Showing posts from May, 2018

American Museum in Britain

Today's post is a little different than usual because I'm writing about something other than myself! On Wednesday I went with family to visit the American Museum in Britain; I was given a National Art Pass for Christmas and am trying to utilise it as much as possible - the AMiB is one of their places. whut meeee  The fancy gardens are being worked on at the moment so we didn't get to see a lot of those which was a shame. I did spot this rather lovely Art Deco-ey sculpture thingy though, which is maybe some kind of sundial...? My favourite parts were the Native American costume, with all its colours and patterns: And the Room of Many Quilts, especially this Thistle-Disguised-As-A-Pineapple quilt: is it a thistle? is it a pineapple? you decide And then I spotted a few hidden gems too such as this skull in a frieze: Wallpaper that understands and celebrates the glory of corn: Aaaand a quilted horsey! There was of course lots more things to see

Dorset Etsy Team Spring Fair

The past few weeks have been very busy for me as I prepare for my very first proper craft fair. It's being organised by a team of my fellow Dorset-based Etsy sellers and there will be over 60 locally based stalls there selling crafts, arts, vintage and antique goods so it all sounds very exciting indeed! There's lots of elements for me to think about as it's my first one; such as how to present my stall, the equipment I need and packaging and marketing materials... and that's even before I've thought about all the stock that I'll need! With three days left to go I'm finally getting there, I've been checking things off my list, ironing tablecloths, etc. and I wanted to share a few of the new products I've been working on that will be featuring on my stall. First of all there's my new stickers: which come in two fabulous space age designs; 'Planet' and 'Cow Abduction', the latter of which is based on my original linocut, whi