Dec 27, 2015
We arrived after a red-eyed flight on British Air, to a cloudy Chritmas Eve in London. Just enough time to do a little more Chritmas shopping before taking the train to Diss from Liverpool station. My mum-in-law lives in Ditchenham, just a stone's throw away from Bungay. We spent most of Chritmas with family drinking plenty of champagne and mulled wine, and ate amazing food untill we screamed Uncle. We had A nice walk through the mud and an afternoon attempting to solve some tricky 3D wooden puzzles.
Today begins our third day of resting, eating and walking through this beautiful countryside and drinking in pubs.
Tomorrow we travel to Norwich for my first Norwich Canary game in real life! Followed by a stay in Norwich until we pick up our car to travel to Chippenham. Will post more as our travels continue. Hoping everyone had a pleasant Xmas and time with their love ones . cheers!
Dec 21, 2015
Happy is the crafter who gets to watch her handmade items go into the happy hands of the faithful customers! Happy is the maker who gets to see her clients multiply each year! Happy is the anxious salesperson seeing people remembering her products and wanting to buy more! I was the happy one this year. This holiday season I had tons of complements and very good sales beginning with two Clover Markets along with a fall Art Star craft bazaar in a very special race car museum.
The holiday season started off with "All Craft Considered" in the NPR building in Washington,DC. which was an amazing start! Then "Bazaart" at the American Visionary Museum and lastly "Holiday Heap" Charm City's Craft Mafia which had early bird tickets for the first hour. That first hour almost sold me out!
An incredible season thanks to my incredible fans!! Thanks Again! I'm going to take a couple of weeks off to visit Family in England for the Holidays! Will post pictures when I get there!
Dec 19, 2015
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Dec 14, 2015
Hiya from the sweatshop! I know, I know, I need to get this blog posting, web page making a happening thing! I have updated my technology with a new iMac and iPhone 6 hoping to up the quality and efficiency of my posts, photos in a hopefully consistent pattern. I am in my 28th year of teaching! Can't believe that one and my business of making has been growing and making some very good steps towards doing it full time! I am still hanging on to my teaching gig, not just for the benefits and pensions, but yeah, for the love of teaching art! Now that I am quickly approaching my last years, I am teaching at the top of my game and truly loving the act of teaching the way I want and seeing the benefits of showing up to work with a smile on my face.
Sweatshop talk: I bought a sweet 1950's era Singer Industrial Sewing Machine that I absolutely love the look of and am intimidated as heck to use it. I need to get some stronger industrial thread and go at it once my holiday making is over.
The past month has afforded my three new wholesale accounts, the most sales of any holiday shows I have done and a some new products that I really am proud of ( and have been selling like hotcakes!). Putting the felt appliqué on the back burning and embracing the freehand machine stitched method of drawing with my sewing machine. My bird portraits have come to life and are filling up my sketchbook with so many ideas. I am planning on posting my new products and my latest loves! Thanks for sticking by me and coming back to visit here every once in a while!