Saturday, 25 September 2010

The Sunday Post: Autumn Edition

Beauuuutiful autumn, and horse chestnuts in full bloom... rustic colours, and more importantly hoards of conkers ready for battle, I found my first one this week, super exciting! It's a wonderful sunny morning here, so I grabbed a moment for a few autumnal snaps. My first pictures capturing the essence of autumn and everything I love about it... chilly air, clear, and fresh!

This week I have been working on a few trade orders, and one in particular for a lovely florists in Hove called Florian. As well as a selection of other goodies, also winging their way to the ladies of Florian, are custom stitched beach huts and "hove actually" writing, on lots of linen tea towels and cotton shoppers :) pop into Florian to see their new custom goodies soon!

Christmas things are also arriving with other stockists around the UK as we speak... you can browse the full range in my web shop, and although it's early I must admit I've been eying up some stocking fillers and other gifts this week in preparation for Christmas! Hope you all have a great week... x

Saturday, 18 September 2010

"The Sunday Post"

Well Autumn has well and truly arrived... this week I have brought out all my woollies, extra layers, and really noticed the piles of leaves swirling all over the roads and gardens. And perfect timing too, as this week saw the launch of my 'puddings' product range (new items at the bottom of each product page!), alongside the new 'Christmas shop' section on my website! I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments and 'likes' on my facebook page, as well as lovely feedback on twitter. I've been busy getting on with a few Christmas trade orders this week, and can feel the festive excitement building, as the air gets a little chillier, and the Christmas hub of activity begins... yippee, and more importantly, Happy Autumn everyone! x

Saturday, 11 September 2010

less than 24 hours to go!

Good morning! Exciting news from the studio... it is less than 24 hours til the launch of my 'puddings' range for Christmas 2010. Tomorrow my website will be re-launched with all manner of Christmassy items, and even an all-new 'Christmas Shop'. I will be tweeting all about it during the day, probably quite excitedly (!) so join me if you can!

Ahead of the launch here is a sneaky snippet of info for you...

New for Christmas will be an exciting range of tea and coffee cosies, cotton napkins, a delightfully festive limited edition stocking, 'pud' egg cosies, cotton aprons (for little ones and grown-ups), linen and cotton tea towels, red stripe bunting, and of course... hand-illustrated Christmas tags :)

Here are a couple of sneaky pics to tide you over til tomorrow... x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Mountains and Lakes...

This time last Saturday I had one day to catch up on some work, complete a custom order, re-pack and set off on my journey to the Lake District the next morning. Having never visited til now I didn't know what to expect, so when we arrived 4 hours later I was awestruck by the beauty of my surroundings. For four happy days we enjoyed wonderful walks/climbs, delicious cakes, beautiful scenery, barbecues and campfires. I took hundreds of photos over the few days, but these are a couple of my favourites...

'Hilltop' - Beatrix Potter's house, where we got to see (and touch - I'm not sure if this was actually allowed, but my god-daughter seemed to think so!) original drawings and letters Beatrix had written to friends (and illustrated - Benjamin Bunny and pals made an appearance in a letter to Margot) was simply magical.

Excitingly, the Autumn issue of Cotswold Essence came out last week, featuring a double-page spread on Charlotte Macey Textiles!! It's wonderfully-written and entitled "Get cosy in the Cotswolds". If you are in or around the Cotswolds and can get your paws on a copy I'm on pages 48-49, and if not you can have a read of the online version here. I finally got my hands on a hard copy yesterday... x