Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Super Busy November

My Christmas Goodies!

I have had the busiest time recently, making lots of things for the three Christmas events I was attending in Durham. It was lovely to meet lots of new customers and doda bit of Christmas shopping myself! I have only two selling events left so I must keep going and keep making!

In amongst all of this, I have managed a quick day trip to York to do a bit of shopping and have picked up some lovely vintage Liberty fabrics, some Twinkle annuals from the 1970s and numerous Christmas decorations for my tree!

I am hoping to get the Christmas tree up next week, always the hightlight of the season for me!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A Very Busy Weekend!

The Cloth Shed

Busy Bee Studio

Well, I have managed to squeeze a lot into this weekend! Firstly, I visited the Christmas Fair at the New College in Durham on Saturday morning and picked up a few lovely little things there from my old favourites Helen at and Julie at

Then, I got down to the studio I share in Durham with Andrew of The Croft Workshops and set to work on my new collection Magpies & Memories. More to follow on this soon! I made a new Christmas window display and got the shop area looking quite festive with some decorations and giftwares I have started to make.

Later on in the evening, Hubby and I went to the Gala cinema in Durham to see Woody Allen's new film: Midnight in Paris. It was fantastic and made me want to visit the city again! Perhaps next year!

This morning, I took the train to Newcastle to visit a new Vintage Fair which has been started up by Mandy Pattullo, a fabulous textile artist from Jesmond. ( I got some lovely old lace pieces, embroidery threads and postcards, all to be reused in some new work.

After lunch with my hubby and daughter Amelia, we returned to Durham where I visited the private view of a new glass studio and gallery that has opened. Crushed Chilli is run by Janet Rogers and is sure to be a big hit in Durham ( Janet's own work is on display together with paintings, textiles and jewellery.

After all that, I think it is time for feet up with a cherry scone!