Tag: craft fairs

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Hello Friday, are you here already?

Matches and candles - Misericordia

It feels like I’ve hardly turned around and this week had disappeared in a puff of sulphurous smoke and a rustle of wrapping paper.

Brass menorah and blue and white ware - Misericordia

Hanukkah started on Sunday evening, and Dragon announced he wanted latkes every night (shortly before deciding he didn’t like latkes). I gamely carried on for four nights, but after suffering intense salad cravings, I’m letting it slide.

The craft fairs were successful, I sold some things and got quite a few enthusiastic commission possibilities, so I’m looking forward to seeing how those shape up.

Scissors and embroidery hoop - Misericordia

I have one piece to finish up and then I’m going to devote my holiday to regaining a bit of making inspiration. I’ve been finding myself aimlessly scrolling through the moderately entertaining dross of the Interwebz instead of making, so I’m going to pull out some family projects that have been neglected of late to see if I can get my needles dancing.

Knitting and Bunhilda - Misericordia

Out of the Blue Arts Market – Saturday 5th December

I will be at Out of the Blue for their Arts Market this Saturday, from 11 am to 5 pm.

Out of the Blue Arts Market

Photo credit: Out of the Blue

This is a great market with lovely music, delicious food from the cafe and lots of lovely stalls.

I will also be running a little giveaway, so if you’re Leith way, pop in and say hello!

Edit: Experts have pointed out to me that this Saturday will in fact be the 5th of December, so I have updated this post in line with recent scientific developments.


Now is the Season

I think I’m starting to develop that slightly rictus grin of a person who has realised that they’re carrying one too many plates after insisting that ‘No, I’m fine, honestly!’

I’ve managed to schedule the first craft fair of the season on the same weekend as having folk over for Thanksgiving, so it’s been a little frantic around here.

I’ve got a stand at Dragon’s school Winter Festival, so it will be a relatively relaxed affair (I hope). He’s desperate to help (I think he really wants a name-tag), so we’ll see if I can maintain a calm and happy craft-fair-face while he assists.

Out of interest (and not in the least apropos of my parenting challenges), how often do you ‘water’ your Christmas cake? I think I might have overdone it last year, is once a week enough?



Morningside Makers Market this Saturday

Someday, Gentle Reader, I will be so organised that I will have time to photograph all of the pieces I’m taking to a craft fair before I do my practice set up.

But, as they say, it is not this day! Even my camera is against me, the batteries died just as I took the first photo for this post…

Perhaps it’s a good way to heighten the excitement (yours, not mine).

At any rate, here are a few sneaky peeks (courtesy of my phone) at what’s coming with me to the Morningside Makers Market this Saturday.

You can see all of my upcoming fairs here, but don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted!

Back to work…

Misericordia and Morningside Makers Markets

Right, Resolution #1 out of the way!

I’ve just booked myself in for five craft fairs at the lovely Morningside Makers Market at the Columcille Centre in Edinburgh!

fair helper

(My ginger assistant will not be joining me, alas!)

The fairs are on:

  • 1 March, 2014
  • 3 May, 2014
  • 6 September, 2014
  • 1 November, 2014
  • 15 November, 2014

I’ll have work for sale and will be taking commissions for custom pieces!

You can see my Misericordia appearances on a calendar here.


I was going to write a post looking back on my New Year’s resolutions from last year, but apparently I didn’t make any.

Seriously hand embroidery - Misericordia 2012

I know people are a bit down on resolutions, but I kind of like them. It’s a bit like a list that has a 12 month deadline and as long as you aren’t too specific or over-enthusiastic then they can give your memory a wee jog as to where you were at the end of the previous year.

So, here are mine:

  1. Make myself a regular feature at Edinburgh craft fairs. It’s rare that someone will buy something from me as an impulse purchase, so I need to be more visible so that I’m there when they’re ready to buy or commission something.
  2. Contact more press outlets so I can get my work seen more widely. (This is terrifying…)
  3. (Updated as of 24th December) Don’t delete my website at 10pm on Christmas Eve in an attempt to tidy up. (The Lovely Young Man lived up to his name and found it again..)

How about you? Do you make New Year’s resolutions (or delete things at inappropriate times)? If you’re feeling brave, you could even post your resolutions or deletions!

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