Sunday, 12 May 2019

May Morning Madness....

Hello!  It has been far far too long since i updated the site and i am now forcing myself to sit down, have a cuppa and catch you up on all of the new exciting things happening at Simply Vintage !


So firstly - what a start to the year it has been - Spring Knitting and Stitching Show was a huge success and i got to meet so many lovely customers and fabric addicts like myself. 


Then it was onto the NEC with the Crafty Beggars for the Creative Craft Show and had great fun running workshops in the VIP area and in our own little den. 





Country Living came next and i was so proud to have a pice of my embroidery and vintage things as part of the marketing and promotional photographs: 


A wonderful costume job came next for a special client out in Abu Dhabi: Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again live interactive Movie experience with West End Worldwide .....fabulous flares and bling a plenty!




In-between all of these i had the joy of two sell out shows on Hochanda with my new kits....so all in all an incredibly busy first part of the year - Phew. 


And now...I am off to Canada, running workshops onboard a cruise as part of the SuperCrafters with Julie Peasgood.

See you in a couple of weeks 

xxxxx

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Design Team Call Out

Would you like to be part of our brand new design team? Then read on.....

As part of a brand new re-launch in 2019 i am looking for a small group of wonderful crafters to form the Simply Vintage Design Team.
I have been on Hochanda TV for almost 3 years and love every minute of it - but it is time for a change on my shows and i am hoping you can be part of it.

Here are my current Hochanda kits and projects...
https://www.hochanda.com/ProductsListing-Brand/157/Simply-Vintage

I have new projects and kits coming next year and would love to share these with our DT as the possibilities with genuine Vintage items are endless...... 


What am i are looking for:

Enthusiastic friendly crafters who have a passion for Vintage.
Imaginative and creative individuals who love a different approach to crafts.
Be able to take a good photograph of your projects, both finished and in progress. 
Be able to write a tutorial/step by step guide (assistance can be provided)
Be willing to commit to creating a minimum of 2 projects a month for a minimum of 6 months. 
Promote Simply Vintage and your creations on your own blog and social media sites and groups.



Design Team members will receive:
  • A crafty stash box, each new kit and project well before live shows, vintage top up packs through the year. 
  • Be the first to receive new projects and kits.
  • Name, bio and blog link if you have one, on our Blog and Facebook site.
  • And be a part of a private friendly Facebook group to interact with fellow team members!
  • A Design Team logo.
  • Your items online, featured in our Live TV shows with credits and at shows and events.
  • Free tickets where possible for our craft and lifestyle shows (Country Living, Handmade Fair, The Craft Show etc)



How to apply:
Email or Facebook message your application with the subject 
Simply Vintage Design Team to info@simplyvintagedesigns.co.uk or via the message button on FB:
A few words about yourself, your design strengths and areas of expertise (including Design Team experience and publications if applicable)  
Where you are based.
Links to your blog, online galleries and/or social media pages.
Why would you like to be a part of the Simply Vintage DesignTeam?
Examples of previous crafting work - doesn’t have to have Vintage included.



Deadline: 5th December 2018 and i will let you know as soon as possible! 


Thanks for looking - please feel free to share 

xx

A lot to catch up on....

...as ever time has flown!

Since September i have: 
Costumed a huge Abba show in Abu Dhabi
Cruised and Crafted with the Crafty Beggars
Produced, Costumed and Designed a Winter Wonderland Show 
Exhibited at Country Living Christmas Fair

.....and now i am in prep for my next TV craft show........Phew!
2019 is all about taking it a little easier....yep, right!!!!

Watch this space for some exciting Design Team news.

Before i go...a little gallery of my adventures.....



















Sunday, 19 August 2018

A quick catch up...

...a very quick one!
How does time fly so very fast? it is none stop here at the moment - shows, telly, costumes, designing....phew! Plus the next little adventure is this: 



We are holding our very first charity fundraising day for Mind at Swanspool Ceramics: 


is our event page on Facebook - please do have a look and see if you would like to come along. It is free to attend and have a look around the studio, have a cuppa and cake! We will be running workshops throughout the day to make fabulous ceramic Christmas Decorations which we will then fire for you to collect/post. The cost for this is a suggested donation of £5 each. 

To book a space visit: 



A full blog post will follow as soon as possible
Happy vintage crafterating!!!
xx



Monday, 2 April 2018

I know, i know.....

...the usual apologies for not updating!

Basically i hadn't stopped until March since October - a whirlwind of work, work, work!  I am never campaigning as i love what i do and to earn a few pennies from it is a joy - but boy 'o boy did i need this little break with my mummy and pooch in early March: 



I love North Norfolk so much - i can imagine myself retiring by the sea there:)

So onto whats new - show prep and more show prep! Next up is Country Living Spring Fair from 26th-29th April at Alexandra Palace, London. (www.countrylivingfair.com)

I will be popping some complimentary tickets onto my Facebook page shortly so hop over and have a like or keep your eye on the page if you already follow:

www.facebook.com/simplyvintagedesignsuk

Also - i have a new craft group on there: Simply Vintage Crafters (pop that into the search box at the top and we should come up)  if you love crating with vintage bits and bobs and would love some inspiration or chat then come and join in!

Finally - phew, all this housekeeping stuff!  I am getting to grips with instagram.....slowly .....

www.instagram.com/simplyvintagedesigns   have a follow and all that :)

So, onwards and upwards......back to the packing room and get all those lovely orders out from Saturdays Hochanda show - if you want to have a watch on rewind: 

https://www.hochanda.com/Cinemas/23800/2018-03-31/15/Simply-Vintage-Designs 




See you soon, 
xxx



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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Mid November already!!!

How did that happen!

Well, maybe time has flown as i haven't stopped recently :) 

Since September i have: 

Had a lovely (working) holiday with Mum and Barney - costume and set design by the sea: 


Then onto full on planning for these two amazing people's 50th Wedding Anniversary:


- a fabulous night for the best parents in the world :)



A slight attack of the (almost) killer kamikazi pheasant - i survived but sadly the Pheasant went off to the fabulous field in the sky:


 Then it was time for some Winter Wonderland fun over at the Tamworth Snowdome: 










With a brief stop off at The Country Living Christmas Fair in London - a lovely week but was so busy i managed to not get any pictures of my stand!!!


So, back home now - all systems go for this fridays live Hochanda show at 2pm - bringing some fabulous new floral ideas and a couple of brand new exclusive wreaths, i shall add some more photos of these asap but here is a little taster: 


So, whats next? Well after Hochanda i have 2 more costume jobs to finish....then: It's Chriiiiistmaaaaaaaaaas! 
Yipeeeee and a lie in, and some catch up TV!!

xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Getting a bit more social media-ry!

I am useless at keeping up with the social media thing....as you may already be aware  - Hee Hee!

So in the aim to be better-er....i have created a little Facebook group for all those lovely people who enjoy vintage and crafting....!

Here is it: 



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Busy as a bee...

..which is fabulous!

But exhausting !

A very busy few moths have passed with more exciting adventures taken and more to come...yipee!

In the meantime, this week i have another new Hochanda show....11am this Thursday 31st August. 


There will be a couple of new wreath kits - plus some great new up cycling ideas and uses for our Vintage Craft Packs. 





Tune in to Hochanda.com or 


SKY 663 (24/7) 

  • FREEVIEW 85 (6AM-7PM)
  • FREESAT 817 (24/7) 


    Then it is a short hop to The Handmade Fair....www.thehandmadefair.com

    We will be in the East Tent on stand E8 if you are visiting then please do come along and say hello!

    I am taking piles of vintage fabric, heaps of vintage buttons and haberdashery, plus the most loveliest of laces. Craft packs, vintage goodies and soon much more.

    We will also be running make and takes from our stand throughout the show - news of which will be added later in the week. 


    So, until then.....have a lovely week
    x

    Tuesday, 9 May 2017

    Hoorah!

    So blooming chuffed that the vintage buttons sourced from my stand at The Handmade Fair last year have inspired this months cover gift for MollieMakes magazine -  




    I even have my company name on the back....





    A huge smile on my face,
    Happy Days!! xxxx

    Handmade Weekend Ahead....

    This Friday i will be back at the fabulous Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair in the stunning surroundings of Ragley Hall.....i cannot wait!

    I will be taking plenty of gorgeous vintage linens and laces, haberdashery, china and more.....plus some new handmade creations 

    For more information visit: www.thehandmadefair.com 




    Monday, 30 January 2017

    I am so bad...

    ...at updating... I will try harder...I will ;)

    A crazy couple of weeks which included done lovely birthday surprises, scamps on the beach with Barney dog, and new crafty experiences! 


    Which leads me to this years challenge.......a new craft a month! I have enjoyed my pottery course so much that I want to keep it going and also learn more... 

    So far I have willow weaved (hmmmm...not sure I shall be weaving too much more willow in the foreseeable!) and pottered! 
    I love pottery... Wheel throwing to be precise - it is so relaxing and fun and challenging all at once!

    I am on the beginners course here www.swanspoolceramics.co.uk

    It is such a beautiful new studio and a lovely teacher, Sarah who throws some beautiful ceramics! So if you are in the area then have a try at one of her taster sessions!
    Week two...the results

    February brings Needlefelting .... Now I have dabbled with this a few times but never been taught properly... So hopefully I will find out how to do it properly and not take all the ends of my fingers off as previously has happened!!

    As for the rest of the year I am open to suggestions ....answers on a postcard please!!! 

    Onto this week though and Friday's is my next Hochanda live show at 2pm so busy busy preparing for that.... It will involve lots of mixed media and altered artwork... A sneak preview of work in progress...




    Watch Live: 

    • SKY 663 (24/7)
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    • FREEVIEW 85 (24/7)
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    • FREESAT 817 (24/7)


    Until next time,
    xx

    May Morning Madness....

    Hello!  It has been far far too long since i updated the site and i am now forcing myself to sit down, have a cuppa and catch you up on all ...