Sunday, 22 November 2009

The World Famous Tea Cosy Tearooms.

Today I visited Brighton to deliver all my work for the Brighton Ourhouse Fair, and decided to visit the Tea Cosy. I had heard that there was a strict tea room etiquette, so I read all the rules on their website and wore my Sunday best. It was exactly as I had hoped; a shameless shrine to the Royals, every crevice pi
led high with incredible memorabilia. I got to sit underneath a splendid portrait of Queen Victoria, and whilst embracing the spirit of the venue, listening to some of my favourite songs, including Vera Lynn, we decided to order the full works:

"Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, Queen of Hearts, 10 year Anniversary, Your Death Has Torn Our Lives Apart, Fairwell Dear Princess Queen Of Hearts, Forever In Our Thoughts, Memorial Afternoon Tea"

Oh my days, it was the most glorious afternoon tea I have ever had. A giant tea pot of almost never ending tea, and a cake stand which featured unashamedly soft white bread with no crusts, and lashings of salad cream, scones and all the biscuits you could ever want for. To top it all off 'Candle in the Wind' was played on the piano when it was served to us (this may have been a coincidence).

So even though I couldn't really make much of a dent to the biscuit mountain, and I kept having to silence my mother, loudly singing the words to, 'We'll meet again', whilst clearly breaking etiquette rule number eight of, 'Conversation should never be louder than two tones above the chink of a tea cup and good table manners are expected at all times.', I highly recommend a visit.

But seriously, don't break the rules. I've heard there are consequences.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Christmas is a coming!

Another little look at what will be on offer at the Brighton Open House Fair, which opens it's doors next weekend!
Those teacup candles are my absolute favourite, I am almost sad to part with them. Weep.
They are laced with lavender as it's lovely and calming after a hard day's Christmas shopping, and they are all sourced by me, quite literally from all over the country.
I have also been playing shop with my awesome new stamp as modelled by Edward the royal bear. He has a little rosette made from a 1900's edition of a women's newspaper, and is made from reclaimed tweed and my Grandmother's finest blanket.
He will also be making an appearance at the fair.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Brighton Open House Fairs.

These woolly creatures are ready to be stored away in their little travelling case and sent down to Brighton for the lovely Open House Fair where I will be selling some of my wares. It will be full of splendid handmade festive treats and gifts and artwork, check out the list of participating artists here.

Some Right Bobby Dazzlers.

A sneek peek of some little friends from the Brick Lane studio of Bobby Dazzler.

I am nowhere near as fast as Rosie and Fumie who make them, but my stuffing and stitching is getting super fast (for me anyway).

Click here to see my favorite.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Christmas shopping ahoy!

I am very excited to announce that I think I have just confirmed a stall at this years Craft Guerrilla Christmas Market. It looks to be a lovely festive day with a Christmas Choir and crafty DIY lessons being held. I will be selling my brand new range of writing paper and lots of friendly creatures too. Come and say hello!

I am also taking part in Ourhouse Brighton Fairs which look splendidly fabulous too.

Open for 3 weekends:
November 27th 28th 29th 
December 4th 5th 6th 
December 11th 12th 13th

Opening Times:
Friday evenings 5 - 7pm 
Saturdays 11 - 7pm
Sundays 12 - 5pm