Archive | February, 2010

Next Event – Leicester Handmade Craft Fair

15 Feb


Original Minnie Leicester Map

The next event will now be Saturday 6th March, in Leicester at the Fabrika Arts Centre (The Arts Organisation).  It is the first time Original Minnie has displayed in Leicester so its exciting!   Apparently Fabrika has its own coffee bar, which I’m sure I will take full advantage of to keep re-fueled!

It also means that weekend is going to be a double whammy with the Leicester event on Saturday and the Woodhall Spa event on Sunday – phew!  I’d better get cracking on my new designs so I have plenty of goodies to take!

For more info on either event, take a look at the Events page.

I’ve been shopping …

15 Feb


Just an uber quick post to share with you, some of the lovely buttons I have found recently…

Original Minnie Buttons

A mixture of old and new, I love the bright colours and the bigger sized buttons especially – I’ve got lots of ideas.  Just have to sort them into their storage boxes now, and then the fun part starts…

Next Event – Arts and Crafts for Spring

10 Feb


So, the first event for Original Minnie in 2010 is announced … Arts and Crafts for Spring at the Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire.

Petwood Event March 2010 posterPoster © Tempo Promotes

On Sunday 7th March, the event is being held at the historic venue which was once the base for the Dambusters squadron in World War 2.  Now its a hotel, set in acres of gardens – good for having a wonder after the fair.

For more info have a look at the Events page or the organisers website (opens new windows).

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Time flies…

7 Feb


I can’t believe we are in the second month of 2010 already!

After a busy end of 2009, and a little break from things, I have been getting ready to GO again!   My sewing machine has been fully serviced, I’ve been finding and buying some lovely buttons, and I’ve started the new term for my dressmaking course.

dressmaking sketchDesign Sketch  © Original Minnie

This term we are making a sleeveless blouse or top – I’m still to decide what design to do – too many ideas at the moment…!  I may get some buttons, or lace, or zips, or ribbon in there somewhere… or maybe printing… ?!