Friday, 27 May 2011

Windows Week in Wigton Cumbria "Toad Hall" invites ©Shellybobbins™

                                                                  Toad Hall Wigton

Windows Week runs every year in Wigton and in the past has just been artists this year artists are all grouped together in the market hall in fabulous displays, other shops in Wigton have given up there window for 2 weeks to give local crafts people a chance to be seen, which I was very honoured to be asked, by Elaine who owns Toad Hall in Wigton. This does remind me of Britain's Next Best Thing With Theo Paphitis from Dragons Den where Libertys of London & Habitat open there doors to some amazing talented people, everyone had to que up & pitch your idea direct to them ! maybe one day with my rag dolls designed & made in cumbria (dream) ~ and about time we had things BRITISH MADE. England has amazing people in it & what a great way to show off local talent by having "Windows Week" x

Ive been sewing for years but after being made redundant for the 3rd time I set up ©Shellybobbins™ after going on a business course & applying for grants to buy an embroidery machine, my prototype rag doll is in the process after 10months of researching, designing, learning all about the the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 that comes into force in July, So in the mean time Ive made other gorgeous gifts, Ive done lots of drawings & some have made it to the pattern stage (giggles) I really didn't know I was actually capable of doing any of this, until I had ago


I hope you will all pop by and take a peek anyone buying a shellybobbins gift please send a picture from the shop via email

Competition ends 6th June at 8pm

Winner will be choosen using a random generator & receive a handmade gift from shelly xxx

Love Shellybobbins xxx

1 comment:

  1. Great stuff Shelly! I so agree with you about making stuff in the UK- as local as possible. I was amazed at the quality and variety of the artwork at the opening today, as well as the craft work in the windows- I had no idea we had so much talent and industry around our little spot. It's up to us as makers and shoppers to support it the best we can.