hot hot hot

One word sums up the We Make Summer Spectacular on Saturday – Hot! Not a cloud in the sky and beautiful sunshine. Which meant that Chelsea’s Old Town Hall was sweltering inside, I had to keep going to stand in the corridor to catch a bit of breeze. We had a good day, my little helper and I (see above!), and we were joined briefly at lunchtime by Stuart who came and took Holly to choose a sandwich, and I did briefly get a chance to whizz around the rest of the fair, but Stuart was very nervous about being left looking after my stand! All in all it was a successful day, where I met some lovely talented people. By the time we got home I was exhausted, and had just enough energy left to sit in the garden with a cool drink. : )

fair and features

I'm nearly ready for the fair on Saturday, all items are finished and everything is ready to be packed up now. I hope I don't forget anything! If you do come along to the We Make Summer Spectacular on Saturday (The Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London, 11-5) then please stop by and say hello, oh and please wish me luck! And a big thank you for these features this week - two etsy treasuries by thepeachtree and kelseystreasure, a feature on cuteable today about Saturdays fair, and a designer feature on the wemake blog. : )


In the run up to the We Make fair on Saturday and to celebrate the launch of my new tote bags and necklaces, I am holding a special giveaway! For every purchase made in either my etsy or folksy shops between now and 5pm this Thursday 24 June (GMT), you will receive a FREE BROOCH! That's right, one for each item purchased, not just for each order! They look great put together in a group or on their own on a bag or jacket. Each one is made up of three layers of denim and felt, with a metal pin sewn onto the back. No two are the same, and they are approximately 4.5cm wide. : )

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I was very excited today to see a feature on the etsy storque about next Saturday's We Make London fair, and even more excited to see that one of my necklaces had made an appearance! And then my folding boxes have been featured very kindly by soapdeli, click here to visit her fabulous blog. Thanks Rebecca! : )

Buds and blooms necklaces

These have been keeping me busy this week! Both colour options are available either as round or rectangular pendants, which is your favourite? They are available here and here! (Will also be available in my folksy shop very soon) Perfect if you need a cheery summery necklace to brighten your day. And this is the next stage of progression for the pile of felt, I know it looks as if it has got bigger but I am actually getting somewhere with it now! I don't think I will get much further tonight though as we are off out with friends for pizza. I'm feeling hungry already! : )

buds and blooms

This is what has been keeping me busy this week, a new range of eco-friendly foldable and reusable tote bags! They will fold up small, ready to use over and over again, you can never have too many. They are made from natural unbleached cotton, and are built to last with strong handles, which are long so you can carry the tote over your shoulder. Each one has a transfer print on one side, there are eight different ones to choose from (divided between three etsy listings, here)! So my evenings this week have been busy, making, cutting, sewing and ironing, as well as these totes the pile of felt I showed you last time has progressed quite a lot, pictures next time! (And I haven’t forgotten the giveaway) : )

Busy busy

A week since my last post! What with half term, a migraine and everyday life my poor blog has been a bit left out. For a few days the mean old migraine meant that once I was home from work I couldn’t face spending much more time in front of a computer screen, but it is all better now (fingers crossed). I have been busy creating new items and preparing for WeMake London later this month, all the pieces in the photo above were cut out last night while I watched 'The Time Travellers Wife'. Have you seen it? I've read the book so I knew what to expect but it still managed to make me cry! Soon I will have some new products to show you and another giveaway is on its way too, so watch this space! : )

A great weekend

We got back on Monday night from spending a really lovely long weekend in Stratford-upon-avon. We lived here for six years and moved away eight years ago, I’ve only been back a couple of times and it was lovely to see our little cottage (which was our first house) and also the hotel where we got married. We walked along the river, went to the best Chinese restaurant in the world (Mr Chan’s) and had lots of fun revisiting this lovely town. We had some sunshine, and also went to the butterfly farm, which I definitely recommend a visit to if you are ever in Stratford. This post was meant to happen last night but I ended up with a migraine, I will be catching up with all your blogs asap, sorry if it takes me a little while. : )