Monday, 21 December 2015

Happy Christmas x

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and custom this year, it really means a lot. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2015,

Love Amanda x

P.S- A collection of my work is currently on display at a couple of exhibitions until Christmas and the new year,

* Christmas Fair
Until the 24th December 2015
Lowther Castle and Gardens, Cumbria

* Christmas Exhibition
Until the 24th December 2015
Number Four Gallery, Northfield Farm, St Abbs Nr Eyemouth, Berwickshire

* Handmade for Christmas
Until the 10th January 2016
Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Monday, 14 December 2015

Merry Christmas and enjoy FREE delivery until Monday 21st December 2015

Just enter the code XMAS2015 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 last minute Christmas stocking fillers, secret Santa's or decorations for your tree. Just a little note that Monday noon on the 21st December is also the last recommended Christmas posting date for first class, U.K mainland. 

I am currently topping up my online shop as often as i can with lots of new and festive goodies! These can be found in new loveliness. Please feel free to browse the shop for some last minute gift inspiration.

With not long to go there are lots of seasonal decorations to add to a festive home. You may notice some new Christmas tree decorations which include... First Christmas stars, a perfect keepsake token for a baby's special first Christmas. Don't forget your pooch with these doggy bones giving them their very own decoration to hang on the tree.

Also new... Polar bears and squirrels along with Christmas jumpers. Available in many designs including a 'Fairisle' style, they are a fun addition to your tree and a perfect gift for that Christmas jumper fan!

Seasonal word blocks... XMAS, PEACE, JOY and NOEL available...

Christmas accessories! Following on from the Christmas brooches last year, i have added to the collection with these Snowflake earrings and rings. Perfect for adding a festive touch to your look. I wear mine all of the time!

Santa Stop Here!!

If you would like any of your purchases beautifully gift wrapped then please just leave me a little note at the checkout.

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.

If you are looking for a little something to add to your gifts, these little mini decorations are a lovely option and adds a special festive touch!!  

Gingerbread house tea light.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Brocksbushes, Country Living Christmas Fairs 2015

After returning home on Monday to a bit of a shock I am now settling back in after attending my Christmas Fairs. A huge thank you to everyone that visited my stand at Brocksbushes Christmas Fair, 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 and getting ready to post lots of lovely personalised orders.

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

Brocksbushes Christmas Fayre 2015
Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow 2015

It was lovely to spot my Christmas decorations on the pages of the Country Living Christmas Fair Show Guide.

and on pictures scattered around the show...

I was delighted prior to the fair to have made the final selection for the new 'People's Choice Award'. These pieces were selected by Country Living and displayed at the front entrance inside the fair. It gave visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece and by casting a vote you were entered into a prize draw in which if selected you would win them all. My entry was a porcelain postcard to Father Christmas addressed to him in the North Pole.

Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate 2015

Thanks again for all of your lovely comments and purchases and look forward to seeing you again soon,
Love Amanda x

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Cumbrian and Carlisle floods 2015

You may have saw the recent severe flooding in Cumbria with my home city, Carlisle being one of the places badly affected. I have been without power and it has just been resorted this evening. This is nothing compared to the complete devastation that has happened at the weekend with many sadly losing their homes, possessions and businesses to the floods. It's so sad to see this happening around us but what amazing emergency services, rescue teams, volunteers and communities we have here in Cumbria. It's so uplifting that everyone helps and rallies round for each other. You are all doing a wonderful job.

I will try and respond to my emails and orders placed as soon as I can, also apologies with the delays with personalised orders, I hope to have the kilns back up and running very soon.

For anybody that has maybe tried to phone me, and it goes through to voice mail, apologies but I have no service and I'm not sure when this will be back up and running. If this is the case please email me or send me a message through Facebook as I can access this no problem. Thank you  x