Spring, sunshine and the start of stuff…

So… Summer is kind of here. Where did the dark days of winter go? Oh, I know… we spent 3 weeks of in Australia which kinda made it fly… the rest was cold, cold and cold. So back to now, Spring is here, Summer is on its way and that can only mean lots of sitting outside, sitting outside and a spot of sitting outside.

Here are some photographs of the highlights of my last few months…. by the way… I highly recommend starting your own #100HappyDays project. Take a photo of something that makes you happy every day for 100 days and start noticing the little things in life.

http://100happydays.com/

Something about this project has got me feeling all creative again….

Neighbour hood watch meeting

Neighbour hood watch meeting

Field of Light, Edinburgh

Field of Light, Edinburgh

Bedgellert - What a beautiful place.

Bedgellert – What a beautiful place.

A new fence and some green stuff

A new fence and some green stuff

Rainbow toes

Rainbow toes

Rainstorm

Rainstorm

Tim fer bed little face

Time fer bed little face

A beautiful blue sky

A beautiful blue sky

rewarding my studies with pizza

rewarding my studies with pizza

Sunshine on my lunch break

Sunshine on my lunch break

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Marvellous Summer Market

This post is from last years event….keep your eyes peeled for the next event – The Stuff of Life Festival in Sherwood Rise

Marvellous Summer Market

Music Menu…

***Timothy J Simpson*** – A smasher of a dude.
***Emily Rachel Martin*** – A superb solo songstress.

Stalls list…

  • Truly Hooked
  • Gifts by Genie
  • Tatty Owl
  • Haloopajoop
  • The Bouncing Crow
  • Katie Stainer
  • Loree Bologna
  • Daisy Designs
  • Bees Make Honey
  • Molly’s Mum
  • Splinter Cell
  • Hoolio The Owl
  • The Akari
  • Belle & Olive
  • Zalisander
  • Much Ado About Stuffing
  • Framework – featured charity!

Food from none other than The Underground Baker….. who currently resides in the fabulous venue that is the Kiosk in sherwood.

This post is from last years event….keep your eyes peeled for the next event – The Stuff of Life Festival in Sherwood Rise

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Haloopa Joop sells handmade, unique items of knitwear

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Haloopa Joop sells handmade, unique items of knitwear and knitting patterns. Using the finest wool and some fabulous knitting skills, haloopajoop have  wonderful array of hand knitted finery in some truly gorgeous colours. Come and see what wool can do for you, even in warm weather! Not that we ever get it for more than 5 minutes…. Not that I’m complaining at all. To see more of what Haloopajoop have in store, toddle along to the website by clicking the header above…. AND come to the CrossHatch Pop Up Market of course.

 

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CrossHatch Pop Up Market

CrossHatch Pop Up Market

Expect to see work from:

Rock’N’Custom Designs
The Bouncing Crow
Katie Stainer Contemporary Paper Crafts
Ruby Loves Flamingo’s
Nabeena Mali
Daisy Rose Designs
HaloopaJoop
Fiona Fortune

PLUS – Lots more from current students AND local boutiques and artist collectives.

Keep checking back for sneaky cheeky peekies and more info…. Mwa!

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An Artistic Preview – Nabeena Mali – Crosshatch Market – Wednesday 22nd May

Nabeena Mali is a Nottingham based artist specialising in creating intricate lino prints and bold ink illustrations. She’s one of those lucky creatives that is basically a complete genius and can turn her hand to anything. She possesses wonderful drawing abilities, she can work wonders with a camera, she’s a musician and has what people often term as ‘an eye’ for art. In fact, she’s got two, making her work that bit more special. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve a bit of a thing for Nabeena’s work and are looking forward to having her showcase with us in a week or so.

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For a unique take on all things nice, pop along to the CrossHatch Pop Up Market, taking place on Wednesday the 22nd May @ The Lace Market Gallery, Stoney Street, Hockley.

10am – 4pm – Pop along on your lunch break! No weekday excuses accepted!

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A Day in the [Stuff of] Life

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ImageImageImageImageImageThe Stuff of Life Festival was a brilliant day, huge thanks to all those involved, the stallholders, organisers, musicians, participants, drummers, dancers, flag makers, bread bakers, waitresses, face painters, portrait makers, parade shakers and of course…… whoever made THAT rocky road. 

 

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Art on the Square – DATE MOVED!

The final Art on the Square Contemporary Craft Market has been rescheduled and will now take place on 23rd September. Apologies to anybody who was affected by the last minute change, which was due to unforeseen circumstances.

Come along for an eclectic mixture of contemporary fine art, decorative arts, crafts, textiles, jewellery, vintage and more!

Stallholders include:

Rhea Clements Designs – http://www.rheaclements.co.uk/
Katie Stainer – http://www.katiestainer.co.uk/
Much Ado About Stuffing – http://www.facebook.com/AwesomePillows
Daisy Rose Designs – http://www.facebook.com/DaisyRoseJewels
Jenna Michelle Pink – http://www.facebook.com/JennaMichellePinkArtist
Hand Clothing – http://www.facebook.com/handclothinguk
Bibusa – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bibusa-ethical-gifts-from-Africa/245078528891071
Faybel Craft – http://www.facebook.com/Faybelcraft
Delish Cake Pops – http://wearedelish.com/
Gifts by Genie – http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150939624406699&set=a.10150939624076699.409601.30182556698&type=3&theater
JC Middlebrook – http://www.jcmiddlebrook.co.uk/
Garden – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garden/361350843942386
Justin Holwell Mirrors – http://www.facebook.com/JustinHolwellMirrors
Buster Fisher ‘Yo-Buddy’ – http://www.facebook.com/yobuddybuster
Pete Spowage – http://pspowageartgallery.com/

And more!

This event is FAMILY FRIENDLY so please feel free to stop by and let the kids enjoy some FACE PAINTING! :)

Hope to see you then!

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