Monday, 19 December 2011

Share the Love - Bloggers Unite - Featured Artisan


This week's Featured Artisan is Julie - Creations with Heart. 
Beautiful Creations made by a beautiful lady!
Julie not only creates jewelry she features her fellow artisans on her wonderful blogs!
You can find Creations with Heart on:

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Share the Love - Bloggers Unite - Featured Artisan

This week's Featured Artisan is Michele Blair - Cowgirl by Design. Beautiful
Creations that will make Wonderful Gifts!
You can find Cowgirl by Design on:

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Share the Love Bloggers Unite - Featured Artisan

This weeks Featured Artisan is Shelly - Handmade Creations by Shelly.
Wondeful knit fashion accessories and more are found in her shop.
You can find Handmade Creations by Shelly on:

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Share the Love - Bloggers Unite - Featured Artisan

This weeks Featured Artisan is Debbie LaRue - Vintage Tags for Days! Gorgeous tags in a vintagestyle to give a unique look to your gifts! 
You can find Vintage Tags for Days on:
Debbie also has a shop called Flower and Bud Jewelry on Etsy too!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Share the Love - Bloggers Unite - Featured Artisan


This weeks Featured Artisan is Kalyene Sue Bacon - Jardin de Lillian. Truly unique
jewellery designs! You can find Jardin de Lillian on:

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Share The Love - Bloggers Unite - Featured Artisan


This week's Featured Artisan is Sarah - Finding Charm! Sarah has
beautiful creations in a wide variety of styles and colours! 

You can find Finding Charm on:

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Blighty Boutique Vintage & Handmade Fair

Court & Spark will be setting up stall here tomorrow. Click on the flyer for more info:



Following on from the success of our earlier fair we invite you to join us for another great array of Vintage and Handmade goodness! Browse the wonderful wares of 25 carefully hand picked Vintage and Handmade sellers - and maybe pick up an early Christmas present too!

Come and have Tea and Cake served on gorgeous vintage china in our vintage style tea room.

There is also a fenced in play area to the rear of the hall - great for sending the men and children on their way while you enjoy yourself browsing and chatting!

We had over 700 visitors at our last event ~ We would love to see you there!


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Share the Love Blogger's Unite - Featured Artisan

This week's Featured Artisan is Sandi Levy - I Knit Quilt Sew!
Sandy has delightful creations in here shop. Something for everyone!

You can find I Knit Quilt Sew on:

Monday, 17 October 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite Featured Artisan

This weeks Featured Artisan is Molly Kimball - Elephant Beads!
Truly unique and one of a kind creations to accessorize your wardrobe with!
You can find Elephant Beads on:

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist


This Weeks Featured Artisan is Frann Ramales - Armored Hearts!
Beautiful chainmail creations and more! 
You can find Armored Hearts on:

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


This week's Featured Artisan is Andrea Zimmerman Rogers - Blue Highways. Gorgeous Handbound books and journals. A work of art to keep your thoughts, pics and more! You can find Blue Highways on:



Monday, 19 September 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist


This weeks Featured Artisan is Debbi La Rue - Flower & Bud Handcrafted Jewelry!

You can find Flower & Bud on:






Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist



This weeks Featured Artisan is Sharri Powell - Most and Mist! Gorgeous creations created with love.


You can find Most and Mist on:




Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist



This Weeks Featured Artisan is Vaudeville Gypsy. Truly Unique Creations
to tickle your fancy! You can find Vaudeville Gypsy on:






Saturday, 3 September 2011

Please vote for Court & Spark on Great Finds!


My Green Dotty Coin purse is being featured on Great Finds this week - feel free to  pop over and vote for Court & Spark !


Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist



This week's Featured Artisan is Suftan - Il Mare Atelier! 
Absolutely gorgeous creations in her shop. 
Perfect addition to any wardrobe and great gifts too!

You can find Il Mare Atelier on:



Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist




This weeks featured artisan is Rebecca - Rebecca's Whims! Whimsically beautiful creations in her shop! Perfect gifts for all ages! You can find Rebecca's Whims on:



Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Original Court & Spark Dala Horse Lavender Bag Tutorial

Here's my original tutorial - a version of which was published in Sew Hip Issue 30 July 2011.

This tutorial is for lavender hangers made using a horse design but it could easily be applied to any other shape or piece of fabric you like...

Step 1
  • Choose the horse or other shape on the cloth you want to use and cut out a square around it.
  • Cut a matching square of backing fabric.
  • Cut ribbon to required length (mine is approx. 25 cm)

Step 2
  • Place the pieces right sides together and pin at the bottom.
  • Fold fabric apart.
  • Place ribbon against right side and pin in place (as above). 
  • Fold fabric back together remembering to roll up the ribbon so it doesn't get caught up in the stitching.

Step 3
  • Pin - I usually pin across the outline of the horse shape but if the shape looks faint or you feel unsure, you can always trace the outline first with some tailor's chalk.

Step 4
  • Taking your time, machine stitch carefully around the outline of the horse leaving an approx. 1.5 cm gap along the belly for stuffing. 

Step 5
  • Remove pins and trim seams.

Step 6
  • Turn right side out and press if required.

Step 7
  • Generously stuff the the horse with a mix of lavender and polyfill - doing this inside a clear plastic bag saves a lot of mess (!)

Step 8
  • Hand stitch the gap closed using ladder stitch and sew button in place to finish.

End


Admire your handiwork!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist

This weeks Featured Artisan is Georgia Groves- Georgiamarbles! Beautiful creations!
You can Find Georgiamarbles on :


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Court & Spark Lavender Dala Horse Tutorial in Sew Hip Issue 30 - a bit disappointing...

Nice of them to let me know but I thought I'd just share that my Dala Horse Lavender Bag tutorial was included in Issue 30 of Sew Hip which I believe has been out for a little while now... It's all a bit disappointing as there is no mention of Court & Spark - only some lovely free mentions for three of my suppliers - ? And all my hard work photographing the tutorial has been replaced by some (in my opinion) quite scrappy illustrated diagrams :(

I am going to post my original tutorial here on the blog on Wednesday.

Anyway at least the little horses made the front page...(!)


 


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

On Fire For Handmade: Share the Love - Bloggers Unite - Featured Artist

This weeks featured artisan is Tracy - Braggin' Rights Bath!
Yummy treats to indulge yourself with! You can find
Braggin' Rights Bath on:

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist


This weeks featured artisan is Vivian - Bowquet! Darling bows for your Darlings!

You can find Bowquet on:



Monday, 27 June 2011

Share the Love - Blogger's Unite - Featured Artist


This weeks featured artisan is Kim - Va Beach Quilter. Kim has a wonderful selection of goodies in her shop. Quilts, table runners, coasters.. the list goes on and on... 

You can find Va Beach Quilter on:


Thursday, 9 June 2011

"Folksy June Bugs" - Butterflies

All these pretty butterfly inspired items come from just some of the talented members of the Folksy June listings club...

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Whimsical Wren Damselfly Gemma Steampunk Storm
Pants and Paper Ellson Designs Blue Daisy Glass
Gelert Design NOfkants Curios Mrs Jones Handmade Jewellery
Mary Elliot Silk Purse, Sow's Ear May Tree Lane
Cards With a Difference Imogen's Imagination Laura Faye Crafts
Lilly's Night Garden Dottery Pottery Polly Krafts
Dottie Designs 100% Delicate Ritzy Swish

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Featured shops respectively: