Sunday, 28 November 2010

Thank you Craft Candy and all you lovely customers!

Just a quick note to Thank everyone who came to Craft Candy's Candy Cane Christmas fair yesterday in Sheffield. It was FANTABULOUS! The atmosphere was so festive and warm and friendly and it was bustling with activity all day! And even though the snow had beautifully blanketed everything the night before it only added to the Christmas festivities throughout the day!

The ladies behind Craft Candy did a spectacular job organising the event and Hello Sunshine did a roaring trade! It is safe to say that Christmas shopping season is well and truly underway and with all the pretties on show yesterday and the lovely customers spending their pennies I hope that this event was the start of exciting festive times!

Make sure you get your diaries out and make a note of the next festive events which Hello Sunshine will be brightening up with more treasures and festive treats....

Christmas Craft & Vintage Fair
Sat 11th Dec : 11 - 5pm
Hopkinson's Gallery

Apples & Pears and Craft Wares Christmas Craft Market
Sun 12th Dec : 10 - 4pm
Broadway Mezz Bar

Pedestrian's Contemporary Craft Fair
Sat 18th Dec : 10 - 8pm
34-38 Rutland Street

Thursday, 25 November 2010

SATURDAY! Trip to Sheffield yes?

Hello Sunshine will be helping to brighten up Sheffield this Saturday for Craft Candy's Candy Cane Christmas Fair! Come say 'Hi' (baring a tissue or two please as I still have the sniffles!) and explore over 40 stalls of beautiful handmade and crafty treasures! Perfect timing for Crimblemas shopping!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Etsy Treasury feature...

It's always lovely knowing that other people admire your work and Etsy treasuries are a darn good way of sharing the love as well as a good excuse to trawl all the pretties on the fab lil' site.

I have been lucky enough to be featured in a few treasuries - mainly about sunshine (YAY!) and it always boosts my mood and sparks a spontaneous Etsy hunt for more pretties to add to my ever growing wish list! This one made me smile - the yellows are so beautiful, the items so pretty and the title says so...

'Sunshine makes me smile and flowers grow' has been put together by print maker Kelly Tankersley (88 editions) from Austin and I thought I'd share it with you all too. Enjoy!

I think it's about time I trawled through my favourites on Etsy and created my own treasury... I may wait until payday though so I can treat myself at the same time... mwah ha ha ha ha!

Ooo and while I'm waffling on check out my updated Folksy & Etsy sites as they now feature a selection of my latest jewellery available as well as a couple of cheeky 'Happy Campers' greeting cards.... go peruse at your leisure and enjoy.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Another one to add to your Shopping trip list...

Hello Sunshine is now available at the lovely Kathleen & Lilly's on Mansfield Road in Nottingham! YAY!

Get your walking shoes on and head up there to check it out with all the other treasures they have to offer! Or you can hop on a bus if it's a bit chilly....

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Hello Sunshine now at Leicester's City Gallery!

Yay! Another place to purchase that little bit of sunshine! Head on down to The City Gallery in Leicester to check it all out in the shiny shop!

Even better still head there this weekend and check out the Open 22 exhibition! Find out lots more through their lovely facebook page here! Go go go!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Craft Candy's Candy Cane Fair!

I've just booked my train tickets to Sheffield for a bargainous price! Grab yourself some and come and say 'Hello!" to me at Craft Candy's CANDY CANE Christmas fair on Sat 27th November...

Come come come and look at all the Hello Sunshine treats available for the festive season!

Friday, 5 November 2010

A mention in The Telegraph!

With a mahoosive smile on my face and glass of wine in hand (courtesy of my lovely housemate!) I am fantabulously happy to share this with you guys!

It may only be a couple of lines but to see my little Hello Sunshine brand and my name mention in the telegraph is overwhelmingly exciting! The article about Christmas Shopping Hotspots can be read in full on the Telegraph website but here's a little peek of the text that mentions Hello Sunshine at the lovely Harley Gallery...

Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Notts

Best for original arts and crafts

This contemporary craft hub at Welbeck near Worksop was constructed in 1994 on the ruins of the Welbeck Estate’s gasworks (built to illuminate the fifth Duke of Portland’s crazy maze of underground tunnels). As well as a museum of treasures from the Portland Collection, the site houses two gallery spaces and a terrific shop stocking ceramics, artisan jewellery and fashion accessories, plus children’s books and toys.

There is also a Christmas Market on November 27 and 28, which, now in its 10th year, takes over the Harley Workshops, where East Midlands artists and makers sell their goods. Visitors get the run of more than 40 craft stalls and resident artists’ studios: look out for ceramicist/printmaker Nicola Lidstone, whose speciality is porcelain cows, sheep and llamas; and Stella Corrall, whose homewares are made from translucent recycled plastic. It’s a Christmas shopping idyll, not too hectic, and with quality refreshments.

  • Splash out on a silver, 18ct gold and aquamarine ring by Sue Lane, £245 from the gallery shop.
  • Stretch out your spending with a cute wooden necklace from the Hello Sunshine range by Jo Want, £9-£22 from the gallery shop.
  • While you’re here visit Creswell Crags just up the road, a limestone gorge pocketed with caves that were inhabited after the Ice Age; children love the cave tours (
  • Eat at the stall set up by the terrific Welbeck Farm Shop: hot, home-cooked food.
  • Stay at Browns b & b (01909 720659; at Holbeck, which has three cheerful four-poster rooms and serves good breakfasts; doubles from £74 b & b ; no children.
  • Treat yourself to the cakes at the gallery’s Limehouse Café.

As you can imagine I'm pleased as punch! Now, talking of drinks... where's the celebratory vino....?

Monday, 1 November 2010

More sunshines...

Just a quickie to share some sunshine on this dark evening...

You may have seen my last post featuring little Daisy & Alfie... well here's the finished thing that went to a very happy Daddy!

This sunshine is to be a wedding gift for my friends who have now jetted off to the Big Apple for their honeymoon! Such a beautiful day it was too... never have I seen so much beautiful purple bunting... never mind to beautiful purple of the brides dress! Lovely!

And if that wasn't enough sunshine for you... here are a couple more I am working on right now for a good friend who has had 2 lots of very exciting news just lately.

One will be a Save the date card for their wedding (YAY!) and one will be a new address card for their new house they are purchasing right now! (DOUBLE YAY!) This time of year is so frickin' exciting!

Ok so I need to go calm down and make a cuppa tea now... toodles!