14 November 2008
Ebay has been horrendously busy over the last couple of weeks with orders coming in thick and fast....Credit Crunch??????
I think it is the run up to Christmas and perhaps people are starting to think about making gifts this year. I seem to have sold an even number of ready made gifts and Craft materials. I hope so, it would be nice to see a return to a more traditional Christmas rather than the over spending on gifts that we have all been doing in the last few years.
Actually, I'm interested to see if this is the case. Why not vote in the poll?
31 October 2008
25 September 2008
This week we covered some of the things that can act as a barrier to learning to some students. These ranged between external pressures such as caring for elderly relatives or children, and learning difficulties.
The information about learning difficulties was particularly useful. The tutor taught us some strategies that may help people with Dyslexia to learn more easily. Some of which were quite surprising such as avoiding green writing and backgrounds, using comic sans or ariel fonts and using a yellow paper for handouts (this takes the glare away so it is easier to read).
It was a very long evening but well worth it. I'm now really looking forward to next week - just as long as I've managed to do my homework!!!!!!!
11 September 2008
Well, the kids are back at school (thank goodness!), the house has just about recovered and I have bitten the bullet and will be going back to school myself.
I have been accepted on to a teaching course at Alton college which I start on the 17th of September.
Hopefully, I will soon be in a position to offer textile day classes which i am really looking forward to. Wish me luck!
08 August 2008
I wish I had gone to the hairdressers now!
Seriously, The article is well worth a look as it is a concise run down of the show if you missed it and a great reminder if you were there. Some of my personal favorites from the show are featured, Particularly Silent Echoes by Lee Brown who was deservedly awarded overall champion, 1st in the Large Wall hanging category, award for Hand Dyeing and a Judge's Choice Certificate.
Another of my favorite quilts was Perttu By Ferret which is just breath taking and very clever. It depicts Perttu Kivilaskso of the Finnish band Apocalyptical with his cello.
25 July 2008
I have only ever been to the NEC for large trade shows so it will be great to visit the Festival, which I will be doing on the 17th it looks like it's going to be a great show!