Monday, 3 December 2012

Phew!

 



 
Sunday morning people pottering
Time to go home

There were lots of people here, honestly!
My weekend was swallowed up with the great machine that is The Chocolate Factory Open Studios. I'm glad it's all over but it was great fun and went amazingly well. I sold something of everything - bags, lampshades, cushions, tea towels, books, mugs all went off to happy homes. Kids came and doodled, mince pies got munched and so many nice things were said. I'd got my studio into such a state the week before that I didn't think I'd get it all done in time on top of Christmas orders, so apologies for a few belated ones that went out today! It's not easy working on your own sometimes, making decisions and wondering if you're going in the right direction, so it was just nice to see friends and family as well as new faces and get some support and positivity from everyone.  The Chocolate Factory is certainly an ever changing band of individuals which has its ups and downs but, having been here for almost 20 years, it's hard to imagine being anywhere else. Thanks to all who came along and I say this every time with little effect, I WILL try to be a bit more organised next time....

Thank you honeypie!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Open Studios at The Chocolate Factory N16

Thought I better start shouting about this!
Private View is Friday 30th November 6.30-9.30pm - so if you are a secret local reader of my blog...please come and say hi and have a mince pie on me!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Christmas Stuff

Getting in the mood (not really, I'm a bit snowed under at the moment!) and thought I'd pop these on Etsy and NOTHS just to test the water! Plus I thought I better give a quick update on what's been happening recently.....
These all started out as little paper cuts for my Make Lounge Demos - I always try and do something different each time I start a class and they ofter lead on to a new idea, somewhere down the line. So the little Santa bag I did last year has finally morphed into a Christmas stocking, so too has the reindeer. 'With Love' has had a few tweeks and is all set for Valentines, with a pop at Christmas in between!

Open Studios is just around the corner - 1st and 2nd December at The Chocolate Factory - You can keep track of us all on our Facebook Page

Tidy up time. 'You're so messy mummy!' my little boy told me after school as I tempted him in with a packet of Quavers and time on the laptop whilst I finished packing and sending today. Oh dear.

I've finally just ordered my copy of 'Illuminate' by Hannah Nunn and am very excited to get my hands on it. Thank you Hannah for including me, it's so nice to be in a book that's just about modern gorgeous lighting!

I'm also thrilled to be in a cute little book by the We Make London team, titled Inspired:London
You can find all about it here. Thanks to Author Mary McDermott for all the hard work and great photos by Abi Bansal
I'm slightly shy of the big photo of yours truly - but love all the rest - it's a great read, with some brilliant people in it.

And last but not least - I've got a selection of my work in a new exhibition at The Park Gallery up in Falkirk - Winter Warmth From the 17th November - 26th January with light being the main theme of the show, so there'll be a small selection of my lamps and more, hopefully feeling quite at home with all the other lovely things for sale (Hannah Nunn included - we get around!)

Oh and if that's not enough - thanks to Katherine O'Connell for her beautifully handmade 2013 diaries using my printed tea towels. You can buy them here together with lots of other lovely handmade books from her Etsy shop.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

New Born Gift

A few more of my recent makes to welcome the little ones!
 The linen bear is by Namolio


A little bit of Parade on the back of this one.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Catching Up

I took a load of photos of my lampshades a while ago and at the time I didn't have everything in stock.
On Friday I finally got round to shooting a few more.  It was a very dull day so the contrast between the light and the background is quite strong, so I think I'll be doing a few more next week - but it's a start!
Patchwork Petal in Cream on Wide Drum

Ripple with Props

Rock in White on Wide Drum
 
Moroccan Tile on a No. 7 Drum a smaller version to the No. 7 Long Drum and looks great on the tall base

All soon to be listed in my shop.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my gorgeous boy, also the luckiest boy to have an Aunty Jacquie who makes the most wonderful cupcakes in the land!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

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Back to school - back to work...all seems like ages ago now. What a fun summer!

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