Friday, 23 November 2012

This weekend I will be at the following events....

POP-UP SHOP
in The Wheatsheaf Centre, Rochdale
Friday, 23rd November (and every Friday until Christmas)

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On Saturday, I will be here


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On Sunday, I will be at Droylsden Little Theatre with my good friends

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Cheesy Chips & WIne

On Sunday, we had an amazing time at The Baum, Rochdale
What could be better than time spent doing a Craft fair with your mates in your favourite, local, award winning pub eating cheesy chips and wine...and the odd pot of tea thrown in.
I was joined on this occasion by the following fine people who brought along some amazing handmade goods.


Thanks to The Baum for having us for the second time this year.

Busy! Busy! Busy!

The last few weeks have been mad and a couple of nights instead of beavering away in my attic (which is my studio and hideaway) I've found mhyself falling asleep on the sofa!  However, after a late start today, I've got my latest batch of orders in the oven...plus...some new Christmas Decorations and new dog brooches.  I was lucky enough to snaffle (is that a word?) up some wonderful cutters in one of my favourite local shops last week and combined with some stamps I found at the bottom of one of my numerous drawers, I'm hoping they'll turn out fab!
Last Friday, I attended the North West Women's Enterprise Event in the heart of Cheshire which was truly inspirational.  I got to hear the Olympian Diane Modahl speak...she has amazing arms!!! I also met a couple of ladies from the Girl Guiding Association which was really lovely.  I was a Brownie, a Guide, a Ranger and a Brownie and Guide Leader in my youth and I think it's true to say...once a Girl Guide, always a Girl Guide.  However, there was a fantastic speaker who instilled in us that we were all fabulous but also said "you are what you eat", in which case on Tuesday I was a Manchester Tart!!!
I was at the Craft Street Fayre for the second time on Saturday, it's a new local craft fair for local people...in our local shopping centre.  They did some filming the first time and I was lucky to be featured in it...check me out (I was making holly earrings, which are available from all my events coming up to Christmas)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Winter Leaves

Inspired by the falling leaves of the trees where I live.

The pendant is made of polymer clay sandwiched between two bronze skeleton leaves and then "painted" with shimmering mica powders in shades of Winter: blue, gold and silver. The design is similar on the back.
The necklace comprises of bronze findings and blue crystals. It fastens with a lobster clasp.

Leaf pendant measures approx 5.5cm x 3cm x 5mm. Necklace it hangs from measures approx 42cm.

Beautifully presented in a Kraft Gift Box

November's Events

NOVEMBER

Friday, 30th Nov ~ 10 - 4
Pop-Up Shop, Upper Mall of Wheatsheaf Centre, Rochdale

DECEMBER

Saturday, 1st Dec ~ Manchester Craft Mafia Christmas Market
Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester
Sunday, 2nd Dec ~ 11am - 5pm
Helmshore Mill Victorian Christmas Fair
&
Craft Street Fayre, Rochdale Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre
(It seems we CAN be in two places at once!!!)

Friday, 7thDec ~ 10am - 4pm
Pop-Up Shop, Upper Mall of Wheatsheaf Centre, Rochdale
Saturday, 8th Dec ~ 1pm - 4pm
Open Door Christmas Fair, Horse Carrs, Shawclough Road, Rochdale

Sunday, 9thDec ~ 10am - 4pm
Littleborough Farmers Market

Friday, 14thDec ~ 10am - 4pm
Pop-Up Shop, Upper Mall of Wheatsheaf Centre, Rochdale

Saturday, 15thDec ~ 12am - 4pm
The Bobbin, Dale Street, Milnrow

Friday, 21stDec ~ 10am - 4pm
Pop-Up Shop, Upper Mall of Wheatsheaf Centre, Rochdale