Friday, 14 October 2011

Autumn Stall

We've got a few events coming up in the next few weeks so I've been messing around with stall design. I always use this gothic mirror on our displays, I have two in my bathroom and if we have a bigger table I use both. I want to make a big feature of our Halloween/ Autumn items so have added this black metal candle stick. To get enough height I've raised the whole thing up on to my vintage filing drawers and combined this autumnal section of our display with both the poppies inside the drawers and my recently adopted old book feature on the top.

The rest of the stall probably has enough autumnal elements to pull it together but to add some coherance to the thing I've added some strings of artificial autumn leaves and places a few of the Halloween themed destash items from our Wychcrafts shop to the bottom of the sewing box display.

You can check up on where we are in the coming weeks by checking our events calendar and following us on facebook but tomorrow we will be in famous Haworth for a craft fair in the Old School Rooms. You can read the details on The Arts Market blog, come and see us if you are in the area!

Paula x

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

'Tis the Season

I've been really busy over the last few months with one thing and another and somehow forgot how easy it is to blog these days! Not just the physical processs of sharing from other media such as flickr as I've done here, but also finding inspiration for something to say.

I mean there's all sorts right here, Halloween for a start! I'm not really in the spirit this year, I'm not childminding any more and the kids are getting bigger and I've been there and done that when it comes to orange and black. Also, my 40th birthday weekend felt more like August in Corfu than October in Yorkshire and Autumn just wasn't happening for me.

BUT - it's Poppy season as well as Halloween and the two came together in this piece. The Grey Lady/Ghost Poppy fascinator band is available on folksy and although I don't want to lead folk too much into thinking this is a straightforward costume piece - I couldn't resist this retro camera shot of me, sans make up! I love retro camera and the effect here has completely lit my pumpkin for All Hallows after all!

I am now roasting root vegetables and chopping logs on a daily basis and am actually quite psyched for Halloween. I even went back to the orange and black to stock our Wychcrafts destash shop with seasonal supplies to ramp up the season of mellow fruitfulness vibe even more!

So I WILL go to the Halloween parties I've been invited to, I WILL be costumed and I WILL enjoy it!

Paula x