Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas at the barn 2011

I have just finished the second and last day of the Christmas at the barn art/craft market in Mells near Frome. I'm tired out but what a lovely weekend!! I met so many amazing sellers, sold lots of art and cards and made some great contacts!

The market was in a gorgeous old stone barn, it was a really nice setting for a market. The event was put on by Rebecca Larsen of home wears and accessories company 'Edamay'. You can see Edamay online on Not on the

One of the many good things that came out of this event is that I am now stocking my work in 'Millie Moon' in Frome. I met the shop owner Becky at the market this weekend and I can't wait to visit 'Millie Moon' in person!

I hope you have all had lovely weekends? I'm going to have an early night! Speak soon :-)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Some beautiful things

Hi folks how are you? I've had a busy night making cards and gift tags for the market this weekend, Its all go here at the moment!  Nataly Dawn's youtube channel has been keeping me company while I make. You should  check it out, it's really good.

Night night all, speak soon :-)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

The Old Bookshop

I visited a new Bristol venue today called the Old Bookshop. It is situated on North Street in Bedminster and is the best venue I've been too in a while. The food was great (I had a jerk pork roast dinner and Ben had the roast beef mmmmm). The atmosphere was lovely and chilled, the decor was amazing!! They had bunting, amazing collections of tea pots and china, typewriters mounted on the walls, and a chandelier made out of old trumpets! So much thought had gone into how it was put together. I will be going back very soon and taking friends with me. They have a website with gig listings etc you will also see better pics than the ones I have taken! Apologies they were taken on a phone :-/ After the oldbookshop we left and went to a vintage/retro market and I got myself a luvverly bright pink mohair scarf for a fiver! Bargain! Its huge and snuggly! Now i need to figure out how to wash it, mohair will just felt in the wash right? I think I need to hit google for some answers! I hope you have all had great sundays? 

Speak soon ****

Friday, 18 November 2011

Some lately photos


Some photos taken lately at work, top to bottom: On a walk with a student in the gardens/Christmas decorations being made in the Pottery by the students / A pear tree, autumn style/ The elderly dairy cow that now lives in the field in front of the Pottery workshop, it's nice to watch her chilling out in the field but sad that shes so old and now separated from the others/ The top of the tepee which is sometimes used as an outdoor classroom.

So this is where I work. Its pretty amazing and beats an office, if you don't mind mud and wearing layers of woolly jumpers in winter!

Have a great weekend all, hope to be back soon with some new drawings! I'm in serious preparation mode for the Xmas markets coming up and have tons to do.

Bye for now! :-)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Cushion & Cake

I am now stocking my work is this gorgeous tea room / craft gallery in Glasgow Scotland..Very exciting!! I'm so happy to be part of the art for sale in this great place :-)

You can view the Cushion & Cake website/blog here.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Bohemian Homes Australia

Hey chaps! Had a good weekend? I've had a good friend staying, and have had a lovely weekend of crafting and chatting over tea and chocolate :-)

I wanted to tell you that my work is now being stocked with Bohemian Homes Australia! You can visit the shop here.

I love the selection of items on the Bohemian Homes website and I do think my work fits in a treat,  I am very happy to be part of the Bohemian Homes online store! Yay!


Friday, 11 November 2011

Kaftan Sarafan

I was lucky enough to be featured in a beautiful treasury alongside the most beautiful pillow recently. It caught my eye immediately and I had to check out the shop.

Pink Floral Recycled Silk and Linen Kimono Pillow Cushion Cover by KaftanSarafan. Gorgeous isn't it?! Its funny, I don't wear pink at all but when it comes to home decor and furnishings I'm a big fan of pink!
The shop called Kaftan Sarafan  is owned by a lady called Irina who is based in Dublin, Ireland. Her shop is full to the brim with things I want and her photography is fab. I have Etsy product photo envy!!! If your an Etsy seller you'll know what I mean! ;-) Here are some more items from Irina's shop for you to enjoy:

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

There is always time for tea..

'There is always time for tea'! My new drawing! It's a nice thought right? I've seriously got back into tea lately, I have been a BIG coffee consumer for years and this is a new way for me. How have your days been? Mine has been busy, and should of been a lot busier, but I made a decision to not do the thing I was supposed to do tonight after work. Which was to go spend the evening working with horses at a yard in Gloucester (as part of my Level 2 diploma in horse care & riding). I was also there until 8pm last night so was feeling it today. Instead I cooked myself a delicious dinner, sweet potato, goats cheese, olives & salad...mmmmmm ...Had a bath, and did some drawing! I think I made the right decision! Sometimes theres just too much to do and I get run down so easily that when I start to feel really zapped it just isn't worth pushing it.

So tell me you busy bees, how do YOU all do it?

Hope all is well out there, night night :-)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Tuesdays favorites

From the top down:

Goldilocks and her 3 bears puppet set by kissmego
Girl warriors illustration - digital print by Kaye Blegvad
The Ripton Clutch with Detachable Shoulder Strap -By ShelterProtectsYou
Silver white tail deer antler ring by moon raven designs 

I'm really into items that remind me of the natural world and folk tales at the moment. Maybe it's the darker nights and winter drawing in? Either way here are some great items for you to view. 
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Gift tags

Gift tags - I've started selling gift tags in my Etsy shop! So far I have 3 designs up for Christmas, I have spent this evening photographing them and they are now on Etsy.

My 'Peach Deer' design has returned as a gift tag, and this design will also be featuring on Christmas cards very soon. The new 'Christmas Robin' design has been made into gift tags as well as cards.

Lastly I have something new to show you, I have a new set of drawings that I have made into a set of tags; they all feature cosy, festive woolly garments!

All of the tags come in packs of 5 and are for sale in my Etsy shop priced at £2.50 a set.

Peach Deer Gift Tag
Christmas Robin Gift Tag
One of the designs in my 'Woolly Garments' gift tag set!!

I hope you are all well? I have a roast dinner in the oven..mmm! First one in a long while. Hope your enjoying the fireworks out there, I'm enjoying them from inside this year. Speak soon  :-)

Treasury - Winter Sparkles

I made a new treasury.... Winter Sparkles

I love everything here, I'd love that scarf by Etsy shop TheYarnKitchen. Or those bright pink mitts by RainbowMittens!

Happy sunday everyone, have a great day :-)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The trees outside are golden

Oh yes they are! Very beautiful indeed. I drove up to the midlands this past Sunday and went for a walk on the Mendips and I was surprised by how much more golden all the trees were up country. We went to view a puppy, but there had been a mix up and they had re-homed him already :-( We got the call when we were half way there. Double sad face :-( Well our search for a pup will continue but not for a while as Ben and I are working too much, this was our window where one of us would of been at home for a month.

ANYWAY that is not what I wanted to tell you! I wanted to say that my 'Christmas Robin' Christmas card is now on Etsy, priced at £1.50 per card..Go buy go...!

Also I have just sold my first Framed, mounted print through Etsy to a lovely lady in Norway. If you would like to buy a framed/mounted print from me, a perfect present for xmas. All ready to give to a special someone than you can! Just message me through my Etsy shop for a quote.

 This is my Zeiss Ikon Contessa camera print, framed and mounted ready to go...

Over at twitter Gemma Correll just tweeted about her new Drawing project based on womens magazines taglines..Very funny and worth a view!

Also I've always wanted to know how to cast using resin, My Girl Thursday has a fab tutorial over at her site now. Take a peek!

Bye for now *****