Autumn Clutter City and Winter craft market preparations.

On September 28th, I took part in the Autumn edition of Clutter City, a local craft market held at Norwich Arts Centre. It was a fab day, and I met some lovely people, Including the super-talented Kellee Rich, and Deerly Beloved Bakery, with their tasty cakes. 
I took along a fair bit of new stock: a good few of my new little notebooks, – Mushrooms designs and Norwich themed ones – as well as a new, improved stand setup.

For a couple of weeks beforehand, I’d been preparing some screenprints of my Norwich Illustrated map down at the Stew gallery and print rooms. It’s the first time in about 7 years I’ve done any proper  screen printing. I had a brilliant time, and learned a lot. I’m definitely going to go back and do some more work down at Stew. It’s a brilliant resource for local artists and printmakers.

I’ve also been accepted for several local craft markets in the run up to christmas. 
• Sat 26th Oct – Pottergate Crafts – Rackheath Holy Trinity 
• Sun 17th Nov – Pottergate Crafts – Costessey Centre
• Sat 23th Nov – Thorpe Christmas Fair
• Fri 6th Dec – Castle craft fair
• Sat 7th Dec – Norwich Makers 
• Sun 15th Dec – Pottergate Crafts – Costessey Centre
The Courtyard garden centre cafe is also stocking a selection of my earrings too. 
I’m currently working on some new stock, and should have some new screenprints, cards, notebooks and earrings for sale soon.
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Autumn Clutter City

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been getting ready for the Autumn Clutter City at Norwich Arts Centre. 
It should be a good day, with live music, and lots of stalls selling arts, crafts and lots of handmade goodies. There’s always some pretty fab cakes there too. Yum. 

I’ve been expanding my stall a bit too, there will be lots of affordably priced illustrated earrings, notebooks, bunting and more.
Pop down and say hello! 

Clutter city!

I’m dead excited about being included in the spring Clutter City Market this year at Norwich Arts centre. There’s going to be lots of local artists and craftspeople selling their handmade goodies! 
If you’re about in Norwich on Sat 20th, then pop in and say Hello!

November Roundup

A little November update, and a little peek at some of the stuff i’ve been up to in November (and some of October… I’ve been a bit slack at keeping track!)

Well.. November seems to have shot by. It’s now the first day of December, and i’m wondering where all the time has gone. 
Looking back, I’ve done a fair bit this month. We went for a lovely autumn walk in the sun, with the leaves just turning beautiful reds and yellows. It was a well needed break from the book i’m working on at the mo. 
I’ve been doing my fair share of crafty stuff too, mostly for work, but I’ve really enjoyed some of it, especially the crochet, and surprisingly, the embroidery. I reckon I’ll be carrying some of it on, maybe make some blankets, or cushions or something. But mainly as a bit of a hobby. It’s always fun to try new things. I even learned to crochet a hexagon!
There have been a lot of photoshoots this month too, for the book I’m working on. I’ve learned a lot, and have really enjoyed it, despite it being frustrating at times. Local cafes (Franks bar, Biddy’s tea room and House cafe – thanks guys!) have been a saviour, and have been really helpful in letting me go and photograph them while they’ve been closed. 
David Attenbourgh came to Norwich! He did a book signing at Jarrolds and I met him! Eeep! He’s a legend. 
There has been more drawing going on in November too, and it’s been lovely. I finally managed to get myself to life drawing, and have been illustrating some new christmas cards, and designing a friends ‘save the date’ cards for her up-coming wedding! 
Busy times ahead. I just need to find some time to make everyones christmas presents now! I promised myself last year that i’d try not to buy any gifts, unless they were handmade… it’s tougher than it seems! And it’s getting colder, and I still need to make a door curtain! (and find a rug)