Friday, 16 December 2011

the end of the year at fairs

I have been rather busy with family thing and craft fairs to do muchh bloging.

Craft fairs are now over for another year.

 The last one was under a marque and we froze.

People were not spending much so it was a bit disappointing.

The following day a Friend told me my photo was in the local paper.

I had not seen anyone take it.

The weather has changed to snow to day,the ground is wet so it may not stay for long.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL  if I do not get another chance to blog.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Eaton Craft Fair

This time last year I was getting ready for Eaton Craft fair as it was one

week later.

I did not make it to the fair as we had SNOW and a car went into the back of my car.

                                      What a difference in the weather this year.
            
                                    It seams strange to see Sweet Peas flowering still in November

                                   and leaves still on the trees.

                                    I have just picked the last of my Autumn raspberry's.

                                   the Hedgehog is still coming to eat so will get well feed for his

                                   long sleep.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Grandchildren

I have just spent the last few day having my Daughter and two grandchildren to stay.

It is great fun,my grandson is now 3yr so we had a little party for his playing pass the parcel and Birthday cake.

This year the favorite toy is any thing to do with Fireman Sam.

My granddaughter is now sitting up and will soon be on the move after all the toys.

Half the washing is done but still need to get it dry, that could take some time as the weather is not great this time of year.

I have enough stock made to cover this weeks fair,so when time allows I cane make for the next few weeks.

My diary is quit full on the run up to Christmas.Eaton only have the Christmas Fair so it is busy.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Yesterday

My table showing the thing I have made for my Christmas stall's.The fair was very busy during the morning

a bit slower in the afternoon and evening. then we found out the paper had the timings wrong.

Our usual time's were put in.

We hope for more people to come to the December 8th one as it will be the last until next March.

The new crafters we had this time wish to join use for next year.All good as thy are so different.

To-morrow i am off to Great Hockham to the Farmers Market,only for the moring.

There will be the local children coming as Farther Christmas is due to pop by to say hallo.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

All Day and into the evening

Thursday will be our long day in the Attleborough Town hall with lots of thing for Christmas.We Will have 20 different stall some new ones not seen with us before.We will have Jenny back again with her wonderful embroidered and embellished pictures and the Macmillan care  Christmas crackers.There will be a tombola to raise money to help keep the craft fair going for next year.

We hope to have fun with lot of visitors.

Stitch Witch pattern

I have been trying to get a few small things
made so I can have arrange of gifts at different prices.
this is just a few ideas.The stocking now have sparkly thing added.
All will be sold at cost at the next fair.

I have spent time on this foundation pieced wall hanging or table centre.
I used TWIRLING STAR pattern from STITCH WITCH.
I am very pleased with it.
 
To see more of the Witch's patterns go to
www.stitch-witch.org.uk 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Stats

I just love looking at my stats to see where people are  viewing from.

It is great to know how quilting blogs travel the world and to see different

seasons.

I am glad you pop by.  Say Hi next time.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

A Challenge

The Challenge was to make a bag with straps long enough
to use as a back-pack for dog wakling.

I hope this shows the d-rings that will lengthen
              the straps.It took nearly 4hr but I am pleased with the result.

The change in the hour will take getting use to as it will soon be time to pull the curtains and put the food out for the Hedghog.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Grandson's Birthday


This year my Grandson's favourite T.V.is Fireman Sam so out came the knitting needles. I hope he likes it.
















My next fair is on Sunday 6th November at Wretham, Norfolk.10am till 4pm.
We were very busy last year so hoping for the same this year.

The First Christmas Fair

                         The first time this year I have started to take out Christmas stock.
                              I am now starting fairs one or two a week ,the advent calendar's
                               only have this month to sell.
                                     My coasters have sold well and some are on there way to Germany.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Computer now fixed


Both table centres are the same block using different
colour ways.

            I have just had the computer fixed so now hope it will do a spell check before I publish.
             It would not let my edit yesterday.
            Hears hoping.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Region 9

I have just spent a very inspirational day with the quilter's of the Quilters Guild region 9.The morning talk was given by Annette Morgan showing us her Contemporary Quilts and the presses she goes through to get the end result she is happy with. this might mean making, then cutting up ,rearranging.Annette also uses,s dying and painting in her work.

After lunch and shopping Jill Sharpe tock us on the journey from her first sewing of a sampler to her C&G Patchwork and Quilting to her BA degree from Norwich University college of Arts.

I did not manage to resist buying fabric as there was Dog fabric I kneed for a comintion and a piece I thorght would go for the work on a Gurnesy pice I have in mind.

       http://www.annettemorgan.co.uk/
     www.contemp@
       http://www.quiltersguild.org.uk/
      http://www.jillsharpe.co.uk/ 

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Off to Gt Hockham

I am off to Gt Hockham on Saturday for the monthly Market.There is a lot of lovely food all very tempting.There are one or two craft stalls as well and we get regulars every time.
The fair last we was quite good as it was a new venue.The weather was quite hot all week and I was able to sit in the garden and read, now it is cooler I must get on with tidying up before the Christmas fairs start.I am sewing a few table centers and will photograph them for later.

Time for a cupper now.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Gt Ellingham

There will be a craft fair and a car boot on Saturday starting a 10am and finishing at 3pm.This is the first one thy have organised and it is well advertised so I am looking forward to a good day.

Last week was very poorly attended we only made our stall money.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

£10 or under

A friend and I are going to a craft fair to-morrow to sell our less expensive items.We are having half a stall each to display our thing.People are not spending so we hope to make our pitch money.
Not to earlier start as it is 10am till 3pm.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

coffee morning

I have just spent time with the Norfolk quilters at a coffee morning in Watton.
We were all asked to go to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards   and click on   Best Heritage Project  to vote for  " Unfolding The Quilts" so the the Quilt Museum can get a grant from the lottery fund.Anyone can vote so please do as it helps to preserve our heritage.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Shropham the edge of the huricain

After the first rain it managed to dry before we put up the gazebo, using lots of strong guyrops.Not many of my bags stayed on my stall and the rack I hung them from was for ever blowing over.     Leanne's display of jewellery suffered in the same way so at about 1pm we called it a day with NO sales we packed every thing up and went home.That will be the last outdoor event this year as the weather is now getting to wintry.I might try a car boot next week to clear some odd thing from the garage but I do not have to decide until the day .
  My Daughter and grandchildren were staying for a few days and as the rain had stoped on Monday morning we decided to go to Banham zoo.We managed to see lot of the animals being feed.to see the giraffes we went on a walkway which tock us up to there head height and we could see there long black tongue's.
We came home early afternoon for the children to have a sleep,I think we had all blown enough by then.
Thay will be back again in about 6 weeks this time for a birthday party.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Just seen weather forcast

I am just getting ready to go to Great Hockham and have seen the weather forecast for Sunday.It looks as though the tail end of the Hurricane will hit Scotland on Sunday night.I am just hopping that East Anglia will be O.K. as the gazebo will not survive high winds.I have been looking forward to going to the Shropham fate and Dog show again this year.
All for now of to the Food fair,I will probably spend more than I take.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Ready for Shropham

Shropham  Summer Fete
Sunday  11th September


I have just made this bag ready to take to Shropham   Summer Fate.
There will be a Dog show starting at 11am as well as the craft tents.
It is free to enter the field with lots to see.
Shropham is just off the A11 and the field is right in the middle of the village.
It would be great if you come a long, to pop and see me.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Up Date

I thought I had better do an up date as it is some time since the last one.Blickling Hall has gone well I have had a few sale and meet lots of Lady's that Quilt.The group I have been with have made the time fun so the long days have gone quickly.Tomorrow is the last day so I will pack up and then think of the next Craft Fairs.With September fast approaching thoughts must turn to Christmas stock.
Now for a bit of gardening.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

First days at Blickling



          I just thought i would show you the space I have at Blickling Hall.
 It is so good to display the quilts like this as they can be seen at full size.
This table and coat hook has my Bags and small quilts.
I just have a small space at the end that I can work on.
Yesterday I made some Christmas cones to hang on
Christmas Trees.As I had some kits left from  another show
I took them along and they sold well.

I am exhibiting with two other artists I have not seen before.
Take a look at there sites.
  http://www.scenicnorfolk.co.uk/
http://www.thearabellacollection.co.uk/

The other person is Liz of  Ebenezer  Cottage  selling her
Floral Toiletries,Preservers and Cordials.
Liz is featured in a new book Food Hero's  with photography
by Danial of scenic Norfolk.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Making stock

     I have been making more bags as I will be taking 22 to Blickling and I have another fair on Saturday.
     There are all different styels ,I just love making up new patterns that I think would sute the fabric.


I would love feedback with your thoughts.
The Craft fair I am going to is a fun day with a dog show at Brooklyn House,Attleborough.Norfolk

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Great Hockham Market


 Just a few photos of my stall on Saturday.The weather was very wet so the numbers were down.
This shot show Leafy's stall with her silver jewellery.take a look at her web site.
      www.jewellerybyleafy.com
and  it was good to catch up with Phil   www.phillichillies.co.uk

   Next week I have join with Knapton Crafts to show and sell at Blickling Hall,a National Trust House in Norfolk.this will be my first time at such an event.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-findaplace/w-blickling-estate.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Great Hockham Market

I am off to Great Hockham on Saturday, the first time after the new committee started up again.Looking forward to seeing everyone again.The time has not come up on the google map so hear it is.9am till 12 noon.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Festival of Quilts

It soon come around to the time of year for the Festival of Quilt.I know some over seas visitors this year.A friend I have in Norwich know a lady from Japan that has traveled over and I meet two Quilters in Guernsey also going.
Mai-Britt Axelsen is exhibiting this year.Take a look at her work.
   http://www.linen-and-silk.com/
I hope every one has a good time.

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Little Chapel, St Andrews,Guernsey

 This Little Chapel  is covered in broked china,seashells and pebbles.
 The sun shone through the little window , really stunning.
Even the walls and steps up to the Chapel were covered in mosaic.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Portinfer,Guernsey


I thought I might try making a wall hanging
using  these photos for inspiration.

                                           I had taken a trip on the bus around the Island.

                                              This is where I decided to stop for lunch.

                                          The Granite had such a verity of colour.
                                             I maybe will have a go.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Wayland Show

Wayland Show is next I am unable to attend as my  Granddaughter in being christened on the day.

Most of the Town Hall crafters will be going and taking the gazebos.

Thy have said thy will take my Handbag for me.

I hope the weather will get better by then as it is quite a large show.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Rain like stair rods

The weather over the week end at Southwould was quite nice on Friday.

Saturday and the rain came down like stair rod with flooding on some of the roads,

where the drains could not cope. it also managed to come through the windows of the hall. 

 Sunday started sunny but changed in the afternoon.I felt sorry for anyone on Holiday.                                  

There were very few people about but this year the fair was not very busy.

I did manage to sell some kits for making Christmas tree decorations.

The visitors to the Latitude Festival must of had a rough time with all the mud.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Teddy Day


                                        
                                           All 300 Teddy Bear's went to new homes
                                              on Saturday.
                                            Each ticket sold won a Teddy.

                
                                 There was a Teddy Bear picnic for the children to

                                  go along with there Teddy's . The Church was full of

                                   Craft stalls ,lots of handmade cards and different jewellery.

                                    Leafy was there with her silver designs see

                                           www.jewellerybyleafy.com
                                      


                                   I went with all my Quilt's and Handbags.

                                    The thing I sold out of were felt covered

                                          books .

                                    So have spent time to-day making more .

                                    The next event in the 2 week fund raising

                                     will be A Pamper  Evening on
                                  
                                       Tuesday 12 July

                                     To be held at  Gt Ellingham Recreation

                                         center.

                                    Ticket £7 on the door include 2 mini

                                      2 mini treatments.

                                    And a glass of Bucks Fizz.

                                   It should be a good night.

Friday, 1 July 2011

A loverly day in the garden

The weather was fine so I decided to get

the grass cut as it has started to grow

again.Then to get on with the weeding

as thy to have decided to grow.

other thing are coming along nicely

but I never get any grapes as the bird's

think I grow them just for them.




The peas are getting fat, not long

now.















Then I found I had to pick


Blueberry's again.


I have had such a good


picking from just the one


bush.the other's are later


as should the raspberry's.


I do so love the summer fruit's.


Now to have some for my tea.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Cat's Love Quilt's

For some reason to-day I decided

it was time to make up thing's

I had in stock.

It ended up with me making

the two cushion cover's and

this loverly cat.



Like most cat's it found a

A few Quilt's to sit on.

I have also found a small

cat tenplate and think I will

make a book cover with

that on.

I will take them to

Great Ellingham

teddy Day.





Thursday, 23 June 2011

Vintage pillow slips











I have been given some vintage pillow slips.

Thy have had Tatting added to the edge.

I have now appliqued a bird on a branch.











I will try and sell them at my next fair.


Sunday, 19 June 2011

How it Rained

We maneged to get the gazebo up and the cars unloaded before it rained.The tables were arranged so they would not get wet.First the wind blow and we hung onto the gazebo ,then the rain followed and it was cold after which the sun came out.That mixture of weather went on all afternoon.By the time we packed up it was not raining but everything now has to get dried off.
There was a lot of entertainment for the children some of which they did themselves.
A nice afternoon shame about the weather.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Eccels on Saturday

I have just booked a stall at Eccels Fate and will go with Leanne in the gazebo.I just hope the rain that has been forcast is not until after we have packed away.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Pensthorpe



Just a few photos of my part of the gazebo.


The weather was kind not to hot or wet.


Just a bit windy.


We meet lots of nice people


Some are going to find us at



Southwold in July


the demonstrating went well


with a few kits sold.






Now I have time to look for


something closer to home for next week


or the week after that.



July is fully booked with thing


to do with


Great Eillingham Teddy bear Festival.


I guess I can do some gardening soon as we have


had some rain to-day and the weeds will make good use of it.








Tuesday, 31 May 2011

New Bags ready for the week-end

I found this fabric in Jarrolds in
Norwich and knew just the bag
I wanted to make using it.

This bag is very like the Cat
one I made ,this time I have
it with a shoulder strap and
an out side pocket.

When I spotted this fabric I
just knew to make bags for
the two days this week-end.

Along with two other crafters
from The Town Hall Crafters
of Attleborough,Norfolk
I will be attending
Pensthorpe gardens

www.pensthorpe.com

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Pensthorpe

As I am demonstrating at Pensthorpe
I have got together a kit to make
Christmas Cones.It has taken a while
to write up the instructions.

Then when I went to print I
needed more black ink.

Job for tomorrow.

I will also take some hand sewing
but have not thought what yet.
Still have a few days yet.

Machine hexagons



It was a bit over cast to-day and I think

we had some rain over night.


As I was up early I decided to finish this

quilt whilst waiting for a friend to arive.


It is a realy nice and easy pattern and now I

have thought of some other ways of putting

it together to make different patterns.


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

My Garden

A view from my bedroom.
this is all a month early,
I think May is my favorite
month.

It is also my birth month.
Do's this apply to anyone else?