Sunday, December 11, 2011

Crazy time of year and Sunday sketches!

Wow is anyone else feeling swamped by the silly season? We've had Christmas school concerts, parties, end of year/school parties and yesterday my cousin and I collaborated for a Christmas market of our own. My cousin Clare is a hand bag designer who has a label of her own called Hforhandbag. She is an amazingly talented girl who is probably the most driven person I know :0). Check out her website if you'd like to find out more about her. We decided to collaborate and hold a mini market at my house. By invitation only. We set up in my back garden as it was the most perfectly sunny day. We had coffee tea and biscuits as well as jugs of iced water with lemon and mint to keep our visitors comfortable.


 Clare's set up looked fantastic on my deck and she had a wonderful shady spot! You can also see my spot in the background.

Clare and her beautiful bags. Click on the HforHandbag link above to see more :0)


My stall on the grass! :0)

We were so happy with how it turned out,  and had so much fun it was a really lovely day, lots of chatting, trying on of bags and jewellery with some soft jazz sounds in the back ground. I think we'll do another one of these in the new year for sure!!! :0)

I am so exhausted today and a little bit sun burnt (naughty me) but I'm looking forward to sketching up some new designs and ideas as the last few weeks have been spent preparing for our big day.

I have finished another t-shirt for another little loved one, this one is for 'Mermaid Sian'. My cousin's 5 year old is the most amazing young swimmer I've ever seen, she swims around like a little mermaid and really wants to be a mermaid one day :0) So I couldn't resist capturing that on her T-shirt!! I'm happy with how she turned out and even included her lovely little freckles!



19 comments:

Julia Christie said...

Hello to you dear Nicola! My you have been busy too!!! What a fabulous idea to have a mini show in your backyard! Looks like it turned out super too. Thanks for the visit and so fun to see what you have been up too also! I have actually done a couple holiday shows here too with sort of limited attendance unfortunately, but it has been soooo much fun to talk to other crafters and artists!

Hope you and your family are enjoying the season and I sure wish you the best for the holidays - I imagine they are a bit different over there as your weather is so different than ours :-)

Hugs and smiles

xxoo
Julia

Catherine... said...

Hi Nicola,
Great idea...yes silly season is here..love the t-shirt

BlackPumpkin said...

Have a great day, dear.

WrightStuff said...

It's always nice to grab a bit of summer when visiting my friends on the other side of the world! Looks like you had an amazing day :)

NatashaMay said...

Mini market sound a fab idea. :) Looks like you had loads of fun. And I totally adore that mermaid. :)

Gwen said...

Your cousin will be so thrilled with her 'special' tee shirt:)
xx

Tammie said...

your little mermaid is adorable!

glad you enjoyed the show, they are a lot of work!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

your mermaid is wonderful and glad you had a fun and successful time at your home fair ~thanks, namaste, Share the Creative Journey (Carol)

Vickie said...

Looks like so much fun and what wonderful weather for it too.

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh that is really cool! your stall looks great and the mermaid is so cute!

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola, what a great idea, having the crafts in your back yard! Fantastic! I think I will have to try that ;o) Everything looked great! And, I love those bags! I love the t-shirt too ;o)

Debbie said...

Great idea Nicola, and I love the mermaid. so cute!

Lenora said...

outside!!! in December, i want to live there! What fun!

MollyGirl said...

looks like you have a whole family full of creative souls!

i love the t-shirt. this one is really wonderful and colorful!

Joni Nickrent said...

Feeling the craziness here too! Great set up...creatively awesome!

Purpletreebird said...

Your garden looks so big! That's a great idea and the bags are lovely. It looks like a good day was had by all!
Jess xx

Heather said...

Love that T-shirt! Looks like such a great time!!!!!
xo

Sophia said...

Sounds like you've been one busy gal lately. LOVE your mermaid tshirts. So happy for you and how your art/business is growing. :)

Hugs

Helen said...

Love the mermaid and the market is a fab idea. Happy SS x

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