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MISI Event – The During & The After

9 Nov

Stall

The All That Glitters stall at the MISI Event

 

 

I have now recovered enough to report back on the MISI Makers Bristol event which took place on Saturday.   It was a long but FANTASTIC day.

 

 

 

The first 100 people through the doors grabbed themselves a nice swag bag in what seemed like 5 minutes!  It was busy all day long and a big HELLO! to everyone who stopped by to see us.

 

 

 

But I got it wrong again!  All the things I thought would sell didn’t and all the things that I thought wouldn’t did!  I just can’t seem to guess what you crazy public want!

 

 

 

From a personal point of view it was great to meet some more MISI sellers and to see the Bristol lot again!  And it was lovely to spend the day with my MISI neighbours Susie from The Wool Sanctuary and Louise of Sew Scrumptious.  And a HUGE thank you to Cherri Burelle florists for the gorgeous flowers in All That Glitters colours 🙂

 

 

 

Here are a few photos from the day:

 

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Me & my stall

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All That Glitters stall

Stall from another angle!

MISI People

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Susie and The Wool Sanctuary stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISI Event – The Before

6 Nov

The MISI fair is TOMORROW!!!

Somehow it has sneaked up on me and I haven’t done half the things I planned to do.

Some of the things I have managed to do are:

  • Ordered some lovely flowers from Cherri Burrelle the florist at Unit 2.7 in the Paintworks.  They will be running some taster workshop throughout the day on Saturday so pop in and see them.  Or give them a ring on 0117 972 1356.
  • Made some more Whole Lotta Love rings in Fuchsia & Crystal and Emerald.

  • Made some ‘Bling Your Thing’ samples (they will be for sale at the MISI event if you have a special love for them!)

I was going to take a picture of the massive pile of junk that I am taking with me tomorrow but I forgot 😦

 

Don’t forget to come early to be in with a chance of getting one of the 100 Swag Bags for the first people in!


And you can also sign up for one of the workshops running!  Am very jealous as I want to do all of them 😦  Might see if I can leave All That Glitters in the capable hands of Mr Sparkles and sneak off to make a T-Shirt bag 🙂

 

There will also be mince pies and mulled wine.  At the moment I am trying to decide what the earliest time is that I can have some mulled wine without looking like a right lush 😉

 

I will, of course, report back in full after the event.

 

If you are stopping by please come and say hello it would be lovely to meet some of the people who read my blog x

Schemes, Plans & Plots

4 Nov

FEAR NOT!

I am still in the land of the living!

 

Sorry I have not written for so long, I have been busy but also have been wallowing in a fug of house seller/buyer overwhelmed confusion.

 

Lets get the house bit out the way first – I still haven’t moved!  Nor do I have any idea when I will.  But things are progressing SLOWLY!  After my post on Friday 23rd we  went to London for the weekend expecting to come back on Sunday night to a nice brown envelope on the doormat full of signed stuff – NOTHING WAS THERE!  And nothing continued to be there until Thursday 28th – A WHOLE WEEK LATER!  Lets just say that I wasn’t myself that week, I was so worried that I might be trapped in that stupid flat FOREVER!  And even worse is I would be stuck with the same neighbors too!

 

But it has gone to the mortgage company who have passed it to their Underwriters and hopefully it should be sealed soon (secretly wishing for it to be done by the end of this week) AND THEN WE CAN GET ON AND GET MOVING!!!

 

But after all that I am falling apart.  Mr Sparkles is sending me to the Doctors this afternoon to get me checked over.  I have a sore wrist, which I suspect is the return of the Ganglion, I keep getting really bad indigestion or something, I did have a pain in my side but need less to say that has gone now and I was just a bit glum and emotional.  But, of course, now I feel much better!!!  Still going to go as my wrist is bloody sore!  I had one removed when I was 17 so it has come back and the scar tissue is making it press right on the nerve up my thumb 😦

 

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone I have grumped at recently!

I’m Sorry x


So now that I am back to my old self here is a list of all the half written posts and other subjects I have planned to blog about shortly:

  • Trip to London to see the International NFL game at Wembley
  • Preparation for the MISI Makers Bristol Christmas Craft Fair Explosion on SATURDAY!!!
  • My little brother’s week in Bristol
  • Things I plan to make once I get my own desk in my nice new house
  • Things I would like for Christmas!!!

So there you go, stay tuned for at least five new posts shortly 🙂

 

TTFN

A quite cheerful and relaxed Shona x

One of four

6 Oct

 

  

 

Are you sitting comfortably?  Then we will begin…

 

 

 

 Back at the start of September Mr Sparkles and I went on a camping trip to Wales.  Where we came across the CRAFT recycling shop in Aberystwyth and purchased 4 lovely but slightly sad dining chairs!

Mmmm old pleather!

Mmmm old pleather!

So being that cracked poo brown pleather just isn’t going to go with our new decor I decided to re-upholster the seats!  I can remember helping my mum do her diningroom chairs when I was about 10 so it’s can’t be that hard!?!?

 

On a trip to Ikea a few weeks ago we picked out 2 different materials to use to cover the chairs.  I lost my striped material as someone thought it looked like old man’s pyjamas!  It doesn’t!  But we chose these in the end:

 

 

 

 

So off on the internet I went to see where to get some new padding – CONFUSION ENGULFED ME!  Silly me thought that it would be obvious, it wasn’t 😦

 

So I ‘Phoned a Friend’ or as it’s otherwise known posted a message begging for help on the MISI Forum!   A HUGE THANK YOU to Mo of  Mornie G Jewellery and Belinda of Pretty Little Things for their excellent advice.

 

So armed with my shopping list I set out to find a shop that stocked all I needed.  Low and behold Dunelm Mill in Weston-Super-Mare came up as the ideal shopping emporium for this adventure!

 

Not wanting to go all the way to W-S-M and the store there be tiny I yet again seeked the knowledge of fellow MISIers on the MISI Forum.  Sadly, mixed reviews but i decided to risk it.  I’m an adventurous soul at heart 🙂

 

Sunday afternoon armed with my printed out Google Map (sadly the dead SatNav still hasn’t been replaced) I set out in a Weston type direction.  Then remembered that the Portway (one of the main route out of Bristol on to the M5) was shut!  Disaster! My map was now useless!  But I went for it anyway!  Following the signs for Weston down through a million oddly named villages I eventually got to W-S-M and without getting too lost, I found it!

 
Like a great grey & green beacon in the wilderness

Like a great grey & green beacon in the wilderness

I was there for 2 hours!  Luckily I knew I would be and had left Mr Sparkles at home watching football 😉  So I ended up buying:

  • 2 x foam block (£4.50 for a bit 100cm x 56cm x 3cm )
  • 1m of wadding (£1.99 for 137cm Width / 200g weight)
  • 3 bits of Christmas material (£3.99 / meter)
  • 2 bits of polycotton (there is a plan for this to be revealed!)
  • 4 mirrored candle plates (99p each)
  • a wire mannequin (£7.99 to be used on my stall at the MISI event)
  • and a plastic box to keep it all in when I got home!

 

Note to MISI Forum bods:  well worth a visit!  I could have spent a lot more but I had filled my little basket!  But fear not I have a shopping list prepared for my second visit already 🙂

 

So last night after losing the will to live doing the weekly shop I set to on one of the 4 chairs.  And here is the final result:

One of Four

One of Four

 

Not bad for a first attempt!  My lovely shiney new staple gun was a life saver.  So I’ve cut out all the foam, wadding and material for the other 3 which I hope to do tonight.

 

But then that might all change as we are off to see our Solicitor to sign stuff for our new house which will hopefully also involve a completion date!!!! 

 

KEEP YOUR FINGERS, TOES & ANYTHING ELSE CROSSED!!!!

Feeling grey on a Monday?

28 Sep

So it’s monday AGAIN!  The sky over Bristol isn’t blue, it’s shades of grey.

So to celebrate the fact that we are now closer to another weekend than we were yesterday here are some lovely grey things I’ve found on MISI and Etsy!

https://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/21065/Fab_Felt_Flower_Brooch___Grey/Red/Black.html

  • lissi – Naturally Dyed Silver/Grey Silk Scarf/Shawl: £25.00

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/19518/Naturally_Dyed_Silver/Grey_Silk_Scarf/Shawl.html

  • The Home Centric – Coral Adornment – 16 Inches Silk Cushion Cover with Beads: £18.20

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/18441/Coral_Adornment___16_Inches_Silk_Cushion_Cover__with_Beads.html

http://www.misi.co.uk/product_desc.php?user_id=16559

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/6317/Handmade_Grey_French_beret_With_Felted_Flowers.html

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/16503/Nellie___Grey_Artist_Bear___Limited_Edition_2_of_2.html

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27087885

  • Vinyl Design – Grey and Black Butterflies – Wall Decal: $25

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21507895

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21202271

NEW ITEM: Teacup Pincushion on MISI

23 Sep

I have listed one of my teacup pin cushions on MISI!

http://www.misi.co.uk/product_desc.php?user_id=21767

Over the next few days I will be putting a few more items up so keep an eye on my store!

I will also be selling these at the MISI Bristol event on Nov 7th.

Shopping Selection – For my new house

22 Sep

I thought I would put together a little list of all the things I have been longingly looking at for my new house (whenever I actually get it!)

ONE DAY LOVELY ITEMS YOU WILL BE MINE!!!!

 

  • Dig The Earth – Movers and Shakers – CUSTOM moving house cards: £25.00

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/11801/Movers_and_Shakers_–_CUSTOM_moving_house_cards.html

 

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/17220/Knitted_cakes___knitting_pattern_by_email___butterfly_cakes,_fairy_cak.html

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/21231/Bunting_in_Red_and_Green.html

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/21070/Stringer_Dish.html

 

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/19144/Vintage_Shelley_Rosebud_Soy_Teacup_Candle.html

 

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/15855/FLORAL_ON_SPT_FULL_APRON.html

 

http://www.misi.co.uk/gifts/12058/’Lemon_and_Lime’_Round_Mosaic_Mirror.html

 

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18173760

 

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9535229

 

  • WhiskerGraphics – Busy Bee MOVING Announcements and Coordinating Address Labels: $30.00

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25173505

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