It’s nearly tomorrow!

Craft | Wednesday December 2 2009 | 11:10 pm | 1 Comment | Tags: , , |

And tomorrow is my first ever craft fair!  I’m so excited I can hardly think about anything else, despite having lots going on in the day job and Christmas itself, and all the associated craziness, looming large.

I think I’m all ready to go.  Tonight I’ve been packing things up and decided to use the gorgeous paper bags I have bought for the occasion.  If you want to know what’s inside them you’ll just need to come along!  OK, so I guess you’re not all local, so I’ll post some pics after tomorrow night.

Here are some of my little parcels containing the goodies I have been working hard on in the past few weeks, as well as those I’ve had stashed away awaiting their first public appearance!

all packed up

I’ve also been working on my display.  I have a pink torso display, pink and white spotty cake stand, red flat metal Christmas tree, glass sweetie jars and pretty glass dishes. I also have some pink battery operated fairy lights.  Colours are largely red, pink and white.   Sounds ghastly doesn’t it?!!  However, I am sure it will be just the right balance of Christmasy, girly pink and and pretty, sweetie yumminess!

Coming to a craft fair near you…

Craft | Friday November 20 2009 | 12:39 am | 1 Comment | Tags: , , |

… well, depending where you are!  My first ever sale of frou-frou fast approaches.  I spotted an advert for craft makers to take stalls at a local Christmas Fair at Sale High School on the evening of 3rd December 2009.  I thought it was a great opportunity to try my first craft stall. 

I’ve been busily crocheting and sewing and planning and making and have lots of little ideas on the go.  I’m aiming for a few little Christmas ornament / decoration things as well as some gifty things.

I’d really love to hear your experiences (good and bad) of craft fairs as a buyer or seller.  What works, what doesn’t etc.

Here’s a little taster of what you can see on the evening…

  

gatehring of crocheted mini santa hats

pink and yellow butterfly hair clip holder

 

crocheted gadget casebeady bookmarks

I foundz yarnia!

Craft | Thursday November 12 2009 | 10:18 pm | No Comments | Tags: , |

I have long been a fan of LolCats and many, many of them make me laugh out loud, so they do just what they say on the tin.  But today I found the lolcat to beat all lolcats! 

I shall say no more on this occassion, and let the cat do the talking…

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Tartan Paint

Craft | Sunday November 8 2009 | 11:27 pm | No Comments | Tags: , , |

I was reminded today of crocheting recently when I was with my brother, Mike.  I was using a multi coloured yarn and he described it as a yarn version of tartan paint.  Genius!

Buttons from Duttons

Craft | Friday November 6 2009 | 11:17 pm | 1 Comment | Tags: , , , |

Buttons from DuttonsI haven’t gone into this in much detail on here before, but I’ve got a bit of a thing about buttons.  Quite a big thing about buttons actually!

So imagine my surprise and delight, during my holiday in Yorkshire last week, when I stumbled upon a shop in Harrogate called Duttons for Buttons!   OK, it’s true… I knew it was there.  In fact I was beside myself with excitement about visiting it! 

How heavenly is a shop with floor to ceiling buttons… big ones, little ones, blue ones, plastic ones, glass ones, silly one, kiddy ones, glass ones, stripey ones. 

In fact if you couldn’t find a button to match your project here, it probably doesn’t exist.

 

I decided that rather than buy buttons I could get elsewhere I’d get something unusual and that I couldn’t easily get elsewhere.  So here is the little selection  chose.  I also got the tiniest pair of scissors.  Ideal for trimming little thread ends.

Buttons

 The dark purple and the black and white buttons are glass and very pretty asnd unusual. Unfortunately you can’t see the purple too clearly but they have a lovely swirly shape in them. 

The black and white ones are very unusual and have a delicate feel, but they’re not fragile. 

As for the brown ones, I just thought they were so unusual and look like macaroons.   I think they will look great on a chunky knit.

Maybe one day, if I’m feeling brave, I’ll show you my button stash!

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