Friday, 1 April 2011

Craft Fair


I'm very happy to be selling here tomorrow.  Please drop by if you get chance - it's a fantastic market.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Arteria Gallery "Wish you were Here" Exhibition

Hello again,

You may or may not have noticed that I've been away from both my blog and Etsy shop for quite some time; I've had a  hectic few months which included getting married on 12th June, followed by an amazing honeymoon in Vietnam and Cambodia.  Life is slowly returning to normal - still not sure whether that's a good or bad thing.

On a crafty note, I am very happy to report that a selection of my bags are currently for sale in Arteria, a lovely gallery/shop based in Lancaster which stocks a wide range of 'contemporary and design led gift ideas'.  I don't know how I managed to continue making bags in the run up to the wedding!

Sadly, I missed the opening night of the exhibition but when I dropped by recently, I was very impressed with the overall standards and delighted with the prominence of my handiwork...  

A few photos:

My artist's blurb (and new surname!):

Fingers crossed I get some sales!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Cake Time

I baked a huge batch of cupcakes recently for a friend's birthday; vanilla with sugar flower decorations and chocolate/orange with sprinkles.  I highly recommend using a piping bag; not only does it enable you to add an obscene amount of butter icing, it makes the cakes look pretty good too:

I visited a friend recently and discovered Blue Ribbons Sugarcraft Centre in Hampton Court.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I stepped inside the shop.  They stock the most incredible range of cake papers, decorations, colourings, sprinkles and everything else cake related you can think of!  If you thought that edible metallic balls only came in silver, think again...  Make sure you check out the Cupcake Boutique section of their website. 

The staff were really helpful; they advised me which sized piping nozzle and bags to use, and didn't get grumpy when I was still deciding which cake papers to buy 2 minutes before closing time.

Check out these stunning cake papers (all available to purchase from their site):
 Images courtesy of Blue Ribbons Sugarcraft Centre.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

More of my spring flowers

I suppose I could have saved the photographs of my spring bulbs and shared them in one blog post, but I got over excited. Here are a few more:



I can't wait for these Grape Hyacinths to flower:

The squirrel is determined to dig up my Garden Hyacinths, but I keep re-planting them:

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

French Revelation Blog Feature - Featurama Monday

I was kindly included in 'Featurama Monday' on French Revelation's blog this week.  I must say that Jane has the nicest blog banner I've seen in a long time.  Please do check out Sid's In Stitches and Milk and Honey Handbags, the other two artists featured in the article.

Jane selected my olive stripe mini-messenger bag:

and my orange tartan tote bag:

 Thank you!
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