I celebrated my birthday over the first bank holiday weekend and enjoyed a family barbecue followed by a pleasant warm evening in the garden with a bottle of Dark Horse and a selection of very prettily decorated cupcakes given to me by friends. It was all very nice indeed and lovely to have a little break from sewing.
Hubs bought me a set of 72 watercolour pencils by Arteza which is pure joy to look at – such a rainbow of colours – and exciting to use. I’m not a fantastic artist, but I do enjoy a little doodle and have missed having a professional set of pencils to use. I’m drawing little ditties to add interest to my product photographs – but I’m aiming to expand my drawing skills in time.
On the Ellie’s Treasures front, I’m over the moon to have secured three Norfolk based craft markets for later this year, Belles at St. Nick’s, Pensthorpe Christmas Craft Market and Deepdale Christmas Market – all the details of these can be found here.
Coming up very soon is an online Facebook market being run by Showcasing Dreams that I’m taking part in. Running from 8pm 7th June until 9pm 9th June, the theme is “Up, Up and Away” – think of hot air balloons, rainbows, wings and all thing that fly!
The selection of pretty items that will be available to buy is amazing – with six goodies entered by myself, some which have been sewn especially for the event and one item being a totally new product line for Ellie’s Treasures that I’m so excited about (more on that in another post). There is also a generous giveaway attached to this market with voucher prizes to spend during the event. You can find all the giveaway details here – clicking the “going” button on the notification page will mean you are entered – entries close 6th June – good luck!