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Belton House Christmas Market review

30 Nov

OK, I know it was a couple of weeks ago now, but better late than never!

Even though I was nervous beforehand about it being outside (and cold!), I really enjoyed the weekend, and met some lovely people (public and other sellers), and there was a festive spirit in the air.

What I found Handmade at Belton Xmas Market - cakes by Kate Elizabeth's Cupcakes

YUM! What I found Handmade at Belton Xmas Market - cakes by Kate Elizabeth's Cupcakes

On the stall next to me were the friendly duo of Kate and Kate – one bakes yummy cupcakes using local organic flour, and one is a designer/dressmaker making textile goodies including pretty aprons, belts and corsages.  Take a look at their websites at KateElizabeth’sCupcakes and ThePartyFrock.

The organisers and volunteers did a great job, especially the plentiful cups of tea were very welcome!  With just a bit of rain on the Sunday, I think we were really lucky with the elements too – especially looking out of the window now at the snow!

I also did some shopping myself over the weekend, finding some great handmade gifts for Christmas – more of that to come next month…

I love illustration

21 Jul


Talking of illustration, I stumbled across this blog a while ago, and for anyone who is interested in an eclectic mix of music, fashion, art, and the environment, it is a must – posts are accentuated by illustrations from a range of artists and illustrators.  Take a look at Amelia’s Magazine.

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Focus on Designer Makers – Design Circus

26 Apr


Just thought I would share this little ‘secret’ with you…

Design Circus finds

Design Circus finds

Way back, before Christmas I found this lovely Pop-Up-Shop in West Bridgford (Nottingham), filled with handmade gifts, accessories, cards, bags and trinkets, and decided to treat myself to some goodies including this yummy cupcake keyring (which I’m still using today to adorn my keys) made by Molly’s Mum, and these sew cute little badges made by Lily Be Funky.

The only sad news was that it was a Pop-Up-Shop, due to close after Christmas, but I’ve just found out that its still open!  Run by the makers that stock it, the shop is now a permanent fixture.  Why not pop along if you’re nearby… or check out their new blog.

Support handmade, and UK makers!

Folksy Shop Updated

21 Apr


Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve updated my Folksy shop, adding new items including my geometric Felt Bib Necklaces for 2010.  I made a small collection of them, each different colours, using new and reclaimed felt, hand painted textiles, and reclaimed/vintage buttons.

They are one-offs, each unique – perfect if you want a statement necklace.

So keep checking as I upload new colour ranges, or get in contact and I can give you more details of the colours available.

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… ?!