Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Feedback was wonderful!!

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came to our stand at the NEC through out last week. All the feedback was wonderful and gave us all a massive boost.

I must admit I cant give you the run down of the event like I normally do as we were really busy and I only got to the stalls that I need materials from.

I did do two wonderful workshops, that I fully enjoyed. One with Isobel Hall talking about her wonderful work with Lutradur and Vilene. Her bags and books are defiantly something to look at and her books are very good also.

And the other was with the wonderful and fun Kim Thittichai from Nid Noi. Kim is a wonderful artist. Our work shop was working with Lutradur, a soldering iron and heat gun.... fab!!!

Another artist that I met was Sue Allan creator of Sew Sister. We had a really good talk at the start of the day about her lovely dolls, buttons, needle felt sheets and art samples. Lovely to talk to you Sue!!

The coast stand was also fantastic to look at. It was set beautifully with all the artwork hanging from the top of the stand so you could walk through them. Hears a few pictures of the work.

Well that's some of my reflections of the show.

I'm having Ditzy the fairy modelled by one of my family friends tomorrow. So await the pictures!! Also I need to start designing my next project for my course, which I'm really excited about! Its going to be felted and go wonderfully with Ditzy..................

Friday, 26 March 2010

Felted Soaps for Mad About Nature

Keilly from Mad About Nature has been making wonderful natural based soap and body care products since 2003. First as a hobby making products for her daughter and now as a full time business selling on the net and also on her widely travelled stall. Plus iv been using her soap to felt for a while now!

Keilly loves my colourful felted soap, so she's asked me to felt her heart soaps for her stall.

So here we are ...............

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A sneak preview of our stand!

Ditzy Dorisena

All of us that set up today...... from the left to right
Carol, Maggie, Hazel, Me, Carolyn and Marilyn.

Close ups will follow soon.......

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Going to the NEC

Well tomorrow is the big day when me and Ditzy Dorisena go to the NEC, Birmingham, to set up the stand (with a few friends) for the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Exhibition.

Ditzy Dorisena

This is a wonderful opportunity that we have been given and I'm really looking forward to seeing all our work being displayed. Our teacher (Cherlyn Tyler) is really proud of the pieces that we've produced and it will be a wonderful stand. Ill hopefully sneak a few preview pictures of the stand tomorrow night.

If you can make it, we will be near the Fashion Catwalk and Refreshment area. Longslade Stand. Ill be there on the Sunday, so come and say hi!

Monday, 22 March 2010

And theres more!!

This is my other hand held bag that I finished last night.

To add a bit of difference, iv added these disk brooches made from hand dyed slub wool.

This bundle of hand bags and purses are going to be priced and then sent to Starfish Studio, Johnshaven in Scotland.
Starfish Studio, owned by Kate MacKenzie, has a wide range of handmade crafts and gifts, which have all been made in the British Isles. These include textile art, glass, ceramics, jewellery, art cards, gifts, cushions, mirrors and much more.

Kate is also an artist. Please view her lovely paintings at www.katemackenzie.co.uk

Well I'm off to felt some wonderful smelling grapefruit heart shaped soaps for Keilly at Mad About Nature. These are going to be a new product for her Sandringham stall in April....... I may be a while, but i will smell lovely!!

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Iv found a new love!!! Kettle dyeing.........

New purses and hand held bag.......

Both purses have machines braiding for straps and embroidered work on them.
the bag is full lined and more pictures can be seen on my flickr

This wonderful wool saras texture crafts

Sorry for the short write up..... lemon and yogurt cakes are in the oven and I'm dyeing some muslim to felt with. Hope your having a wonderful sunny day too.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Big sheets of felt.......

Iv been making some rather large pieces of felt over the last few days. Your just going to have to wait and see what there going to be made into!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Just thought i would quickly say "Happy Mothers Day!" to all you brill mums out there. Hope you have a wonderful day. xxxx

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

New things...........

Well its none stop as per-usual and these are a few of my newbies. Iv had to think what to replace my scarfs with in the summer (Not a big seller in the summer!!). So iv been experimenting...........

These are my Flower Lollipop Money Purses. This is the first time that iv made anything like this............. quite impressed my craftie mother in law that machines quite alot! There not perfect in shape, but I think that adds to there cuteness!

There made from 100% wool felt, have needlefelted flower heads and machined embroidered stems ans leaf. Zip toggle and are lined.......... so proud!! lol!!

Mmmmm...... theres a preesie day coming up for some special ladies in our lifes!!! Wonder what day that could be........... Hint hint to my kiddies and hubby!

Iv made these as pressies for our mums and godmothers. Though not decided who is getting which one yet. One's mine though. There made from handspun merino wool, which has been hand dyed and brooched at the back. With a few beads in the middle and a bit of embroidery on a couple of them. Wear them with pride mothers!!

Exciting News!
Ooooo! Iv had some good news this weekend. Iv been approached to send some of my work to Starfish Studios in Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. www.starfishstudio.co.uk

Im really chuffed about this. Im going to be sending my purses which I made a few weeks ago and the ones im making at the moment (pic's to come).

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Presenting Ditzy Dorisena - Woodland Fairy

Pictures promised.......

From this.......

To this.........

I got the thumbs up yesturday to say thats she's finished......... now for the boring paperwork and portfolio building!!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

I cant believe its March already!!

Where is this year going??? Though I'm rather glad to see the signs of Spring. The past two days have been so wonderful.

March is hear and at the end of this month ill be taking my fairy dress to the NEC. I'm really excited.... though daunted at the same time. I at the stage where I think its complete. Though I'm sure I will have to add a few more bits.

These are a few close ups taken today. Tonight I made the wings, so ill get them photographed soon. Ill hopefully be able to get some full photos of it in the garden..... that's if it stays nice!

Laced side fixing.

Front embroidery

Side embroidery

Handmade buttons and machined flowers


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