Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Back to School

Among the fireworks and rain at last weeks Thames Festival came am amazing opportunity to have a 15 minute session with Doug 'Dragon' Richard. To be truly honest I didn't think much could be told in such a short time certainly of any help - luckily for me I was wrong. Between Doug and Medeia (the course director) they showed me where I was going wrong, sometimes by pointing out the obvious but I was left feeling pretty 'refreshed' I also left with an application form to fill in.

As you can guess by now I was one of the hopefuls that was offered a place on Doug Richard's School for Start Ups and yes, of course I grabbed it with both hands.

This is day 3 of a very intense bootcamp - based in Westminster the course has introduced us to great guest speakers teaching us from web design to the neuroscience of creativity, all hugely inspiring. There would have been some photos at this point but honestly, between concentrating and well more concentrating I've just not even thought about taking any but if I did you'd see the backs of some creatives heads right now.

I've got heaps to apply now to Tobyboo, tomorrow is day 4 and the last of bootcamp then it's time for us to really do some work - the course is a year long one so it's not like I'm off the hook and I don't want to be. With mentoring and workshops ahead I'm sure they'll be some big changes in Camp Boo.....

Monday, 12 September 2011

Crawford and Cairns

Yesterday if you took at stroll near the River Thames you might have seen a new comedy double act that just so happened to be selling bleedin' marvellous stuff! Jenny Cairns and myself had such a fab time thanks to The Crafty Fox Market at the Thames Festival. 

Jenny is stupidly tall and I stupidly short we spent the majority of the time laughing, Jenny gave anyone that spoke to her the ins and outs of letterpress - her passion and enthusiasm charmed everyone - and she put up with me - the girl deserves a medal! 

Peek a Boo cards were on sale - 1960's nudey girlie cards that with the help of a clear layer overlay and a dress they were made decent but flip it up and *ahem* there was no avoiding breastage and bits! A big thank you to Mrs Cairns who did a sterling job and making sure everyone did get a peek!

 Oranges & Lemons tea towel framed in an IKEA frame - bargain art!

 Jennys badges and prints 

 Jennys t shirts that I read a bit wrong....

 the soldiers were back
 more badges - I got carried away with my maker

Thursday, 8 September 2011

A Festival for the Rest of us....

Hoopla! This Sunday I'll be part of the Craft Trail at the Thames Festival. Cabbages and Kings,Sannapanda & Friends, Crafty Fox, we make london and Craft Guerrilla are all sewn together in this one and I'm a thread in The Crafty Fox's bushy tail! 

Am hugely excited and have lots of new work that I've made especially for the shenagans - the soldiers have made a comeback, lovely new tea towels, cushions and sets of cards alongside badges and greeting cards. Please come and see us - I'll be there on Sunday from 12pm, near Tate Modern and The Founders Arms - no excuses!