Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Handmade goodies!

I thought I would give you a little taster of some of the gorgeous handmade items that will be on sale at the Craft Fair in St Mary's Hall, Whitstable this Saturday 29th November!

Knitted mouse & jumper by Vicki Sharp, painted toy box & decorations by Tiffany Attwell, crochet lavender bag by Suki Hayes-Watkins, ABC bunting by Lisa Jones, painted mirrors by Lesley Robinson, Crochet bunting by Suki Hayes-Watkins, fairy cakes by Hannah Attwell, appliqued baby vest by Simply H Designs (me!) All photos by Andrew Hayes-Watkins.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Cool crafty folk!

Phew! It has been a while since I last blogged. I have been so busy organising two craft fairs and trying to make some stock for them that I haven't had time for much else. Oh, apart from a dose of flu that we all had in our house last week. Not very pleasant, but we are all just about fighting fit again now.

Last week I managed to get some of the stallholders together who are taking part in the November 29th fair at St Mary's Hall, Whitstable. I thought it would be good to try and get a picture of some of the gorgeous stock made and some of the clever people who have made them!

They were all professionally shot, I have you know, by photographer Andrew Hayes Watkins - the husband of Suki one of the stallholders and maker of gorgeous crocheted bunting!Hopefully the local papers will print this pic, or one of me with all the stock eek! I would prefer not to be in the paper on my own but the one of me does show the stock really well! Will have to wait and see if they use them.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Another year older...

I was 35 on Thursday - 35! how is that possible. I still feel as if I am about 25 and look like I am about 45, so I guess my real age is in the middle there. I got some lovely treats for my birthday, including the following reads.
I thought Sew Hip was a really good read, I treated myself to that one and L got me Sew Pretty Homestyle which makes me itching to make some of the gorgeous, gorgeous things inside.
But alas, I am so busy organising 2 craft fairs that I haven't had time to read them properly yet as I am busy making things for my stall like these...
Whilst I have been trying to do some sewing, D has decided she wants to be a dancer. She loves prancing around in my old pink ballet leotard (can't believe my mum kept it! well done mum!) that I wore when I went to ballet when I was little, and these gold glittery ballet slippers that I got at an NCT sale! Bless her sequined feet!