The Vintage Bazaar at the Cheese & Grain in Frome, Somerset

photo1 (4)This was a couple of weeks ago now, but what with Easter and bank holidays, time seems to be passing double quick. So anyway, my daughter and her friend were interested and off we went on a sunny Saturday morning to Frome. (Quick car park tip: there was a queue to get in because no-one realised there were several spaces to the right on the exit road. We nipped in on the right (there weren’t one way signs) and got a space straight away!) The entrance cost was £2 each, but the hall was big enough to justify this I suppose, and it was very busy, so people obviously didn’t mind paying the fee.

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You can’t trust March

This is a mini story I wrote in half an hour at Writers’ group last week. We were given the topic: ‘You can’t trust March’ and it had to be written in dialogue.

‘Oh I wouldn’t do that if I were you.’
‘What?’
‘That – planting out those begonias.’
‘Why not?’
‘It’s far too soon.’
‘Too soon? It’s lovely and warm. I’m in a t-shirt.’
‘But you could have your coat on tomorrow. You can’t trust March.’

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Snowdrop Inspiration

I was absolutely delighted to find a snow-drop flowering in my garden the other day. Snowdrops definitely rank in my top 5 favourite flowers. There was a garden I used to walk past on my way home from primary school, and it always had a blanket of snow-drops beneath a group of fir trees. They enchanted me. Once, I picked one and I felt guilty about it ever since!

Please click here to read the rest of this post, along with some snow-drop inspired handmade clothing and jewellery on my alternative clothing blog. Thank you!

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To craft fair or not to craft fair (Part 2)

So, if you’re thinking about selling at craft fairs, there is a lot to consider first. Think about the time you will spend on this – planning your stall, travelling to the fair and the setting up and packing up time, as well as the actual time of the fair….

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To craft fair or not to craft fair? (Part 1)

WickedfaeriestallThis is a question I have been pondering for a couple of years now. The problem is about craft fairs: they are full of lots of lovely wonderful things that no-one needs….

 

 

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A silly poem for Valentine’s Day

Can you guess who it’s about before the end? (This was just a little homework exercise with Writers’ group.)

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Anti-Valentine’s Day

Another link to my alternative clothing blog. Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone!

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Fairytale coats

coattpfrainbowApologies if you’ve found my site down for the last few days – technical server glitch involving a power cut. Anyway, I’m back! Just letting you know I’ve posted another blog on my alternative fashion blog site here: http://oshuncreations.tumblr.com/
This one is all about warm and snuggly winter coats.

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Keeping warm

shawlfeltJust a quick link to my alternative fashion blog, where I’ve written about keeping warm and some lovely handmade shawls.

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Happy New Year!

I hope 2014 brings all you wish for :)

I’ve started the new year with a brand new shop! www.JustABitDifferent.co.uk is now up and running and selling alternative clothing for adults and kids. You may remember that www.Oshun.co.uk used to sell a mix of my handmade clothing and other quirky brands, but recently links to my Etsy shop. So I’ve decided to keep my handmade and vintage brand Oshun on Etsy, and start a new shop for the clothing by Phaze, Susu Mama, Hell Bunny, Feu Follet, Poisen Industries, Strangeways and others. I’m very excited to be re-visiting this business and hope it expands this year. I’ll be adding more stock soon and will be regularly putting items at a reduced price for a limited time, so please join www.facebook.com/OshunCreations for news and updates.

Well, I’ve stopped being completely distracted by that amazing Sherlock episode and will now post this post!

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