Thursday, 12 December 2013

Woven decorations

So, Made and Found was a huge success, and enormous thanks if you came along to say hello!

I have a few willow and rush decorations left over, and I have put the postable ones in my Etsy shop today. I very rarely do this, and it feels a bit odd to be saying it, but if you are in the UK and looking for some willowy goodness, maybe you'd like to take a quick peek?

Normal service will be resumed soon ;-)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Made and Found

It's been a busy few weeks here in Dottycookie-land. It may look as if I've been sitting idly by, but if you follow me on twitter, you'll be aware that I am getting ready to take part in a very exciting event this weekend - the first Made and Found sale will be taking part in North London this Saturday, Dec 7th, and I am very honoured to be part of a small group of designer makers. There will be some truly gorgeous handmade items on sale, and tea and cakes to boot!

My house and garden have been overflowing with gorgeous, supple, fragrant willow for weeks now, in all colours from warm brown through soft green to vibrant reds to nearly black. It has been a joy to have a reason to use some of my most precious stocks. I'd love to share the results with you.

If you are in the area and have an hour or two to spare, we can guarantee a warm welcome - and the chance to buy some individual Christmas presents for special people - including perhaps a treat or two for yourself.

The details are on the flier above, and links to the various craftspeople are below. It would be lovely to meet you!

Emma Mitchell: Exquisite, wonderfully wearable jewellery

Linda Bloomfield: Ceramicist extraordinaire. Her hand-thrown cake stands and mugs were featured on this season's Great British Bakeoff.

Celia Hart: Beautiful prints inspired by nature 

Karen Boatwright: the very cutest knitted animals, warm sleeping bags, and paintings

Lilli Wicks: Stunning knitwear

Claire Knight: Delicate paper cuts

Tracy Dowling: Beautiful modern quilted homewares

SkeinQueen (Debora Orr): Dangerously covetable hand dyed yarns

Higgledy Garden The best cut flower seeds I've ever tried