Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Merry Handmade Christmas to one and all!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a 
warm and cosy festive season.

I will personally be 
surrounding myself with my family and friends
before my move to Winchester in the New Year.

I will return in 2012 with new projects and
plenty of inspiration!

Guerrilla Crafter
x

Monday, 28 November 2011

Jolly Christmas Gifts and GIVEAWAY.

Hello fellow craftily creative types,
It seems that the Jolly Christmas Season 
is already upon us.

Blogging has been hard to keep up with at this
 jolly old time of year, along with me getting ready 
for my very exciting move to the 
beautiful old city of Winchester

But all the same I have of course Guerrilla Crafting
away working poor Nina Bernina to the bone.
But all is worth it.


I have currently been working on joining the
Urban Artisans at the
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market.
Urban Artisan is  group of West Midlands based designers
selling everything from Soy Candles to graphic prints, jewellery and Textiles.


I am very happy to have been asked to join them
next week on their beautiful Christmas stall.


I have been working on more birdie themed fabric purses, 
covered diaries, tea and egg cosies and thought 
it would be great for me to share with you my Jolly crafty gifts.






I am very excited about these finding a place with Urban Artisan 
in our very beautiful Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market.


Continuing with my JOLLY theme i would like to give away 
one of my Blue Tit brooches that is in the picture above.
NITTY GRITTY
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Please leave a comment below telling me If you had your very own 
back garden Blue Tit what would you call it.
 The winner of the most imaginative name will 
receive their very own
Blue Tit Brooch.

Get your names in by
SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER
12.00PM gmt

Winner announced 
Sunday 5.00pm gmt
So keep an eye out.

Footnote:Jolly times for crafters






Monday, 7 November 2011

Lost In Lace

This last week saw the opening of the 
at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery


"Lost in Lace will see 20 leading international artists take over the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery this Winter. Running 29th October 2011 to 19th February 2012, this exhibition will explore the relationship between textiles – specifically lace – and space through a series of dramatic and ambitious new site-sensitive installations."
Crafts Council

I have been patently waiting for this
 to arrive for the last two months.

I am surprisingly lost for words about 
Lost In lace.
So instead i am just going to share the photos i took
when i went to visit this wonder myself
















The photographs by no means show the amazing 
scale and detail of these pieces or how they
 react with the space.

I recommend that if you are able to visit this exhibition 
please go.
You can find out more about the exhibition and the artists



Saturday, 29 October 2011

Good Egg, Bad Egg!

This last few days have been about making cosies. 
With Winter now our imminent future, 
my lust for making things cosy and warm  has well kicked in.


These egg cosies are particular fun.
I like many others am quite partial to a dippy egg for my breaky,
But what if the unfortunate situation of burning your toasted soldiers 
should happen
 and your egg was already boiled to perfection.
Pop your egg cosy on!!!!!
They are sooooo cute and also make just perfect 
kitchen decorations. 


I almost believe that everything could have a cosy in 
the winter times. 
But a tea cosy is in my eyes a household essential.




Rosie Doll popped over with her cup to see what i 
was up to and if there was a spare cup of tea going.



Oh Rosie, your such a joker!
You good egg!

Footnote: What do think about a crochet mug cosy?

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Cliperty Clip

I have been a crafter and sewer for many many years
so this may come to a surprise to you.

"I have never made a
clip frame coin purse 
before."

So last week, i logged onto the lovely etsy 
and brought myself three frames.
So i could try out the delights 
of a 
Cliperty clip  frame purse.


I already new that i did not want a round purse 
but more of a pointed/ triangle one.
So that is what i made.




These three Cliperty Clip Purses have flown
to join there flighting friends Birdie Notebooks
at the lovely
Scary Canary
and can be viewed here.

Footnote: Please keep an eye out for a Cliperty Clip
Frame purse tutorial. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Blue Gallery private view.

Last night saw the private view of the Blue Gallery 
Christmas Exhibition.

It was a delightful evening full of lovely people, beautiful art work,
wine and chitter chatter.

I thought i would share some of the Guerrilla Crafter
goodies with you.






So there are my Guerrilla Crafter wears
in all their glory at the Blue Gallery 
in Shifnal.

The exhibition will be running from now and will be continuing 
all over the Christmas period.

Please keep an eye out as, as things sell new 
fabric delights will replace them.

Before i pop off i thought i would also share with you 
a few of my favourite pieces from the exhibition.




Saturday, 8 October 2011

Bonnie Book of a Bird.

From my love of the birdie purse i now 
give life to the birdie notebook.



I have spent today creating these flighty feathered friends
for the lovely Scary Canary.
I hope they fly off the shelves as their feather friends 
have done so before them.



They are for you all who choose to keep your daily "to do list" in,
or perhaps write your Christmas lists in, or
maybe for you to write in your deepest loving thoughts.
Anyhoo,
 they are for you to write in what you please.
But know that your flighting friends will keep it safe.





You may wish to also know
that a select few may appear in
My Little Shop.