Tuesday, 15 December 2009

An early New Years Resolution!

Well, after endless weeks of getting orders made & sent out, updating my website, being out & about at various craft fairs and shows and then coming down with a stinking cold, my poor old blog has been rather neglected!

My early New Year Resolution for 2010 is to try and blog regularly, once a week if I can, but at least once a fortnight.

I'm going to try and do a regular feature on other designer makers every so often, with a short interview about their work and what inspires them. If you know of anyone (including yourself!) who would like me to interview them, please let me know!

I'll also be doing a blog giveaway in the New Year, as I'm working on a great new range of polymer clay designs which I'm really excited about, so will be giving one of the first of these away!! More details to come soon...

Monday, 5 October 2009

Just a quick one!

Just a quick update for today.

I spent Saturday at a local craft fair in Towcester and met loads of other lovely crafters. The fair is for genuine handmade goods only & their next fair is on Saturday 7th November at the Towcester Town Hall. You can see all of their other dates, and an exhibitor listing on their website at http://www.supportbritishhandmadecrafts.co.uk/

On Sunday I went to the Artisan Bead & Stamp show at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre and stocked up on loads of new beads, so I'll have some fab new designs to show you soon!

I also found out last week that I've been accepted for a space at a craft fair being held on 24th & 25th October to run alongside the Oxjam Leicester fundraising festival. I'm really excited about this as it's in Leicester City Centre so hopefully should be quite busy - I'll post some more details as soon as I can!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

I love it when a plan comes together!!

Well, it's not long to go now until the Contemporary Craft Shopping Experience on Sunday 22nd November. OK, so it is actually quite a while away, but as I've been involved in organising this and we started planning at the very beginning of the year, it seems like it's not too long to go now.

We have some great exhibitors confirmed from all over the Midlands and beyond, and have been busily getting press releases sent out in the last few weeks. The leaflet design is now finalised and 20,000 have been printed!

Exhibitor details are continuously being uploaded to the event website here, where you can also buy advance tickets for the show and be entered into a draw to win £50 to spend on goodies on the day!!!

I'll try to post a few more in depth details about some of the exhibitors soon...

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Well, I didn't think I'd find the time to blog regularly, and I was right!!

I've just returned from a lovely week in Meganisi (a small island off the west coast of Greece) which has given me some inspiration to make some really bright coloured jewellery for Autumn - perhaps a little bit against the usual autumn trends of browns and rustic colours, but then I'm not known for following trends :-)

Above is a picture taken from Spartochori village on Meganisi, overlooking the small harbour and jetty.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Well, only a few hours have passed and already I've managed to put a second post up here! If only to point out that I've come to rely soooo much on spellchecker that my spelling has become really sloppy, so you'll have to excuse the huge number of typo's I'm bound to make.

Right, I'm off to go and find some interesting things from the web to post up here....
Welcome to my new blog!! I've been toying with the idea of starting a blog for some tmie now, as people seem to think I have a lot to say for myself!!

I'm also stupidly busy most of the time, so whether I'll have the time to update this regularly reamins to be seen...