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


Not long to go now!

Needle Felted Garland 


I hope your count down to Christmas is going well and that preparation isn’t too stressful. Here at Shirley Rainbow HQ things are surprisingly organised and calm!  The decorations are up, presents are ready to be wrapped and it’s my little boy’s nativity play tomorrow-he is going to be an angel!

I thought I would just give you a quick reminder that the last postage date for my online shop  Shirley Rainbow  is on Saturday 19th December.  Orders placed after this date will be posted as soon as possible, but I can’t guarantee they will arrive before Christmas.

I still have some hand made Christmas decorations available, and also other items that will make a beautiful and unusual gifts!

Shirley Bird Hand Embroidered Necklace in Teal

This necklace is hand embroidered onto cotton lawn using Japanese embroidery thread.  The chain is silver plated.

Hand Embroidered Star Hoop Art

This hoop is a very mini 3″ wide, and comes with a ribbon to hang it on the wall, perfect for the super star in your life! I have more embroidered hoops available here.

Before I go I thought I’d share this picture that I created for Folksy, for Merry Craftmas (#merrycraftmas). I used some little motifs I hand stitched for a bespoke Christmas card order last year, I think my favourite is the Mince Pie, which one is your favourite?


Teresa X