Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Happy 2016

So its January 2016, the 20th to be precise, I'm not sure where Christmas went, but it is indeed over and it is time to get back at it!

As I nod goodbye to the festive season I will share a piece with you that I made for my mum and dad. A rather large pigeon got stuck in their chimney mid way through last year and left it's sooty trail across the ceiling during its escape. Anyway to celebrate this highly amusing event (to me anyway) I made a memento to commemorate the event. And here he is in all his glory... they did see the funny side in the end...







My order books are now open for 2016 and filling up nicely but you still have a little time before I close them again. If you would like a Cat in the shoe original piece please do contact me via email....thecatintheshoe@mail.com

January has brought with it a bought of larangitus for the OH, a stinking cold and worryingly sore throat for me and a very very snotty nose for the 5 year old. It also attempted to kill off 'The Beast' my ancient industrial Singer, so it has been a trying year so far.

'The Beast' has survived despite Januarys efforts and after a few repairs and a large bill it is back in the studio.

Plans for shows and events this year are still in the pipeline so in the mean time I thought I would share with you my first commission of the year which is off to the States to welcome a new life into the world....



Do not let January get you down, there is always Wine.



Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Dorset Team Etsy made local Christmas fair !!!!

Its the most wonderful time of the year............. And my most favourite!!

And what better way to kick start the festive season than a little Christmas shopping? Hand made locally produced shopping to be precise.
Well fear not my craft loving friends as do I have the best event for you, over 70 stalls of unique hand created pieces all under one roof in the beautiful town of Wimborne here in lovely Dorset, and its sponsored by Etsy so you know it is the best of the best on offer and I am lucky enough to be involved in this amazing event.


When is it I hear you cry, well its only this blooming Saturday the 5th December!!! In the Allendale Centre in Wimborne Hanham Rd, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1AS.

you can see everything about this event on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/866031100155674/

And what will I be bringing?????

well heres a tiny peek to wet your whistle...











Saturday, 7 November 2015

whats so great about today???

Oh hello again, twice in one week hey? I know I spoil you.
So today Saturday 7th November is the launch of the 'Inspire' Exhibition at the prestigious Walford Mill http://www.walfordmillcrafts.co.uk and I am lucky enough to be in it, well not me personally I mean my work otherwise that would be weird.



            
look see thats my deer in the window.




Also tonight at 7.30pm you could get your mitts on some handmade goodness from me in my Etsy store www.etsy.com/uk/shop/thecatintheshoe.


And that is why today is so blooming great!!


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Did someone say Christmas???????

No? really no one said.....CHRISTMAS?! Why ever not, well I have, look see I said it, in-fact I have been saying it for a while now and I will continue to do so until? January maybe?


So as the big day is approaching super fast I have been sewing up a Christmas frenzy in preparation, and because I have been in the Christmas mood since about September  I am having a Christmas extravaganza this Saturday the 7th November at 7.30pm ( UK)in my Etsy store www.etsy.com/uk/shop/thecatintheshoe 

And here my lovely lot is a taster of what will be on offer......(plus many more I haven't quite finished yet)









got you in the festive mood yet???

Friday, 16 October 2015

How to keep up with a blog?

I would love to know how all you bloggers keep up with this? I had made a promise to myself and you I think? to blog weekly in fact sometimes even more than once a week. It appears to actually of been over four weeks since my last blog and this is not because I haven't been busy, I have in fact  been so busy that blogging has not happened! So ultimately its not my fault, right?

So what have I been doing then that has kept me too busy to write a blog or two?....... well I have been working on a collection for an exciting Exhibition at the prestigious Walford Mill.....


I have also been sewing away a christmas collection that will be for sale on Etsy on the 7th of November....


I also made a limited edition of 6 Queen of hearts Christmas decorations





so there you go.... until next time ( hopefully not 4 weeks)





Sunday, 6 September 2015

Nourish 2015

Hello,
We are back from our adventures in Devon this weekend. It was a super speedy trip but we still managed to have some sunshine, see some beautiful views, eat an actual meal together that did not gluten me and meet a lot of lovely new faces at Nourish Festival.

and my stall did not fall done over night which was a relief ...


All in all it was a lovely day in Devon, some creatures are off to new homes in the Devon countryside and now its time for the festive makes to begin!

Once my son has had his first day at school tomorrow???!!!!! crying mum at gates a go go.


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

3 and a bit days and then.........

That's right, somehow its September already and that means Nourish Festival!!!! 

Im pretty excited about this as it will be my first trip to Bovey Tracey and I get to exhibit my creations there. And I might almost be ready which is very unlike me although I am sure I will have a last minute panic and decide to make something extra at the very last minute.
Here is a small selection of what I will be selling on Saturday.....








For those of you that can get to Devon on Saturday I look forward to seeing you there, and for those of you who can't I have flash sale over in my Etsy store plus a few Christmas pre-orders.www.etsy.com/uk/shop/thecatintheshoe

So something for everyone!!

I hope to meet some of you in person on Saturday xxx