Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Kitsch and Stitch: Vintage & Makers Fair

This wonderful Fair is nearly upon us and I am so excited to be a part of the second "Kitsch and Stitch Fair". It is being held at The Vestry Hall in Cranbrook, Kent and will be open from 10am until 3pm. All stall holders are offering either Vintage or Handmade items and if the last Fair is anything to go by it will be packed with wonderful goodies to tempt you.... I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!Maygreen Fairies will have lots of pretty items available from their trademark Greetings Cards, Bookmarks and Gift Tags, to Jewellery, Whimsical Magnets and pretty Lavender Sachets.
All the usual characters will be on display; Bottled Fairies and Mermaids, Teacup Fairies, Cheeky Vintage Showgirls to name but a few!
Plus some new designs, like these slogan pendants shown below and the Diva Postcards displayed in a previous blog post.
If you would like further information on the Fair and to see other the other talented stall holders lined up for the event, please follow the Kitsch and Stitch link at the top left of this blog! I hope to see you there.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Celebration Time!

Here I am with my beautiful Mum, who celebrated her 65th Birthday at the weekend. We enjoyed a fantastic party with lots of family, friends, dancing and laughter, the evening was wonderful. My Dad, Sister and I decorated the room for the evening and created some little surprises for Mum along the way. I had initially designed her party invites and we followed the theme of the invites through to the decorations on the day. Below are the table centre pieces, this lady appeared on the invites so we thought it a good idea to have her throughout the decor for the evening. On the night each table had a lady in the centre with balloons behind her and lots of sprinkles and party poppers dotted around......She looked fab on the night... don't you think......
I also painstakingly cut out 100 little lady cake toppers, as my Sister made over 100 cupcakes for the celebration... she is the "Cupcake Queen"!
And here they are on the night in all their glory, they really looked fab when set up on the cakes, well done Sis as the cupcakes were delicious!
Here are me and my Sis enjoying a cocktail after all our hard work.....
It was so lovely to see so many friends and family, below are me, my Mum and Dad with two of my friends from my School Days... Happy Times...
And of course not to forget my gorgeous hubby, it was lovely to relax, let our hair down and have a good ol' boogie!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Private Toadstool - NO Trespassing!!

I wanted to share with you another piece for "Artwave", this is a mini art card presented on a wire stand. The toadstool is made from polymer clay and painted with acrylics with a few areas of fake moss added for more character. The fairy is a vintage image printed onto matt photo card with acetate butterfly wings. This is the last piece I have made for Artwave, now I'm am taking a days break and then will be back to it producing items for the up coming Kitsch and Stitch Fair, details on this to follow in my next post! Have a great day folks.

Monday, 15 August 2011

The Wallace Shows - The Highest Class Circus in the World!

With Artwave only two weeks away, I've been very busy finishing off the last few pieces for this fabulous event (see previous post!). This particular piece.. an Altered Art Book, is packed with vintage circus images, most of which I've played around with.
Each page has a different theme that guides you through the book. The inside cover, first page, for example, is the entrance way, where the young lad wearing flat cap, will take your tickets to the show and pop them inside the top of his denim dungarees.You will then meet up with the "Dancing Girls", who are completely removable from the page, so you can "Dance" with them of course!
As you wander through the Circus you will start to come face to face with the main attractions.. strange beings that are not quite what they seem, like the wonderful "Mermaid Lady" below...
The Amazing "Twin Trapeze Artists" are a sight not to be missed, as they swing back and forth for your enjoyment!
Then it's a trip to see the Fortune Teller, who knows what she will see in you!! She can read your cards, just grab and take any from the bottom of the page... or perhaps you prefer the crystal ball?
The "Pit of Curiosities" is not to be missed, marvel at the strange, winged beauty and her Bottled Fairy Folk!
And once you have been amazed and astounded at the strange oddities before you, for the finale, a lighter note.... characters that make a good Circus... yes, you've guessed it!!! "Send in the Clowns!"......Well, I hope you've enjoyed your trip to the Highest Class Circus in the World! Be sure to come back soon.
This Altered Art Book will be available for Sale at "ARTWAVE", Little Talland Venue.
For more information on Artwave, please click the icon at the top left of my blog.
Have a great day!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Flying Diva Postcards

I had great fun creating these Postcards, it makes a nice change for me to create using digital images as opposed to paperbased components. These little ditties can be used as postcards, gift tags or just decorative items within the home.
The flying diva's are created on PhotoShop, using elements from Tumble Fish Studio's, Diva's Set, and the postcard background is one by Paper Whimsey.These will be available to purchase at the Artwave Event and also the Kitsch and Stitch Fair in September.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Artwave 2011

I am proud to be a part of this years Annual Visual Arts Festival for the Lewes District; ARTWAVE: a veritable feast of inspirational and engaging works. The event takes place in various venues across Lewes from Saturday 27th August until Sunday 11th September.
Artwork will be displayed in many venues from Studios, Farmhouses, Metal Workshops, Gardens, Conservatories, Barns and Private Homes. My work will be on display at Little Talland in the pretty village of Firle, home to the super talented Vanessa Mooncie. For more information on the event please click the link at the top left of my blog.
This Shadowbox is the latest piece I have created especially for the event and it will be on sale at Little Talland throughout Artwave.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Wonderful Wales!

Apologies for my absence over the past week, but I've just returned from a super holiday in Wales with the family and wonderful friends! We stayed in the gorgeous cottage (below) and spent our days cycling, walking, paddling and eating!!
The kids had a blast riding their bikes and splashing about in the water and the hubbies braved a long arduous trek up Mt Snowdon, but once at the top the views were breath taking (below)...
We were very lucky, the weather was kind to us, and we had some super sunny days, with the exception of our last day which was a little overcast.
But now I'm home it's back to business as usual, and some crafting exploits will follow shortly!