Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Betty's Tea Party In May

Lots of tea cups made in The Bubble yesterday - enough for a party in the sunshine! Table confetti made from vintage book pages is now available. Bunting is coming soon…!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Events and Stockists

Betty's Bubble can be found at the following events in 2015 -
* Carnglaze Caverns Crystals and Crafts Show 4th/5th July
* Cowslip (Launceston) Summer Fair 25th/26th July
* Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair 15th August (Unconfirmed)
* Miss Ivy Vintage Fair, Plymouth Guildhall 26th September 
* Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair 10th October
* Miss Ivy Artisan Fair, Tavistock 1st November
* Miss Ivy Vintage Fair, Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton 7th November
* Cowslip (Launceston) Christmas Fair 20th/21st/22nd November (Unconfirmed)
Betty's Bubble items are now stocked in -
* The Upcycled Home Co, The Barrow Centre, Mount Edgcumbe
* Devonport Live Cafe/Gallery, George Street, Plymouth
* Just B.U. Newquay

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Another New Stockist!

I'm so delighted that Betty's Bubble items are now stocked at the Upcycled Home Co (The Barrow Centre, Mount Edgcumbe, Cremyll, Cornwall PL10 1HZ). What a fabulous shop, where all the items stocked are handmade locally. (There's a great cafe next door, too!) The best news is that I made my first sale ten minutes after I'd left the shop!! Thanks to Helen for a great welcome.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

New Stockist!

As well as the Devonport Live Cafe/Gallery in Plymouth, I now have stock in Just BU in Newquay. The shop is a brand new space where all gift items are locally sourced and handcrafted.

Flowers with a message

My Betty's Bubble website is now updated. There are loads of new items (around 50!), including a brand new range of book brooches. On the cover is a vintage embroidered silk flower from the 1930s. Inside, paper ephemera is pinned on with a tiny golden safety pin - it can be easily changed for a special item of your choice. It's a limited edition as I only have 50 of the silk pictures. 21 have been made so far, with the rest on the way very soon. Each one comes on a numbered tag with the meaning of the flower on the back. What's your favourite, special flower?

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair

I had a great day at the Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair yesterday. One of my makes was bought to send to London and another to send to Australia! I had made a limited number of these special Memory Pocket Books - I only have these two left now. I bought the original pieces of fabric from Oxfam; I'm really pleased that I'm able to help charities through many of the things I buy to add to my textile pieces. While I was there, I was completing the sewing on some new brooches. They use vintage silk flower pictures that were given away in cigarette packets in the 1930s (hard to believe, now!) I've added the finishing touches with paper ephemera today - pictures will appear very shortly. There will be a limited edition of 50 and each is numbered. Very unique! I've also done a stock take today as I've sold lots of items at fairs recently. Those have been marked as 'sold' on the website. I'm planning on uploading new photos and items to the website this week - it's on the list! Meanwhile, I've been taking inspiration from wild flowers and natural things for new ideas. I've especially loved the bluebells in Milltown and Lantyan Woods this week - really beautiful. I had a great afternoon creating in The Bubble today and am feeling renewed and full of ideas. Other really exciting news is that in the next two weeks, I'm hoping to be supplying two more shops - one in Devon and one in Cornwall! Very exciting!