Craft fair season is here!

This weekend sees the first of my craft fairs for Christmas 2018!

On Sunday 4th November I’ll be having a stall at the Embankment pub on Arkwright Street, Nottingham. I’m in the Jesse Boot room upstairs so please come and say hi if you visit! There’s lots of stall and the pub serves food too, perfect for a Sunday lunch.

The following weekend on 10th November I’m having a stall at a fundraiser for a charity called Open House, which offers fantastic support for women with post natal depression. It’s going to be a great event, there’s a bouncy castle, cake stall, raffle, craft stalls, and visits from a local choir and some therapy dogs too! For more information about the support Open House offer please check their website here.

The fundraiser is held at The Vine, Bobbersmill Road, Nottingham.

I have a weekend off after that, and then November ends with a stall at the SOCK Gallery in Loughborough, on 26 November from 10-5pm. It’s the same day as the Christmas lights turn on so there will be a lovely festive atmosphere!

December begins with my first fair at the well established Craft in the City event in the centre of Nottingham, at Waterstones. I’m really looking forward to this fair! It’s held on every weekend in December with different stall holders each weekend. I’d love to see some friendly faces so if you are shopping in Nottingham please pop by.

All the info and times are on my News and Events page here.

If you can’t get to Nottingham though, I’m always open online….! Every sale, big or small, is very much appreciated, thank you for all your support.

Cheers, Teresa x

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Time for the festive C word…

Hello! The weather here in the UK has suddenly got a lot colder, and everything suddenly seems very Christmassy, including my online shop!


I had my first customer order of Christmas decorations at the weekend, and I realised it was probably about time I shared some of the handmade Christmas decorations I have in stock.

The link to my Christmas collection can be found here. 


I’ve really enjoyed using a mint, red and cream colour palette for most of my Christmas range this year. I designed my teddy decorations a few years back and they have been popular every Christmas since (I was asked to make them for two TV celebrities two years ago, that was very exciting!).  I will also hand stitch any initial on the back of teddy’s jumper, just leave me a message at checkout. 

I use wool felt for my decorations and they are all sewn by hand. My crocheted decorations are made using a lovely 100% Cotton yarn. Everything is packaged up in cute striped paper bags before sending in the post. 


More pics, including some of the olive green decorations. 

I’ve still got a couple weeks of bits to photograph and list in the shop, fingers crossed I get some decent light over the next couple of days to take pictures! 

Teresa xx

www.folksy.com/shops/shirleyrainbow

Christmas Shop open!

Hello, I’m popping by to let you know that my Shirley Rainbow Christmas Shop is now well and truly open!! I’ve been busy making and listing lots of festive decorations, and had a lot of fun taking photos. I took over my sister’s front room a few weeks ago and decorated it for Christmas which felt rather strange!

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Crochet Star Gift Tags

Now the Christmas shop is up and running I’d like to share some of the items available. I was very excited when these  Crochet Star gift tags were featured in Folksy’s Christmas Wrapping Guide!

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Set of 3 Crochet Tree Decorations

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Set of 2 Hand Embroidered Tree Decorations     This Set of 3 Crochet Stars and also these Embroidered Star decorations were featured in the Folksy Christmas Decorations Guide too! The crochet stars are also available in cream and red.

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Hand made Teddy Tree Decoration

This teddy bear decoration can be personalised with an initial on the back of his jumper, a lovely keepsake gift for children.

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Gingerbread House Hoop Art

I really love making these little gingerbread house embroidered hoops. They look cute propped on a mantelpiece or hanging on the wall.
All of my products are designed and hand made by myself, at my home in Nottingham. I use high quality materials and am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to finishing details off. I can do personalisations, please contact me to discuss what you would like, I’d love to hear from you.

I’ll be sharing some more of the Christmas range and stocking fillers from my shop soon!

Teresa x

If you would like to contact me about any of the items shown here please contact me via my email shirleyrainbow@outlook.com or leave a message on this post, thanks x