We are hosting our first Arts a Flutter fair this Saturday, 20th June, outside the Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. The event promises to be quite an exciting day and is organised by the local council and titled ‘The Countryside comes to Town’. There will be an animal petting park, street entertainers, craft and food stalls and lots more, if you are in the area it will be worth a visit.
We have been busy preparing our items to sell. Since our visit to Orkney I have been much inspired by the beautiful natural landscape and local wildlife of the area. We were privileged enough to have a Hen Harrier visit our cottage garden whilst there, it was literally feet away.
This majestic bird unfortunately is increasingly rare in most of the UK, it is feared because of persecution by the grouse shooting industry. Unbelievably this bird is quite common there and along with the Puffins and Short Eared Owl we had quite an avian treat.
Whilst Dave was clicking away with his camera, my mind was working through new ideas to add to our range of bird themed gifts. Inspired by lots of Tweed fabrics I saw, I decided to combine the bird with the cushion and came up with these, a Puffin and Hen harrier cushion. Whilst working on these it gave me the idea of making the coin purses, I was really happy with these and think they have worked really well. We have got lots of cards and framed pictures and with my collection of 3d pictures we should have a nice collection for our stall. Here is some pics of my new stuff.
These will all be available in my Etsy shop
All for now, Catherine.