Thursday, 27 November 2014

A new design for a competition

Last week I rustled up this design along the theme of trees and vegetables for a competition at a UK fabric printers. I think it is a relatively new company called Lacuna Press and they have launched the competition on Facebook and are asking people to 'like' whichever design takes their fancy before the end of the month and the winner will receive a £50 fabric print voucher.

I would like to thank all the bloggy friends who are also FB friends for popping along to vote for mine. If you'd like to join in the voting for mine or any of the others, there are only a few and I think someone has entered the same design a few times in different colours which is confusing as I assumed it was one entry per person, anyway if you fancy joining in and you're on FB just search for "Lacuna Press" and you will see the designs on their most recent post.

It's a long shot but if I did win then I'll put all the liker names into the hat for a giveaway.

Thanks everyone.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dad's Army being filmed in Bridlington Old Town

Did you know the new Dad's Army film is being filmed on location in Bridlington and Flamborough, I gather 70% of the film is being done up here.

Now I'm not someone who is a bit bothered by celebrity this and celebrity that and spotting the stars out and about but I have been curious about the set and how the High Street in the Old Town has been transported back to the 1940's.

The last fortnight has seen a wonderful transformation and filming is still in full swing.
I had to call in to Gallery 49 last week and their shop was being transformed into a gentlemen's outfitters. I hope Liz will not mind in me lifting her pictures from a recent G49 newsletter to show you as I have no pics of my own.

The High Street, to anyone who knows it, needs little help to look authentic, it is one of the best preserved Georgian Streets in northern England and it looked tremendous with the flags and bunting strung between shops.

I was in Brid yesterday, it was sunny and I drove past with half a mind to try and get some photos but the area is completed cordoned off now for filming and with security men in place allowing only pass holders in.
So sadly no pics of my own but there are some nice shots on this link to Brid Free Press, takes a minute to load but lots of pics.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

My new collection Art on a Scarf nearly ready to roll

Over the last couple of months I've had more of my scarf designs back from the printers and whenever I've had a spare moment and the the light has been good I've been trying to finish them off.

The crepe de chine they are printed on presented me with the problem do I simply roll the edges of the scarves or do I line them. Rolling the edge was one issue, I tried one by hand and it took ages so I began researching a rolled hem presser foot for my sewing machine which was a whole other issue. 

I decided to line them because crepe de chine isn't quite as nice as silk would have been if left unlined, because the crepe was a vivid colour on one side and pale on the other it made them look unfinished.
Because of my vivid colours I wanted equally interesting colours for the backs so every time I was near a fabric shop I was on the look out for contrasting or similar colours and began collecting 'linings'.

 I think I became overwhelmed with all the colours and patterns so it's taken me ages and the last few weekends to sit down and choose colours and stitch them up. I can happily say they are almost done and will be ready for me to put in my shop soon, as Art on A Scarf.

Be warned, I've attached lots of pictures to this one!

First up, vintage caravans

Flower Girls

Vintage memories

My Woolworths artwork

Various assorted

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Festive Fair, end of month, E. Yorks, free stalls

Just a quick post to promote something for my friend and if anyone local would like a free stall just leave me a comment. 

My friend who builds with straw bales is holding a Christmassy Fair on Nov 29th at the straw bale cottage (it is near Howden), it's the first time they've done this and they are offering us free stalls. I will be taking some of my festive gifts and jewellery to sell.

It is also an opportunity to see the latest of their straw bale houses which is nearing completion and they will be doing tours around it. Entrance fee is for the wonderful organisation Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

I know not many local people read my blog but if you are and you do want a stall just let me know and I can give you further details.