Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Busy, Busy!

Last weekend at The Midland Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park went really well. It was so good to see so many of  my favourite Birmingham makers altogether. I'll be there again on Sunday.

The day before on Saturday 27th, I'll be at the Handmade market- just behind the Bullring and adjacent to the Birmingham Rag Market. I'll be a little larger than usual, as I plan to be wearing all of my clothes plus a good layer of hot water bottles! It's going to be proper chilly!

Then, from December 3rd-5th, I'll be off to South Wales for the 'Made By Hand' show. This is a new Craft event, organised by the same people responsible for the Summer show in Bovey Tracey. It should be a great show, with lots of exciting work to see!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Goodbye Stig

A sad day. We said our farewells to Stig the dog. He's been our buddy since April 1997, and will very sorely missed. This is my favourite picture of him, leaping around like a loon on the beach in Aberystwyth.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Autumn Bliss

A late afternoon session down at the allotment last week. It's nice to get out in the fresh air and get a bit of exercise, there's plenty of digging to be done. The Autumn raspberries are still going strong despite a couple of frosts.

I also dug a few remaining spuds, and brought in the pumpkins. The big fella was put to good use with a candle on Hallowe'en, the rest of him ended up in a delicious curry!

Some More from Manchester

Here's some photos that we took during the set up at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair the other day. Mr. Fox kindly came along to help, despite fighting a horrid virus.  He is very handy with a spirit level.

The first one going up on the wall. This is the new large print that I blogged about a while back. It was touch and go whether it would be ready, but I finished it on the Monday before the show! Phew! The pre planning worked after all.

 I'm a little teeny bit concerned about the bloke hopping around on the canvas roof.

Nearly done..

And relax...Job's a good 'un. We rewarded ourselves with some top flight Japanese nosh at a place round the corner. Takoyaki is my favourite!