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SOCK! Artists & Makers Fair Stall Pics – Loughborough March 2012

I had another good weekend at the fourth Loughborough Town Hall SOCK! Artists & Makers Fair at the end of March. It was a lovely sunny weekend, so a bit of a shame to spend quite that much time indoors, but on the upside it brought lots of people out.

As usual there were plenty of talented artists showing and selling their work over the weekend and on the Sunday the Town Hall had a free printing workshop during the day for children to come along and try out.

I have a few OddSox stall pics, not the greatest as the light wasn’t too good in the hall, but at least it’s a record of the day.




There was also a board with cards to leave comments and feedback…

And most exciting of all for me was this huge billboard on one of the main roads leading into the town centre with an image of one of my sock creatures on it. Look at the beautiful blue sky too!


I also acquired a rather lovely textile bird brooch from a fellow stallholder called Rachel Ainley – we actually did a ‘swap’ which is always fun. Here’s a pic from Rachel’s website showing a whole collection of her delightful birds, just click the pic to visit her site, she has lots of other goodies on offer too.

Thanks for looking and have a great Easter everyone 🙂


SOCK! Artists & Makers Fair: 24-25 March, Loughborough Town Hall


24th & 25th March 10am-4pm – FREE ENTRY

Over 35 makers showcasing and selling a diverse range of work including Visual Arts, Textiles, Ceramics, Jewellery, Furniture, Sculpture and Photography. For more details and directions just click the SOCK banner image to go to the Town Hall’s website.

I’ll be there with a collection of my OddSox Sock Creatures, Amigurumi Creatures and fabric accessories, very similar to this pic of the fair I attended at Mortimer Chapel, nr Newbury at the weekend just gone

Hope to see you there 🙂

The Watermill Theatre, Newbury – Christmas Bazaar – Friday 18th November 2011


Friday 18th November – From 9.30am to 2.30pm

The Watermill’s historic tithe barn and beautiful buildings make it the perfect place to shop, lunch and socialise in traditional Christmas style. Take time to meet a friend for a coffee, mulled wine, mince pie, or combine a quick lunch of soup & roll with shopping – bring a friend to get you in the mood for Christmas! Support the Watermill’s Christmas Bazaar and find all your Christmas treats under one roof!

Tickets: ÂŁ2.50 on the door

Gifts for women
Daj Collection – Hand bags and Pashmina’s
Perfect Pearls –  fine freshwater pearl jewellery
Gay Crichton-Miller Jewellery – bespoke designs
Jeanne-Marie Couture – Jewellery and accessories
Neal’s Yard – Beauty Products
Alice Dent – Hand made jewellery – semi-precious stones/vintage
Marie Scarves – Ladies scarves, jackets and accessories
Silpada sterling silver jewellery
Home and lifestyle products
Lotus Direct – Miranda Cooper – selection of goods from the orient
Phoenix Trading – Paula Moss – cards, gift-wrap, note cards
Susie’s Preserves – Marvelous Marmalades, Just Jam & Jellies, Perfect Pickles
Marsdens Confectionery – Award winning handmade fudge &cream chocolates
Daisy Cheer – inspirational gifts, candles etc
Roelofs & Rubens – hand painted blue & white tableware, tiles and decorations
Allium Design – Festive flower decorations, gifts, seasonal bulbs & Xmas orders
Sarah Norton Interiors – country-style gifts and seasonal decorations
Imagine photography – family, studio based & countryside shots
Claire Warner – watercolour artist
Gardenwear gifts and Christmas Cakes
Gifts for men
Silk treasures – silk gifts and fashion acessories for the whole family
Oh Boy – unusual and practical gifts for men
Gifts for children
Boy Gift, Girl Gift – gifts and stocking fillers for boys and girls, 0 to teens
OddSox – handmade cute and crazy creatures and accessories made from socks, recycled woollen jumpers and fabrics – This is me 🙂

Sock Creature Crafternoon

This week I had a lovely afternoon of Sock Crafting with my 7 year old god-daughter Lucy. Her twin brother went ‘new trainer’ shopping with Mom while we rifled through the sock stash.

Here are a few pics of our afternoon:

Naturally we started with cake. The one at the front is a slice of delicious Lemon Drizzle cake made by Lucy (which translates into made by Lucy’s Mom!). We had little coconut thingies, a big stack of millionaires shortbread and pop.

Lucy also came bearing gifts that she had made herself. This gorgeous little sock bird now lives in the big plant in my living room. I love how it’s got eyebrows.

How cool are these little sock creature drawings? Top row third one along is the little bird and bottom right looks just like the Sock Squirrel I made for her. She’s definitely got an artistic flair.

These two are great fun because you lift them up to reveal….

…little Sock babies, ahhh!

So after having a lengthy peruse through ‘Stray Sock Sewing’ by Dan Ta she eventually settled on us having a go at making the Teddy Bear (for those of you that have the book, it’s page 122).

There are similarities but Lucy’s has a few little twists to make it unique. Here’s the result…

The bear in the book had a cute little raised belly button with an X in the middle but Lucy decided she’d like her bear to have a bejewelled belly button. It also has a rather lovely pair of stripey pants and a red checked bow.

And the finishing touch is a paticularly dashing pink sock sunhat.

She did almost all of the work herself – I think she did a brilliant job – what do you think?

The next session will be with Matthew – I think we might be making a dinosaur or an alien 🙂

The Wind in the Willows… in Socks

Last week someone asked me if I had any Sock Badgers for sale. I didn’t, and hadn’t made one before so I Googled off to do a bit of badger image research so that I could have a go at making one.

Some of the pics I’d been looking at were for the dear little creatures from Kenneth Grahame’s enchanting story The Wind in the Willows. So when badger was finished I thought I’d quite like to have a go at making his friends too.

Now I have a full set and they’re all dressed up too in little outfits made from bits of leftover sock, fleece, ribbon, buttons and fabric.

Mole even has a wee pair of wire specs! (He’s my favourite).

I’ve really enjoyed creating these soft characters. If anyone has any ideas of other famous and cute creatures I could try making, I’d love to hear your suggestions.

Craft Fair – 19th March, Padworth Common

I’ll be taking a selection of OddSox sock creatures  along to a craft fair on the 19th March. There will be some new additions to the sock family that aren’t available in the OddSox shop yet, such as this fluffy headed chicken.

I’m also looking forward to meeting up with two of the talented women from the Knit Club I’ve recently joined, they will also be stallholders and have some fabulous handmade items to tempt you with. Their blog links are below…

  • Linzi from Vintage Jelly, as her name suggests, uses beautiful vintage finds as a base to bring her own unique ideas to life in the form of delightful homewares.
  • Sue from Soobird – creates hats and fascinators that blend a mixture of vintage, recycled and new materials into beautiful, handmade one-off head pieces.

So if, you’re in the area, please pop in and say hello to us 🙂 Tea and cake will be available too!

Mortimer West End Chapel

Chapel Lane

Padworth Common  RG7 4QE

Click here to go to The Chapel website for a map and directions

Read all about it!

Oooh, my OddSox creature shop is being featured over on the Folksy Shop Talk blog this week. I answered the questions a couple of weeks ago and had completely forgotten about it so had a lovely surprise when I popped in for a blog catch-up.

Here’s the link if you fancy a peek or would like to leave a comment “Folksy Blog – Shop Talk – OddSox”

Thank you for looking 🙂

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