Monday, 28 May 2012

Preparing for MADE 12.

I am very happy to have been accepted to MADE 12 Brighton's contemporary craft fair. MADE is a show I visit most years and it always simply seems to amount to a lovely inspiring day, refreshing both in term of the fresh Brighton air and the fantastic selection of creative talent available. (I also love the posters!)
MADE takes place on 22nd-25th November at Brighton's Corn Exchange. To wet our appetites for this years show, here is a few of my favourite designers from last year:



                                Katie Almond                                                              
                                                                                 Alison Hadden


So it may be 6 months away but I have a lot of organising to do! Lots of stock to make, new designs to finalise and a business plan that needs to be submitted so hoping funding can commence! Im excited already :)


For more information visit the MADE 12 website: http://www.brighton-made.co.uk/                           

Monday, 14 May 2012

Use your hoop!



I must admit I have a bit of an obsession with old sewing memorabilia including old wooden cotton, labels, buttons and especially embroidery hoops. Whenever i come across old wooden hoops in a charity shop i cant help but pick them up! i now have quite a collection and I was inspired to use some of the hoops as frames for my bird prints.I have also added some hand embroidered text of the birds song. I love the idea of taking something and giving it a new sense of purpose and I think the circular shape of the hoops look great clustered together on a wall to create a striking yet simple feature. If you have any old hoops that are gathering dust why not create some art with any old scraps of fabric that you love? 
I mustn't get to carried away though as I still need to leave some hoops free to complete all of my embroidery projects! 




Lucy Alice Bird Hoops will be available to buy online soon!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Makers Boutique.Brighton.April 2012

Hello again! I can't believe it is May already, everything has been very manic over here with a the move into my first home and still commuting between Sussex and Kent for work, Im hoping everything will settle down come June, I can start to get back into a routine and most importantly I can start making again in preparation for the website launch and Ch***tmas shows!! This year is going far to quick! I finally have Internet back so I thought I would share the images of my stall at The Makers Boutique on the 7th April: