Thursday, 31 March 2011

A week of madness!

Heres why!

NEC Stand, with my Ice Bag
NEC Fulcrum Stand... themed Narnia. My Wall Hanging in the middle. Tree abstract.
Sundays Bag and Corsage Workshop... lovely results Ladies!
My New Childrens Felt Making Kits..... Tryed and tested on 30 Girl Guides on Monday! These are going to be launched at Sandringham this weekend!
 ..... and this weeks makes!

Im ready and packed to head off to Sandringham later today to set up for the Craft and Food Fair. Ill be there on my stall demonstrating from tomorrow until Sunday. If your around the area, please do pop in and see me. Keilly from Mad about Nature will also be there with her lovely soap goodies....

P.S.... Dont forget its Mothers Day this Sunday! 

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch 2011 at the NEC, Birmingham.......

I can now reveal what im exhibiting this year...... Finally, they say!

The Ice Bag will be exhibited on the Longslade Stand near the Catwalk. The exhibits have been designed with snow / ice and the artist Erte in mind. We also have times set on the catwalk for a fashion parade. Though mine is staying on the stand. 

It's made out of merino wool including some gorgous merino, tussah silk and bamboo batts, carded by Sara from
In the main body of the bag, I have felted crushed lutradur (CS500) into the merino. Hence the bag being slashed at the front to see the CS500.

My wall hanging is a abstract piece of "The Frosted Wood of Narnia". It will be hung in the Fulcrum Stand. This is a Narnia themed walk through area. All the exhibits are hung from the top of the stand.
Its made of dyed Silk Organza which has been heavily stitched to give it texture like bark. The branches have been made out of a textured yarn and stitching. Then its all been stippled with white emulsion to give a frosty look. Ill hopefully get some better photos of it later next week.

Im off on Wednesday to set the stands up and ill be there stewarding on Saturday. (I dont know which stand though. Im hoping to do a stint on both of them!) Ill show you more photos soon of the exhibition and our work later next week.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Busy is not the word......

Well the year of madness has started and everything has come all at once! Hence me not blogging for a while. Seeming I have taken some photos, I thought I would do a quick post to update you all. 

I have just seen that I have one hundred people looking at my blog now. Thank you very much for following me. In a few weeks, when things have died down a little, ill sort out a celebratory post and also have a little give away! 
March is here and my first big fair is a week tomorrow at Thoresby Park Craft and Country Fair in Nottinghamshire. My stock is still rather depleted from the festive season, so I cant say my family will see much of me this weekend! These are a few flowers that iv been experimenting with. Silk and Merino combined is a lovely type of felt to work with and it gives it a wonderful sheen.

New Flower
Felted soaps have been really popular with two large amounts being posted to Starfish Studio and Mad about Nature. I'm yet to get mine done!

Felted Soap Sent to Starfish Studio
This is a piece of the wall hanging that I'm currently making for the Fulcrum Stand at the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham. The hanging measures two metres by half a metre and its made up of sheer silk organza. Pictures of both my exhibits for this exhibition will be posted hopefully at the end of next week. Sorry its been so secretive! 
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