Sunday, 30 January 2011

Win Win Win!

It's time for the first ever Charlotte Macey Textiles giveaway!

All you have to do to enter is to become a follower of Stitch Tales.

The winner will receive this one-off red spotty 'love' egg cosy.
Made only this morning, this little cosy is perfect for Valentines and Easter and is made from lovely red linen with a spotty red lining... I'm sooo happy with it!

I will choose a random winner at 3 o'clock on Wednesday the 2nd of February - in plenty of time for Valentines Day!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

"The Sunday Post"

Hello, I hope you've all had a lovely week. For Valentines Day this year I've made a little section in my Folksy shop, from cards and egg cosies to aprons and tags, all the treats you will need for the big day itself!

With this chilly chilly weather and the legendary January blues I think people are looking to decorate their homes and cheer themselves up a bit, as this week my best sellers have been bunting! From jolly red stripe bunting to my new mini bunting, I think anything that brightens up your home after the removal of the lovely Christmas tree is always a good thing! (Plus bunting is one of my favourite things to make so all in all it's been a pretty lovely week!) Right, my fingers are freezing off as I write this, I'm so keen for some warmer weather now, roll on February I say! x

Thursday, 27 January 2011


With only a couple of weeks to go until Valentines I've decided to get prepared early this year with a blog post dedicated to all things Valentinesy in my shop! So without further ado here are my pick of Valentines goodies and cute treats for 2011... (you can click on each image to take you to it on my website) x

Saturday, 22 January 2011

La belle France

After a week in the snow I am finally back in the driving seat, or should I say the 'sewing seat'. It has taken me all week to catch up and get around to writing this! Whilst dreaming of mountains this week I have been busy making fresh batches of egg cosies, aprons and other new goodies and freshening up my stockist's supplies.

I've been busy designing new tea towels, a range of floral cosies and new natural linen pinnies for the New Year and am excited that they are all now in my web shop. Spring/Summer 2011 here we come! In the meantime I'll leave you with a few snaps I took of la belle France and lovely wooden chalets... have a wonderful week, x

Friday, 7 January 2011

it runs in the family...

Whilst rooting around under her bed yesterday my mum found a tea cosy made by my grandmother, depicting my dad's old Beetle! I never met my granny but she was apparently a lot like me and delighted in sewing, so I thought it only apt to show you the infamous and well-loved 'Beetle tea cosy'. It is a joy for me to see, as it is part of my family's sewing history and shows that stitch and tea cosy design in particular really does run in the family :)
My granny would often buy a piece of fabric on the way home from work and whip it up into a skirt to wear out in the evening - I only wish I was that good at making clothes!

Above: my new floral tea cups tea cosy. Below: a few of my cosies hanging behind my granny's vintage Beetle tea cosy, a little threadbare in places from years of love and use... x

Sunday, 2 January 2011


Happy New Year!!!! I can't believe that 2011 is finally here, after months of preparation leading up to Christmas, then the big day itself and finally we are into the new year, it's all very exciting. I hope you all had a great night, with lots of champagne (or something fizzy!)

Whilst being snowed in and snowed under with Christmassy orders I've also been busy planning new products and designs for 2011, so here are a few of the newbies...

mini bunting (above) - looks very sweet on doorways and children's bedrooms!

natural linen pinnies - available in red, natural and navy blue stripe

spotty eggs tea towel - great for a certain celebratory time of year coming up (I have already spotted mini eggs and Easter eggs in the supermarkets - and that was before Christmas!)

new set of 4 egg cosies - perfect for the whole family at breakfast-time!

and last but not least - new 'croissant' napkins, available in white and natural cotton

Happy 2011 from all at Charlotte Macey Textiles x