Monthly Archives: October 2011

New Halloween Illustrations

Here are a couple of Halloween illustrations. The above picture was my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday topic which was ‘SCARY’. Below is an image I created for our last craft fair, to give out as a colour-in sheet … Continue reading

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Treacle Market: October 2011

I live in a little town in the north of England called Macclesfield. It’s a post-industrial town whose biggest stock-in-trade was silk, so it’s full of old mills, plus it’s surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of the High Peak. It’s also … Continue reading

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Halloween DIY: Spooky Cross Stitch Pattern

Happy Halloween weekend. I hope everyone’s having a fun time! We don’t really celebrate Halloween here in the UK with quite the same gusto as the Americans, which is a shame as I think any festivities revolving around so much candy … Continue reading

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Black Cat Awareness Day

Today is Black Cat Awareness Day here in the UK, which is extra special for me as I know a certain black cat who likes to make everyone aware of him! The Cats Protection League have launched Black Cat Awareness Day because black cats … Continue reading

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Magritte on the Mersey

The weekend before last, I went on a road trip to Liverpool with my friend Ben to catch the last day of the Rene Magritte exhibition at the Tate – Rene Magritte: The Pleasure Principle. René Magritte (1898–1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist probably … Continue reading

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Handmade Market, Stockport in pictures: 24th September 2011

Whilst I was getting the holiday pictures off my camera, I came across these photos – which I’d completely forgotten about – from last month’s Handmade Market at Stockport’s indoor market hall. It was our first official event as Fi & … Continue reading

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Monkey Tour: Cornwall

What’s a monkey tour? I hear you say. Well, it started earlier this year when my boyfriend, Simon, took the Grumpy Monkey Fi made for him (in fact, the original Grumpy Monkey) with him on a skiing holiday. Then, this summer, … Continue reading

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Introducing Fi & Me

As we approach the launch of our little handmade enterprise (we did our first official fair as Fi & Me at Stockport’s Handmade Market at the end of September and the online shop will launch later this month), we thought it … Continue reading

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