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...

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 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 


A lot to catch up on.... 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!!!

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. (

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:

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 .....   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: 

See you soon, 


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