Brackley SEWcial – Fabric Flowers Corsage Workshop!

The Crafty Lass wants to get Brackley SEWcial! Do you love craft? Do you enjoy (or want to try!) sewing? Fancy meeting local people, or a night with friends? Want to handmake a new accessory? I am holding a ‘Fabric Flower Corsage Workshop’! The Green Room, Brackley – Thursday 20th August 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets are limited

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The Crafty Lass does… Glass Bead Making (Lampworking!)

Now this, is a well overdue blog post… a couple of months ago – towards the end of May, I had the wonderful experience of going ‘Lampworking’ – that’s glass bead making in case you were wondering! This was actually a gift from myself to one of my oldest and jewellery loving friends, Hayley. However, the workshop

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The Crafty Lass does… Feather Painting!

Well, it has been another grey and rainy afternoon…what better way to brighten up the day than by getting creative with some feathers, inks and paint! The gloriously garish tie-dye feathers turned into a crazily bright headdress are for (the no doubt mud-filled) Glastonbury festival. The more delicate, paler pinks and blues are for Wilderness festival and

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The Crafty Lass does… The Brackley Community Carnival and The Bake Off!

Well…it rained. And it rained. And it rained. And, Oh! Cleared up a bit!… And then rained. To say it was ‘damp’, would put it mildly. However, what a wonderful day! The event, although slightly marred by the weather, was brilliant. It was very quintessentially British! We were very lucky in the ‘Craft and Bake

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The Crafty Lass does… The Brackley Community Carnival AND The Great Brackley Bake Off!

Saturday 13th June 2015 – a date for your diaries – The Brackley Community Carnival! The Crafty Lass not only has a craft stall in the ‘Craft Marquee’, selling my new greetings card ranges – (soon to be sold online, watch this space!) – I now also have a space in The Great Brackley Bake

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Top 5… Inspirational Days Out!

We all need to get inspired by something, whether it be the clouds across a morning sky, a flower that has blossomed in your garden, a visit to a gallery, or even day-to-day chores and activities. Whatever the inspiration behind our art, design and craft – here are my top 5 events that could inspire

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Top 5… Craft Events for 2015

There are hundreds of craft fairs and events running up and down our country, all throughout the year – with independent producers selling their individual, creative and interesting wares. From local fairs in your village hall, to internationally recognised events at huge venues – there will never be a time when you can’t find a

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Kirstie Allsopp – The Handmade Fair!

Anything that involves Kirstie Allsopp and craft – and we are on to a winner…I find her so inspiring! Just seen that she is hosting The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace from 18th-20th September 2015 – and in such an iconic, historic and British venue, what’s not to love! Ticket’s aren’t on sale yet –

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Brackley Farmers Market

Well, another cold and grey day over the lovely Northamptonshire market town of Brackley. There have been quite a few of these recently. (Did anyone see the eclipse yesterday??) I said this in an earlier post – but where exactly is this thing called ‘Spring’? It seems to have gone A.W.O.L. I have also been

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Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage Fair

Well, what a treat I was in for yesterday. I nipped into Milton Keynes to pick up a few birthday surprises from good old reliable John Lewis. I expected to be parked, into the shops, and out again within 30 minutes. Little did I know that the Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage fair was all

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