Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Norwich Makers Market - Success!

Hello All,

First of all a quick reminder that the King's Lynn Craft Group meets this Thursday 19th April at 7pm at The Winch.  We will be making cards, paper bird houses and learning how to use a couple of different diecut machines. It's free and everyone is welcome.

The weekend just passed I attended the Norwich Makers Market,  this was one of the best organised events I have attended to date! Rosie (the organiser) could not have done more!  Unfortunately this does mean I do not have any more fish mobiles and I am down on a few other things too - the origami flower earrings were especially popular.  I will just have to get making ready for my next fair on May 20th at Swanton Morley, which is Dinosaur themed!! (My other half is very excited about this as he has an obsession with dinosaurs!)

At this Dinosaur event there will be Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo.  Their Facebook group can be found here. It looks AMAZING!

I will be showcasing some of my dinosaur products, like my origami dinosaur mobile, and showing people how to make an origami dinosaur!

In other creations I have made a Sunburst Necklace out of music paper (from when I used to play the Viola!).  This necklace is one of my favourite designs and is created from 64 pieces of paper!! It can be bought on my ToSouk shop for £20.

And finally I would like to share with you my first attempt at a needle felted animal - a snail! I also tried to make a tortoise, but this was not as successful!! 

Needle felting is very addictive I have found, I need to be careful as I have quite a bit of uni work to do and currently it's being neglected!

Bye for now! I'm on the hunt for crafters to interview, so if you are interested then please leave a comment below.


  1. Hi :)
    thanks for your comment!
    i love love love the origami necklace! how do you do that!? looks fiddly, hopefully see you at norwich makers next time! what a wonderful day it was? xx

  2. Hi Emily,

    For the necklace I make 64 3d triangle shapes which slot together, and I use epoxy resin glue between each piece and work layer by layer. Each layer has 16 triangles in. It does take a while and lots of patience! I then varnish it over 2 days with wood varnish (ronseal for a matte finish) or decoupatch (if I want a glossy finish). I'm glad that you like it. It is by far my favourite piece!

    The Norwich Makers Market was wonderful! Looking forward to the next one, hope to see you there