended fleece this visit:
Blended fleece from Twist Fibre Craft

And if you fancy a trip to Dundee take in the DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts) and Rockhaven (just opposite the DCA).  My selection from Rockhaven:
Yarns & Buttons from Rockhaven

But if you want to buy some art or craft work rather than make some yourself then take yourself off to Pittenweem on the East Neuk and call into Funky Scottish - a great little gallery:

Friday 1 June 2012

New Button Brooches

Beautiful Buttons
Found these buttons on a recent button buying sortie.  They'll make great brooches.  Watch out for the finished results!

Finished Brooches

Oh look - here they are - all finished!  Still have to find something to do with the lacy one.  Back to the drawing board - or do I mean button tin?

Last one completed!

Finally - here it is!  All done - what's next then....