|Kathryn Morley||Silver jewellery and repurposed textiles.||07306315925||Studio4ty3firstname.lastname@example.org||www.studio-43.co.uk||I’ve been playing around with silver for nearly ten years now. It began with not being able to find the type of thing that I wanted to wear and becoming increasingly frustrated. Eventually I decided that I would design and make what I wanted instead. People liked what they saw me wearing, and it developed from there. All the silverwork that I do is inspired by natural objects. Fossils, shells, acorns, anything that grabbed my attention really. Wanting to add some colour, I began using semi-precious gemstones along with the silver which was great fun and meant that I could design sets with earrings and pendants. Next on the list was learning how to gold plate so that I could highlight entire pieces, or parts of them. The textiles side is completely different! I hate the idea of clothes being thrown out when they get worn out, and that was especially true after my Dad died. I wanted to be able to hang on to his shirts, and gradually began to look at ways to reinvent them. Using ties as well as shirts, I now make cushions with a variety of designs on the front. Pencil rolls were then added into the range. For these, I look at whatever pieces of clothing I happen to have left over and see if I can rework it to make something useful. I’m still evolving and hope to be able to add to the portfolio of techniques that I have learned. Come with me and enjoy the adventure!|
|Richard Paul||Painting (landscapes)||01794 email@example.com||www.richardpaulart.co.uk||Based in Romsey I paint the British landscape, from wild beaches to towns, countryside to industry. Its all done in a realistic style, with the aiming of capturing the feel of the place. My paintings are sometimes influenced by great art of the past – which you may be able to spot.|
|Lynn Curtiss||Coloured pencil drawing||07766589242||Lynn Curtiss Coloured Pencil Artistfirstname.lastname@example.org||Hi, I am a coloured pencil artist based in Timsbury. I mainly focus on producing portraits of your gorgeous pets (although I am always open to a challenge if you have a specific request!). Ideal as a special gift or a memorial portrait of those beloved pets no longer with us. I work from good, clear, well lit favourite photos using only high quality materials for a lasting product.|
|Kate Hayward||Gifts and Cards||07841374391||Greetings and Jotemail@example.com||www.southcentralmakers.co.uk/store/greetingsandjot/||I am Kate and I make cards and gifts using fimo clay and freestyle watercolours|
|Silke Bridgman||Creatures made of felt and wool||07973505998||made@the hilltop firstname.lastname@example.org||www.thehilltopbarn.co.uk/||Made at the Hilltop Barn makes beautiful hand made creatures in the form of gifts, accessories and decorations. All the items here are the work of Silke Bridgman, who hand makes every item to make sure every one is special and beautifully made. As you would expect, Silke’s workshop is at The Hilltop Barn, Hampshire. If you have any questions, or would like to commission a piece, please get in touch|
|Anna Kubisiak||Aromatherapy Soy Candles & Room Diffusers||07526329431||Uniquessenceemail@example.com||www.uniquessence.com/||Uniquessence candles and room diffusers are vegan friendly, cruelty free made using 100% natural eco soy wax blend with finest and certificated essential and natural oils. No chemistry, no pollution. Our candles and room diffusers can be sniffed and inhaled safely. All for You, for Your children and pets. Because You deserve it. Uniquessence will bring to your home fresh, natural and unique scents. Beautiful stylish designs will add a luxury touch to your room. Sophisticated and Unique essence will turn you to a wonderful mood. All we can truly say is you won’t be disappointed with either the quality, stylish design or nice strong aroma. Made with Love xxx|
|LANA COURTNEY||Handcrafted natural soap||Buds and Petals Artisan Soap||Budsandpetalsoap@gmail.com||www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BudsAndPetalsSoap||I make natural soap in small batches in a traditional way with respect to natural ingredients I use. All my soaps are a little pieces of art and make a beautiful gift for any occasion.|
|Lucy Mundell||Fabric||07979102149||Lucys Treasurefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rosie Tayleure||Jewellery||07825795566||RosiesDreamsemail@example.com||Handmade beaded and festival jewellery made all by Rosie in the heart of the New Forest|
|Megan Tarrant||Jewelleryfirstname.lastname@example.org||I am a Romsey-based textile artist. I make hand embroidered earrings and pendants. Custom work is possible. Please email for more information.|
|Mike Hayward||Photography (Landscapes primarily)||Allscape Photosemail@example.com||www.allscapephotos.com||I’m Mike and am a semi-professional photographer in Romsey. My main area is Landscapes, but I also do commercial and portrait photography.|
|Monica Fulford||Children’s books||07512212358||Mica Fulfordfirstname.lastname@example.org||Mica’s first memory is of a whiskery nose breathing into her face. Her mother said she was crying in her pram in the orchard, when an old pony ambled over and stuck his head into the pram, whereupon she stopped crying. Her love of horses grew from that day and when the family moved to the New Forest, she was delighted to discover a riding school just a short walk away from their farm.
Her parents afforded riding lessons by bartering loads of hay with the riding school, where she spent every spare moment helping to muck out, clean tack and groom the ponies. But Mica really wanted her own pony and nagged her parents until her beleaguered father eventually told her she couldn’t possibly have one until she was 11. Naturally Mica turned this to her advantage, saying that Daddy had agreed she could have a pony by her eleventh birthday! Her much longed for New Forest mare was lonely so was quickly joined by another and suddenly there were three; the second mare was straight off the forest and in foal.
She and her friends had the most wonderful time with their ponies riding across the New Forest and learning its ways.
Since then Mica’s life has revolved around horses – through her teen years, then teaching her pony mad daughter, and now her granddaughters have all caught the bug. Raising a family, sailing, reading, writing and travelling are subordinate interests.
This series of books, aimed at 8 – 14 year old readers, follow the adventures of three sisters riding their ponies in the New Forest.