Sunday, 28 May 2017

Betty's New Adventure


Exciting News! 
Betty's Bubble is part of the Zebediahs Makers Collective, opening in Launceston on Saturday. Come and visit the shop for a selection of Betty's Bubble items and lots of fabulous items from other local makers. I'll be in the shop for two and half days every month. I'm looking forward being part of this new venture - exciting times ahead! Bx

Monday, 1 May 2017

Betty's Spring Garden




Memories of a Spring garden...
Hand spun, naturally dyed wool, hand knitted.
Bx

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Betty's Gifts For Mothering Sunday



Gifts for Mothering Sunday. 
Fill a Memory Bag, Memory Pocket Book or Memory Locket with special things and wishes. Choose a brooch with flowers from a wedding bouquet, send your message as a brooch, hand stamped on aluminium or pewter to wear as a necklace, or award a medal. 
A very special, unique gift.
The deadline for ordering personalised items is 13th March. Bx

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Betty Makes Pockets In A Frame




Magic In My Pocket - Pockets In A Frame.

A felted wool fabric pocket mounted on linen in a frame with vintage text - these are 'So Well Remembered' or 'The Hopeful Heart' but the text can be changed for you. Take one to a special celebration, ask all the guests to write their wishes on pieces of vintage paper (these are provided with the frame) and then give as a gift at the end of the day. Fill with memories of a special holiday, person or time and you'll have those thoughts to read and remember whenever you like. You can put small items of ephemera in the pockets - tickets, photographs, charms, jewellery, letters... A special, individual and personal gift for someone close to you or for yourself. A lovely gift for Mothering Sunday - fill with messages from the family, drawings, photographs, or fill with memories of a very special person. Bx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Betty Makes Tea Cups



The first in a series of posts - a 'guided tour' through Betty's Bubble and the things I make.

These are fabric tea cups, usually made with heavier-weight fabric so that they hold their shape. Each one is hand cut and then stitched on a sewing machine. The handle is attached by hand and then the cup is stitched to the saucer and a spoon is added. I sold quite a few of these at Autumn fairs last year so I'll be making more in the near future. They can be made with fabric of your choice to match or contrast with your colour scheme. Put a jar in and fill with flowers, use them to hold whatever you like - jewellery, cotton reels, buttons, serviettes, keys or special things (anything except hot, liquid tea!). They're great for posting as they squash down flat.
A quirky gift for someone special or a funky decorative item for yourself. Bx

Friday, 17 February 2017

Betty's New Home



So much has happened since I last wrote here. Life has been taken up with lots of teaching but mainly  with moving house which was a mixture of excitement and challenge! We slept in our new home for the first time on 27th December, having had to move into temporary accommodation at the last minute so we're still sorting, organising, arranging! I've been making curtains and cushions rather than other things but now it's time to think about what 2017 may hold. My making room - The Bubble - is larger and I can stand up in all of it as it's got a full height ceiling all over rather than being in the eaves. Mind you, I don't have a table to make anything on as it's being temporarily used elsewhere in the house! I enjoyed the Tavistock and Cowslip fairs in the Autumn. Now I'm looking forward to the next Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair tomorrow. I'll have lots of sale items and some vintage items that haven't found a place in our new home - I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again and chatting a lot! Bx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Betty's Bubble Workshops

What a lovely time I had at Cowslip Summer Fair - two days of lovely people, amazing creations and a fabulous setting. Here's some exciting news! Over the weekend, enough people expressed an interest in a workshop to make it something that I'm now trying to arrange! Of course, it's open to others in the South West, too! My initial plan is to offer a Memory Pocket Book workshop. If you'd be interested in that, please message me (via Facebook or bettysbubble@gmail.co.uk) and let me have a rough idea of where you'd be coming from - I'm aiming to try and arrange a venue that's central to those who'd like to come and then I can work out the cost based on the hire of a hall etc. There's no firm commitment at this stage! Please also keep an eye on my Facebook page, the Events page on my website and on this blog for information and updates. If you don't want to do a Memory Pocket Book workshop but would like to be kept on the list for any future workshops, please let me know. If this goes well, who knows where we could do a workshop next! 
Bx