Santa and his Sack Poinsettia Angel Holly These dolls are currently on order from the ladies in Romania who make them. They tell me they will be available in late November/early December as they have become very popular and are working on back...
It has been such a long time since I last posted a blog that I wondered if you still remember me! So much has happened since then. I've been in talks with a high street designer who was very interested in a collaboration. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be as we couldn't...
You can now buy gifts by Little Hungarian Hearts at Gem of England in Burley, Hampshire. Indigo napkins, table runners and hearts are available to buy for Christmas and Birthday gifts, or just something for you. Gem of England is a beautiful shop set in the middle of...
“We left in pretty good time, and came after nightfall to Klausenburgh. Here I stopped for the night at the Hotel Royale. I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. (Mem. get recipe for Mina.) I...
What an exhilarating weekend at Hampton Court! My first major exhibition is now over and after months of preparation, advertising and social media, it has turned out to be a great success. I teamed up with my friend, Fee from FeeLanzinoDesign who,...
The rich tapestry of life isn’t just in the arts and crafts of the English or Scottish countryside, but across Europe and in the stunning collections of skilled and accomplished artisans of Hungry and Transylvania. We import the beautiful cushions, napkins, table...
Join us at The Handmade Fair - 15th - 16th September 2017 From 15th-17th September the UK's best loved creative day out, The Handmade Fair, will be returning to The Green at Hampton Court Palace! Get ready for a wonderful weekend of inspiration, hands-on workshops and...
Dyed fabrics have been part of civilization for thousands of years. Indigo or blue print arrived in Europe from India and the Far East and became very fashionable in the French courts in the 17th century in the form of textiles and clothes. Initially, a number of...
If you are celebrating Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day, check out some of my current favourite images of embroidered hearts. If you are exchanging gifts, embroidered hearts have so much more meaning that chocolates or flowers - and they have a lot less calories! I...
I'm very proud to be part of this wonderful article in Sew Magazine on the correlation between Mindfulness and Sewing. The mental health charity, Mind, also recognises the link between crafting and good mental health. Mind has created Crafternoon Sessions as a way of...
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Woman Alive Magazine
Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 271
Selvedge Magazine, 30th August 2017
S Magazine, Sunday Express
4 December 2016
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A two day Michaelmas Fair supporting Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and RNLI Swanage Lifeboat Station. 50 stallholders – quality and variation to interest all shoppers! Michaelmas wine bar and Bird and Carter café available.
Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9LP
20th anniversary. A frame loom weaving workshop from Elka Textiles for those creative shoppers. Sponsored by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auctioneers and valuers who will be providing free valuations so dig through your attic and bring along your hidden treasures.
I’ve got a few tickets to the fair so if you are interested, email me.
Early bird tickets are £3.50 and can be bought from Eventbrite. £5 at the door.
Powerderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8JQ
This wonderful Christmas Fair is full of festive charm, featuring a bustling marketplace with over 150 stands specialising in handmade gifts, unique stocking fillers, crafts, vintage, food and drink.
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Come and see what this Christmas Fayre has to offer at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.
Paralympic Gold medallist Helena Lucas MBE will attend.
Hambe-le-Rice, Hampshire, SO31 4HB
Great for gift inspiration, where you can browse with a cup of mulled wine or just enjoy the festive fun and atmosphere.
There will be up to 140 stalls selling a range of Christmas gifts including handmade artisan gifts made by talented crafters, jewellery, fused glass, local preserves, chutneys, award winning fudge, seasonal cakes, chestnuts, cheeses and much more. As well as Christmas decorations, Christmas cards and wrapping paper, wreaths, food and hampers.
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