Sunday, 1 November 2015

Research and now a published Stitch Artist

Last week I posted about my first craft fair and this week about a bit of research I did on Saturday by visiting a Antique and Artisan fair. Digressing slightly funny thinking back to when I first started this crafting malarky there was no internet, you had to find events in the local paper and actually visit or write if you wanted a stall. No mobile phones, no web to do your research, had to haul the yellow pages onto the table and trawl. The only way you could apply for events was to visit and make a note of the organisers telephone number. How things have changed, someways for the better. So easy to go to a keyboard but think how much we are missing by not visiting events to get our own unbiased view of how they are run, layout of stalls, number of duplicates, quality etc. Now I am not knocking the internet as Waitrose and John Lewis do very well out of me and my bank balance, lol, not to mention the fabric shops that I otherwise could not get to because of distance but nothing like feeling the cloth for real and using our eyes plus the exercise with the walking round and event is good for us.

Back to the fair it was fantastic and would love to display here. Vintage and Artisan mixed together comfortably and the stalls were so interesting. Think that Vintage/Handmade is for me. Could have spent hours but with DH hovering in the car park (parking was a slight issue) had to be sensible.

Published Stitch Artist

I have tried to keep this as quiet as possible but know a few of you know that Haute Handbags approached me in March to submit some samples of my work, chose the 3D flower and dragonfly silk clutches. Well the publication is now on the shelves and the best part is have got paid for my tutorial. This has given me confidence to try a few publications in the UK, not as prestigious as this Stampington one as they produce craft magazines of the Tatler and Vogue of the crafting world.

I have sorted my 5 drawer chest in my workroom this week, my sewing room is in a bit of a mess as have 'things' that unsure what I want to do with them yet or should I say where to store them, used my sewing room for the sorting as more room, well did have!!!!!!. Think this is going to be a slow process. Getting bored now think need a break.

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Same place, same time next week. Not sure what is planned this week but making sure I drag Lee out and about


  1. Well done on the publication:) A great feeling to be paid for a pattern - good luck with the UK magazines.

  2. Massive congrats on the magazine, how exciting and well deserved too.

  3. COOL! CONGRATS on getting "published"!

  4. Huge congratulations on being published and paid too! The fair looks really exciting, fingers crossed you can join them.

  5. What a great idea to actually go check out a venue how many of us would think to do that these days, but the best way to feel if it's the right place for you.
    Congrats on your publication x

  6. Congrats hun on being published- big achievement! xxx

  7. Congratulations on your publication. Very exciting.

  8. Gosh, how lovely getting a published pattern. I do hope there will be many more to follow.

  9. Congratulations on your tutorial being published, it looks great. It's a good idea to check out a market in person, if the atmosphere feels right for you you need to apply.
    If I see any pages asking for contributors I'll certainly let you know :)

  10. Congratulations on being a published crafter! The craft fair looks lovely too, lots of really interesting stalls by the look of it :)


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