Sunday, 10 November 2013

Christmas is coming......

Autumn brings such gorgeous days to go walking on the beach, we are so lucky to live five minutes away from the stunning Tynemouth long sands.

St. George's Church steeple in the distance
Things have been really busy in the Hewison household the last few weeks so I must apologise once again for neglecting my blog.  Preparations are in full swing for the Kirkley Hall Christmas Fair next Saturday and Sunday.  Gill P and I will be sharing a stand so it is always lovely to have company.  We have both been busy developing new work, some things work out and some things don't.  The kilt pins I have been making seem to be very popular so I have bought some lovely old swan bill pins to make teeny tiny ones..
Betty modelling her French vintage dyed nightgown and duck egg kilt pin
My little collection of vintage labels have been utilised to create another couple of pins...  I know I have more but having searched the house from top to bottom they are still missing.  I am sure when I least expect it they will turn up!
vintage labels and buttons
the finished article...
I was very lucky last Sunday at the flea market, a lovely elderly gent was selling some beautiful linen and crochet doileys.  I couldn't make my mind up which to buy as they were all gorgeous so he let me have all 37 for a really good price, well, it would have been rude not to buy them!

The red and green dye pots have been in full swing dyeing manila tags.  A mini production line has been assembled on our kitchen table...
rich ruby red
Crowns, Snowflakes and Merry Christmas
So, all in all, I am quite organised (oh no now I have said it, I am sure something will go drastically wrong!) so it just leaves me to sort out what I am going to take, how I am going to display my work and lots of packaging (hopefully I will need it!!!).  Until next time..... Jayne.  I would love to hear what you have all been up to in my absence.