Thursday, 26 August 2010

Meeting Miwa

You may remember me mentioning my 'partnership' with Miwa at recent craft fairs and markets, so I thought I'd better spend some time talking about her.

We met about a year ago when we both had stalls at the now sadly defunct A Little Bazaar market days in the Keston Lodge, but only started speaking to each other when we started bumping into each other at other markets around London. Anyway, long story short, we decided to start partnering up for various market days, and it's been so much more fun since! 
Here's Miwa working on one of her knitted necklaces.

She makes brilliant items such as little, but very detailed teddy bear brooches, yo-yo doilies, patchwork skirts, knitted necklaces and flowery headbands. If you'd like to see what else she's up to, just pop on over to her Etsy shop Miwary, or check out her blog - Miwary is Seamstress.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

When Cupcakes Meet Fashion

Urgh! Sorry to inflict this hideousness on your retinas, my lovelies, but I had to share the pain or go insane. This makes me want to kill, and die (and NOT in a Rachel Zoe 'I die' way). 

Thursday, 19 August 2010


Anyone gonna be hanging out around King's Cross this Sunday? If so, please come along to the Calthorpe Project on Gray's Inn Road for A Summer's Crafternoon

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Cat Power!

Need more cats in your life? 
Some of you regular visitors to ye olde blog will recognise these collages. I got some postcards printed up by Moo, and they're now available in the shop

Over and out!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Of Cabbages And Kings

More markets are coming up this weekend - I'll be spending Saturday and Sunday at the Of Cabbages and Kings monthly markets. They'll be held at Abney Hall, smack in the middle of Stoke Newington. It'll be my first time with them, and I've heard good things about it, so, fingers crossed it'll all go well. 

Miwa and I will be sharing a stall again this weekend. It's turning out to be a pretty good partnership so far - we shared both our stalls last weekend and made a bundle! Plus, sharing means we don't have to pay as much for a single stall, so more profit all round! The Little London Fields Festival last Saturday had a huge turnout, and I'm so glad the sun came out for a few hours too. I was really dreading having to set up in a muddy field.

Anyway, if you're thinking of getting a stall of your own at a market or fair, but are hesitant about the costs involved, I highly recommend looking for a likeminded someone and doing the sharing thing. Plus, you get someone else to talk to during quiet periods, and you can bitch about unpleasant customers to each other!
These headbands (as well as some others) will also be up for sale tomorrow. I'm keen to take orders for custom sizes, especially for the turban-style headbands (first photo), so get in touch by email or in person if you'd like one. I reckon they're great for winter...keep your ears warm and all.

Alright, I'm off to sew up more bloomers. They were a bit of a surprise hit last weekend, and I sold out of nearly all of them!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Who Wears Short Shorts

I seem to get stuck in little obsessive phases sometimes, when I'm constantly making the same things, or variations on similar patterns. Recently, I've been churning out heaps of short shorts, mostly bloomer-style ones, but also a couple of sexy PE-style shorts. I think the bloomers are great for wearing under dresses, so they cover up your magic bits while you're frolicking around or doing a couple of rolly-pollys in the park. They also make a great (and much less sweaty) alternative to bike shorts - it's a shame my BMX isn't in rideable condition these days. 

Anyway, they'll be coming with me to the Little London Fields Festival tomorrow, and then to the Vibe Bar in Brick Lane on Sunday. Do come along if you're in the area - I'll be sharing a stall on both days with sweet Miwa.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Check out what was laying in wait in the mailbox yesterday evening!
This sweet little package came from Julia of Rennes, who did a little giveaway a couple of weeks back.  Yours truly happened to be one of the lucky winners, which is how I came to possess this sweet little necklace below. 
Anyway, if you're interested in something similar, go check out her lovely Etsy shop, where she's got a range of fantastic brass necklaces. As for me, I'm still saving up for one of her little gables satchels. 

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


I am such a new-camera-slut. Nearly everytime I get my filthy mitts on a new one, it gets declared my favourite. But I think it's true love this time.