Glass Mandalas

(and Glass Mindfulness)

If you like symmetry and would like a half day of mindfulness come along to a fused glass mandala workshop and make your own mandala to hang and enjoy at home. Come with a friend or sister / daughter / son / husband / mother etc and make it a day to remember.

Email me at cosycreativecrafts@hotmail.com or click on the Contact button below to make an enquiry about dates.

Spring (it’s nearly here)

I have been quiet for a while for several reasons. My hubby and I have both had Covid, nothing worse than a heavy cold thank goodness. But I have been playing in the studio a lot but have only just finished some exciting new designs.

I decided to make lots of flower type pieces this year as I am going to a flower show or two. So, here are some characters to decorate the indoor type of flower pot. They are about 8inches tall and would stick in the compost around your chosen plant.

Then the real playing started.

This is made by fusing stringers onto a clear base, cutting the pieces into strips, turning alternate ones round, fusing with a clear glass cover and, voila…

The next fun things start in the same way, with stringers on a clear base, with stacked clear squares on top. Once fired, the stacked clear pieces distort the stringers.

Mini versions are available too. I decided to slump the first piece into a bowl rather than it hanging on a wall as I thought it might be too boggley!

If you fancy having a go at playing with glass (gnomes of your won or a boggly piece or something completely different) do get in touch using the contact button below or email me: cosycreativecrafts@hotmail.com. I am now taking bookings for April onwards as March is a tad busy.

Craft Fairs: here are a few dates to be getting on with –

Runcorn Shipping Village – 24th to 26th March

Highbury Hall, Birmingham – 10th April

Tatton Park – 7th, 8th May

Thank You

I’ve attended my last Craft Fair of the year so I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has bought glass, came to a workshop or encouraged and supported me through 2021.

I have lots of ideas for 2022, a lot of flowery themed pieces as I will be going to a few Flower Festivals (yes, I’ve booked some craft fairs for next year already!).

Workshop eVouchers are still available so if you know someone who would like to come and try their hand at fused glass, mosaics or stained glass – or if you’d like someone to buy one for you, then do use the Contact button at the bottom of this post.

Have a Happy and safe Christmas

Christmas Fairs 2021

I have three more Fairs before Christmas.

Thursday 5 – 9pm Hoar Park, nr Nuneaton

Saturday 9 – 3pm Abingdon Excellence Market

Sunday 11 – 3pm Great Bourton Village Hall

How many Christmas decorations I’ll have left remains to be seen but Workshop eVouchers are always available as a gift. Get in touch via the Contact button to order.

Christmas Decorations

I have two triangular decorations on offer this year. Rainbow trees and cheeky snowmen

The trees are transparent, the snowmen are……white!

If you’d like to purchase them they are £5 each, plus £1 postage for up to 4 items. Please use the contact button below to email me with your requirements. Payment is by bank transfer is prefered.

Autumn Craft Fairs – an update

If you are looking for somewhere to go over the weekend in the rain then look no further than Milton Keynes shopping centre. In the Middleton Hall (outside John Lewis) there is a Vintage and Craft Fair, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I will be there with my glass, including Christmas decorations. This is an opportunity to see most of my ‘lines’ as I have a large market stall to exhibit my glass.

Unfortunately, the fair at Stoneleigh has been cancelled but I will be going to Hanwell for their HanFestive in the church on Sunday 28th November instead.

Hope to see you at a craft fair soon

Autumn Craft Fairs

I’ve been a busy

… attending craft fairs and making new designs.

Here is a list of my craft fairs in the Autumn

25th Sept Towcester Town Hall

17th Oct Hoar Park, Nuneaton

22nd/23rd Oct ‘Cheese Live’, Staffordshire County Showground

29th-31st Oct Milton Keynes City Centre (outside John Lewis) TBC

6th/7th Nov Holdenby House

13th Nov Didcot Civic Hall

20th/21st Nov Christmas Event, Staffordshire County Showground

27th/28th Nov Stoneleigh

2nd Dec Hoar Park, Nuneaton, Christmas Shopping Eve

4th Dec Abingdon Excellence Market

5th Dec Bourton’s Community Hall

Christmas Decorations – trees, snowmen and Christmas gnomes…….CUTE WARNING!!..At the end of September. I am hoping to make them for sale on my website too.

If you would like to have a go at playing with glass I run courses and have vouchers available if you’d like to give one as a gift.

Art in the Park

This weekend sees the amazing Art in the Park event in Leamington Spa. Last time I attended it was a scorching weekend for both weather and visitors. This weekend’s weather is going to be changable but the crowd can still be scorching, so come along.

I will be in my gazebo (site 51) in Mill Gardens, back to back with a neighbour who is a photographer. My daughter is coming to help out and I’m really looking forward to a super weekend.

Local Craft Fairs

I’m delighted to be coming to a couple of venues nearer home in the next two weeks.

Sunday 18th, 10-12.30am at The Cherwell School, Oxford

Friday to Sunday 23rd-25th at The Equestrian Centre, Aston-le-Walls.

I’ll have lots of lovely glass to sell, including glass penguins, ducks, hearts. It’ll also be a great opportunity to book a workshop with me in fused glass, mosaics or lampworking (making glass beads).

Especially for the Equestrian Centre, I have made some glass horseshoes – useless for a horse to wear but great to hang on the wall!. I’ll be taking orders for personalised horseshoes, so you can have your name, your horse’s name or your house name on it.

Hope to see you at one of these fairs.

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