Thursday, 8 November 2012

Fireworks, Flea Markets & Fabric Labels

Over the last week I have been a little miserable as a vicious cold took hold, but we can't let these things stop us can we! I didn't manage to get to the big bonfire party in Bath, but there was plenty to see from the garden and I lit a sparkler or two to feel a part of it. I do love fireworks, it's the wrapping up all cosy and warm and being with lots of others all enjoying the same experience.

I have also managed to do some flea market shopping of late, picking up some brilliant finds to decorate a few spaces and to use as props for my Silver Shed booth (remember to come along to The Bath Artisan Market this Sunday at Green Park Station 9.30-4pm). I am particularly in love with the 1930's German sleigh I found in pretty Malmesbury. The enamel bowls are perfect for holding my jewellery goods, there is a song sheet which will be framed and a mini milking stool and shoe last for... um, well... well for no reason, but why not hey!

Lastly I need to share with you my new love... printing on fabric at home. Looking for some way to label my silver quote rings I started thinking about printable fabric sheets, these little gems enable you to design and print your own fabric with an ink jet printer. Perfect for text too, but just remember to mirror image!
It is quite pricey but looking on line I came across many people raving about freezer paper and how it allows you to make your own sheets by ironing it to the fabric and giving it enough structure for the printer. Sadly I soon realised this is an American product and tricky to find in the UK, but look on line and in quilting shops (it's popular for applique work) and you will eventually find it, and plenty of tutorials (here is one on the Instuctables website). Have some fun with it!



  1. I loved your stall at the Bath Artisan Market! I've just added you to my circle on Etsy (my shop is and will have a proper look at all your items in a moment. The ones I saw at the weekend were lovely!

    It's good to see another crafter from Bath.

    Best wishes,

  2. Ah thank you Nadia, even though I've been making for a while the fairs and shop are a relatively new venture, so it's lovely to hear you like my work. I will be sure to check out your store, it's always good to find more creative lovelies from around Bath!

  3. While talking to my boyfriend about the rings you had for sale at Green Park Station, I kept hinting that they would make lovely wedding bands. ;) We'll see if he takes the hint eventually.


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