Friday, 19 October 2012

I've moved!

Ooh hello there
In case ya wondered where I've gone - you can now find me and my tales over here at www.ohsquirrel.co.uk/blog

See you there?
Katie x

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Ooh barboot time again

A few little pictures from another brilliant barboot! As I write this in sitting in the cold at another event! It's also going really well, so more pictures to follow late!

Love from Katie xx

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Oh hello little animal art

Just another sneaky peak of my new things ready for the weekend!

I'm at Barboot, in Little Paris, Park Road, Crouch End N8 tomorrow evening, and then in Hornsey Library during Saturday daytime. If you mention my blog I will give you a 10# special festival discount

Love from Katie xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

White rabbits

Hello hello!

My goodness what a busy few weeks I have had! I've been ever so busy with many things, although I'm thoroughly inspired... Sometimes it's hard to find the time to get all of these ideas into practise!

This weekend is Barboot, but not only is it Barboot, but Crouch End Festival too, where I have been invited to be part of the craft trail. My stall is in the library in Crouch End, and I am very much looking forward to it

Here are a few little bits I've been working on, larger tags with inspirational messages and animals... These would make lovely little wall hangings, or be great as a gift... Or just by your desk at work to cheer you up on a tricky day.

Anyway, more updates later!

Love from Katie xx

Monday, 9 April 2012

A tiny blog

Morning!

I'm currently enjoying a well overdue rest over the bank holiday weekend (don't tell anyone, but it's just gone half past eleven and I'm still in bed!)

I just wanted to say a huge enormous thank you to everyone that came along to Barboot on Friday, and to all my wonderful customers! The interest surpassed all expectation, and I'm hurriedly squirrelling away to get stock ready for the next one - I will ensure all letter tags are back in stock, and all requests are catered to!

I can't really put into words how happy and overwhelmed I feel about it all! Thank you lovelies!

Love from Katie xx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Oh squirrel on camera

Today was a very exciting day, I did my first little photoshoot to get some photos ready for my up and coming website...

The amazing Nadia (www.nadiaking.co.uk) was the photographer and we had so much fun, we were blessed with the weather!

We already have so many ideas for the next one! & there are some new things I'm hoping to have finished for Friday too...

What a fun day! Here's a sneaky peek...

Love from Katie xx

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Selvedge Spring Fair

When I woke up this morning I felt very anxious, so much to do, the list growing and I just felt so very tired after quite a week at work. I had over committed on weekend plans, when what I really wanted to do was clean the flat from top to bottom (it's split level do that does make sense!) and sew, catching up with friends in the eve.

I'd forgotten that I had RSVP'd to go to the Selvedge Spring Fair, and feeling all panicky, I just didn't want to go. However, I hate letting folk down so I pulled on some clothes and headed out the door.

My oh my I'm pleased that I did! I saw some of my favourite people (both of the adult and child variety) and got so much inspiration! There were many wonderful designer makers there who were a pleasure to chat to and admire their beautiful work. I bought a few bits too!

What absolutely made my day was seeing the work of Becky Adams (www.beckyadams.co.uk) Now I met Becky a couple of years ago at a similar event in Spittalfields Market. At this time I wasn't very happy, I was working in a job I didn't enjoy, and I just did not feel entirely happy in my self. Talking to Becky that day and seeing her beautiful work, I got really inspired and started trying to do little bits in my spare time.

Now a couple of years on, thanks to other people believing in me and supporting me, I can confidently say I am a designer maker and I'm so proud of what I do! It's really funny how off chance meetings do shape your life. It was so lovely to chat to Becky, but bizarrely remembered me, and to have the opportunity to say that you inspire me and you have made me realise a dream. Or start to, this dream has a long way to go still!

I guess the moral of this story is to use your flipping diary (note to self) and remember what you've planned, and also take time to tell people if you love their work, if they inspire you or simple, that you think they're great.

I hope Becky doesn't mind, but I've put a few images of her work below, please do have a look at her website.

Now back to that to do list!

Love from Katie xx