craft yourself happy : handcrafted items and workshops
By abigail, Jan 20 2018 08:48PM
For my first blog of 2018 I wanted to share with you something that has helped me get more focused on what I want to achieve this year and has already started to steer my creative business towards where I want it to be.
And that is the Awesome Marketing Planner from The Girls Mean Business!
By abigail, Dec 24 2017 06:15PM
This Christmas I was very proud to be one of a group of 12 artists who contributed to a display for Bishop Auckland's Advent Windows. Every day through December a shop window in the town revealed a display that depicted a Christmas carol or song. Our song was 'The 12 Days of Christmas' and we each had a day from the song to create.
Here is how my sculpture came to life.
By abigail, Sep 25 2017 07:20PM
After a hectic weekend at the Festival of Thrift, I thought I would share a more relaxed experience from earlier this month. Here is my two week Artist Residency at the Durham Dales Centre in pictures.
By abigail, Aug 5 2017 08:41PM
Welcome to part 2 of my blog about my demonstration day at Crafters Companion. Sorry it has taken so long to post but I have been crazy busy the last few weeks. In the first part of my blog, I covered the preparation I carried out before the day. In this part I will give a summary of the demo day itself.
So, after a good deal of preparation spread over a couple of months, the day of the demonstrations finally arrived. Everything for the demos plus examples and kits were loaded into the car and we were off. I am lucky that my other half, Tom, is happy to come along to my events and help with setting up.
By abigail, Jul 13 2017 04:37PM
Last Saturday I did my first demonstration day at Crafters Companion's flagship store in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. I had a great day and thought I would share my experiences with you in my blog. However, once I started writing about the lead up to the day I realised that the preparation for such an event is as important, and certainly takes up more time, than the event itself. So I have split the blog into two - Preparation for the day and The Day itself.
Carry on reading to hear about all the preparation needed to run an hour and a half demonstration.
By abigail, Jun 21 2017 03:36PM
Whether you consider yourself to be creative or not, there are plenty of reasons to try a creative workshop. Here are just five of them.
By abigail, Jun 14 2017 11:37PM
I always describe myself as a serial crafter and I'm sure many of you will relate to this description. I love creating things and feel compelled to try any new craft medium or craft technique I come across, continually moving from one to the next. However, since discovering Powertex over a year ago I have been completely hooked by its versatility and the never ending possibilities of what you can create with it.
So in order to share my love of the stuff, here are just five of the things you can do with Powertex:
Welcome to my blog, I hope you will enjoy reading about what I have been doing and that you will find some inspiraton in my projects and ideas.
I am also a member of the Powertex Design Team 2018 - you can read the blogs I have written as part of the design team here...