26 Jul 2011

Blog Feature...

I am very pleased and excited as this week, I have been featured on FAKE magazine's blog page, and have also been asked to submit some work to feature in their second issue!!!!!

FAKE magazine is a non-profit magazine, which has been designed and created by a fashion stylist and graphic designer from Birmingham City University; their inspiration for the magazine came when
 "discovering that there was a wealth of unseen talent amongst our peers".

FAKE magazine aims to showcase young, gifted and independent creatives whilst also featuring news and information on creative and interesting projects that deserve recognition. 

I cannot wait for the second issue to come out, so I can actually see my work in print but shall keep the details of the work I have submitted under wraps until it is released :)

18 Jul 2011

My Favourite Magazines of the Moment...

I've noticed a lot of people blogging about their favourite magazines of the moment, so thought I would give my favourite reads of the moment a bit of promotion, and try to get them a few more readers.

After spotting this magazine on another blog, I straightaway started hunting it down in my local area, but to no avail and unfortunately I missed out on the first issue :( However, I am now a very happy subscriber to...

I love this fun, vibrant, packed with craftiness magazine! Every turn of the page reveals another exciting project, interesting article or page full of information on craft events, tutorials etc. I am very interested in textiles, and stitch which this magazine shows a main focus towards, however I'm sure for anyone interested in making and crafts they will find something in this magazine!

Another lovely magazine, filled with interesting projects every month is...

If you are interested in different crafts, rather than focussing on fabric/textile based crafts then this magazine will probably be more suitable for you. It is crammed full with different making projects for the kitchen, home, wardrobe and garden covering a variety of different arts and crafts. Each issue has a different theme, some of which have been really interesting including the vintage issue, and light issue. 

And finally, another brilliant magazine on the market at the moment is...

Similar to Making magazine, Handmade Living is an all-round craft magazine which focuses on a range of different crafts and arts to make things both for the home and garden. As well as projects and tutorials, Handmade Living also includes a variety of interviews with companies and practitioners and guides on whats 'hot' on the market for both home and crafting!

Hopefully one day, I'll be writing about an article that I have featured in, in one of these magazines :)

11 Jul 2011

Makeshift Birmingham

I am very pleased to announce, I will be taking part in Makeshift Arts and Crafts Market, on the 20th August!!!

I was contacted by the organiser, a couple of days ago, so am eager to start creating products to sell at the show; at the moment, I think I am going to take my collection I produced for my final collection at University so I will be selling:
  • Teatime at Three Greeting Cards
  • Gift Wrap, and Tags
  • Vintage inspired Necklaces, and possibly other jewellery items!
  • Teatowels, napkins, and other linen/lace items
I also hope to be  able to start work on some new designs, which may be shown at this craft market so I'd better be off now to get making and creating!!!

7 Jul 2011


Just a quick post to let you know I've been away on holiday for past couple of week so haven't been able to post or get much more work done!!

However, I did take some photos and visit several places of inspiration, so will be getting back to developing new work very soon.

Also, no news on the missing portfolio so need to start recreating some of my work that was featured in the original folder.

Time to get busy, busy once again!!!