Thursday, 26 May 2011

Thank you for coming!

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Curiosity.Haus Contemporary Craft and Design Fair at The Orange Tree last Saturday. It was lovely to celebrate the 2nd birthday of the market and see some new stallholders! The range and quality of products on offer just gets better and better.

If you are interested in either attending or applying for a stall for an upcoming fair, take a look at the website for full details.

Scrapbook kits

For those who asked about/purchased one of my mini scrapbooking kits, I am putting together a tutorial to help you complete this project!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Rabbit Awareness Week 23- 29 May 2011

Love, honour and obey your rabbits!
Taking on pet rabbits is like taking wedding vows, you promise to love them for up to 12 years, honour your commitment to them and obey the animal welfare law.

LOVE - Rabbits need companionship. They are happier when they are together. Ideally this should be in neutered mixed-sex pairs or compatible groups.

HONOUR - Honour your commitment to your rabbits, including spending an hour every day to feed and care for them, regularly cleaning out their accommodation and ensuring they are happy.

OBEY - Obey the law.  The Animal Welfare act outlines what responsible pet ownership involves. For rabbits, this means companionship, daily exercise and good appropriately sized housing as well as providing the right diet and plenty of hay and water.

IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH - Rabbits need vaccinations as well as careful observation that their teeth are healthy, nails and coat are in good condition and they are eating all their food. Remember to check their bottoms daily for fly strike too. If you are ever worried about the health of your rabbits, you should immediately take them to a rabbit savvy Vet.

AS LONG AS YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE - Rabbits can live for up to 10 – 12 years. This is a long term partnership!

The old notions that rabbits are cheap and easy children’s gifts are giving way to a greater understanding that they are demanding pets that require a considerable amount of attention and money. They should not be kept in a small hutch at the end of the garden.

Join the Rabbit Welfare Association
Truffle and I are members!

Anyone who wishes to help the Rabbit Welfare Association improve the lives of domestic rabbits can visit website: and join the association.
Annual membership includes subscription to the quarterly magazine ‘Rabbiting On’. The website also provides a host of information about what rabbits need to live the lives they deserve.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Market this Saturday! // Happy 2nd Birthday!

Next event:

The Orange Tree
Saturday 21st May 2011
12pm – 5pm

Come along to The Orange Tree, Nottingham for Nottingham’s Best Independent Market Featuring the Finest Designer Makers. An incredible mix of goods from Illustration and Prints to Jewellery, Ceramics and Textiles. Who could resist a beautifully handmade gift from a local maker? Treat someone or treat yourself! ;)

The Orange Tree
38 Shakespeare Street

The Orange Tree has a delicious food menu, hot drinks and will also be offering cheap cocktails to all our customers: All you have to do is bring your purchases to the bar, to receive your discount.

Curiosity.Haus Contemporary Craft and Design Fair aims to showcase the talent of local and national designers and encourage promotion of independent and quality handmade goods. Please see website: for more information.

Happy 2nd Birthday!

My stall at the first market in May 2009 - Photo credit:

For the last two years I have been a regular stallholder at these events and have love watching it grow from a few hotch potch tables and gazebos to a fully fledged and thriving market!

If you want to find out more about the history of the event and my involvement, read my interview on the Curiousity.Haus blog at website:

Come along and wish us happy birthday!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Etsy shop update: new cards

I have added some new cards to my etsy shop.

Here is a taster:

All cards are £1.50 - P&P is £1.00 for the UK and £2.00 Worldwide.

Monday, 9 May 2011

In progress

New wall art canvasses - small (10cm x 10cm) £3, large (20cm x 20cm) £5.

They will be ready for sale at the next Contemporary Craft and Design Fair hosted by on Saturday 21st May 2011.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Craft and Design Month - May 2011

Craft and Design Month is a national celebration and promotion of crafts across the UK during the whole of May 2011, featuring National Ceramics Week at the beginning of the month.

It's a brand new initiative designed to raise awareness of the enormous amount of creative talent we have in this country.

Craft and Design Month is a ‘not for profit’ initiative launched by craft&design magazine. The magazine’s editor, Angie Boyer, explains: “There are many thousands of craftsmen and women who manufacture and sell their products in the UK and to the overseas markets who are completely overlooked by newspapers reporting on the demise of domestic manufacturing.

“In fact, the Crafts Council has reported that there are around 35,000 contemporary craftsmen and women with a collective turnover of around £1billion. Crafts is incredibly important to the economy but also to our wellbeing and way of life. If we don’t use the talents of people on our doorstep, they will disappear forever. We hope that by shining the spotlight on the skills of craftsmen and women throughout the country, the general public will think twice about who to go to when they need something for the home. If we succeed in that, Craft and Design Month will have served its purpose.”

For further information on Craft and Design Month May 2011, including details of other events in your area, please visit website:

I'm supporting Craft and Design Month. Are you?
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