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Dec08

Snapped Up Market – a Dickensian Weekender

This weekend will be our biggest market ever! I am so proud to be amongst this incredible array of local designers, makers and crafters. Join us between 11am & 5pm on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, Printhaus Workshops Canton, Cf11 9NL. Hooray!
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Dec03

Small Business Saturday

In celebration of small businesses and the wonderful customers that support us, I am offering 20% off everything in my online shop from 3rd – 5th December. Simply enter the code PIRATEXMAS16 at the checkout. Happy shopping!
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Mar21

New This Month…

Introducing another new product to my range! Some of the fabrics I had been donated were much too heavy-duty to use for my purses and clutches. Through my ongoing reluctance to part with any fabrics that might be of use in some way, the leather and fabric...
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Dec04

The Case of the Runaway Needle…

For a while now a pile of very small but very lovely offcuts has been growing in my studio, and being loathed to throw anything away, I have been wondering what to do with them. Having put my needle down for 5 minutes only to have  it gleefully carried...
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Nov12

National Botanic Gardens of Wales – Gift Fair

A beautiful crisp sunny November day at the Botanic Gardens… I couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to be for a craft fair! Lots of lovely customers & fellow stall holders – I even had chance to have a wander round the glasshouse....
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Nov12

Christmas Decorations

The first official stall market of my Christmas season was the ideal place to showcase my new decorations…made from my leftover pieces of material & backed in leather with button details. The gift-tag shapes have pockets on the back, ideal for...
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Nov10

Washington Gallery, Penarth – Christmas Shop Opening Night

This year the Washington Gallery have focussed their Christmas season on sourcing a wide range of locally made craft items and works of art. The opening night showcased their effortsin a lovely selection of beautiful prints, jewellery, glasswork, ceramics,...
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Nov10

Seeing Stars

Since Christmas had managed to sneak itself into my day with the card-to-fabric experiment, I wanted to have a go at making some other decorations to sell on at the upcoming Gift Fair for the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. My first challenge was to...
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Nov10

A Triangular Circle…

I found an instruction post online explaining how to make these really pretty Christmas baubles out of old cards. http://www.marthastewart.com/273222/holiday-card-ornaments So, naturally, I couldn’t resist giving it a with a load of my odd scraps...
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Nov04

National Botanic Gardens of Wales Trade Fair

If you’re out and about in Wales next weekend why not pop into the Welsh Botanic Gardens – not only will you be able to explore their beautiful grounds & amazing dome, you can also get going on your Christmas shopping at their Gift Fair....
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Nov01

Lowri Malawi Link – Charity Auction

My sister Lowri is in her last year studying dentistry, and visited a Malawi hospital on elective over the summer. A lack of funds at the hospital meant a lot of their equipment was absent or broken, meaning that despite the efforts of the clinicians...
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Nov01

New This Month…

Here is the newest addition to my range – larger clutch bags with side panels for extra space… Keep your eyes open, more coming soon…
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