Thursday, 21 August 2008

Goods and Wares

Yesterday I visited the Remnant Shop in Felixstowe, if you know Suffolk you will know how wonderful a place the Remnant Shop is. To the left is my haul. Not just for the sake of it like most visits to fabric shops! For example last week's trip to Quilter's Haven in Wickham Market where I bought a knitting pattern book, two metres of Amy Butler fabric which I have no plan for and some beads!

Anyway, back on track, I bought the fabrics to the left with the intention of making it into things to sell on Etsy. If I can ever sort that out, it should be easy, but I have a Maestro card and you can't use it with Etsy so now i'm trying to arrange another one to pay my earnings into!

I have, however, already been making some things that are ready to be listed as soon as I get my account up and running. So here's a few pics of my goods.

Brooches made of handmade felt, machine and hand embroidered.

Sunday, 3 August 2008


I had two days in between coming back from Latitude and flying to Turkey for 5 days in a villa in Fethiye. In those 3 days I managed to pass my theory test with flying colours and find out i'd passed my PGCE. Awesome!

We went out for dinner by the beach and harbour each night. This is the view from the restaurant where we ate on the first night.

It was HOT! When I say hot I mean 44-45 degrees! Can you beileve it?! Luckily what people say about it being a different kind of heat is entirely true. It is just hot it isn't sticky or humid and so I could deal with it easily. Shockingly! I did say when I found out that it had been 44 degrees that really I should be dead hehe. Luckily there was a pool at the villa which we spent a lot of time in and the villa had air conditioning. It's only now i'm back in Blighty that I realise how hot it was even at 8 in the morning.


Two weeks ago Chris and I went to Latitude festival near Southwold in Suffolk. Southwold by the way, if you didn't already know, is where our dear Prime Minister is taking his summer hoiidays. If you know Southwold you should agree with me that he does not deserve to spend his holidays in beautiful Southwold!! Anyway, Latitude is a festival that is not just music. They have several music stages, a comedy tent, a literary tent, a poetry tent, a music and film tent, a cabaret tent AND a Radio 4 tent! Brilliant!

There I am at the train station rooting through my backpack cos the electric pump for our airbeds had got turned on. Chris found this very funny.

The highlight of the weekend was Sigur Ros on the main stage on Saturday night. They were absolutely mind blowingly amazing. Just stunning. They're string quartet backing group Amiina looked beautiful with sparkling batwinged smocks and sparkling leggings and huge pom pom headpieces. I plan to recreate a few of those! Other highlights were The Early Edition with Marcus Brigstock and guests in the Literary tent. Death Cab for Cutie on the main stage, Joanna Newsom on the main stage on Sunday lunchtime. I fell in love with her! and seeing The Now Show live on Thursday night.

I also have to mention drinking Pimms by the river whilst sitting in a deckchair made for two. Wonderful! Lot of Aspalls Suffolk Cyder from limited edition Latitude glasses and Lykke Li. She was great in the Sunrise Stage in the woods.