Sunday, 23 January 2011

Guest Blogging

So my two week slot as guest blogger for Creative Nottingham has come to an end. Read my final posts, part 1 and part 2 here. A big thank you to Charlotte Thomson and the rest of the Creative Nottingham team for asking me to contribute, I really appreciate it!

Last night while my other half was off being a rock n roll star gigging in Newcastle I customised some white Egyptian cotton pillowcases with this cute blue and white striped anchor fabric.

I'm not sure if I can put them on my Folksy shop as the pillowcases themselves aren't handmade by me. I'll have to have a look at the "rules" and find out.

Charlotte put a great post up yesterday showing the unusual little bits and pieces around her apartment that she's collected over the years. I want to steal her Tiki collection. Weirdly it's something I was thinking of posting myself so maybe in the next few days I'll take some pics.

Some photos I'm definitely posting soon are of the trinket box my Grandmother put together for me as I was growing up. My sisters and I each have one, all of them different. There's some beautiful pieces in there that show her love of craft and some strange oddities as well!


Thursday, 20 January 2011

New project

Tomorrow sees the start of a new project. I've been commissioned to make a pretty, ruffle edged, 50's inspired apron with embroidery and sparkle so I'm off to source some fabric and will then probably spend several hours rummaging through the many jars full of sequins and beads that I've inherited from my Grandmother looking for exactly the right colours!

Colour inspirations

In other news, my second guest blog for Creative Nottingham is live! Click here to read some ramblings about my love of craft and all things handmade.


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Creative Nottingham

I'm sure I'll be mentioning this lovely lady a lot in the posts to come, her name is Charlotte Thomson-Morley and she's a very good friend of mine. Not only is she an extremely talented artist (who designed my amazing logo) but she is also my co-host at Dr Sketchy Nottingham and one of the team behind the Creative Nottingham blog. She very kindly asked if I would be a guest blogger for a fortnight and of course I said yes!

"CreativeNottingham was set up in September 2009 to celebrate and connect Nottingham’s creative, arts and digital business communities – or anything that promotes Nottingham’s status as a creative place. Our news comes directly from blogs, email and websites produced by creative practitioners, and covers Nottingham theatre, music, design, art, events and web."

Click here to read my first post!