Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Shake, Rattle n Roll Crafters!

Gosh, time flies. It's already the 9th of October, that means there's only 3 days until Shake Rattle n' Roll, the charity event we're hosting at Shakespeares Pub in Sheffield in aid of St Lukes Hospice, which takes care of adults with debilitating illnesses.

We've loads planned on the day, live music from Rita Payne, the Mother Folkers, The Lion Works, and The Blackbirds with The Hosts as headliners. There's an art auction featuring local artists, including Geo Law, Kid Acne and Martin F Bedford. Games such as Hoopla, Hook a Duck and Pin the tail on the Donkey will bring out your competitive side. We even brewed a special beer in conjunction with Blue Bee brewery for the event. You can't miss it, it's called Shake Rattle n' Roll and is a delicious Pale Ale. That's not all though, Secrets of the Boudoir Burlesque will be finishing the night with feathers and tassel's, and not much else!

And, as with every good fundraising events night, there is the obligatory raffle. however, among the usual vouchers and business donations, we have a beautiful selection of lovely hand crafted items from local Sheffield crafters. The work we have received already is fabulous, and I'm looking forward to seeing the few items still to come. The team behind Shake Rattle n' Roll, Chris, Charlotte, Kaisha and I would like to give everyone who has donated and helped a huge thank you, but here is a little extra crafty showcase for all the lovely people who donated their hand made items. All of the items displayed below are available on their Etsy Shops, and are not the items donated. To see them, come along to Shake rattle n' Roll

First up is Freya, who donated some beautiful butterfly wing earrings. Her Shop, Fushia Gold, stocks a wide range of jewellery made from leather and beads in all sorts of bright colours and shapes. Here's just a couple of her lovely items.


Gilboa for the Lady has donated a fantastic beret. Designer Simone makes these fabulous one off hats using vintage fabric and accessories. Don't worry boys, she has a second shop, Gilboa for Gentlemen too!

Kitty Kanzashi is all about folding fabric to create stunning flowers which make perfect hair accessories. I have never heard of these before, but I very much admire the colours and intricacies of these pieces.


Cheryl of Blossom Buttons creates all sorts of lovely accessories using fabric covered buttons. She lovels vintage and japenease fabrics, as you can see from these lovely items.


To keep the Burlesque theme going head over to Amourous Cats Attic for some glamourous steampunk jewellery and clothes. Perfect for adding some spice to your wardrobe!


Jeanni from Silver Cookies creates lots of sparkly silver jewellery to suit any occasion. She also uses beads to add a splash of colour to many of her gorgous accessories.

Imogens Imagination has donated a pair of wxquisitel orange and white orchid hairclips. Sophie, the lady behind all of this creativity also makes a wide range of fascinators, berets, headbands and hair combs too!

Lois, the lady behind logii is crafty with a hook. She has made several charming crocheted items as well as dabbling with hama beads and even origami!

And, of course, I am donating too. I could hardly ask for donations from fellow crafters and give nothing myself after all...