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sunshine & strawberries !

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sunshine & strawberries

sunshine & strawberries

 strawberries & sunshine make a welcome return to &made. 

it really is a beautiful morning & the sunshine is a perfect accompaniment to these little handmade strawberry  pins - the felted leaf  & stem is like a jaunty cap - an elegant finishing touch !  

 

 

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April 9th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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wet wednesday

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sugar rush

sugar rush

what better way to spend a wet wednesday than revisiting the whitworth art gallery?

we had a lovely morning ‘baking’ this batch of cupcakes with a group of ladies on their first visit to the whitworth. i was really impressed with the inventive decorations & colour combinations ! i really enjoy these workshops – it fulfills my childhood ambition; succeeding Valerie Singleton on Blue Peter !

thank you to ed watts for his invitation to cupcake heaven…

 

 

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April 9th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

new season – new designs

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home

home

Autumn is here and we’re all cosying up for winter. I’ve been busy on some new cushion designs – a selection are already on sale in my studio in Manchester Craft & Design Centre and in the wonderful Snug, in Hebden Bridge – a lovely day out!

The countdown to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Show is underway - and this ’home’ cushion design from &made will be one of the new items featured.

&made  can be found on stand no.3. It will be my first outing at a show of this size and stature – do come and say hello!

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October 3rd, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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hello!

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threadle headle portrait

threadle headle portrait

 

hello! i’ve been looking forward to launching the &made blog – even tho’ i am finding it just a little bit scary! since the &made studio opened at the end of november 2009 i have enjoyed meeting all the interesting people who visit and support manchester craft and design centre and this blog seems like a natural extension to that. i intend to use this space as a means of keeping all my lovely friends, clients and supporters up to date with new products, stockists and my occasional trips out into the big wide world!

the first of these, for 2010, was  chorlton arts festival on saturday may 22nd. as usual the craft fair  was a really enjoyable event; a sunny day, an appreciative audience and a lovely venue in the upstairs room at st.clements church on edge lane in chorlton. it was lovely to see some familiar faces – and quite a few new ones! suzanne, another mc&dc tenant - from devine designs, and i had really enjoyable afternoon; talking, drinking tea, selling our work and promoting the craft centre…and not necessarily in that order! 

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June 27th, 2010 at 7:43 pm