Yesterday I had a fantastic time at Fibre Flurry in King's Norton, Birmingham. The show took place at St Nicholas' Grammar School, which was featured on the BBC Restoration programme. There were about 25 exhibitors, all displaying fantastic things, I went over budget and had to pop to the local cash machine so that I could treat myself to Erica Knight's new book!
It was so nice to visit this type of event and not be stuck in a characterless… Continue
Added by Victoria Belcher (giddystuff) on October 31, 2010 at 19:00 —
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Added by Dawn Treacher on October 31, 2010 at 12:00 —
I have blogged about the latest addition to my 'Beau' range on www.bluekilnbeads.blogspot.com
Thankyou for looking.
Added by Yvette Goodridge - Bluekilnbeads on October 30, 2010 at 20:30 —
Today I have a great giveaway and a book review of The Sewing Bible
Please come and join in!
Fat Chick Design
Added by Fat Chick Design on October 29, 2010 at 10:02 —
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I have taken the plunge and decided to open a Folksy shop as well as having my Etsy shop. I have kicked off with a Beau Watch.
Added by Yvette Goodridge - Bluekilnbeads on October 28, 2010 at 20:55 —
The Knit Studio is one of Newcastle's newest knitting shops based in the historic Blackfriars Priory which was originally constructed in the 13th century. If you've never been there you can find it sandwiched between 'The Gate' complex and Chinatown.
Anne Makepeace runs the shop and it stocks some unique yarns such as Colinette, Adriafil and Regia. You can also find a large selection of British yarns, its great to see beautiful local yarns in some… Continue
Added by Victoria Baker on October 28, 2010 at 14:37 —
I finally finished, or even started my first free motion quilting project.
It is small, it is imperfect, and it slightly embarrassing.
Get a closer look Fat Chick… Continue
Added by Fat Chick Design on October 28, 2010 at 8:53 —
Added by Dawn Treacher on October 27, 2010 at 21:35 —
So here at last is my final Featured Artist post. Over the last 12 months I’ve enjoyed perusing the wide variety of artwork that has been uploaded to the Artful Kids Flickr Group, and choosing which artist to feature. I’ve tended to choose artworks which seem to have most input from the child themselves, and where it looks like the child has not only really tried, but also enjoyed creating their artwork.
Come and take a look, and find out about the forthcoming opportunity to win… Continue
Added by Artful Kid on October 27, 2010 at 18:15 —
I'm so excited that my recycled paper heart bunting has been featured in the December issue of Marie Claire magazine (on sale 28 Oct) that I'm having a giveaway!
You could win your own set of recycled paper heart bunting, choose from pink, red, purple or yellow/orange. Go to my blog to see how easy it is to enter… Continue
Added by Gabrielle treanor on October 27, 2010 at 17:38 —
As those on Twitter are probably aware, there's a big campaign going on to promote a Handmade Christmas. So my blog today is a mixture of my musings and memories of handmade christmas items we've created for the family tree and a little showcase of some stocking fillers that can be found on Folksy today :-)
I just think choosing, giving and even making handmade gifts is a really beautiful way to show someone they are really special to you…
Added by Bev Newman on October 27, 2010 at 13:44 —
I know its a bit of a cliche but I couldn't think of another name for this very autumnal necklace. I don't usually work in these colours.
I have plans for more of these in different colour ways.
Added by Yvette Goodridge - Bluekilnbeads on October 27, 2010 at 12:48 —
I have been dreaming of making some printed fabric for a while now, so to help me understand the process better I bought a couple of books on the subject.
I have written a little review of them on my blog, Fat Chick Design
If you have any other reading suggestions, let me know.…
Added by Fat Chick Design on October 27, 2010 at 10:00 —
I have been busy making plenty of Christmas Decorations stock today ready for the Winchester Handm@de Christmas craft fair on Saturday the 13th November.
This year I am making a new version of last year's Christmas Robin decoration and a Christmas Pudding decoration. These are currently listed in my Folksy shop
I shall also be taking along some exclusive one-off decorations made with left-over… Continue
Added by Claire Hurd Design on October 26, 2010 at 17:27 —
I have been working on a bag design for a little while in secret, but as it is starting to evolve I thought now would be a good time to share it.
It started simple and has had several adjustments so far, but still has work to be done before it is ready for sale.
For more images and details please see the full post
I would be happy to hear… Continue
Added by Fat Chick Design on October 26, 2010 at 9:58 —
I am happy to introduce you to work of Farnell Doodles over on my blog today.
For the full article please visit the blog:
Fat Chick Design
Added by Fat Chick Design on October 25, 2010 at 11:00 —
Have picked some really quirky items for Folksy Friday today with a little help from my Folksy Friends on the Christmas theme of oranges and nuts. http://bitsandbobscrafts.blogspot.com/2010/10/nuts-and-oranges-folksy-friday.html
Why I hear you ask..... well I have been thinking back to childhood tales from my parents and grand parents about the stocking with an orange and a few nuts they… Continue
Added by Bev Newman on October 22, 2010 at 13:26 —
Mortice knobs and Rim locks
Liam can make glass door knobs for doors which have either mortice or rim lock fittings. Mortice means a mortice slot is cut into the side of the door which the lock is inserted into. A spindle then goes through the lock and a glass knob slides onto the spindle and then attached to the surface of the door.
A rim lock is visible by a box which is mounted onto the door and there is a key. Many… Continue
Added by liam carey on October 22, 2010 at 10:45 —