Saturday, 26 December 2009


Hello and Merry Christmas! I hope you all enjoyed some epic-sized helpings of turkey or nut roast yesterday, I sure did! Just a quick post to let you know that the Charlotte Macey Textiles SALE has now begun!! Head over to my Folksy or Misi shops to have a good old rummage and hunt those post-Christmas bargains, and have a very Happy New Year! Love Charlotte

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

* last 1st class post - Monday 21st *

With Christmas just around the corner (my advent calendar kindly informed me this morning - '9 sleeps til Christmas Day'), there are only a few days left to shop for those essential Christmas gifts for your loved ones... so head to my Folksy and Misi shops and snap up your last few Christmas presents in time for the big day... choose from delightful tea towels, cupcake aprons for the bakers amongst us, cute egg cosies, perfect as stocking fillers, and choose lovely gifts for everyone left on your list! * * * *

Sunday, 6 December 2009

another festive fair...

I'm home safe and sound from the big smoke after a festive day at 'We Make Christmas' in Chelsea Town Hall yesterday. It was a really well-organised event (thank you Mary!) with lots of lovely stalls and goodies, and it was great to meet all the people who came to my stall throughout the day. We had a lovely time munching on mince pies and turkish delight!
I'm now ready to rejoin my sewing machine and prepare more goodies for next weekend, as I will be having a little stall at the 'Cotswold Christmas Craft Fair' at the Queens Hotel on the Promenade in Cheltenham from 10am til 4pm... if you're local to the Gloucestershire area I'd love to see you there! x

Thursday, 3 December 2009

cranberry spot & stripe bunting . . .

Happy December!
To celebrate the beginning of my favourite and most festive month of the year I have made, 'cranberry spot & stripe bunting', from lovely pink ticking and cranberry spot fabric, it also features small red bells for an extra-Christmassy feel, bunting is the ideal decoration to spice up your home!

I have also made hand-illustrated cards, in either 'puddings' or 'baubles' designs, 5 cards per pack or sold singly for £2 each! Puddings cards also have corresponding gift tags in either manilla or white. Check it all out on my website...!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

lavender stockings!

Hello! It's been a little while since my last blog entry... I've been busy making lots of stock for my upcoming fairs, and have now begun making lavender-filled stockings and hearts, in a variety of designs and colours... lavender heart photos to follow, watch this space! My entire studio is filled with the sweet aroma of French lavender, and it's wonderful! Follow the lavender trail to Minchinhampton tomorrow evening for a Christmas Fair at the school, from 7.30 to 9.30pm. I look forward to seeing you there, x

Friday, 13 November 2009

'cupcake thank you' card...

The perfect way to say thank you... with a 'cupcake thank you' card, hand illustrated and painted, and now available in my Folksy and Misi shops!

Friday, 6 November 2009

manilla tags and Misi Makers!

My shops are now stocking a second style of festive gift tag ready for Christmas-present-decorating! Manilla Christmas pudding tags, larger than the original white ones, giving you more room to write to your loved ones this Christmas!

Secondly, bring on the festivities... Misi Makers hits Paintworks, Bristol, tomorrow!! Mulled wine, mince pies, and "a Christmas craft fair explosion" - it's not to be missed, hope to see you all tomorrow! x

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


Recently I have been beavering away in my studio, producing cards for Christmas... I now also have cupcakes and Christmas pudding tags ready for the festive season! All tags are individually hand illustrated and painted, and are ideal for adding that finishing touch to all your beautifully wrapped presents! I am currently selling them in packs of 10 for £1.80, and am doing free postage within the UK in the build-up to Christmas! To get your mitts on some of these hand-drawn tags, please visit my Folksy store (link is on the right hand side of this page!) x

Monday, 2 November 2009

Autumn Art Market 09...

...done and dusted! Here are a couple of pictures from Sunday. Thanks to everyone who came to the event, it was a fun day, and good to see so many lovely stalls, and to chat to people about my work. Now looking forward to Misi Makers at Paintworks, Bristol on Saturday! Have a look at the link...

Friday, 23 October 2009

bags and aprons!

Just in time for the Christmas rush, here are my two new products... natural unbleached cotton bag, and white cotton twill apron, both featuring individually stitched cupcakes. For further images and info about the two new items please visit my Folksy page or contact me on, x

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

festive illustrated cards!

It's that time of year again (and I for one am getting excited!) - it is nearly time to start posting those Christmas cards! So get ahead of the game with these festive hand illustrated 'puddings' cards... (all prices include postage!)

1 card = £2.80
5 cards = £10.00
10 cards = £18.50

Friday, 16 October 2009

tea cosy in navy blue...

My new stitched tea cosy colourway is now launched and ready to see some tea-drinking action! With stronger colours for the coming Winter season, this navy blue linen/cotton cosy is ideal for all those warming cups of tea throughout the festive season, x

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The Walnut Tree Gallery

The Walnut Tree Gallery, in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset is now stocking a wide range of my products... check out - it's a lovely little shop, crammed wall to ceiling with amazing handmade objects and art pieces, and is owned by a very welcoming lady named Brady. If you are in the area pop in and say hello, the shop is a delight and well worth a visit... x

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Beach Huts Tea Cosy update...

I have re-jigged my beach huts tea cosy design, and this is the result - neutral blues and creams, combined with navy blue stitching... I am very happy with the result, and hope you like it too!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

We Make Christmas!

The flyers are out, and winging their way around the UK as we speak. Carol singers, craft stalls, and lots of festive fun, 'We Make Christmas' sounds like it's going to be a good day! Come say hi to me if you are in the area, I'm going to be having a little stall there, and it'll also be the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity for handmade goodies! Come down on the 5th December to... Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London! x

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

I love linen tweed...

I have managed to source some lovely linen tweed... and it's fantastic for my new, and quite large 'tweed doorstops' (weighing approximately 1.5kg). At the moment I am sampling with a range of colours, and these are the first ones, hot off the production line! I hope you like them... x

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Pudding Egg Cosies

Pudding embroidered egg cosies are ready to hit the shelves... made from cotton/linen, with a heavyweight cranberry spot lining, this is the ultimate pre-Christmas gift and excellent to fill up those stockings! x

I have a new online stockist... is a lovely website selling nautical themed gifts, and it now features my beach huts tea cosies, tea towels in turquoise and navy blue, and illustrated cards. Have a look at the website in the Coastal Living and Stationary sections!

Beach huts in navy blue...

At last I have managed to get around to producing a navy blue beach huts tea towel - navy and white are all the rage in Devon and Cornwall - always have been and I suspect always will be! So it made sense to produce my original turquoise tea towel in another colourway... classic navy blue and white.
I am also working on Christmas tea towels and cards as we speak... these are coming soon - keep your eyes peeled! x

Monday, 14 September 2009

National Cupcake Week!

Today sees the official beginning of National Cupcake Week! To be honest, I've never heard of this delicious week ever being in existence before now, but I am mighty pleased that it does. The image above is of my own 'cupcakes' card - individually hand-illustrated on a high quality A6 landscape card in ivory.

To buy any cards or other goodies, please visit either my Folksy or MISI stores, or my website!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Home sweet home...

I'm back on home turf, and am ready to spend the next day or so with my computer, sewing machine, and numerous cups of tea; catching up with emails, and getting some long-awaited sewing in... x

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Autumn doorstop range 09

This week I have been looking through my fabric samples and putting together ideas for my new season of products. These doorstops are the first installment, and I'm wrapped! They are £12.00 each and made from thick cottons and other sturdy fabrics. The materials are all locally sourced, and each is individually hand made. They come in three colourways - teal, charcoal, and cranberry.

Concept East Coast

I have a new stockist! A lovely shop in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, called Concept East Coast. The shop specialises in New England East Coast style home and lifestyle accessories. The owner of the shop, Anne Russell, liked my beach-themed items, and is currently stocking beach hut tea cosies, beach hut tea towels and illustrative and stitched cards...

Sunday, 16 August 2009

MISI Makers, Bristol

Exciting news... I'm going to be part of the first 'MISI Makers' event, being held in Bristol at Paintworks on 7th November. I joined MISI (Make It Sell It) a few months ago, it's a lovely website like Etsy, full of hand made things by lots of artists/makers etc etc...
The event is in the lead up to Christmas, so I'm hoping it'll be festive, cosy, and frosty! Hope to see you there... x

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

New card illustrations...

In the last few days the illustrative juices have been flowing... so I whipped out my sketchbook and began. So far the sketch-fest has resulted in two new card designs: cupcakes and beach huts. To correspond with my tea towel designs and current range of products. These cards are available to buy on Folksy...

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Wales at Home

I've recently been in contact with Welsh company 'Wales at Home', and have been chatting to editor Nicola, who had lovely things to say about my work...

'With stylish tea towels now a must have accessory for any modern kitchen, Charlotte Macey's quintessentially English Beach Huts and Cupcakes tea towels are a breath of fresh air with the designer's distinctive signature illustrations.'
Nicola Wilkes, Editor, Wales at Home (interiors and lifestyle guide)

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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Egg Cosy Alert...

I am excited to announce that 'Charlotte Macey Textiles' is finally off the ground (so to speak)!
This has been in the pipeline for a wee while... it has taken months to sample til I'm completely satisfied with the products I am making, I've been on many fabric sourcing expeditions, and have spent a fair few hours at my sewing machine, as well as continuing with my 'day job'... it's been a bit of a battle.

The 2009 range features locally sourced linens and vintage cottons. The first cosy to emerge has been made from beautiful buttercup coloured cotton, with a unique 'meadow flower' stitch design and appliqued floral cotton. The second egg cosy is made from lavender linen/cotton, incorporating vintage Liberty fabric (an exciting relic found at the bottom of my mum's fabric collection!) and a floral cotton lining. I hope you enjoy the initial pictures of my 2009 collection, and I hope to put some more up soon...

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