Sunday, 7 November 2010

Etsy Meet up

I went to the Jumpstart your creative enterprise with Blurb, Etsy UK and Moo meet up in London on Friday, I met some lovely people and got advice from  photographer Alex Brenner on my photos and generally had a good day. 

The etsy team started the day with a lecture on starting up your business then a talk on photography by Alex. Then Moo told us a bit about marketing and there lovely range of products. After some sandwitches and tea Blurb talked about how they can help you make your own book.
Everyone there was very helpful and I came away with lots of ideas. 
I met some lovely talented people, hear are some pics of there work. 

This is isamo crochet, Izabela makes really amazing shawls and intricate crochet earrings, you can see more of her work on her blog or in her etsy shop.

i also met Amy Walters who is an illustrator and makes cards and jewellery inspired by that. 
You can also see more of her work on her etsy shop and blog.

At the end of the day we all got our photos taken with our work for a Blurb book, witch was a little odd but fun.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Lomo Lubilel

Quite some time ago I picked up an old Lubital on e bay really cheep, it's a lovely thing and even has it's original case. It arrived and seemed to be in full working order, the only problem is the I have no idea how to use a medium format twin lens camera! So a few weeks ago I went on a little course at the london Lomo shop/gallery for there Lubitel 166+ and although mine is much older they work the same. 

The course includes the use of a camera for the evening and a film, plus a discount on the processing. The people at the gallery were lovely, and gave us a little lesson in the basics of the camera and the sent us out into the surrounding areas to have a play.  

It was dark and don't think I quite got my light settings right but it gave me the confidence to have a go.  Feel free to go over to my flickr and have a look at more.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Wonderful Working Women

Sunday I went to the second meeting of Wonderful Working Women organised by ReeRee Rockette. We all met at Proud Camden. 
The idea is for women at various stages of setting up there own business to meet up and network and share experiences and ideas. 
Everyone there was lovely and I'd encourage any lady at any stage of trying to set yourself up to come along as it's a fun afternoon as well as being helpful. 

 Hear are some pics of the lovely ladies that attended. 

ReeRee Rockett in the throne like chair! 

 Me Katy Potts and Nikki.

As usual I arrived with a small box of hats for trying on but forgot my camera so I've stolen these pics from ReeRee blog post.


Natasha De Vil- Tea, Love & Anarchy

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

August Break day 25

"Crumbs chief what do we do now?"
I'm feeling a bit like that today!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

I listed some new hats on etsy today do go have a look in my shop.

Monday, 23 August 2010

August Break day 23

 These are the inspiration behind some hats I'm working on at the moment!

August Break day 21 & 22

Friday, 20 August 2010

Thursday, 19 August 2010

August Break day 19

Just a little something I have been working on.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

August Break day 18 and my knitting.

Do you remember me showing you the Prefect Christmas jumper from the Vintage gifts to knit book by Susan Crawford, well I actually started knitting it, still not convinced I can get it done in time as I have so much on and am a slow knitter but I'm going to give it a go.

This is a pic of the amazing and lovely original. 

I decided I wanted snow flakes rather than the trees in the origonal and luckly the swatch I did had the same tension so I went ahead and changed the design, I'm still having the rain deer though.   

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

August Break day day 17

This is mostly what I have been looking at today!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Monday, 9 August 2010

August Break day day 9

August Break day day 7 & 8

Things got away from me over the weekend! 
I had a lovely weekend though. Look at my new hat block, I can't wait to use it.  

Friday, 6 August 2010

August Break day 6

A very exiting day, I have been in a pop up shop in kingly court just off Carnaby street selling my and others hats. if you are london based we will be there for at least the next 2 weeks so do come see us.