Sunday, 10 May 2015

Photo prints, quilting, cardmaking, gluten free, babies and all things hadmade!

Evening everyone

Lev3l 3 Community Crafters have a busy week ahead this week so I thought I would just tell you a bit about what we are up to.

On Monday Roger from Far Horizons will be in The Venue all day with an exhibition of his framed prints, and lots of other items he makes from his lovely photographs. Roger specialises in landscapes, mainly from Northumberland, but also some from further afield.   This is his website:

Roger and hisl lovely wife Christine at The Venue

Buttermere Reflections


Low tide, early morning, St Mary's Island

Thursday sees Sheila from Sewing MANIA back in The Venue from 10am to 4pm demonstrating patchwork and quilting techniques.  Sheila makes the most beautiful quilts as well as other smaller items and is extremely knowledgeable about what she does.  She loves to chat about it so if you are interested in learning a bit more about this wonderful craft then Sheila is your man (so to speak!)

One of Sheila's beautiful quilts

This quilt is double sided
Sheila has been quilting for many years and is a member of the Quilter's Guild.

Close up of another quilt

Demo day at The Venue

Also at the demo day on Thursday will be Mrs Charlie of Charlie Cards - and for those of you who don't already know - that's me!  Many people have asked me how I make my pop-up box cards, including other cardmakers - so that's what I will be demonstrating.

Some of my pop up box cards

All of the pop up box cards I make are designed, printed, cut and assembled by me.  I use CraftArtist to make the original designs and use artwork from a variety of sources.

All ready to go at The Venue

Popular for the boys!  Football and footballer images from MCS

Flower and butterfly combination is popular.  Artwork by Victoria Nelson at DaisyTrail

Friday is something a bit new for Lev3l 3 Community Crafters - a weekday, themed, market day.
Our theme is Mums, mums to be, babies, toddlers and pre-school children, and all items available at this event will be made specifically to that theme.

All our crafters handmake their own products in their own homes and we aim to provide as wide a variety of items as possible on Friday.  Joining us for this market day will be

Heart n Sole with decorative hearts and fully tested and CE labelled sock monkies.

Ay Vee Jewellery Design with a selection of children's jewellery

Marcias memories with a selection of handmade fudge

Sewing MANIA with her beautiful baby bags, bags and other small items

Woolly Creations with a selection of handknit items including minion hats and scarves

Looby-Loo with a selection of baby bibs and hand sewn "bath buckets".

Rainbow Cakes and Bakes with a selection of gluten, lactose and soya free children's biscuits

Charlie Cards with a selectionn of baby shower, baby, children's greetings cards and party invitations.

Beautiful digi from Pink Gem Designs, background Victoria Nelson at DaisyTrail

Lovely artwork from Kate Hadfield Designs

Artwork from different sources including Eline at Cuddly Buddly

Saturday is our normal weekly craft market.  As there are around 30 crafters involved in Lev3l 3 Community Crafters, we use a rota to ensure that everyone who wants to attend a market day gets a chance.  So no two Saturday markets will give you the same experience.

This Saturday's crafters will be:

Rainbow Cakes and Bakes   Sue specialises in gluten free cakes, biscuits, scones and pies.  She also does a range of dairy free, lactose free and soya free products.

Far Horizons Roger will have a selection of his frames and unframed prints, as well as some smaller items eg fridge magnets and coasters with him on Saturday.

Sewing MANIA  Sheila will be there with a selection of her quilts, bags, sewing cases and other items.

Charlie Cards that's me.  Handmade greetings cards which can also be personalised on request.

Marcia's memories  Marcia hopes to have her handmade fudge again on Saturday, alongside her own patterns for bookart.  But if she runs out of fudge after Friday's market she will be there with her book art.  Either way she is happy to talk about and answer any questions you may have about book art.

Jennifer Kenyon  Jennifer is a local artist and this will be her first market day with Lev3l 3 Crafters.


  1. Wow some wonderful crafting how I wished I lived nearer - good luck with all you are doing xx

  2. Awesome stuff, definitely worth a visit folks - and you can see for yourself how these great community spirited people work to deliver great hand crafted items to your community.

  3. What a fantastic post! It's great to see what's been going on & a little of what everyone
    is creating & selling!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Dawn xx

    1. Thank you Dawn - this is what keeps me so busy these days. Lev3l 3 Crafters now have their own blog - so now I have 3 blogs to try to keep up to date! x