Thursday 12 December 2013

Happy Christmas and enjoy free delivery until Friday 20th December

Free delivery until Friday 20th December, just enter the code XMAS2013 in to the discount coupon box at the check out to receive free delivery from my online shop. A perfect opportunity to pick up any little Christmas gifts. Just a little note that Friday noon on the 20th December will also be the last Christmas posting date for U.K Mainland.

If you would like any of your purchases beautifully gift wrapped then please just leave me a little note in the comments box at the check  out. Here you can also leave a gift note which I will pop in with your parcel.
 Well with Christmas just round the corner I have been busy creating new festive goodies. These sweet little snowy white Christmas trees topped with a little star, make a lovely addition to a festive home.
There are also new Christmas decorations added to the seasonal decorations collection, including star cut out hearts, bauble shapes and cute teddy bears. These make great little stocking fillers or even just a treat for your own tree.

Visit pretty things for you to view a collection of jewellery which all come gift boxed, home sweet home for pretty homeware and buttons for a selection of porcelain button cards.

I would just like to thank you for all of your support this past year and wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Very best wishes for 2014,
Amanda x

Sunday 8 December 2013

Love Exhibition, The Atkinson Gallery, Southport

I currently have a collection of my ceramics at the 'Love' exhibition at The Atkinson Gallery in Southport from the 28th November 2013 - April 2014. It is an exhibition with 12 selected designers and makers working in a variety of ways and mediums with the theme of 'Love'.

Visit here for more information about the exhibition and the artists involved.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Country Living Christmas and Spirit of Christmas Fairs 2013 and personalised orders

Well that's me home after exhibiting at the Country Living Christmas Fair, London, Glasgow, Harrogate and the Spirit of Christmas Fair. I had a great time travelling around and meeting all of you new and familiar faces.

I am now back in the studio creating lots of lovely personalised orders. Just a little note that Friday 6th December 2013 will be the last day to get your personalised orders in to allow enough making, firing and delivery in time for Christmas.

Here are a few snaps I took of my stands at my four Christmas events...

Country Living Christmas Fair London

Spirit of Christmas Fair, London

Set within the main entrance to the hall at the Spirit of Christmas fair were these beautiful stands full of gorgeous items from the exhibitors. I  was delighted that my new 'HOME' frame and new bird house tea light and a lace tea light made it on to the display...

Country Living Christmas Fair Glasgow
Where it all started... I exhibited at the Country Living Christmas Fair in Glasgow in November 2010. It was my very first show and it was my fourth year exhibiting there this year, where does the time go!

Country Living Christmas Fair Harrogate
Thank you to all of you that popped by my stands, I had a lovely time and looking forward to doing it all again next year!
Amanda x

Sunday 27 October 2013

Country Living and Spirit of Christmas Fairs 2013

I am delighted to have spotted my porcelain heart lace bunting on the Country Living Christmas Fair website,

and my butterfly cameo ring on the Spirit of Christmas Fair website,


Just a quick note the dates for the fairs are as follows...

* Country Living Christmas Fair, London
30th October - 3rd November 2013
Stand P51
Business Design Centre, Islington, London

* Spirit of Christmas Fair
5th - 10th November 2013
Stand D84
Olympia, London

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Scotland
21st - 24th November 2013
Stand H31
SECC, Glasgow, Scotland

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
28th November - 1st December 2013
Stand M69
HIC, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Amanda x

Thursday 17 October 2013

Country Living Christmas Fairs, London, Glasgow, Harrogate and the Spirit of Christmas Fair 2013

I am busily preparing for my up and coming Christmas Fairs and will be bringing my collection of porcelain buttons, jewellery, pretty homeware and festive goodies. Look out for some new additions such as printed cards, mini dishes, framed pieces and Christmas decorations.

Here are some dates for your diary.

* Country Living Christmas Fair, London
30th October - 3rd November 2013
Stand P51
Business Design Centre, Islington, London

* Spirit of Christmas Fair
5th - 10th November 2013
Stand D84
Olympia, London

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Scotland
21st - 24th November 2013
Stand H31
SECC, Glasgow, Scotland

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
28th November - 1st December 2013
Stand M69
HIC, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

If you are planning to visit you can enjoy a discount on your ticket purchase for the Country Living Christmas Fairs,

London, quote code EX13L03 by booking online

Glasgow, quote code EX13G01 by booking online here

Harrogate, quote code EX13H02 by booking online here

Or all three can be booked via the ticket hotline 0844 848 0150

You can also receive a 15% discount on the Spirit of Christmas Fair including a copy of the fair book available on arrival.

Just quote the code SE2P whilst booking online
here or on the ticket hotline 0871 230 1089

Looking forward to seeing you there if you can make it.

Amanda x

P.S Please note that I am going to be away at the fairs from the 26th October - 2nd December, so any orders placed through my website during this time will be dealt with as soon as possible on my return. Apologies in advance for any delays.

Tuesday 8 October 2013


As Summer has now drawn to a close and Autumn has set in I have put together a few seasonal items

I have chosen pieces that echo, warm Autumn tones such as this vintage inspired butterfly cameo brooch. You can also find this pattern on matching items such as cufflinks, earrings and rings.

 Sepia tone flower buttons... A lovely addition to a seasonal garment or textile.

A quirky vintage inspired luggage tag complete with stitched detail edging. Threaded with ribbon making it a lovely addition hanging in your home.


Sunday 6 October 2013

Winners of the Christmas Fair ticket giveaway

Thank you to all of you that took part in my giveaway. The names have now been drawn and... the winners of the pair of tickets and gift voucher are, 

Country Living Fair, London: Lesley Berry

Spirit of Christmas Fair: Emma Wrighton

Country Living Fair, Glasgow: Michelle Barron

Country Living Fair, Harrogate: Shirley Warwick

Congratulations to you and thank you again for taking part. If the winners could contact me via email and send me your address, I will pop the tickets and gift voucher in the post to you.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Best wishes,
Amanda x

Wednesday 2 October 2013

* Country Living Christmas Fair and Spirit of Christmas Fair ticket giveaway 2013 *

To celebrate my Christmas events at all three Country Living Christmas Fairs and my first time exhibiting at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, I am giving you a chance to win a pair of complimentary tickets and a £5 gift voucher to spend on my stand at each of the four Christmas events...

* Country Living Christmas Fair, London
Stand P51

30th October - 3rd November 2013
Business Design Centre, Islington, London

* Spirit of Christmas Fair
Stand D84

5th - 10th November 2013
Olympia, Kensington, London

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Scotland
Stand H31

21st - 24th November 2013
SECC, Glasgow

* Country Living Christmas Fair, Harrogate
Stand M69

28th November - 1st December 2013
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is either,

Visit my Facebook page here like/share my posts about the fairs


Visit my Twitter page here and re-tweet my posts about the fairs


Just comment at the bottom of this blog post stating which event you would like to enter

You can like, re-tweet or comment on one, two, three or all four events if you wish.

I will collect all of the names from all of the likes, re-tweets and comments for each event and put them in to a hat and draw a name. This means there will be four lucky winners - one for Country Living London, one for Spirit of Christmas, one for Country Living Glasgow and one for Country Living Harrogate.

Please note the Country Living Christmas Fair tickets are not valid for the Saturday.

The giveaway finishes at 7pm on Sunday 6th October 2013 and names will be drawn shortly afterwards, and announced on my Facebook page, Twitter page and here on my blog.

Good luck everyone!

Friday 27 September 2013

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fairs and Spirit of Christmas Fair 2013

My favourite magazine has just dropped through the letter box and I have just spotted one of my lace snowflake decorations on one of the pages about the Country Living Christmas Fairs.

I will be at all three fair's this year,
London 30th October - 3rd November, at the Business Design Centre
Glasgow 21st - 24th November, at the SECC
Harrogate 28th November - 1st December, at the HIC
For more information visit here.
I will also be at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, 5th - 10th November at London, Olympia.
For more information visit here.

Monday 16 September 2013

C-ART 2013

Once again this September is the C-Art Open Studios. It is Cumbria’s largest arts event, celebrating the breadth of contemporary and traditional visual art and craft found in the beautiful lake district and across Cumbria. It is on for two weeks in September and is jam packed with artist open studios, gallery open days, workshops, exhibitions and special events.

Artist studios and galleries open their doors to the public from 14th – 29th September 2013. It is a unique opportunity to meet artists, visit where they work and purchase their artwork directly from them.

To coincide with the two week trail Hesta Scene? are holding  C- Art demonstration days again this year. I will be there on Wednesday 18th September, 10am - 4pm making my ceramics and will have some of my pieces for sale. You can also join in and get involved if you wish.

For more information about C-ART 2013 and programme of events visit and visit for the full listing of artists that are taking part in the demonstration days.

Monday 2 September 2013

Ideal Home Magazine feature, October issue, 2013

After a lovely couple of weeks away on holiday, I am thrilled to return and find one of my framed porcelain butterfly tiles in the current October issue of Ideal Home Magazine. You can find the frame on page 87 and a description about it and the other pieces on page 92.

Sunday 11 August 2013

Lanercost Priory Craft fair and Potfest in the Pens, Summer 2013

I have just finished Lanercost Priory Summer craft fair and Potfest in the Pens for another year. I had such a lovely time exhibiting my ceramics at both of these local events. Thank you to all that visited, and popped by my stand, it was lovely to meet you all.

Here are a few pictures I took of my display,

Lanercost Priory Craft Fair,

Potfest in the Pens,

Potfest celebrated its 20th birthday making it the oldest potters market in the U.K and we all had scrummy cake to celebrate it. It was also my birthday on the Sunday and decorated my pen with lovely cards received from a visit from my friends.

Keep a look out for dates for the Christmas craft fair at Lanercost Priory and Potfest in the Pens 2014, and hope to see you all again soon.

Amanda x

Saturday 27 July 2013

Potfest in the Pens 2013

I will be returning to Potfest in the Pens for my 3rd year on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th August 2013. It is the oldest potter's market in the U.K and under cover making it a fab day out come rain or sunshine. With over 130 exhibitors it is a great chance to be inspired, get involved, meet the exhibitors and purchase beautiful ceramics or supplies to have a go at home.

Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DN. 100 yards West of Junction 40 off the M6, and lies on the edge of the beautiful Cumbrian Lake District.

Open, Friday 2nd August - Sunday 4th August 2013.
10am - 5pm daily.

Admission: Adults £4, Seniors £3.50, Accompanied children free.

Free parking and refreshments available on site.

Visit for more information.

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Block Party Exhibition

Block Party: Contemporary Craft inspired by the art of the tailor is an exhibition showcasing artists that apply techniques and use this source of information in their work. It is a Crafts Council show exhibiting the work of artists such as Yinka Shonibare, Charlotte Hodes and Raw Edges and includes costume, artworks and textiles.

I am going to have a collection of my jewellery, buttons, lace imprinted pieces and my decorative pegs.

The exhibition runs from 27th July - 29th September 2013 at the Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham. For more information click here. 

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Lanercost Priory Summer Craft Fair 2013

I am delighted to be returning to the Lanercost Priory 10 day Summer Craft Fair. It is on from Saturday 20th July - Monday 29th July 2013, at Dacre Hall, Lanercost Priory, Cumbria.  I will have a selection of my jewellery, homeware and button cards. Look out for some new button designs! There is also a tea room selling tea, coffee and delicious cakes, and a gorgeous shop set in the grounds of the beautiful Priory. Well worth a visit!

Wednesday 10 July 2013

FREE gift with every online order

I am giving away one of these lovely lace house decorations with every order placed online from now until 31st July. A cute little addition to your home and a perfect house warming gift.

They come in blue and white inlay or plain white lace imprint, so please feel free to leave a note at the check out if you have a preference.

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Wedding Season

Make it a beautiful hand crafted gift this wedding season. Whether its a gift, keepsake or if you are getting married this summer. I have a selection of gorgeous gifts for the special day. Visit my 'Wedding Season' board on Pinterest for a collection of my pieces I have put together for ideas, to view it click here.

These pair of kissing Dove decorations are ideal for hanging on a wish tree or a wedding favour, and an equally perfect wedding gift.

Framed porcelain art work. You can also write a message on the back giving it that special touch.

Beautiful white lace heart stud earrings with flower detail perfect for the bride on her wedding day. Other matching items are also available.

such as this matching ring...


Check out weddings and special occasions for more of my collection.

If you are looking for that extra special gift I can personalise any of my original pieces.
Whether its a special photograph to put on a button, an address or date on an envelope, or a piece of lace from a wedding dress for a decoration.

I also welcome commissions so please feel free to get in touch to discuss any ideas you may have.

To allow plenty of time for the making and firing process I work to approximately a 4 week timescale.

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Spring into Summer

Well it is officially Summer, and I have been enjoying the glorious sunshine the last couple of days. Here are a few summery pieces to celebrate Summer time!

Lace imprinted saucer with butterflies makes a beautiful decorative item for the home, or for holding delicious baked cakes for a tea party.  

Lovely porcelain plant pot to hold your summer flowers from your garden.

Lace bunting to hang above your window. I love the blue and white as it reminds me of collecting washed up ceramics from the beach or river in the Summer.
These beautiful tea lights are perfect scattered around your garden for those light evenings relaxing in the garden. They are equally a lovely gift for a wedding.

A pretty porcelain brooch to accessorise your summer dress or cardigan.

Have a lovely Summer and enjoy the sunshine,

Amanda x

Monday 17 June 2013

'I Do' Exhibition

I am really excited about taking part in the ' I Do' Wedding Exhibition at the Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It is my first Wedding Exhibition and my first time displaying my work in this beautiful gallery. It is going to be a mix of beautiful jewellery and pieces perfect for the special day, all created from designers based in the UK. The Exhibition runs from the 24th June - 28th July 2013. Visit for more information.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Father's Day

Father's Day falls on the 16th June. How about these cufflinks for the office and envelopes perfect for a pen pot to treat him on his special day.

More of my collection of items can be viewed here on my online shop. Order before Thursday 13th June to guarantee delivery in time for Father's Day Sunday.

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Heart Internet website of the month interview

I am delighted to have won Heart Internet Website of the month competition for April, and was asked some questions along with Carys-Ink and Laura from Kinetic pulse who both designed and built my website. The full interview can be read here which is published on Heart Internets blog page on their website.

Friday 24 May 2013

Enjoy FREE delivery this bank holiday weekend

With it being bank holiday i am offering free delivery on my online shop all weekend. Just enter the code SPRING in the discount coupon box at the check out. The offer ends at midnight on bank holiday Monday. A great opportunity to pick up some seasonal wares and newly added items...enjoy! 

Have a lovely weekend,

Amanda x

Monday 20 May 2013

More pretty items added online...

Today i have been adding yet more items on to my online shop.

Items added are these, lace bird houses. These are slightly larger than in my previous post and equally perfect for a gift for a wedding or special occasion. The flower detail scattered on the piece and daisy chain around the window add a touch of Spring and Summer.

These vintage style cameo rings are timeless pieces. There are these rope style edged ones with framed designs from butterflies and birds to rose's.

and these which are a slightly larger version with a wider contoured style edge. Each of the cameo's are attached to an adjustable antique gold ring band and all come gift boxed. 

Friday 17 May 2013

Adding more loveliness online...

Today we have had glorious sunshine and it has been a perfect day for picking wild flowers whilst out walking. I thought they would look pretty in my cute little plant pots and decided to take some photographs of them and add some new pieces on to my online shop.

Newly listed are these pretty porcelain plant pots, with heart detail and a range of designs including butterflies, birds and flowers. Perfect for Spring.

Little sweet bird house's, imprinted with vintage porcelain and flower detail. Each one is individually hand crafted and make lovely little gifts for a special occasion or wedding and equally as a treat for yourself.  

Quirky porcelain envelopes perfect for holding nick nacks and letters. The address is taken from a vintage post card and complete with a black bird stamp. Parts of the piece are also imprinted with lace and flower detail on the seal.
These heart butterfly cufflinks are one of many designs now available to purchase online. They make a lovely addition to an outfit and also come gift boxed making them ideal for a special gift or for yourself.

Monday 13 May 2013

Winner of Heart Internet website of the month

I am delighted to be the winner of April's heart internet website of the month competition. Thank you to all that took the time to kindly vote for my website, I very much appreciate it. Many thanks to Carys- ink and Laura from Kinetic Pulse for their fab web design and development.

Click here to read more about the competition. 

Amanda x

Thursday 25 April 2013

Spring is in the air...

With a few April showers, the sun has been definitely trying to shine, the daffodils are blooming and it feels like Spring is finally here. I have put a little selection together from floral designs and seasonal pieces to bunnies, each being perfect for this time of year and are all available in my online shop.

Beautiful porcelain bunting. Eight flags each have a heart and rose design and are attached to cream ribbon with looped ends to hang. Perfect for hanging above a dresser or window. I can also make bunting to meet your requirements if you have somewhere specific in mind for it to hang.

Bird houses, each one is imprinted with lace and handcrafted from Porcelain. Available in two sizes.

Bird house hanging decorations, look pretty hanging around the home.
These sweet bunny buttons are a new addition to my collection. Each one has a floral detail on the surface and stitched on to a tag.
Small framed tile with lace detail and Hare design.
This pretty floral ring comes gift boxed making it ideal for a special gift or treat for yourself. 

Lace imprinted scalloped vase, perfect for holding seasonal flowers.