Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Little Wonders from Wonderland

Gosh, isn't it hot today here in good ol' Blighty!!  I think we truly are having an Indian Summer, better late than never.  After the morning spent at a local Farmers field watching my kids take part in their School Harvest Festival in the wonderful surroundings of the East Sussex Countryside, I then strolled back home, flung open all my doors and windows and sat looking out of my Studio Window onto the garden and finished these Wonderland Brooches.
They have been a few days in the making as I have mounted them onto little quilted pillows decorated with Wonderland images on the reverse of each pillow, they really are quite sweet, especially if you an Alice fan of course.
I am now blogging with a nice cuppa before I log off and make the kids their evening meal, we still have a few warm rays of early Autumn sunshine streaming through the windows, a lovely end to the day. Hope you too are having a fabulous day wherever you may be!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sew Much to do!

Since my last post I have been hard at work continuing to prepare for the Wealden Mid Winter Fair in November.  It does always seem crazy to me that Christmas creations have to start in my home as early as September, and believe me, by the time Christmas actually arrives I am really all "Christmassed Out" lol!!  But at the moment I am enjoying creating some new goodies for the Festive Period.  Shabby Primitive Christmas Stockings are in the making at the moment, these include lots of linen, tea dyed of course, burlap, vintage Christmas slogans, lace and lots of rusty bells.  This post is just a sneek peek, I will repost them in their full glory once I've finished them!

Friday, 16 September 2011

It's All Systems Go.....

Well the kids are back to School after the Summer Holidays and Autumn is creeping upon us, the garden looks windswept with the recent weather, but extremely pretty as the Autumnal colours arrive and the air is awash with Autumn scents, woodsmoke being a favourite of mine.  Over the past couple of weeks my focus has turned to Christmas!!! Yes I know.. it's way too early, but for us Artists and Crafters the Christmas period is a busy one and needs lots of preparation.  This year my biggest Fair is once again the Wealden Mid Winter Fair, being held at the beautiful Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent on 24th, 25th & 26th November.  I have already begun creating my Christmas Cards and Tags and am now focusing on Christmas Garlands and Wreaths made from fabric and bay leaves with a few rusty bells thrown in for good measure!
The Mid Winter Fair is a wonderful festive event to really kick start your Christmas Shopping Period, with a huge array of beautiful stalls from gifts, to clothes and furniture, there is something for everyone and if you are a fan of vintage there are some fantastic finds to be made here.  Carol Singers add to the festive spirit as well as some scrumptious food and drink halls.  For more information check out the Wealden Times Events Section and here you can also pre-order your tickets to avoid queuing on the day.  I will be posting little updates as we get closer to the event with sneak peeks of items I have made for the Fair, but in the meantime hop on over to the Wealden Site for a full list of other stall holders and their wares. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Website Shop Updated!

After weeks of creating for upcoming Shows, and also the busy Summer Holidays, I have neglected my website a little and it was in need of some tlc!  So this morning I have got my act together and updated some of the shop areas to include the Jewellery Section where you can now purchase some of my cute Halloween Pendants as well as Storybook Brooch Pins which I previewed in an earlier post.  But be quick!! The Halloween Pendants are limited editions for the Halloween Holiday period.
 In addition to the Jewellery there are also updates in the Home Decor Section and the Gift Tag Section.  Lots more tags have been added to include Bird and Ballerina Tags.
 I will be working on some new pieces of Jewellery over the coming months as well as new Gift Tags so watch this space readers!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Recap on a Fabulous Fair - Kitsch and Stitch!!

I have been looking forward to taking part in last weekends second Kitsch and Stitch Fair for months now and it did not disappoint!  It was a fantastic event with beautiful stalls and lovely stall holders, I was so glad to be a part of it.
The venue, Cranbrooks Vestry Hall, was the perfect setting with it's Gothic Style leaded windows, and high beamed ceiling.  The refreshments were provided by the lovely ladies and gents of Hospice in the Weald and there was an array of scrumptious scones, cakes and sandwiches on offer.
 I set out my stall with plenty of my usual fantasy folk to include Whimsical Bookmarks and Greetings Cards, Fairy Magnets, Vintage inspired Jewellery, Gift Tags and much more.  I had a few displays on Halloween and Christmas incase anyone was super organised and wanted to purchase for those occasions this far in advance... and of course they did!!
It was so good to see a few familiar faces who always come and purchase from Maygreen Fairies, thank you, you are a continued support of my art and for that I am very grateful.

There were so many other fabulous stalls with lots of goodies to tempt you.  I love this company (below) Weft a Bit, they make the most gorgeous items and I couldn't resist purchasing one of their birdcage brooches.. just stunning ladies. 
If you get a chance do visit their blog for more photo's of their creations and for details on where to buy and events that they may be attending in the future.

The stalls were all set out to such a high standard, there were handmade beauties like those above and below, as well as vintage stalls selling crockery, linens, mirrors, old books and furniture, for more photos on these stalls please visit my good friend Mary's blog, Vintage Cottage, Mary took some lovely photo's of the event from a visitors perspective.

The organisers of the Event, Deb and Linda, did a fantastic job, the set up and take down of the stalls was so well arranged, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and the whole event had such a professional feel I was so proud to be a part of it.... Thank you Deb and Linda.
For more information on each stall holder and any future Kitsch and Stitch Events, please visit the Kitsch and Stitch Blog, it is a super read with lots of links to wonderful makers sites.

One of the stall holders was the lovely Kate Tullet of Katy Lou Textiles, I have blogged about the super talented Kate before, but I wanted to give her another mention today.  Unfortunately the one photo I took of Kate's stall did not come out well, so you MUST visit her site to view her stunning textile work.  I purchased a piece of Kate's work last winter and I am hooked! So go on over and check her out, you wont be disappointed!
Well, I hope you have enjoyed your peek into September's Kitsch and Stitch, the next Fair is scheduled for December 3rd, again at the Cranbrook Vestry Hall.  Unfortunately I cannot be a part of this event as my Sister gets married on that day, but I'm sure it'll be wonderful again as it is decked out for the Christmas period!  I'll keep you all posted nearer the time.  Have a super day!