Thursday, 16 June 2016

Crafty Fox/Shut Shop/Bon Voyage !

Wow! It's been a crazy few weeks. I've been busy assessing my students' work, going to various meetings in London and working hard on creating illustrated branding and characters for a small business in Sheffield, which I'll obviously share when it's all completed. At the beginning of June, I was lucky enough to be selected to have a stall at the first CraftyFoxMarket outside of London. In 2013, I was invited to London to flog my creations and had such an awesome day, eating yummy veggie Caribbean food in Brixton and meeting lots of inspirational makers. The Leeds event was just as good. Set in the Black Swan on Call Lane, right in the centre of town, with fab makers/designers and fun workshops. I sold screen-printed pillows and cushions, prints, knitted cacti and notebooks. 

Here's a little snippet of my stall. I almost sold out of everything! I have limited amounts of stock left now, but have closed my etsy shop until July as I go on holiday in two days time! (so excited!)
Kayti Feather, the wonderful host and marketing manager for the Leeds market and creative director of Caboodle magazine purchased two of my triangle cacti/succulent cushions:
Then, a few days later I was tagged in a lovely photo of all of the goodies she'd purchased from the market - I wanted to share this lovely photograph with you: 

Every thing here (apart from that fab cactus chair which is from Oliver Bonas) is from the market! There is work from Maggie Magoo designsUpsydaisy Craft and StitchUp! 
After the market, I did a little stock count as I shut my shop, and have limited creations left. Which is good, as I have room for my new creations - mostly inspired by Stafford-shire Pottery, more under-the-sea things and my commute for work, I know I'm being vague ;) but I'll share more when I return on to British Soil in July. See you soon!