Monday, 23 September 2013

Maygreen Fairies on the Road - Vintage Christmas Fair

I know we are still only just in September but the Christmas Fairs are coming up fast and the first one Maygreen Fairies is involved in this year is at the lovely Penshurst Village Hall in the pretty village of Penshurst in Kent on Saturday 2nd November.  There is a fabulous line up of Handmade and Vintage Stalls and if the Spring Fair was anything to go by visitors will be in for a real treat... Check out some of the line up....
"Rescued & Revived Beauties from Home Front Vintage"
Little Pretties from Running Kitsch
Vintage Gorgeousness from Faded Rose Vintage
Paper Delights from Booksy
For links to the above sites and all the Exhibitors at the Penshurst Fair please visit the organisers website here!
Of course Maygreen Fairies will be there with an array of Christmas loveliness, so if you are in the area pop on by, not only will you have the chance to get in some early Christmas Shopping but you can also enjoy the culinary delights and hospitality of Mrs Tea's cakes and refreshments as well as Live entertainment, it's a Festive Fair not to be missed!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Recycled Art Journal

After spending several weeks collecting Cereal Boxes, Asprin Boxes, odd bits of card and also raiding my fabric scraps bag, I have finally put together the cover and inside signatures for my handmade, recycled Art Journal.
The cover was created out of a Cereal Box and then covered in a scrap of wallpaper, I have raised the centre image onto thick cardstock and punched holes and sewn into the top.  The design for the front is created using fabric, vintage images and inks.  The signatures (pages) inside the journal are all made from cereal boxes and painted in acrylic craft paints ready to adorn with more art.  The binding for the journal is a simple piece of wool which has then been dressed up with tied scraps of fabric. I am planning to fill this journal with pieces of my art and the finished book will be thick and sumptuous, full of my arty creations.  Have a go yourself at creating one of these, one off, journals, make them as a gift for a loved one, you don't have to make the inside signatures from boxes, you could just add lined or watercolour paper inside!