Too Small for Me Fundraising and Fun Event! Saturday, September 24th 2016

Tomorrow I am happy to be attending this fun event in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital. It’s at the Wightman Theatre, next door to Carluccio’s, off The Square in Shrewsbury. Doors open at 11am and the event runs until 4pm. Lots of lovely children’s clothes, local pop up shops and craft stalls, activities for children, cakes, lemonade and splendid raffle prizes….including my own friendly fleece fox! Hope to see you at this worthwhile and fun-filled day!DSCF0711 (1024x1024)

Making new cushions for Spring…..Vintage Flowers and Pom Poms!

These fun pillows are now available in my online shops at Folksy and Etsy. I’ve made them with a gorgeous, 70’s green flower print cotton fabric, teamed with a glorious orange and white spotty cotton….and trimmed with pom poms. They’ve cheered me up! And I hope you like them too.

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Made in Shropshire Saturday 13th February….Valentine’s Fair

Don’t let the cold snap put you off our lovely fair tomorrow, in the main Square in Shrewsbury town centre…..9am-5pm. I have new things to show you, including little plush elephants now in the softest cuddly plush, in pastel shades just perfect for spring; opal mint, lavender and cucumber….They look adorable and feel just amazing. Some nods towards Valentine’s Day, including cards and hearts and ideas for Easter and Mother’s Day too. So if you’re about, then do come and see!

To get you in the romantic mood, here’s a vintage fabric elephant – in pink. Happy Valentine’s!

Pink Vintage Elephant

 

Easter Bunny Lavender Sachets Have Hopped into View!

These super sweet, floral Easter bunny lavender sachets are new to my Etsy and Folksy shops….I’ve updated them so that they now have cute pom pom tails and ears that point upwards to let you know that they are happy! I hope you like them.

Bunnies filled with delicious lavender

Bunnies filled with delicious lavender

It’s SALE TIME! Use your 30% Discount Code on Etsy and Folksy

I’ve started my online sale today! Use your coupon code at checkout in both my Etsy and Folksy shops to receive a 30% discount off everything! Yes, even items that are already on sale! So that amounts to big savings! The code you need for both shops is XMAS15. Don’t forget to use it!

Happy New Year to all my customers and handmade friends…..and see you in 2016!

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Handmade Christmas Shopping…From the Comfort of your own Home!

2015 is almost over….How did that happen? Can it really be Christmas AGAIN? I’ve somehow done quite a bit of my festive shopping, much of it online, so some part of this truth must have dawned! And I might put up some decorations this weekend, and jolly the place up. This year has been a bit of a struggle, healthwise, and consequently I’m not doing my usual round of fairs and markets. For one thing I’ve had to cut right back on my making. But you can still shop with me, by visiting my Etsy and Folksy online shops! There are links here, on the right of the page.  Or shop locally and visit Urban Folk in Shrewsbury (the cute place just up Grope Lane, for the uninitiated. It’s adorable; you have to visit). I’m going to be adding new items online and posting right up to Christmas. So have a peep and make life easy, by shopping from the comfort of home and knowing your order will be packed up and shipped to you super quickly…..Handmade and technology heaven!IMG-20151202-05797 (1024x1024)IMG-20151120-05758 (1024x655)IMG-20150920-05578 (1024x796)

Made in Shropshire – a 10th Birthday Milestone!

mini fleece elephant

The Made in Shropshire group formed 10 years ago, in 2005, initially the idea of and a collaboration between Shropshire Rural Hub and WIRE – Women in Rural Enterprise. Ten years on and the group is still going strong, with many new faces having joined to showcase their making talents and wonderful products, alongside a few original members (of which I am ALMOST one, having joined a month or so after the group formed. I can’t believe it’s that long. I’m sure I don’t look a day older).

To celebrate there’ll be a few special touches to tomorrow’s Fair in the Square in Shrewsbury town centre, and even the Mayor is coming down to have a look around and sample some of the celebration cake! (Served on a specially commissioned ‘Pots and Dots’ plate). There’ll be balloons a-flying and cupcakes to share, by Lynne Morgan of Baked for You; though I’m loyal to my favourite nibble and will be starting with one of her glorious shortbreads with my first coffee of the morning.

So if you’re around tomorrow and can come along, then do! It’s 9am-5pm, as normal and the sun will be coming out to celebrate too, I’m absolutely confident! I have bought some delightful new fabrics and have made some cute bits and pieces with it – it’s nice to have something new and fresh each month – and would love to see you!

Made in Shropshire Fair in the Square, Saturday 8th August

IMG-20150613-05289 (497x640)A quick post to remind you that it’s Made in Shropshire arts and food market this Saturday, 8th August. It’s the usual time and place – from 9am-5pm in the main Square in Shrewsbury town centre. I have some new goodies and will also be running a little summer sale, so I hope to see you there!

At last…I’m doing a market! Made in Shropshire, Saturday 13th June….

It’s been a long time since my last post.  In fact, this is my first of the year. Sometimes life gets in the way. It’s been getting in my way, but now I’m back on track and getting down to it again. Another first of the year, for me, is this Saturday’s Made in Shropshire market in Shrewsbury town square. I have some lovely new goodies to share with you, so it would be fabulous to see you there! As per, it runs from 9am-5pm. It’s also Carnival day, so remember that the town centre is closed to traffic between 1.30 and 3.30pm, while the parade passes through. So come in early, or go home later!

I’m going to post some pictures tomorrow, so come back and take a sneak peek! I’m looking forward to Saturday….I’ve missed my days in the square and hope to see you there!