Monday, 14 December 2009

Pick 'N' Mix Market

We had a brilliant day at the Pick 'N' Mix market in Holt on Saturday. The market was really busy, especially in the morning - our most successful craft fair ever, due in part to the great coverage of the event in the local press!

We got some yummy chilli preserves from our neighbouring stall, Chillis Galore, swapped notebooks for beer with the Grain Brewery, and I got a lovely pair of silver earrings from Emma Mitchell, and a jolly good day was had by all.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Getting ready...

This week we have been busy getting ready for the Pick 'N' Mix Makers Market in Holt this Saturday. We're really looking forward to it, and have got all sorts of new printed goodies for our stall.

Here's a peek into a box of books and other little things all packed up and ready to go -

We've also been printing new notebook covers on the Adana - my new favourite thing is bright orange paper...

And we've got a few new prints as well, including a new engraving by Jon using this lovely dark blue ink -

There are going to be lots of other lovely handmade, vintage and edible treats on offer - so we'll hope to see some of you there on Saturday, from 10am to 4pm in St Andrew's Church Hall, Holt.

The winners of the Folksy and Sue Ryder Upcycle competition have been announced! You can read all about the winners on the Folksy blog, and all the entries are now up for auction on ebay (100% of the winning bid will be donated to Sue Ryder). You can bid for our upcycled black journal here, and we've got our eye on a few of the other entries too!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

A Saturday Ramble

Today we made the most of some winter sunshine and walked from Ashwellthorpe to Fundenhall...

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


Today I've been printing lots of little hearts in red ink on various papers, ready to make into gift tags and notebook covers and other little things.

I find it quite therapeutic to print the same small design over and over again, several hundred times (at least, it feels like several hundred times for my fingers).

We're trying out some non-lino blocks like these ones from Lawrence (although we got ours from Norwich Art Supplies). They seem much harder to cut into than normal lino, and the cuttings don't ping off all over the place but need a sharp tug or cut to remove them, which makes for a tidier table, but is much less fun than seeing how far a gouge of lino can make it across the room...

In the meantime Jon has been building us a new computer, as our current one is sloooooow to the point of being next to useless at times. Hopefully this weekend we'll be up and running with the shiny new one!