Tuesday, 22 November 2011

We Make London | The Great Exhibition 2012

We Make London | The Great Exhibition 2012
I am voting for We Make London for The Greats of Great Britain Exhibition 2012 in the hope that they get chance to have a space to promote and sell the work of other crafters and makers from the uk at this fun sounding event inspired by the original Great Exhibition of 1851 and The Festival of Britain in 1951.
Credit to The Dabbler for the image above - abit of a contrast of styles I think you'll agree!

Sponge cake anyone?

A shortage of separate storage in what I call the futility room recently led to this interesting arrangement of window cleaning quipement and best high tea crockery.
It took me right back to my last attempts at a Victoria sandwich....

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A manifesto to work with.

I attended an Etsy seminar on marketing yesterday as part of my ongoing effort to get more traffic to my shop and generally get my products more `out there'. Everybody says the more online presence the better and so despite a slight aversion to the whole concept I have been trying to link up Facebook with my shop. How I get `likes' and the like to manifest themselves on the page has so far eluded me but trying to distill ones interests and philosophies gets you thinking. I love this manifesto from aardvark especially the keep it wonky part...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

One blind mice!

Its nice to have an ice-breaker conversation starter when running a stall and little mice and tiger slippers always seem to get attention.

The ones I am working at the moment are still `blind'....a bit of gentle eye embroidery will be quite a nice relief after frantic felting.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Barbara Keal

I have been enjoying the beauty and sheer delight of Barbara Keal's wonderful felt creations today.
She has an exhibition at The Susanne Wolf Shop in Lewes from 21st October to 19th November - well worth a visit I reckon.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Flower fever for NSPCC!

I have a stall selling my felt at the local NSPCC Christmas fair on 19th November at St Stephens Church Hall London N1 10am to 4pm. They always have lots of great stuff for sale including the gorgeous Quinton Chadwick Knitwear plus lots of delicious cakes and sandwiches.
So I have been making a few batches of felt flowers to fashion into necklaces and the like. Come along if you are in the area!