17 October 2009

♦ ♣ ♥ ♠ BUSY MONTH ♦ ♣ ♥ ♠

It has been hectic...

I had an email of Russ, my political friend, with an offer of an advertising opportunity. I was invited to put a flyer into the goody bags that were being dished out at the Winchester Uni Freshers Fayre. I then got asked to put a lealfet into 150 goody bags for a fashion show organised by Alex Edwards, the owner of Cadogans in The Square, Winchester in association with the Winchester Conservatives, raising money for the 'Help the Heroes' charity.
I had an idea... every leaflet would have a mini 'Soobird' gift! Only 150 to make in 10 days. Easy!

It actually wasn't that bad.

I had a few evenings dedicated to making 150 card flowers that were then attached to cocktail sticks and eventually pierced through the leaflets. I had help of a very kind friend who gave up her afternoon to help cut and stick, with me keeping a close eye on quality control from the sofa. I also managed to round up the student troops at school to help make felt balls for the middle of the flowers.
After making around 100 of the pieces I had an idea. I decided to turn the poker themed tokens into a bit of a game. Only two Royal Flush pieces were made and they were a buttonhole and a brooch for one lucky lady and gent in the audience.

The fashion show was held at Avington Park, Winchester a stunning house full of history. I got a bit lost looking at all the artefacts on display, especially the alcove of corals and dried sealife. The show was a huge success and I had lots of interest in the fascinator I was modelling.

Aswell as creating the mini gifts I have also been creating more fascinators and brooches that are now on sale in Tiger Lilly's, Reading and on Etsy. I now have a week to get my stuff together ready for the next installment of 'The Hot Muffins' Burlesque Night at The Oakford Social Club, Reading on Sunday 25th October (7-11) where I shall be having a stall displaying my bits and pieces.

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