Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Renegade Craft Fair 2016

I'm so excited to be doing my first Christmas Fair this year. It's this weekend at the Old Truman Brewery 11am-6pm. I've been visiting this fair for years & it never disappoints, so I'm thrilled to be included this year. Come say hi if you're going!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Hidden Gems On

My friend Gabriella Buckingham & shop owner of MooBaaCluck has started blogging about the hidden gems on Not On The Highstreet. If you would like to support small creative businesses this Christmas, take a look at her post below!

Gorgeous vintage style tags from Cherry Pie Lane  Aren’t those tags adorable?
The beautiful Winter Notonthehighstreet brochures are flying through letterboxes all over the country this week and for a while now there’s been a curated policy with stylish gifts in handy sections : if you are in a hurry the brochure and curated areas are really handy but many, many wonderful things go unseen … these are hidden gems! I want to show you fabulous things that the makers themselves have put forward to me that do not feature in the brochures or curated categories.
I’ve been  a Notonthehighstreet seller since 2009 and every year I think it would be great if there were a “Fabulous Finds” or “Hidden Gems” curation so I’m doing something about it this year! I’ll be posting daily until the end of November showing off lots of unique finds; depending on whether I have lots of partners contacting me I may be looking through a lot of pages to discover things that I’ve never seen before and hope you will like too.
Make a cup of tea and take time to browse and click on something that takes your eye here… then discover more about each maker by clicking on their shop name in blue – this will take you to their storefront.. where you can read all about what makes them tick and read customer comments and view every single wonderful thing they make if that takes your fancy.
Beautifully hand sewn and embroidered note book by Pipany
Aren’t these wonderful golden letters just gorgeous… Vintage shop letter by Bonnie and Bell
A different sort of letter altogether .. a warm, squishy crocheted one by The Letter Loft
Handmade coffee lip balm by The Okie Soapy Soap Shop (trying saying that out loud!))
A cute reindeer for a personalised first Christmas card by Little Cloth Rabbit
A fun, clever print by A is For Alphabet
Owl couple christmas card and wood heart decoration
Our first Christmas together wooden heart decoration and card by Moobaacluck
One for you dog loving comic fans! by Ruff Hound Outfitters
And something lovely for a human to wear…
Newlyn Fish Scarf by Louise Brainwood
What teenage daughter wouldn’t love this by Squiffy Print
What might your son or daughter do with one of these for Christmas… they just might share do you think?
original_personalised-christmas-shortbread-mix-with-cutterRich Shortbread Mix in a personalised pack with a star cutter by Katie Bakes
If you buy anything from these sellers thank you so much – feel good – you’ve just made a maker very happy! At this time of year designers who hand make have invested in materials and in some cases staff so that they can start making now…and with the warm weather people are less inclined to think about Christmas. Thank you for looking.
Please share this blog to help independent makers be seen – thanks so much.
Whisper: If you are a notonthehighstreet seller with a lovely unsung item and want be featured please contact me at Equally if I have featured you and you’ve changed your mind about being featured or want something altered please email me there :)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

LOVE this video

How To Tie a Scarf

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Festive Soul Food Freebie!!

Hello everyoneI'm so excited that Festive Soul Food officially starts tomorrow!! Whoop! Whoop! And I have a lovely freebie to share with you today. One of the Head Chefs at Soul Food- Mystele has filmed a free art class for everyone- regardless of if you're taking the class. Here's the link to all the information you need to watch the free class (trust me- it's a good one ;)).And here's the link to our lovely Soul Food class introduction video. Enjoy the free class & I hope to see you in the class room, it's going to be so much fun. Wish me luck!

Monday, July 6, 2015

I'm Teaching on Festive Soul Food 2015!

Hello all, I have an exciting announcement today! I am absolutely thrilled to say that I'm one of the Sous-Chefs teaching on Festive Soul Food 2015. Whoop! Whoop! Thank you so much to Mystele, Jeanette & Heather for having me.

Along with 9 other Sous-Chefs & the three Head Chefs above I will be teaching an art class online. It will be so exciting to learn from & watch a variety of artists at work- I always find it fascinating to see another artist's processes don't you? All the information you will need to sign up is here or paste this in your browser and head to the Festive Soul Food page:

Registration opens August 1st!

In celebration, I'm holding a giveaway here at my blog for one free spot on Festive Soul Food. To enter just share this post with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc & leave me a comment below to say where you shared it. Giveaway ends on Sunday 12th July at midnight but enter now just in case you forget : -)

To kick things off, here's a little interview I recorded about me & my journey as an artist. The three Head Chefs gave me these questions to answer:

What are some of the things that nourish your soul - where do your ideas come from?
What is one piece of advice you’d like to share with other artists?
What drives your sense of validation or legitimacy as an artist?
What are some elements that make your work “yours” - what are some recurring themes in your work?
Which creative medium would you love to pursue but haven’t yet?

This is the first interview I've ever recorded of myself (eeeeeeeekkkk!), so if I seem a little nervous that's why!! Hope you like it & that you will join us on this festive art journey.

Friday, May 22, 2015