Monday, 28 June 2010

Paris and my love of all things French

As you may have noticed, I've changed the background of my blog.  As much as I liked the simplicity of the bird design, when I spotted the Paris design, I couldn't resist. See, Paris has long since held a special place in my heart.  I lived about an hour outside of Paris for 8 months when I was 20, and loved almost every minute of it (with the exception of the odd bout of homesickness for my lovely friends and family at home).  So anything to do with Paris, I instinctively want to see, do or buy! And recently that has extended to making! I saw some Eiffel Tower charms for sale on Ebay and snapped them up.  Ever since I made a charm bracelet using one of these and a few other of my finds, it hasn't been off my wrist.  I've made another similar one which one of my friends has got their eye on -

If these are going to be popular I'm going to make a batch - what do you think?

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Find Out About Folksy - Keighley Arts Factory - 26 June 2010

Yesterday, I met up with some very lovely fellow Folksy-ers at Keighley Arts Factory, for an event for people to find out more about Folksy.  Organised by the fabulous Jo of Glassprimitif, it was a chance for people to show and sell their gorgeous makings, and we Folksy folk were also privy to a couple of great workshops. The first in the morning was led by Jo and we all had fun wafting pieces of paper around the room trying to get the paint on our Wax Batik masterpieces dry! Mine had a bucketload of paint to dry so took an especially long time! Here is the finished product -

I'm just trying to decide what to use it for now - maybe envelopes or a diary cover?

After a quick lunch break (with the all important cake!) it was time for the letterpress demo by Jax of Print For Love of Wood - after having a go on one of her fabulous letterpress machines I think we all wanted one! (I know I've already had a look on Ebay!)

It was a great day, a really nice way to get to know people in similar situations and put faces to names. I hope to see them all again sometime soon.

First post!

Ok, so I've taken the plunge and got myself a blog....

I'm currently building up my company, laura's little lovelies, and this blog will let you know what I'm up to, whether its bags that I'm sewing, people I'm meeting or workshops I'm attending.  I've already met lots of fabulous people who do amazing things, so I'll be featuring them on here too as people need to know that handmade is best and beautiful!
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