Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Orkney sunsets

The days are getting incredibly long here now.  It doesn't really get dark at night.  Sad thing is by the end of next week the days will actually start to get shorter.  Ah well, so long as we keep getting these stunning sunsets, I don't mind so much!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Dates for your diary

If you are lucky enough to be in Orkney this summer, why not come and see my work at the following fairs and exhibitions:

Saturday 18th June: St. Magnus’ Festival week: Kirkwall Town Hall 10am to 4pm

Monday 20th June: St. Magnus’ Festival week: Kirkwall Town Hall 10am to 4pm

Tuesday 5th July to Saturday 30th July: Annual Exhibition and Sale: Kirkwall Town Hall 

Saturday 13th August: County Show:  Bignold Park, Kirkwall

If you can't make it, you can always see my work in my Etsy and Folksy shops! 

Sunday, 12 June 2011

First craft fair

Well I finally took part in my first craft fair yesterday at Dounby School in Orkney.  The thought of filling a table with jewellery was quite daunting, so I worked hard all last week trying to make up enough stock.  I knew I had to raise the height of my work as tables can be quite low and people really need to see jewellery nearer eye level.  Anyway I came up with an ingenious idea which involved placing the table upon 4 buckets.  Well it seemed to work, although I might have had problems if anyone leant on the table!

Anyway, I met some lovely people both visitors and stall holders.  Everyone was very supportive and helpful. Thanks especially to Fiona of Castaway Crafts and Francis of Francis Garriock Jewellery.  The day was a complete success and I'm thoroughly looking forward to my next fair next weekend.

You might like to see my new line inspired by the pebbles at Skaill Bay, our beautiful local beach.  These are currently available for sale in my Etsy shop and my Folksy shop and can be made in different sizes.

And this one is a one of a kind.