Etsy Christmas Fair

So the weekend was the excellent & long awaited Oxford Etsy Christmas fair. This year it was held at the Oxford Examinations school which felt like a very post venue (there was a beautiful ceiling with animals on it, I was under the boar). The weeks before the fair were a blur of activity as Read more about Etsy Christmas Fair[…]

Cogges farm Christmas fair

It’s the one I had been waiting for, the Christmas fair at Cogges farm, Witney! If you’ve never visited Cogges it’s a lovely old farmhouse (parts date back to the 13th Century) just outside the historic market town of Witney and the Cotswolds. The house is open from March and as well as looking round Read more about Cogges farm Christmas fair[…]

En Francais

This year for Christmas we were lucky enough to go and visit James dad, step mum and their two little dogs who live near a town called Fougere in France. We took the car across by Ferry a couple of days before Christmas so when we arrived everyone was really getting into the Christmas spirit. Read more about En Francais[…]

Back from the Kiln – not quite right

I was so excited when I sent my moth wings to be fired, after working through the design I was really pleased with the painted wings. I just had enough time to do a small suncatcher (below) to use up my paint & then it was time to say goodbye to my pieces as they Read more about Back from the Kiln – not quite right[…]

Things to make – some reflections on my first bits of making to sell

This time last year I was four months into the New Years Resolution Club, a monthly club for ladies who wanted to achieve goals. We set ourselves targets and then during the following month tried to make progress on that target. During the first few sessions we were encouraged to create moodboards and think about Read more about Things to make – some reflections on my first bits of making to sell[…]

Bath for the weekend

So this weekend we visited Wiltshire to see Jam’s Dad and stepmum, but as you can see from the above photo we didn’t stay in Wiltshire for long! We headed to beautiful bath to check out the Christmas market there. As you may be able to tell it was VERY BUSY but there were choirs Read more about Bath for the weekend[…]

Making Christmas

It’s only going to be a brief post this evening I’m afraid my lovelies (but golden stars if you spotted the nightmare before Christmas reference from the title alone, I love that film and I’ve been sing making Christmas around the house as I work…). I thought I’d check in and let you know what Read more about Making Christmas[…]

What I got for Christmas

 With the wrapping paper well and truly off (and residing in the recycling, as it should be) I thought a quick recap of the amazing presents I received this year was in order. First up this amazing 1901 copy of Hans Christian Andersons Fairy tales, which it would seem has arrived just in time (more Read more about What I got for Christmas[…]