Tuesday, 1 February 2011

February already!

I can't believe that its February already. So much has happened in the last month. My son started his driving lessons, making me feel very old. My daughter has a boyfriend, making me feel even older! I have been busy in the studio shed making beads for my fairs which start this weekend, I have finally got round to listing the fair dates on my website, which since I first started has languished, unloved but not forgotten, I just need another 24 hours in every day to fit everything in! I visited Ray Skene at Model House in Llantrisant and had a lovely day watching him make hollow beads and came home and made a few of my own.

Hollow Chilli Pepper, in honour of my friend Lorna

Hollow Heart - currently on Ebay

Hollow Rounds with reactive Silver glass - currently on Ebay

I am looking forward to the Bead Fairs, be nice to get out and about meeting  beady people and hopefully meeting some new friends, as well as seeing the ones I made last year.  I am especially nervous but excited to be involved in the The Great British Craft Bazaar in March and to be demonstrating, it will be my first time demo-ing, so if you are about, come and watch :O)

I now have the task of sorting through my beads today and getting them ready for the weekend.  Hope to see you there!

Bead Fairs I am exhibiting at in 2011

Sunday February 6th 2011 - Kempton Park Bead Fair, Kempton Racecourse
Sunday February 20th 2011 - Beadword Fair, Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Dorset
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2011 - The Great British Craft Bazaar, Culcheth High School and Community Campus, Warrington, Cheshire - I am demonstrating at this event.
Sunday 3rd April 2011 - The Centennial Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands
Sunday 29th May 2011 - Spring Lakeland Bead Fair, Rheged
Sunday 26th June 2011 - Newbury Bead Fair, Newbury Racecourse
Sunday 3rd July 2011 - The Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln
Sunday 17th July 2011 - Hereford Leisure Centre, Hereford - This is my home town :O)
Sunday 7th August 2011 - Beadwork Fair, Plymouth Pavilions, Devon
Sunday 4th September 2011 - Kempton Park Bead Fair, Kempton Racecourse
Sunday 9th October 2011 - Lakeland Bead Fair, Rheged
Sunday 13th November 2011 - North West Bead Fair, Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester Runway Visitors Park


Mrs Cake said...

that chilli is luuuuuush! :D

Maybeads said...

I love the chili pepper, too! And that green set is gorgeous! I sure wish I could head across the pond and show up at one of your fairs. :)
My son will start driving lessons next year, so I can imagine how you're feeling. How did this happen?

Jane said...

I also love that chili. What a busy bee you will be and you are not as old as I will be in April ;0) Great to see all those fair dates and I so hope you sell tons, really hope I can coincide with one and finally meet you! Happy February Laney,
Love Jane x

Laney said...

Thank you, Lauren you can only come across the pond if you leave the snow on your side of it!! Thank you Lesley and Jane, that would be fabulous :O) x

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