Wednesday, 30 November 2011

This Sunday: Leeds Double Whammy! ReetSwee + Varietease

God only knows if I can pull this off but...

Sunday 4th December starts with ReetSweet! Find me at the Corn Exchange selling all your fun gift needs for cool gurls from 11-4.30.

And Sunday finishes with... The Sunday Night Varietease! A burlesque cabaret, wowowow!!


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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

This Saturday! Designer's Marketplace, Middlesborough

This Saturday Kitschen Sink will be selling at the awesome bi-annual Designer's Marketplace at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

This designer's event is the biggest in the North East and we are super excited to be spreading the kitsch love there!

See you soon Middlesbrough!


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Spectacular Christmas Craftacular!

This Sunday was the highlight of my crafting year, BUST Craftacular!

This year I offered some lucky dips for those who didn't want to spend much money but also didn;t want to miss out on Kitschen Sink goodness!

I had a half stall, which is more than fine! Selling small things means I can put out pretty much my whole range if I squish it together a bit!

My highlights were:

Meeting Rachel from Hannah Zakari - one of my supah cool stockists

Seeing several friends from home (that'd be Bradford) there!

Kandi from Knit and Destroy in her Christmas gear - red sparkly lady Gaga style knickers and a green jumper!

Quickly catching Leona from Thrift-ola who came to enjoy the day rather than take part for a change!

Beeza, who is the sister of Nick in Kate's band, all the way from Austin. Wish I could caught up with her for longer

Plus! Kitschen Sink has been featured in this awesome gallery on the Crafty Crafty website.

Awful journey home.  All trains out of London Kings Cross were cancelled from 6pm and the option of taking a train the next day wasn't offered. I didn't get home until 3.30am! The only good thing about this was hanging out with Helen from Memo for the journey.


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Monday, 14 November 2011

This Saturday...

... find me at The Super Duper Fair, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, 10am-5pm

See ya there!!


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Monday, 7 November 2011

My best friend's bonfire wedding

I mentioned earlier this week that I was attending my friend's wedding on bonfire night as a bridesmaid.  I've known her since we were about 4. We met on what we like to call 'hula hoop day'. We lived on opposite sides of the road and neither of us were allowed to cross, so we'd play with our hula hoops and shout our conversations between traffic.

The date of the wedding had extra significance because here in the UK it was Bonfire Night.  On bonfire night we celebrate the failure of a plot to blow up the House of Lords in 1605.  There are lots of national and local traditions that she worked into this super fun day...

♥ Fireworks

All over the country spectacular firework displays were taking place and this was the major part of the wedding day.  We were so glad the weather stayed nice.  The fireworks ended with their initials 'M' and 'A' alight with a love heart in between.


Sparklers are like a mini firework you can hold in your hand.  At the party we all have a gold indoor sparkler each in a heart shape! Super cute.

♥ Toffee Apples

Another nation wide tradition, apples are stuck on a stick and coated in delicious bonfire toffee.  Bonfire toffee is much harder than regular coffee, and almost black.  Here the toffee is red in colour which is a little more appetising to look at.


Parkin is a more local (Yorkshire) tradition for bonfire night.  It's a cake that includes oats in the dry ingredients and black treacle in the wet ingredients.  Do not be fooled or allured by the parkin pig. This is merely a gingerbread pig-shaped biscuit.

♥ Pie and peas

I didn't get a photograph of this but the main food served in the evening was our local bonfire night delicacy of a hot pork pie with mushy peas. I chose not to eat and just get bladdered instead ;-)

And a couple of other things...

♥ The wedding flowers

Some of the nicest flower arrangements I have ever seen - they had crab apples and berries amongst roses and twigs. Very autumnal.

It was a beautiful, emotional but happy ceremony.  My friend cried as she said her vows which set us all off, and the speeches made us all bawl our eyes out too... thank heavens I wasn't wearing eye make up (more on that later!).  I couldn't be happier for her, she's married a really great man.

...and my hair? I did get the SJP do (it's fallen out of place a little at the back here due to dance floor movez)...

(parkin's great!)

Where's the bride? She looked magnificent, you will have to take my word for it. She's not an internetty girl and I respect that...


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