Monday, 31 October 2011

That was October...

Phew - it's been super busy - here's what I've been diddling this month:

♥ ReetSweet at the Corn Exchange
Such a fun day hanging out with all the Reetsweet traders and Louis who cuts coins, who is a very cool guy!  I went for drinks with some of the traders after which was super fun!

♥ Calzone Challenge
I went to local Italian Restaurant with my new colleagues for the Calzone Challenge initiation ceremony to the team. I passed!

♥ Renegade London
I took a trip to London to visit SamARTha and Marco.  We had drinks just off Brick Lane is the tres cool Mason and Taylor before taking a very long journey back to Crouch End pretty late in the night!  On Sunday we went back to Brick Lane to the first ever Renegade Craft Fair in Truman's Brewery.  This time around I wanted to sound it out - the £300+ price tag for a space put me off trading at this - their first event in this country.  We caught up with Kim (and sat on the same train home) of Finest Imaginary who said she'd had a great weekend. There were some awesome illustration, jewellery, textiles and everything else handmade. Good timez.  We hung out in Leon in Spitalfields Market for a while and it was lovely to catch up!  The guys who worked there were flirty in a really odd way!

Samantha discovers what she identified as a lamp is actually a weird poster, in Mason and Taylor

I drink my coffee from a paper cup and my cake from a paper bag at Leon

♥ Craftea
I've been hanging out with some local fashion forward crafters lately at Dock Street Market, which is great fun. I will introduce you to them very soon when they get their websites up and running - watch this space you'll love them. I do!

♥ Be Inspired... with Eric Musgrave
As part of Sheffield Fashion Week I attended a presentation and question and answer session by Eric Musgrave and David Seabourne.  Eric Musgrave is a very dapper gentleman indeed, and so he would be, having 31 years experience on the fashion industry and also editing FHM back in the day!  Eric is passionate about keeping fashion manufacturing British - which was totally inspiring.  David Seabourne presented on his ladies wear label. Interesting he does not manufacture in Britain and outsources to Turkey. It was interesting to hear how he exclusively shares fabric with big names such as Gucci and has exclusivity to vintage Pucci prints.

♥ My best friend's hen do
My bezzie is getting married on Bonfire Night! I have the honour of being her bridesmaid and organised her low key hen party.  She was keen it wasn't tacky and kept a fairly quiet affair, so we had a great time over in Kobe in Horsforth.  They looked after the 25 of us really well and Michelle had a good time!  We plied her with lots of champagne, so she doesn't remember a lot of the night which is probably a good thing!

  Fun with friends at Kobe for low key hen celebrations

♥ Leeds City Centre Art Market (Artsmix)
I spent a Saturday in the cold to sell at Artsmix market on Albion Place in Leeds City Centre. It was a really fun day with Carla from MausHaus. We sold out things ate Pom Bear and drank tea with chocolate hobnobs! I bought some thermal tights in advance and didn't get too too cold.

 Stall at Albion Place in Leeds

Launch of Kapow Collection Mini-Pins
I added some mini-pin badges in the Kapow and Pow designs so that guys could enjoy them as much as the girls!

Booth Club
I go to this photography club - it runs every couple of months in an evening. The format is that a theme is given ('pissed' was the first) and you take a photograph on the theme and present it at a slide show on the night. It's really cool - I haven't submitted anything as yet and regret it on the night!

♥ Accepted to BUST Craftacular
I found out I had been accepted to BUST Christmas Craftacular which is super cool - I know it's tough getting in to trade at that, and I will be alongside some big names like Tatty Devine which makes me feel very excited and proud all at one time.

♥ Hair colour
I had my hair coloured and you can read about it in the post here

November is going to be super busy...argh!


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1 comment:

Marthaamay O_o said...

I need a month to recover from reading about your month x