Hello crafty sorts! My goodness, life is veeeery busy at the moment. As you may have heard from my constant waffling via Twitbook, I'm making lots and lots of buttons for my first craft fair. Here are a few:
I'm working on some commissions too. Here is the latest, for a colleague's grandson's new handmade cardigan!
But that doesn't mean that other crafty matters haven't been wafting around my head, oh no. Here are a few bits of news from the land of Miss Beatrix of late...
I bought tickets to this!
I am sooo excited. It's a great line up of speakers, including Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons and The Great British Sewing Bee fame, Victoria Woodcock of State of Craft, Andy Poplar of Vinegar and Brown Paper and Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation. Demonstrations include screen printing, sewing skills, and lino cutting, and there is still more being announced. It's right on my doorstep too! And there promises to be ice cream!
I've also been having fun ordering more stickers for my special Etsy customers, and an iPhone cover for me... well, because.
I've been stamping things... I've got a lot of library experience so I stamp with a stern air:
I am finally taking my first shaky steps in crochet, thanks to some lovely helpers:
And this meant I could invest in the crochet hook roll I have been promising myself, from the lovely Rachel of
Lastly, there hasn't been nearly enough time for reading of late, but I have slowly been catching up on some crafty magazines. Mollie Makes, I felt, had become a little samey in recent months, and I wasn't anticipating it with the same enthusiasm as before. Thankfully there have been a few tweaks and some new regular features, and it's back in my favourites once again. I'm really enjoying reading Gathered on my iPad every Friday in my lunchbreak too! Crafty Magazine is the new craft mag on the block, and has a fresh attitude to all things handmade. I really like it so far.
Hope you've been finding time for crafty goings on too!