This is me, trying to do some art and have some fun! AHOY THERE ME H-ARTY'S.

Friday, 20 March 2015

The countdown begins.....

So tomorrow I take part in my first ever Craft Fair...I may have mentioned it once or twice :-P I am excited and also nervous.  I'm not very good in new and unknown situations, I always imagine the worst possible things happening for no apparent reason.  I am excited too though because I know that I could sell lots of stuff and at least I'm giving out Business cards and chatting to like minded people.

The Palm House itself is a lovely place, it's an old Victorian building (I think but don't quote me on that) that has been restored and is now used for events like Weddings and this craft fair.  You can check out the Facebook page for more info and photos (Artisans in The Palm House).

This isn't a great photo of my new business cards but I haven't had a chance to sit down and get a good one.  I love them though.  I got them from Moo as I love their website and the choice of style of cards and stickers.  The quality is fab too, I went for Mat but I might try glossy next time! I'm hoping to make a little logo for myself at some point, that I can put on the back but I'm not the best at drawing it has to be said :-P

Lastly here is a selection of new things I've been working on! I didn't have time to make as many booties as I would have liked but I'm pretty pleased with the ones I have! I really like the little Mary Jane shoes.  I went a bit crazy with heart brooches in the end, i probably should have done more of other stuff like flowers but oh well :-P

After the craft fair I'm going to take a little break.  I have some custom orders to work on and I will be catching up on some Happy snail mail I've been meaning to send for an eternity!! I'm also going to work out some ideas for new bits and pieces I can sell over the summer!

Anyway that's it for now :-)

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Still knitting hats....

I feel like I am going a little mad knitting hats in March.  I have always considered this Spring time but it does seem very cold at times still!  I guess they are done now and I can always try and sell them in the actual winter time.  I think i'm coming to the end of the hat knitting though, I have a couple more colours in mind and then they are done.  In my defence they are for the craft fair i'm going to be doing soon......getting very nervous about this now I have to say!

My latest hat colour is a nice bright pink.  I don't actually like pink that much but every now and then a shade really catches my eye, usually a super bright shade like this!  It does look pretty cute on if I do say so myself haha!

I also made a steering wheel cover for a friend of a friend's daughter (I think).  This is it finished but upside down :-P I do have pictures of it on a steering wheel but i can't work out how to get them off my phone, technology eh! I was quite nervous about this as I'd never done it before but it worked out pretty well.  It's crochet which I find harder than knitting at the moment.

I've now started knitting mug hugs/cozys.  These are much quicker to knit so I thought it would be a good way to make sure I have a full table at the craft fair.  I have no clue how much to take and my biggest fear is not selling a single thing.  Everyone keeps saying that won't happen but I can't help imagining knitted stuff won't sell that well when it's not cold.  I will have a selection of brooches, mug hugs, baby booties and hats and all the winter stock will be on sale.  I'm also going to have a sheet for orders if people see something they like but i don't have the colours they want etc.

I haven't been very arty apart from knitting at the moment!  I think once the craft fair is done I will take some time out to do some me things!! Well that's the plan anyway!

Right I'm off to the post office :-) as usual if you like anything you see on these pages please don't hesitate to email me for the shameless self promotion there!!