14 Sep 10

Adventures in Florida

You might of noticed that I’ve recently been a bit quiet online, well thats due to me being away the last couple of weeks in sunny Florida!

It was my first family holiday in four years so it was quite a big deal. We all had a great time and I was kinda sad to come away but unless you win the lottery all good things must at some point end.


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21 Jul 10

North Yorkshire craft fair in Yarm

If you keep up with my tweets you’ll know that I participated in Yarm craft fair on Sunday, it was great to meet so many new shoppers and sellers from my local area!

The event was held at the lovely Preston Hall which I later found out was also a museum, it was in some lovely parkland that was great to explore on foot.



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12 Jul 10

Finland has it all!

So its been a week or so since I last posted, yes I’m still here!

I was away last week in beautiful Finland. I went there last year and loved it so much I just had to go back.

This time we were mostly based in the Helsinki area where we visited the excellent Design Museum which was having a retrospective of Oiva Toikka’s work. Oiva is most famous for creating glass birds and starting the company Iittala, ceramics and glass share design aspects even if the making process is radically different.
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3 Jun 10

Scottish pottery adventures

Over the long weekend I took the opportunity to get away and visit Scotland, I initially wanted to go visit some of my old University friends but then I realised I’d be around for potfest!

Our weekend started with a trip to Edinburgh, I was quite determined to visit a knitting shop I’d heard about called K1. I certainly wasn’t disappointed when I got there! I thought it was a great little shop selling some really good quality knitting yarns and other materials.
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