Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Peacing and A Jamming

Phew what a weekend, last saturday was probably the most crazy busy day in I Heart Art's history. We had back to back bookings all day plus a birthday party plus a vintage and craft event. Lucky we had Mitchell's mum Lena in to help! Free labor and she brings us lunch – boom! We went home pretty tired but extremely happy bunnies, just hope we get more days like that!

While Mitch and Lena were painting with the kids I was having a lovely chilled out time at the Peace and Jam event in Snafu. There was clothes swapping, vintage and craft stalls and loads of cocktails and cakes – yum! My stall had a selection of my vintage goodies and crafts, pictures are limited as it was quite dark but I beefed up my stall with fairy lights and a gadzillon tealights and it did the trick, but still too dark for photos...

I made some needle-felted brooches for this event so I present Christopher Carrot and Alice Apple...

I wasnt sure if Christopher Carrot would work when I first made him but he was quite the ladies man and drew many compliments so when I got home I made a few more. I'm definitely feeling the fruit and veg at the moment so needle felted beetroot?? brocoli?? courgettes??

Next stop is The Norwood Hall Wedding Fair on the 4th March (click here for details) and Danestone Community centre Fundraiser. Will be making knitted hearts, clay hearts and hand warmers which Im dying to do since I discovered this tutorial by TheCustards

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Our blog is finally here!! after much ummming and aahing we decided that the world is ready for our craft, vintage and I Heart Art chat. Be warned I have a tendency to waffle and disappear into weird and wonderful craft tangents. But stick with us and I promise I will have loads of craft secrets and tutorials to share as well as unload our studio's extreme highs and lows with you.

I suppose I should introduce myself and the ball and chain - Mitchell. We are the co-owners of I Heart Art www.i-heartart.co.uk, an arty crafty studio, workshop, hub type thingy in Aberdeen, Scotland. The studio is run mainly by myself, Janet. Mitchell is the purse, tea-boy, DJ, craft dabbler and generally keeps my feet on the ground otherwise I will have us knitting snoods and crocheting doilies all day long. By day we run drop-in paint and craft sessions and by night we teach craft classes as well as keeping our fingers in many other pies. Which is why this blog is called I Heart and Beyond. I want to show you the world beyond I Heart Art where we are more than a ceramic paint studio, we love vintage, upcycling, fashion and of course art and crafts so we want to share with you our many other passions. I love nothing more than having a rake at a car booter buying a basket of junk oops I mean treasure for a £1 and making something beautiful out of it. I cant wait to start sharing this side of I heart with you. From this point onwards my digital camera will be my friend as I tip toe into the blogging world. So welcome to our world where we like eat, knit, sew and fantasise about "the good life" whilst bombing round town in vintage fur. ENJOY!!