Tuesday, 26 July 2011

time to button up!

There are some very lovely people in the world.  And two of them crossed my path recently, generously giving me their vintage button collections which they felt I could utilise.

These buttons have a magical quality to them.  Not only are they beautifully made from a range of materials - glass, metal, ceramics - (less of the modern day plastic), each one also comes with its own history of a garment which it has previously graced. 

My role will be to upcycle these buttons so that they can add a touch of vintage character to another item handcrafted by Mosaic Tree.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Wooden beaded bracelets

These bracelets - wooden beads threaded onto craft elastic - come as a pair.  Lots of scope for wearing individually or together depending on your mood, your outfit....

The perfect gift too.  Buy them, pop them away in a drawer and they'll be there ready and waiting for that birthday that you nearly forgot...pop them in the post and, hey presto, problem solved.

For more info, follow this link to the Mosaic Tree on line shop.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Mosaic Tree at Its Darling Vintage & Artisan Fair

The Its Darling Vintage & Artisan Fair happened on 16th July 2011 in Bath.  If you weren't able to pop along and meet us here at Mosaic Tree, then this is the next best thing - some photos of this magnificent event.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Does your iPod need some TLC (Tender Loving Care)? Then read on...

Its time to step back and have a look at how we treat our iPods in this busy, crazy world of our's.  When was the last time that you can honestly say you sat down with a cuppa in your hand, your iPod on your knee and had some serious quality time together?   "Never!" I hear you chorus.  Well now is the time to make amends....

TLC means just that - Tender, Loving, Care.  This handknitted iPod cover is all about those 3 little words.  Your iPod snuggled up in this cover, free from nasty scratches, knowing that he or she is looking just like...well, the coolest thing ever.....whilst you feel those twinges of guilt receding that you've done a fantastic thing today by making your iPod's life that much better!  Congratulations!

To get hold of this newly listed item, pop over to the Mosaic Tree online shop by following this link - http://www.folksy.com/items/2036253-purple-cable-twist-handknitted-iPod-cover?shop=yes.  Fits 1st - 4th generation iPods.  Magic price of £7 (excl p&p).  Dusty purple cable twist with nature-inspired silver metal button fastening. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

M-Tree Ted Makes Guest Appearance at Its Darling Fair (Bath) on 16th July 2011

Fans are already starting to camp out at the Guildhall in Bath in preparation for meeting M-Tree Ted when he makes a rare public appearance at the Mosaic Tree stall in Bath on 16th July 2011.  The event?  Its Darling Vintage & Artisan Fair - the only thing which should be in everyone's calendar this month!

The Mosaic Tree blog team managed to track M-Tree Ted down for an interview.  They caught up with him relaxing at his home in Somerset.  Here's what he had to say......

Hi MTree Ted.  How did you get involved with Mosaic Tree?

I first got involved about a year ago.  Up til then, I'd spent most of my time chillaxing with the other toys at home but I had reached the point in my life where I was looking for something more.  One day, Annie (one of the Mosaic Tree crafters) was looking for a model for the baby hats.  I volunteered and havn't looked back..

Describe a typical day when you're modelling for Mosaic Tree.

I'll arrive on set early and always start the day with a cuppa.  Usually I'll be booked for a 9am make over.   I'll then spend half an hour or so with Annie and the photographer going through the baby hats to model, suggesting poses, checking out the best shoots etc.  After a quick break, we'll then get down to it.  We'll usually be finished by lunch time.  I then have a chat with the fans that have congregated - most of them I've met on line through facebook (www.facebook.com/MosaicTree) but its always nice to meet people face to face.

What's the best bit about modelling?

Its got to be the great places that I get to visit on location.  There are some fantastic historic sites across Somerset.  I guess that I enjoy getting up and having a sense of achievement at the end of each day.  Also, a percentage of the proceeds from some of Mosaic Tree's hat sales are given to the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that helps homeless/vulnerable young people. 

Any advice for other aspiring Teddy models?

Go for it - only you can make your dreams come true.

Thanks for the interview M-Tree Ted.

Check out www.folksy.com/shops/MosaicTree for online shop.  Commissions welcome. 

Keep in touch - www.facebook.com/MosaicTree.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Its July, its happening this month! Its Darling!

Yes, we're finally in the month of Its Darling!  Its Darling is the event in July.  Get yourself along to Bath Guildhall on Saturday 16th July to enjoy this fab all day event.  This event is all about vintage and artisan - and, of course, Mosaic Tree will be there with a visual array of delights in store. 

Pop by to say 'hello' and stock up on gifts (for you or your loved ones) - mobile, blackberry, iPod covers, baby hats, wooden beaded jewellery, spiral brooches.....everyone is unique.