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  1. Goodbye 2012 - Hello 2013!

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    2012 - Another Amazing Year

    Just a few highlights of a busy year in no particular order!

    Feature in Embroidery magazine

    Embroidery p30-31

    Embroidery p32-33

    Embroidery p34-35

    Read the article here.

    Other press in 2012 included Country Living, Homes and Antiques and Making Jewellery magazines.

    Collaboration with Jennifer Collier

    Jennifer made boxes from the old haberdashery cards for my jewellery


    Stocking the V&A

    The Victoria and Albert Museum in London have been stocking pieces from my Vintage Noir and Vintage Mother Of Pearl collections since May.

    Lorena studs

    Lorena studs, now at the V&A

    New Studio and New Home

    Two days after the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester I moved to Staffordshire, which involved moving house and studio. Very exciting, but not a week I would choose to repeat in a hurry!!


    My New Studio

    Studio Corner

    Finally unpacked and sorted out!


    There has been lots, lots, more, but if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you probably know all about it! And if not pop over there and have a look at all the photos! Thanks to all my customers, friends, family, fellow makers and social media addicts alike for their support in 2012.

    Hello 2013!

    My calendar is already looking pretty busy, kicking off with Top Drawer trade fair next week (see me on stand Y13!) and a photoshoot planned for mid January booked with Holly Booth.


    In case you have missed it on my home page there's 15% off my online shop until the end of january using the code Happy2103 at checkout.

  2. A Busy Month!

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    I can't believe that this time in October I had just finished exhibiting at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

    ...was that really only a month ago?


    Since then I have moved to Staffordshire...

    My New Studio

    Studio Bobbins Studio Corner
    I've finally unpacked properly (this week!) and some of my lovely bits of haberdashery
    like my Mum's button tin and pin tin and my Nana's roll of linen thread
    now have a home of their own, not just in a box somewhere!
    New Designs
    I have worked on some exclusive designs for my new Not On The High Street shop,
    including these contemporary silver hearts with pearls or glass bead drops.
    Heart studs Silver heart pendant pearl drop Silver heart earrings

    There are also black versions of these hearts and some popular designs from my Vintage Noir and Vintage Lace collections.
     Amelia on card  Lila on card
    Vintage Noir designs photographed with old haberdashery cards.
    My First two events of the winter season were in my new home county of Staffordshire
    "Handmade" at the Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
    Handmade Stafford
     and the Totally Locally Leek Sunday Supplement Market
    ToLo Leek
     As you can see it was a little nippy! But a good day and great to take part in such a local event!
    November's Events
    Christmas Craft Fair, South Hill Park, Bracknell. 17-18 November
    The Harley Art Market, The Welbeck Estate, Nottingham 24-25 November
    Made By Hand, Tredegar House, South Wales, 30 November -2nd December
    Early Bird Christmas Shopper Discount!

    Thanks for reading to the end!
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    Offer valid until midnight Tuesday 13th November,
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