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Market research

29 May

It was a great first day behind the tables at Tweseldown Artisan Market last Saturday. I’m not sure how you measure success at such events, but we sold a few things, said hello to lots of new faces and thoroughly enjoyed the buzz of bringing my little brand to life.

Amazing what can be achieved in just a week. Between confirming our space on Monday and unloading our boxes early on Saturday morning, we had created a viable showcase for my precious, much-loved stock. A few lovely fabrics here, some self-styled crates and stands there, and a kindly donated vintage ladder thrown in for good measure made a handsome temporary home for it all.

By Saturday evening we were EXHAUSTED!


We’re back to do it all again on June 22nd. Same place – Tweseldown Racecourse, Bourley Road, Church Crookham, Hampshire, GU52 8DY.



Moving and improving

24 May

Creativity has had to make way for practicality these past couple of weeks. We’re moving house – or at least that’s the plan – and so my life has become a stifling spiral of paperwork and phone calls and decluttering and nervous nail chewing.

I did, however, manage to make it along to my first car boot sale of the season on Sunday morning. Yes, they run all year round {although only for the hardcore}, but this first trip marked a welcome return to some serious treasure hunting in the sunshine.

I had a particular eye out for picture frames, and although I always hope for the odd unexpectedly random discovery I also like to have a plan in mind. These three frames are perfect examples of what makes a great starting point for revamping. Texture or detail will always be brought to life by a lick of paint. It doesn’t matter what colour or material the frame is to start with, good paint {and you know I love Annie Sloan} will cover any surface and imperfection. Come back soon to see this trio’s transformation.

I also couldn’t resist this pretty pressed glass cake stand. Purchased for a tidy little sum, and destined for a life displaying delicious mountains of cupcakes!

This weekend’s adventures will include a trip to Tweseldown Artisan Market {details here}.  It’s a brand new monthly event in my area showcasing local makers, bakers, creatives and crafters. With vintage stalls and retro sellers promised too it sounds right up my street. And perhaps yours too?