Friday, 25 October 2013

Peninsula Crafts SocietyExhibition - this weekend

Well its all set up
Entrance to Sale Hall -which was busy all day Saturday 

Part of the Exhibition Room
Things here were much admired 

Lovey stools and soft toys in Exhibition Hall 
Unusual stools handcrafted by Chris Jarvis 
Soft Toys by Joan Lumkin

Lets hope we get a good attendance and of course sales for all
More tomorrow ................... am exhausted and in a lot of pain

some of my small quilts and cushion covers will be
Kirton Craft show in the
Village Hall
down by the Parish Church

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Small quilts

Something for little girls 
Pink quilt with crochet flowers
Has a cosy pink fleece backing

All the flowers are different - to pick up the colours in the quilt 

Something for little boys ....
A fun whole cloth quilt with bears, with elephants and giraffes in arks all in fun blues and yellows with a hint of green
With warm fleece backing 

With fun fringe at the top 

I quite often back my children's quilts with fleece - as it makes them nice a warm but not heavy and nice and cuddly 
Plus they don't slip off  -  So baby/toddler stays warm! !

These quilts were gifted to my Son's girlfriends children - who recently had babies
Would have been nice if I had a thanks from the recipients! Or even returned saying "We don't like them ... but thanks for the thought " .... ah well win some lose some ................ 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Exhibition this weekend ................ previews

Well guests are lining up ready - emails with lists and what can they exhibit or not space etc etc
I know various member's are putting the peddle to the metal trying to finish things off - those final touches! 
I can smell if not hear all that midnight oil being burnt .................... sizzle sizzle 

As I get to see some of peoples inventories I can see just from the titles the fun and exciting things coming

The catalogues are done and away to be printed ................ just the exhibition cards to do - devil is in the detail here! 
Plus I have yet to do the THEME notices - Ladies gifts; Mens Gifts; Childrens; Christmas ..... etc you get the idea ...............

We have lots of new guest exhibitors as well as our popular regulars - so should be an exciting show with lots new and different things for people to see.

Well I must start burning my midnight oil - as I must finish off my bags and get them lined and finished off ............ plus some felted hats need embellishing 

A customer came at the weekend to pick up her lovely cowls she ordered (one in hand painted in greens and blues ina linen cotton blend from Peru and the other in a gorgeous viscose and cotton in steel grey with a lovely sheen). She had a sneak preview of the bags and she ordered a smaller version of the Camellia's Bag - I am so pleased :-) ......... makes it all worthwhile! Just love a happy customer!! 

Well sewing beckons and had better put my foot to the sewing machine pedal.......................... linings made but yet to hand sewn into the bags ..then to take pics! 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Peninsula Crafts Exhibition - Oct 26-27th - WOLVERSTONE ... preview

Exhibition Preview 

Midnight Flowers 
Hand crocheted in pure wool and felted bag 
Embellished with roses and spirals - these are made with pure Aran wool and Jaeger vintage silk-mohair in a gorgeous combination of the teal with a bronze colour that shimmers in the  light 
Now lined in matching moire taffeta - plus lots of pockets, with machine embroidery and magnetic snap closure  

Camellias Bag 
Hand crocheted and felted in charcoal grey Aran pure wool 
Embellished with pure wool flowers in various shades of red with soft green leaves. 
Now lined in Burberry pink taffeta - lots of pockets and divider for a tablet/small laptop - edges finished with machine embroidery 

Mitered Squares 
Hand crocheted and felted pure wool  
Chunky bag! 
Lined in matching brown lining - lots of pockets and finished with machine embroidery 

More pics to come ........................ 

Arlington's Sunday Makers Market

Some of my things on display - see my lovely new stand! 

My aprons along the gallery and my new dummy with 'Scarlet' zig-zag coat on in poppy red! 

Zoe Rubens with her stunning metal art work - being admired! 

There were lots of other stalls and will upload pics asap!


Will be having a MAKERS MARKET on the first and third SUNDAYS until Christmas 
I hope I can be there most of those Sundays! 

Needless to say I couldn't do any of this without poor Les helping get all my stuff up and then down the stairs! The list only goes so far up.................. 

Friday, 4 October 2013

Craft Show this Saturday - WOODBRIDGE COMMUNITY HALL


Station Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4AU

Saturday 5 October 2013, 10am - 4pm
Admission £3

Early Christmas shopping - and give vital support
to all soldiers and their families who are in real need
'For Soldiers for Life'
I will be there as will lots of other crafters - do pop by and say hello!

Somewhat crammed table - and my old stand sort of collapsed - if I had known I would have taken my new stand but I was not sure what space I would have 

Spinning being demonstrated - needless to say I bought some of Jayne's wool!  
We are now working together to do a workshop! 
So watch this space! 

Craft Show in Woodbridge this SATURDAY