Saturday, 30 December 2017

New Year, New Beginnings

Happy New Year

Happy new year to you all.

A new year beckons and as the doors of 2017 close so the doors of 2018 open.

Heres hoping that you all had a great year and fulfilled most of your personal goals for last year.

We had a very busy year last year, as well as quitting my job we also welcomed our first grandchild into the world.

We finally got married...yay

We set up the business and website Rosie Mcstone Studio

My first stamp designs were produced and sold out

and I had my first 2 magazine articles published

2018 is looking like starting off where 2017 ended

Fingers crossed we are still moving into the studio on the 2nd of January

There are new stamps and masks on the Horizon and we also have a few of our own paper designs going to print.

We have workshops booked up until October 24th

We also have our first overseas workshop booked!!!

The studio has lots of fantastic guest tutors lined up.

I'm exhausted thinking about it 

but luckily we will be ending 2018 with a month in South Africa with Family.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

A Merry Powertex Christmas To You All

Making the most of our Christmas Makes.

Merry Christmas one and all.

We have made some absolutely fab Powertex Christmas pieces this year.

All have been used, either as table decorations or on our Victorian themed Christmas tree.

Wishing you all every happiness for the coming year.

May your future dreams become your fond memories.

Lots of love 
John & Heather

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Counting Down

Less than 2 weeks to go

Well, we now have less than 2 weeks until we can get into and start working in the courtyard studio. Hopefully( fingers crossed) it wont take us long to start putting our mark on it.

I must admit, I am chomping at the bit and can't wait to get in, even though it is the holiday period. I would love to get in there and get sorted. 

I know its only a tiny space but it will do for now and there is no way the limited space will stop us doing what we want to do 

If you do get chance to come and see us in the new year. Please check that we are in if you are making a specific trip as we may not be there everyday due to outstanding commitments made before the signing of the lease.

If you do make a spur of the moment trip you can always look around the lovely Carlton House Vintage and have a cup of tea in the tea room.

We look forward to seeing you.

John & Heather

Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Strawberry Blondes

Six Men Went To Mow

Ok, we admit it we aren't Strawberry Blonde. We are in fact ginger.

Heather has been at it again this time she has been making gingerbread Tags for Christmas.

How cool are these? and, as ever the pictures don't do them justice with their cute little faces.

Thanks for looking
Fred &Ginger x

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Just hang on a minute!!


Something a bit different today.

Heather has been having a play.

As Avadrew was born premature she had been bought quite a few clothes for her to grow into.

So Heather has made these nifty little wardrobe dividers for Avadrew's Wardrobe.

What a cool idea.

I love them. What do you think?

Thanks for looking 
Rocky & Adrian x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

From Tiny Acorns

Vintage Beginnings

Exciting news!!

We are glad to announce that we have taken on a small studio both to work in and to teach from.

We will be situated in Carlton House,

This is a Vintage Arts & Crafts set up with the added bonus of having a tea room.

It has a lovely old fa├žade and if you look through the tunnel there is a courtyard.

That's where you will find us from the 2nd of January.

As well as running workshops of all kinds we are hoping to also sell Eclectica, Ephemera and

upcycled/re-purposed pieces and to start with basic supplies for  

mixed media , altered art and Steampunk as well as some of my finished pieces.

A bit of a blank canvas at the moment both inside and out and

as you'd expect from us we are hoping to put our own stamp on it without scaring too many people away.

We have a tiny little ground floor space but hey you have to start somewhere.

 Thanks for looking and if you are in the are in the new year why not pop in and say hello 

just make sure its not a workshop day first.

John & Heather x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Calling all new Grandparents

Would You Like This??

I have been having a ball of a time, I have ben casting Avadrew's hands and feet.

She isn't too impressed with the process but the end results are fab.

I have already been asked to do these for a couple of other people.

Is it something you would like doing of your young children/grandchildren?

These make great keepsakes and gifts

Thanks for looking
Gomez &Morticia x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Social Crafting

Powertex Christmas Forest

We seem to have done so many of these cool conical Christmas trees now

That however doesn't stop it from being a pleasurable experience.

Combined with the fact that this was social crafting.... That's right no money changed hands.

We had a Christmas Powertex evening with a couple of very good friends, combined with a nice home cooked meal and a few beers.

Social crafting at its best.

Thanks for looking
John & Yoko x