Sunday, 21 December 2014

Next day delivery for £4.95 until Tuesday 23rd December and Happy Christmas!

Receive your order in time for Christmas, U.K Mainland next day delivery for £4.95 on orders placed through my online shop until noon on Tuesday 23rd December 2015. This is also the last posting date for next day delivery in time for Christmas.

I am beyond grateful for your lovely kind comments, continued support and custom this past year and from the very beginning. A very huge thank you to you all!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

With very best wishes for 2015,


Amanda xxx

P.S... A collection of my work is currently on display at a couple of exhibitions until the New Year,

* Christmas Bazaar
Until the 24th December 201Lowther Castle & Gardens, Cumbria

* Christmas Exhibition
Until the 24th December 2014
Number Four Gallery, Northfield Farm, St Abbs, nr Eyemouth, Berwickshire

* Christmas Crafts
Until the 4th January 2015
The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

* Handmade for Christmas
Until the 11th January 2015
Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Evening Times article

I have managed to get a copy of The Evening Times newspaper covering the Glasgow Country Living Fair last month as I was chuffed to find out my heart rose brooch and hare cufflinks were used in the article.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Merry Christmas and enjoy free delivery until Saturday 20th December 2014

Just enter the code XMAS2014 at the check out to receive free delivery from my online shop. This code can also be used more than once and please feel free to share with friends and family. A perfect opportunity to pick up any little Christmas gifts, secret Santa's or decorations for your tree.

Just a little note that Saturday noon on the 20th December will also be the last Christmas posting date for first class, U.K mainland.
I have been back in my studio working on lots of lovely personalised orders. The custom order book is now closed but I have started to top up my online shop and will be adding more over the next few days as often as I can with lots of goodies. There is a new section 'new loveliness' where all of the newly listed items in my shop can be found.
I have lots of new seasonal decorations to add to a festive home. These large Christmas decorations look gorgeous hanging in my window and are available also in a snowflake, heart or star cut out bauble.
These little Christmas garlands are perfect for a dresser, mirror or fireplace and are available in different shapes, from gingerbread men and ladies to stars and snowflakes...
...and don't forget to keep popping back and spy the new loveliness which will be added over the week and in the meantime please feel free to visit pretty things for you for a collection of jewellery, home sweet home for pretty homeware and buttons for a selection of porcelain button cards.
If you would like any of your purchases beautifully gift wrapped then please just leave me a little note in the comments box at the check  out. Here you can also leave a gift note which I will pop in with your parcel. A good option if you would like to send it directly to the recipient to go under their tree.
I also now have my stickers available in the shop which proved popular and were a sell out at the fairs. They are a lovely touch to your gift wrap! Available in various designs from butterflies, birds and hares.



Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Living North, Country Living Christmas Fairs 2014 and personalised orders

Well that's me home now after attending my Christmas Fairs. A huge thank you to everyone that visited my stand at Living North Christmas Fair, Newcastle and Country Living Christmas Fairs in Glasgow and Harrogate. It was lovely to see my returning customers as well as meeting new ones and I hope you all enjoyed the fairs.

I am now busy sorting through website orders and back in my studio creating lots of lovely personalised orders. Just a little note that Friday 5th December will be the last date to place a personalised order with me to allow making, firing and delivery time for Christmas.

Here are some snaps I took at each of my Christmas Fairs...

Living North Fair Newcastle

I was delighted to spot my Gingerbread man decoration and lace Christmas tree whilst flicking through the Fair programme.

Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow

The gorgeous Christmas cabin travels from the London Fair to Glasgow and then finishing at Harrogate is situated by the front entrance and was packed with beautiful goodies from some of the exhibitors. It was lovely to be asked to have some of my pieces in their too. Can you spot my porcelain Christmas decorations hanging on the tree and my lace Christmas trees on the shelf?
My stand at the Harrogate fair, before...
when I arrive...
Walls painted...
Furniture to be arranged...
Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
and after... Ta da!! 12 hours later my stand is ready and open for business!!
Thanks again for all of your lovely comments and purchases its lovely to think that everything I create is appreciated and goes off around the country and even the world into lovely homes and given as gifts. Looking forward to doing it all again next year.
Love Amanda x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow 2014 leaflet

Many thanks again to Country Living for featuring my personalised framed name in their Glasgow fair leaflet... Not long to go now! These frames can be personalised specifically for you with your choice of name. I can also imprint a special date in to one of the letters to make it even more special. Perfect for a new addition to the family or wedding gift. Price is available on request.

Card payments

We can now take credit card payments over the phone. If you wish to ever place an order this way, please just give us a ring and let us know what you would like to order.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Living North and Country Living Christmas Fairs and Christmas Exhibitions

Just a note to tell you about my up coming Christmas events I am currently getting ready for. I will be exhibiting at the following so here are a few dates for your diary...

* Living North Christmas Fair, Newcastle
Stand S84
6th - 9th November 2014
Newcastle Race Course, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Scotland
Stand I28
20th - 23rd November 2014
SECC, Glasgow

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
Stand M27
27th - 30th November 2014
HIC, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

I do have a number of complimentary tickets for the above fairs so if you would like a ticket please just drop me an email with your name, address and which fair you would like to attend and I shall pop them in the post to you. Due to only having a limited number of tickets this will be done on a first come basis until they have all gone. Please note the Country Living tickets are not valid for the Saturday.

You can also receive a discount on your ticket purchase for the Country Living Fairs by booking online or calling their ticket hotline on 0844 848 0150. Just quote EX14G06 for Glasgow and quote EX14H10 for Harrogate.

I also have some Christmas exhibitions coming up

* Handmade for Christmas
31st October 2014 - 11th January 2015
Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

* Christmas Crafts
15th November 2014 - 4th January 2015
The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

* The Christmas Bazaar
24th November - 24th December 2014
Lowther Castle and Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria

Please do feel free to pop along and say hello. Looking forward to seeing you there if you can make it x

Friday, 17 October 2014

House and Garden Magazine, October 2014

I am delighted to have spotted my porcelain Christmas decorations and stacked Christmas trees in the October issue of House and Garden Magazine for the Spirit of Christmas Fair. I am unfortunately not going to be exhibiting there this year, but please visit my events page to see a list of where I am going to be in the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Country Living Magazine, Harrogate Christmas Fair 2014

I am delighted to have spotted one of my Gingerbread lady decorations in the current issue of Country Living Magazine for their Christmas Fair in Harrogate.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Country Living Christmas Fair, Scotland leaflet

It was so lovely to spot my little rose dishes and a little write up in the Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow leaflet which landed on my doormat this morning. Have a lovely weekend everyone x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Country Living Christmas Fair, ticket discount codes

I am currently busy in my studio getting ready for my up-coming Christmas Fair's. I am attending The Living North Christmas Fair, and The Country Living Christmas Fairs in Glasgow and Harrogate.

* Living North Christmas Fair,
Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth, Newcastle
6th - 9th November 2014

I am excited to be exhibiting here for the first time this year.

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow
 SECC Glasgow
20th - 23rd November 2014

To receive a discount on your ticket purchase please quote the code EX14G06 and can be redeemed online at or by calling 0844 848 0150.

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
HIC, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
27th - 30th November 2014

To receive a discount on your ticket purchase please quote the code EX14H10 and can be redeemed online at or by calling 0844 848 0150.

Looking forward to seeing you there if you can make it x

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Summer Showcase Exhibition 2014

The Summer Showcase Exhibition has now finished at The Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford and was lovely to have my work on display with other fab artists. The Gallery very kindly took lovely images of my work in situ and some of the pieces have now been moved in to the gallery shop for a limited time. Here is a little peek of the Exhibition...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Living North blog feature

I have had a lovely little blog feature on the Living North Fair Blog. So excited to be exhibiting for the first time at their Christmas Fair at Newcastle Race Course on the 6th - 9th November 2014. Here is a link to their lovely blog,

Monday, 18 August 2014

Carlisle Arts Fair, 30th - 31st August 2014

I am really looking forward to my next event. Its a brand new event to my home town here in Carlisle. Carlisle Arts Fair at The Sands Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria. Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st August 2014. 10am - 4pm, £2 entry. It was also lovely to have received one of The Sands Centre's e-newsletter with a little mention. Look forward to seeing you there if you can make it. If you would also like a little bit more information about the event click here.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

My trip to York

Last week as a birthday treat I visited York. I had such a lovely time walking around in awe of all the beautiful 'oldie worldie' buildings and streets. I also visited one of my stockists, Fairfax House and spied one of my porcelain tea pot decorations in their window display. The sun was shining which made it even more special.

One of my stockists, Fairfax House...

 York Minster

The Shambles
The Famous Betty's Tearoom.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Lanercost Priory and Potfest in the Pens 2014

Well two of my Summer events are over. Here are a few snaps I took of my stands,

The Lanercost 10 day Annual Summer Craft Fair, Dacre Hall, Lanercost Priory, Cumbria.

and Potfest in the Pens. It was my fourth year at both events and lovely to be apart of them as always.

Every year a competition sponsored by Craft and Design magazine is held in the pens. Each exhibitor is invited to create a special piece to be shown in the first hall. This year's competition theme was 'Lanterns, Lamps and Candelabras' and here is my entry titled 'The Light Houses'. I have never had the chance to create something for the competition as I always seem to run out of time but it was a lovely opportunity to come up with idea's and create something completely different working to a particular theme.

Thank you to everyone that visited both events and braved the rain at the weekend. I am very much looking forward to doing it all again next year!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer Events and Newly listed items!

I hope you are enjoying your Summer and this glorious sunshine so far. I have been busy getting ready for my Summer events. Here are some dates for the diary...

* Dacre Hall Lanercost Summer Craft Fair, Lanercost Priory, Cumbria.
26th July - 4th August 2014
10am - 5.30pm
Admission 60p, accompanied children free.
Annual Summer craft fair with homemade refreshments available.

* Potfest in the Pens, Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith, Cumbria.
1st - 3rd August 2014
10am - 5pm
Admission, adults £4, seniors, £3.50, accompanied children free.
Over 130 exhibitors transform cattle pens into stands selling their ceramics. It is also a lovely opportunity to chat to the makers and be inspired with demonstrations and free classes with potters for anyone wishing to have a go.

* Carlisle Arts Fair, The Sands Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria.
30th - 31st August 2014
10am - 4pm
Admission £2.
A brand new event to Carlisle and a lovely chance to meet, see and purchase artists based locally and further afield.

Looking forward to seeing you there if you can make it x

I have also been making new pieces including little bird house hangings, dainty button rings with earrings to match, and plate clocks all perfect for that Summer Wedding or Birthday for gifts or treats for yourself.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Summer Exhibition, The Shire Hall Gallery, 28th July - 31st August 2014

A Summer showcase of pieces created by artists with a Summery theme. Perfect to pick up that special wedding, birthday gift or treat for yourself. I am delighted to have a collection of my pieces in this exhibition including by bunting, framed porcelain, jewellery, bird houses and decorations. I have also just spotted one of my bird houses in the exhibition leaflet, yay! It runs from the 28th July - 31st August 2014 at The Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford. Visit here for more information.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

New collections and Art in the Pen, Carlisle

I had a lovely time exhibiting at Art in the Pen, Carlisle at the weekend. It was the first of it's kind in Carlisle and it was wonderful to be apart of this event being in my home town. Thank you so much to everyone that came along and supported the event and also who visited my stand. It was lovely chatting and meeting you all. I also launched some new pieces at the event including these cute little bird house hangings which went down a treat...

...and these new plate clocks...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Art In The Pen, Carlisle, 28th - 29th June 2014

I have been busy getting ready for my up and coming Summer events including the new Art In The Pen in Carlisle. Annually held in Skipton for the last nine years it is coming to Carlisle for the first time. Cow pens are transformed into little stands where over 70 selected local and national artists and makers exhibit and sell their work in a lovely friendly atmosphere. Exhibits will include ceramics, textiles and much more.

The event is on 28th - 29th June 2014, 10am - 4pm, £2 entry fee at Borderway Mart, Montgomery way, Rosehill, Carlisle, Cumbria. There is also a preview evening on Friday 27th June, 7pm - 9pm which is by invitation only. I do have a number of invitations so if you would like to come along please feel free to contact me at with your address and I will pop them in the post to you.

For more information about the event click here. Look forward to seeing you there if you can make it x

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Lifestyle shots for the Spirit of Christmas Fair website

I have just spotted my Christmas decorations, little trees and buttons on the Spirit of Christmas Fair website. It's lovely to see them amongst other pieces in a lifestyle shot. I am unfortunately not going to be exhibiting at the fair this year but it was lovely to have been asked to send in some pieces of my work for the shoot.