Monday, 28 June 2010

"The Monday Post"

What a lovely weekend... myself and team Macey have now made it back from London, much less laden down than the journey over on Friday evening, and definitely a lot more exhausted! Early on Saturday morning we headed off to our intended destinations for our frenzy of Summer Fair activity. I set up my stand at St. Augustine's church hall next door to the Selvedge shop on Archway Road, whilst at Chelsea Town Hall my second stand was being set up by my magnificent assistants ready for the We Make Summer Fair. At 11am people flocked into both fairs, and the day went swimmingly. I have to say I have never seen so many florals, dresses, patterns, and cupcakes, in one day! We met so many lovely people, both fair-goers and stall holders, and had a fantastic day in London.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

"The Sunday Post"

Good afternoon! I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely week. Here in the studio the countdown is on til the Selvedge and We Make Summer Fairs, next Saturday (26th) in both St. Augustine's Church Hall, and Chelsea Town Hall, respectively. Mass preparations are underway to make sure we have enough lovely items for you all on the big day! If you are in town, pop in to either (or both!) events, and say hello to us. I will be manning our Selvedge Summer Fair stand, whilst Team Macey will be attending the We Make Fair. I hope you can join us and a wonderful selection of other handmade designers, and we look forward to meeting some new (and old) faces! Have a wonderful week and we hope to see you on Saturday... x

Monday, 14 June 2010

a good day for a spot of line-drying...

Making good progress today preparing for upcoming fairs and completing orders, and it's an excellent line-drying day (got to keep it green!) so thought I would share a couple of 'work in progress' photos with you... cupcakes cotton shoppers, and a few tea towel 'lait' :) happy Monday!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

"The Sunday Post"

This week has seen a multitude of birthday celebrations, football, and paella! The latter two went hand-in-hand as we watched the first England game last night. An unlikely combination, however extremely delicious.
Birthday celebrations aside, this week has seen lots of preparation getting underway for the two fairs team Macey and I will be doing on Saturday 26th June in London. Excitement is building for the first ever Selvedge Summer Fair, and the We Make Summer Fair at the beautiful Chelsea Town Hall. So wherever you find yourself in London on this day, there will be a lovely handmade fair waiting for you! I hope to see a few of you there, as both venues look to be fantastic, and there will be lots of amazing stall holders, and wonderful things to buy! In the meantime, have a great week, for now I must get back to my tea towels... x

Saturday, 5 June 2010

"The Sunday Post"

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying a restful weekend, and perhaps avoiding the rain today if you are in the South West like me! The last few warm days have been super distracting on the work front, and in a way I am almost relishing this cooler weather, to knuckle down and prepare for the We Make Summer Fair, and the Selvedge Summer Fair, both on Saturday 26th June in London. With only a few weeks to go there is much to do...!

I have added an exciting new product to my current range this week... wine glass napkins, made from quality midweight white cotton, are each individually handmade, and available in sets of 4 or 6. If you are interested in a different number for your table and guests, do get in touch with me, I have just assumed a couple of table numbers to begin with! These are the second addition to my napkin range, and are also available in a 'beach hut' design. (All with co-ordinating tea towels too!) These make fantastic wedding gifts, and are perfect for Summer table decoration.

A lovely bit of blog press I received this week was part of the We Make Gift Guide blog feature written by Tracy Brown from White Lily Green:

"I'm so excited to have found so many talented Designers of homeware items exhibiting in the We Make Summer Fair. I think I enjoy seeking out original finishing touches for my house more than I enjoy looking for accessories or clothes! There's something rather gratifying about furnishing your home and making it a part of you.

Here are some of my favourites from the exhibiting Designers...

Charlotte Macey hand produces really quirky illustrated textile items and I love them all. Her work makes me think of sunny cottages. I adore the egg cosies, they are so cute! I would be hard pushed to choose one design, so the set of 4 would be perfect! I can just imagine being brought breakfast in bed with one of these cuties keeping my boiled eggs warm :)"

For other new press this week have a little look at the 'news' page on my website. And now onwards with my 'sewing Sunday'... starting with tea towels in readiness for the Summer Fair frenzy! x