Saturday, 29 November 2008

Cord after One of a Kind

The Thursday late night shopping event at the Craft and Design Centre was a roaring success, so nice to see the place busy and buzzing. It's a great venue for bands to play, so I hope we organise more evening events in the future. We had food and booze in our studios, I made pear, goats cheese and cinnamon tartlets from a recipe I found on design*sponge (I'm such a blog fiend these days!) and was rather tipsy by about 8 o'clock!
Tomorrow sees our first Sunday opening of the season, so we're celebrating with a launch from 1-4 pm. Come on down, make your own Christmas decorations, listen to live music from Manchester Community Choir and the rather splendid Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band. You can also enjoy 10% off all purchases, so get some beautiful and unique presents for one and all! I will try to remain sober.
Christmas is a-coming!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Hittin' up the airwaves!

I did a little interview for BBC Radio Manchester yesterday afternoon. They were doing a live broadcast from Cup, Mr Scruff's cafe in the Northern Quarter and chatting to folks from local businesses. They only spoke to me for about 2 minutes but I think it was ok! I may have said the word 'organic' about 5 times mind...They also asked me what my favourite cartoon is - Spongebob Squarepants if you're interested!
It's the Craft Centre's open evening event tonight so come on down if you're in the area from 6-8 for live music, free food and drink and 10% off all purchases.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Finding all sorts of wonderful companies I like the look of at the moment. As my kid's stuff is selling so well I feel it would be wise to expand the ranges and contact some of the lovely websites to see if they would be so kind as to stock my goods.

Monkeytail and Wellington
is my absolute favourite. Fun fun fun!

Monday, 17 November 2008


I love this online magazine! Such lovely stuff...

Saturday, 15 November 2008


Originally uploaded by little nell smith
It was the preview of the IDEAS exhibition at Bury Art Gallery last night, curated by Laura Minta Holland. I was delighted to find my work was in the centre of the gallery, thank you Laura for displaying it so beautifully!
The whole show looks great, get down there if you can. The cross over between art and craft is in full effect. There's some lovely work by Tamsin Howells, Sarah Terry of Guerilla Embroidery fame and my fellow Craft Centerites, Ellie and Lou.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008