Posts tagged ‘london’

October 12, 2013

tickets to country living christmas fair to give away

by izabela

as an exhibitor (my first that big event) I got few complimentary tickets to give away to my friends and customers, few went to friends, few to customers and I thought that maybe some of you would like to go and see how things work or just go and browse for gifts or gifts ideas, The Country Living Christmas Fair takes place in Business Design Centre in Islington from 30th October until 3rd November, the tickets are to be used any day but Saturday (2nd November)

Country LIving Christmas Fair

so if you would like to visit the fair on wednesday, thursday, friday or sunday please leave a comment under this post and spread the world, the more people know – the better πŸ™‚

there is a chance to have more than one entry, but you need to share it on your blog, fb page or twitter and to make sure i have seen it you can use tag #izabelamotyl on twitter, or send me a message with the link to your blog post (fb posts are a mystery to me, but you can try to tag me too @izabela motyl πŸ™‚ or share it with me on pm)

i will have a little draw on sunday 20th october, no idea what time, so let’s say you have time until end of saturday, some late entries may also be considered πŸ™‚

have a lovely weekend and a very creative week


September 1, 2013

getting stressed already

by izabela

i don’t know how much i have already told you (not much knowing my lack of time, but i am sorry)

but i have decided that this year is my year, after all big changes from the beginning of the year

i am going with the flow and planning to participate in some huge events next year

and of course one huge this year and few smaller ones

let’s start from the most further one (which has been recommended to me by one of my talented friends met at old spitalfields market – Karolina the owner, designer and maker from Bobbin & Bow) – just planned at the moment, but already starting with application process to exhibit atΒ Pulse London trade show in Earls Court in may

already confirmed my place at Top Drawer trade show in Earls Court in January, so if you are there between 12th and 14th please come to my booth Y15 and say hello

this year my biggest event isΒ Country Living Magazine Christmas Show in Business Design Centre in Islington from 30th october till 3rd november and you are very welcome to visit my stand, i am taking part in this together with my friends from Craft Coop so this will be our big story πŸ™‚

that is not all folks, as for the first time i am taking part in Renegade Craft Fair in London on the 9th and 10th of november and i will be sharing a stall with Paper Moon

you can also find me with Designers Makers on the 16th november and 21st december at the Old Spitalfields Market for some winter shopping

and this coming weekend is all busy as for the third time i will be taking part in London Thames Festival at Bernie Spain Gardens together with We Make Londoners on Saturday and Sunday and i hope i see some of you there πŸ™‚

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exciting times for me and very very busy

check some of my projects in progress on my pinterest board when you have time

my work in progress on pinterest

long opera gloves for the custom order

new hippy baby booties

June 14, 2011

my birthday

by izabela

it was my birthday on monday

and as always

i had loads of chocolates, breakfast in bed and dinner was made for me as well πŸ™‚

beautiful day πŸ™‚

but i want you all to feel invited to the event in london

where i will be exhibiting next week

craft central gets hitched


so i am hoping to see you there πŸ™‚

some bits that i am making for that event:

May 12, 2011


by izabela

last saturday i had a big day

i was in london

meeting one lovely jewellery designer i sometimes crochet for

and teaching a rather big group of girls to crochet a blanket at the hen-do

the day was exhausting and full of surprises

but at the end i am really glad i have done it πŸ™‚

i don’t have photos from the hen-do

but from my journey around london (on my own, what doesn’t happen too often)

Orwell's house

i found those musicians in portobello road

and they must have put a spell on me or something

as i spent there more than 30 minutes watching them and listening to their music

i just couldn’t leave and go because that was magic

anyway i love street music

and those guys were really great

Hightown Crows

i also made a little video, so if you like, watch πŸ™‚

December 5, 2010

thank you my lovely people

by izabela

i have to say

no matter how much i am stressed

how bad i am feeling

what has happened

beautiful people coming to say hello to my stall at we make christmas craftacular yesterday

made my day

not only sales

not only wonderful positive comments on my creations

it was really great because i met people that already knew me

and i didn’t know them

they were saying that they know my website and love what i make

and that in reality everything looks even better than on photos



my stall


Christmas tree with crochet ornaments




November 30, 2010

we make london – christmas craft wonderland

by izabela

not long until my next and as well last fair this year

on saturday 4th of december i invite you all to chelsea town hall

on kings road in london

from 11am to 5pm we will be there

selling, making, singing and having great time

please visit us if you are in london

and would like to buy christmas gifts that no other shop could

you can also have a look what great designers are going to be there just on we make blog

we make christmas fair invite

where to find the we make london fair

November 6, 2010

etsy meet-up in london

by izabela

yesterday i went to london for the event organized by uk etsy

“jumpstart your creative enterprise with blurb, etsy and moo”

and i am so very glad i did, met some lovely artists and crafters i already knew

but also met some new friends

learned couple of new things, especially how to take better photos (but all the workshops were great)

and my shawl was photographed by alex brenner

as well as were other people and their makes on the event

i also was given some homework to do by alex which will be quite challenging for me…

i will definitely share the results πŸ™‚



meeting anda was great as she was speaking about how important branding is when running your shop

and she actually reminded me many things i already forgot since started my etsy challenge…


anda's workshop


there also was a little speech from people from moo and blurb

moo – they print your photos on minicards, postcards cute stickers and business cards and what is best you can

even have each card with different photo (i love it)

blurb – something i would love to make soon, design and print your own book, which could be a really

great gift to your family or as a beautiful memo book of the wedding day as they are superb quality books



we had some lovely time and there will be a book with photos from the event

with the photos of our makes



some of us stayed longer and together with a team and lead by

amity who does everything etsy in the uk

we end up having lovely vegetarian dinner at mildred’s

yes that was a lovely day indeed πŸ™‚





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