Season of Thrift and Festival Fruitiness

The Festival of Thrift hit Lingfield Point near Darlington this weekend. A marvellous way to spend a weekend! There are vintage caravans as mini shops or galleries, camper van cafés, fabulous food stalls, amazing artists and more thrifty vintage finds than could fill your attic! Alongside the stalls there are ‘Have a Go’ opportunities, anyoneContinue reading “Season of Thrift and Festival Fruitiness”

Staithes Art Festival 2014

Somehow I’ve got the urge to up sticks and settle down in a little seaside cottage…could it be the after effects of a lovely day in Staithes? The annual art festival took place this weekend, with 80 pop up galleries featuring over 100 artists. Then there’s the buskers, pop up cafés and the beach, litteredContinue reading “Staithes Art Festival 2014”

September Sunshine

A day in my workroom today, lovely to be here after a busy time delivering workshops but with several small selling opportunities coming up in November and a big show next Spring I need to get stitching! This little beach hut is called ‘Pier Inn’ – I love the punning names these huts are given:)Continue reading “September Sunshine”

It’s been a proggy mat kind of Summer…

So September is here again. It always feels a bit like New Year to me – I think it’s part throw back to having been a teacher and part having school age kids. So, new beginnings, new plans and on we go. The pictures show the proggy rug project I’m involved in, incorporating pupils’ drawingsContinue reading “It’s been a proggy mat kind of Summer…”