Sunday, 26 December 2010


Merry Christmas from the Macey household! Yesterday saw a whole day of eating, drinking, walking, watching festive films and most importantly, no work! The one day in the year where work is strictly off the agenda! I hope you all had a wonderful day and are continuing the festive merriment today, as I plan to after this.
And just a little note to say, keep your eyes peeled for new Charlotte Macey Textiles goodies in the new year! Love Charlotte x

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

Welcome to my slightly delayed 'Sunday Post'. Today was my last day for posting here at CMT, so I am now officially on 'holiday' (supposedly!) Apart from having a break on Christmas Day, I have a few more bits and bobs to get done before the new year. But whilst on the subject of holidays I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, have a lovely festive period, enjoy lots of eating and general merriment, and thank you for all your support throughout 2010.

New products for 2011 are now ready for action and I have spent large parts of the past two days updating my website ready for the new year (scarily not very far away!) So on this snowy day I will give you a sneak peek of some of my new goodies for the new season and the new year!

Merry Christmas everyone x

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Katie Bonas' Open Workshop

On Thursday I ventured to a lovely Cotswold village called Yanworth, home to the workshop of Katie Bonas, who hand paints antique furniture giving it a new lease of life. It was another frosty Gloucestershire morning and I piled my goodies into the car wearing 2 pairs of gloves, 2 jumpers and a large coat! But I arrived at Katie's wonderful barn with plenty of time to warm up and take in the wonderful surroundings of her stone barn workshop.

It was the perfect setting for an open workshop and my work was on display alongside Katie's furniture, Lolly & Boo's boxed artwork and Sarah Hardaker's beautiful linen products.

The barn had a steady flow of people throughout the day, the mulled wine was flowing and mince pies were being warmed in a baby Belling in the corner of the barn. It was a great setting and fantastic to be amongst such lovely company design-wise. The day rounded up at 3pm, and I headed off back to the studio to continue with my Christmas orders!
Here is a little excerpt from the CMT Christmas newsletter I sent last night...

* free gift-wrapping *

For the remainder of the Christmas shopping season I will gift wrap all orders I receive in lovely brown paper and festive red string! So that ought to save you some time in the next two weeks to spend doing more fun things like making eggnog or decorating your Christmas tree! * click here to pop over to my website *

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To make sure you get all your Charlotte Macey goodies in time for Christmas I will be accepting orders up until (and including) Sunday 19th December.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

'We Make' Christmas Fair

As the rest of the country found themselves under mountains of snow all week I waited patiently for a little more than the few millimetres we did get... til Friday night that is! At half past nine it started snowing, the flakes got fatter, and knowing I had to be up at 4.30 the next morning to go to London I eventually managed to convince myself to go to sleep and see what it was like when I woke up...

The one night of the week I really needed it not to snow and I awoke to white roads, an icy car and thick, thick fog! At 5.30am my mum and I set off to the station, not realising how bad conditions were and how slow we would need to drive to get there, we consequently missed our train! At 6.15am the only logical thing seemed to be to drive to the next station to try and meet the train en route... at 6.51 realising that without a sat nav we had no idea where the station was in the town and had only 9 minutes to find it, I made a spur of the moment decision and zoomed off down the M4 towards Reading... fortunately we made our train from Reading to Paddington in good time (the first good thing to happen in the morning and by this time we'd already been up for a good 4 hours!)

We traipsed down the length of the Kings Road and made it successfully to Chelsea Town Hall, exhausted but pleased we had finally made it there! We had a wonderful day at our Christmas stall and met great people throughout the day, as well as managing to stock up on Christmas presents from the other sellers there. The hall teemed with people all day, with a queue forming for the opening at 11am and people still shopping at 5 when we closed!

As we headed home in the evening I couldn't resist a snap of the amazing Peter Jones Christmas 'curtain' of lights, it was spectacular!! x