Saturday, 30 July 2011

Bellows and Sunshine Bargains

Today we took a little trip to Tudor Grange Park.
Our lovely friend Leah of 'Bellows Vintage' was selling her vintage wares.
There was just so many beautiful things to see!
Here she is above looking sunshine-y and happy.

I bought these lovely brooches and this lovely old purse for 50p each from Save The Children stall. I especially love the bug brooch! I'm sad that i probably won't be able to keep them all!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Labels and lovely tins.

Some more little things I've been working on for the window display in Trowbridge.

Going home and rummaging with my Dad in the garage proved very fruitful and there has been lots and lots of lovely old pharmaceutical ephemera. He's given me some beautiful old tins and poison bottles for the display, I'm going to re-label some of them, and leave other to shine as they are!

Here is a little label embroidered from an example I found in the museum collections.

Very Excited.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Pharmaceutical Packaging Embroideries for Trowbridge Museum

I'm back to work and finishing off the pieces I'm showing in the Trowbridge August Festival.

These little embroideries are based on the pharmaceutical collections housed in the museum and will displayed in a chemist themed 'maker' window display in the Haberdashery in the town centre alongside a couple of other pieces which are still in the pipeline.

The Apothecary Bottles (already exhibited in Solihull) based on the exciting trinket-y contents of the Aplin's Chemist cabinet, will be displayed within the museum inside the cabinets alongside the artefacts.

Busy, busy!


Yesterday I made a cake for JW's birthday. It had a lot of dinosaurs on!
I don't think there is enough extinct species themed birthday cakes.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Hockley Heath Fete/Craft fair.

Today has been a lovely sunshine-y day selling at Hockley Heath Summer Fete and Craft fair.
The fete was packed full of residents from the village out to enjoy the weather and the festivities.
I had a good day and managed to sell a lot of my stock - the jewellery made from found and broken bits of jewellery re-assembled proved a particular success and I managed to sell all 3 of the pieces that I made on friday! I even sold a lace knitted head warmer despite the weather!

I will have to get making again fast for the craft fairs coming up in August! Exciting stuff!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Society of Designer Craftsmen

As of the other day I am now a licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. I was pleased to get a phone call from Liz Clay who asked me to submit an application for membership and I was delighted to be accepted. It's a really exciting society to be a part of and will hopefully give way to opportunities in the future! Lovely.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Friday Making

This morning I woke up with the urge to be creative for the first time since I moved home. There seemed to have been a bit of a creative-post-degree-lull.

Also, I've got a some craft fairs lined up for the coming couple of months and the stock I have is mainly knitwear which isn't entirely appropriate for the season, so I set to work on making pretty things.
I've finally brought myself to dive into the box of broken old shiny things that I've been magpie-ing for years and assembled them with old chains and buttons and bits of found lace into eclectic pieces of jewellery. As well as making some of the old head-gear favourites out of a lovely piece of old tartan.

Flic "helped" too, but mainly slept.