Art on the Hill 2012

This last couple of weeks have been pretty manic for me, sorting out bits and bobs for Art on the Hill which took place this weekend.  This was the first arts trail I’ve done and wasn’t sure what to expect.

So me, being me, left a majority of it until the last minute and worked largely on updating pattern formats so they were all nice and consistent, and creating a nice template so all future ones will follow suit.

I also wasn’t sure how many knitters exactly live in South Bristol so was taking a bit of a gamble selling patterns!

To bulk it all out a bit I got sewing again, something I’ve been a little slack on recently. A couple of years ago I made these aprons, which went down really well at arts fairs and in the local pub/cafe where I was selling them in Sussex.

It was nice to get back into the sewing vibe again and make a selection of baby clothes too. Again these are things that I was selling when living in Brighton that were popular with the local Mums and Dads. All the left over pieces are now in my Etsy shop, so if you have your eye on something here then take a look!

All in all the weekend was a success, meeting with other knitters and artists, and just sitting and chatting with people about my patterns was really lovely. Its great when you know a product so well you are confident answering questions about it – I’ve done so much retail work in the past for people and nothing beats selling things you have created yourself.


I even managed to come away with a yarn bowl from my good friends Lucy and Pete!

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6 Responses to Art on the Hill 2012

  1. dita says:

    Just checked your Etsy shop. I love the pattern! I wish I could crochet :(
    good luck for the sales!

    dita
    via EBT

  2. Alicia says:

    What a fun bowl! And your booth looks great.

  3. Sarah says:

    Awesome yarn bowl!!! Glad to hear the weekend was a success, your format looks great for your patterns!

  4. BellaKarma says:

    Cool! I always enjoy seeing your knitting, but I’m so excited to see your sewing projects too!

  5. Truly Myrtle says:

    This is soooooo up my street! I’d love to be doing something like this! Maybe, in time – got to grow some of my kids up a bit first – without wishing all their little years away ;)

    • buttons and beeswax says:

      Ha ha, that’s part of the reason I haven’t got around to having any yet, I’m worried it would interfere with my creativity!

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