Friday 27 November 2015

CHRISTMAS At The Hepworth

Last weekend I took a selection of my hats and accessories to The Winter Fair at The Hepworh in Wakefield.

It was a very busy two days with over 500 visitors on the Saturday. My market neighbours also had wonderful things for sale, print makers, ceramicists and other artist.s
I met lots of lovely people including a couple who had travelled from London for the day to start their Christmas shopping, they had read about it in The Guardian and decided to visit.
I also spoke to a couple of ladies wearing hats they bought from me last year !

I managed a quick walk up in the woods around Hebden to clear my thoughts and the light was just beautiful. Always a good idea when you need a little peace and quite.

Now this week I'm concentrating on my 10th Anniversary celebration at the shop On Saturday 5th December so if you are not too far away please feel free to pop in for drinks and posh nosh from 10am till 5pm.

So far this week as well as stocking the shop with lots of hats and gift ideas I have made cardboard chandeliers for this year's festive decorations. 

Must go and keep making lots to do and the days seem to fly by at the moment.

Chrissie x


Friday 13 November 2015

Keep On Sewing !

So in a weeks time I will be ready for The Hepworth Wakefield Winter Fair.
It will run all day Sat and Sunday next weekend and will be a delightful selection of hand made items perfect for Christmas presents so don't miss out if you fancy a visit to The Hepworth it's well worth it.

We have been sewing as quick as we can over the last few weeks so that I have a lovely selection to take with me and also plenty of stock for the shop as it will still be open on Sat 21st.

I went fabric buying and bought some beautiful wools in checks which I have started to sew today.
I am making neck wraps and lots of hats styles in all the colours so keep an eye open for them on the websiteOutside the shop the road has been resurfaced and for several nights 10pm - 4am we had the delights of trucks reversing and heavy machinery but its finished and actually much quieter surface than it was.
{spot the traffic cone}

In other news my mock Castor oil plant has flowered.! I didn't know it was possible but it is and each little cluster has now opened its so lovely.


Wednesday 4 November 2015

November And The Fog Rolls In

So November has arrived and right on queue the fog has arrived too, I actually like foggy weather it's so atmospheric but I know that travel wise it can be difficult.
The bag at the top of the post is a large knot bag we make them as silk evening bags as a rule but decided to make a larger pattern to make a day bag too.
This heavy cotton bag has a bright blue leather base and is lined in the same fabric as the outer.
I am going to make some with a slightly longer strap so you can slip it over your shoulder.
I've also had a changed the style of my business cards they are now square, quite big with my details on the reverse yet still plenty of space to sketch designs and staple bits of fabric on, perfect.
At the moment my welcome doorstep plant are these pretty little violas, just lovely.
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