Wednesday, 22 July 2009


In this blog entry I'll just tell you a little about my trip away, went on a bit of a road trip across the Uk which was great and has helped boost inspiration towards my work.

The trip started with my first camping experience at the Lake District! It was beautiful and thankfully the weather was on our side. Well there was plenty of scenery to take in and I was particularly taken by the Beatrix Potter experience. I went round the gallery which had a variety of her peter rabbit drawings on display, then up to the hill top cottage it was amazing. (I even managed my own snapshot of nature in the Potter garden with this little Robin that decided to say hello.)

At the end of the week I headed to visit a friend in somerset and whilst there decided to take the opportunity to visit the contemporary craft fair at Bovey Tracey which happened to be taking place that weekend.
I wasn't sure what to expect, when we approached I was surprised to find that the fair was under a variety of marquees in a large field. However it was great there was a real festival atmosphere.
There were 3 main marquees which housed a variety of contemporary crafts including works by Lesley Strickland (bangle picture), Becky Crow, Penny Warren, Jane Cummins (handbag picture) and many many more it was hard to resist spending, but I was sure to get my Christmas wish list started!

In the central area was more traditional crafts on show and being demonstrated such as ceramics and blacksmithing. The rest of the marquees were dedicated to children with a Punch and Judy show and craft tents where kids can use their imagination and create till their hearts content.

I would love to take part next year so watch this space and I'll keep you posted on my progress.


Friday, 17 July 2009

Still here....

I'm still here..... Sorry for lack of blog updates but the good news is that I have been really busy so can't complain!! Well where to start.... I took part in a second Henshaw Arts Centre Craft fair in Knaresborough at the end of may, which I decided to take part in due to the success of April. Its was a fantastic day very hot hot hot, I had a great outdoor pitch... however the weather seemed to work against us and sadly there were hardly any people out and about, well looking round a craft fairs and shops anyhow. We heard that the whole population of Knaresborough had taken themselves down to the River...... admittedly the only place to be on such a hot, sunny, beautiful day. I treated myself this time to the irresistible crumble which was peach and pear with ice cream......YUMMMM..... It was still fun to take part and I will possibly take part in another in the future. I would recommend any one passing or visiting the area the last Sunday of the month just to go have a look and treat yourself to some lunch.

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