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Here we are inhabiting the craft cabinet at the Brindley Arts Centre (www.thebrindley.org.uk). Lots of cute wee things from the fabulous Replic’elfs and planetaye-ayes! Goan have a nosey, we’ll be there for the next few weeks. 😉

Here is my stall all set up and rarin’ to go. Actually by the time I took the photy I had sold 2 wee bags of mixed badges, a tiny lemon meringue pie and a chick’n’pie!
A fairly good day with a steady stream of visitors as the building is right on a main street.

planetaye stall @ Frodsham

Ohh now I am in organise mode
I am getting all my bits and pieces ready for an early start on Sunday, planetaye will have a stall at the Contemporary Arts and Crafts Fair at Astley Park, Chorley on the 6th Feb 2011 so here is a wee sneak preview of some new Valentinies that will be available!

If you are around Astley Park – Chorley on Sunday please drop in and have a look.
Now I must  get on with my organising… making teeny tiny boxes for teeny tiny cakes.

Valentinie Cake heart raspberry Valentinie Cake round coffeebeanValentinies Cakes sponge Valentinies Cupcakes on plates

Craft Fair 6th Feb Flier

My first go at a craft fair in nearly 30 years. … never! …surely not! I hear you cry.  No, really, but way back then I was knitting like a wee demon and sewing little felt toys. Somewhere there are photys of my stalls at the Grassmarket (Edinburgh), so I’ll have to dig them out and scan.

But back to yesterday and Great Budworth Craft and Gift fair. Held in the village church, with ‘tables’ neatly constructed over 3 pew backs and 40 odd stall holders it attracted a non-stop flow of interested visitors. A good day and raised a lot of money for the Great Budworth committee.  So here are some photys of my stall and the goodies thereupon.  Many of these will soon be going onto my wee folksy shop – go on, give the photys a click and see the items in detail.

planet aye - Great Budworth Stall 1 planet aye - Great Budworth Stall 2 planet aye - Great Budworth Stall 3 planet aye - Great Budworth Stall 4

skull 'n' crossbones buttonsHaving missed ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day! I decided  to make up for my lack of ha-harring and walking the plank with…
skull ‘n’ crossbones buttons.
They coulda come right off the threadbare waistcoat o’ Jack Sparrow hisel.
Yaaarrr!

big button = 28mm approx.
wee button = 18mm approx.
(the other one is a fridge magnet)

crafted from polymer clay on a metal button dome and shank

My first batch of buttons, polymer clay moulded onto metal covers with a shank at the back. These need a bit of attention to remove little burs and flecks, mibbe polish the white stars/hearts too? (finished size = 22mm diameter)
Having got myself an oven thermometer I discovered today that my little fan oven, kept for craft work, was running about 20°C below the indicated temperature!! This explains the crumbling and snapping of my last set of beads and whatnots (I had blamed some “old” clay). So the moral of the story is, always check – the display could be lying.

Button Set

So here’s the complete collection with the white areas sanded and buffed for a nice shine!
shiny finished buttons

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yellow dahlia in the border

pink dahlia after a shower

Orange Tip Butterfly - female Honesty (lunaria annua)

sample celebration mini cakes

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