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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The busiest month of my year

June is a lovely busy month here at Shirley Rainbow HQ. I’ve just finished my time as Folksy Featured Maker, which was really fun. You can read my interview here. I was also asked to write a short piece for their blog about Hoop Art, which you can read here, which shares some of the wonderful embroidery available from Folksy.

Today I set up my display for Art in Shops which is part of Sherwood Art Week. Lots of shops let local artists and crafts people use their shop windows to display their work for a week. My textile and embroidery hoop art (above) is on display (and available to buy!!) at TSB and Sherwood News at 656 Mansfield Road. I’m looking forward to the Secret Garden Craft Fair tomorrow, and seeing all the yarn bombing. The exhibition I’m taking part in starts next Friday, at Sherwood Methodist Church, Mansfield Road, Nottingham; I’ll be there to help with invigilating the exhibition on Friday lunch time. I’ll do a blog next week with all the fun stuff that went on. If you’re in the area though, Sherwood Art week is a great event with lots to do and see, check their website for all the details.

It’s also Just A Card week next week, which is an online campaign to support all designers and makers, encouraging people to buy from and support independent shops as every sale counts, even ‘just a card’! I’ll be taking part in their Instagram challenge next week.

Images courtesy of Just A Card.

I’ve also got both of my children’s birthdays in the next two weeks, and I’m making a dress for a wedding I’m going to on the 30th June! Yikes! I’d better crack on with it…

Teresa xx

Hand made for Black Friday

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Hello,

I’m joining in with lots of other fantastic sellers of hand crafted  products on Folksy and offering a discount of 20% on everything in my Folksy shop. The discount will be valid from Friday to midnight on Monday.

This is a great chance to support independent online shops selling hand made unique gifts and Christmas goodies!

I’ll be back tomorrow to share some of the discounts in my favourite fellow Folksy sellers shops!

Here’s a  link to my shop:

Shirley Rainbow shop

Happy Shopping!

Teresa xx

 

Crochet Frames and Manly Bunting

Well this has been a busy week, and I don’t feel like I have very much to show for it. I have started a couple of new projects and worked on a few ongoing ones. I finally listed these Crochet Picture Frames in my online shop, Shirley Rainbow.

   I’ve enjoyed making them; made from recycled bangles, I’ve crocheted over them with lovely 100% mercerised cotton. I was also very pleased on Friday morning when they were featured in Allison Sadler’s makers of the week   photo collage for #makeitsewcial ! It was great to be featured alongside such lovely creative work. 

  I’ve also spent a lot of time in the garden. A bit of weeding, tidying and planting of new plants. And reading books and drinking tea… My husband painted the shed a green colour which has spruced it up nicely. I think I insulted his manliness when I suggested it now needs some bunting… I might have to now make some ‘manly’ bunting next! 
Teresa x