Monday, 28 February 2011

The slightly delayed Sunday Post... the Monday Post!

Gosh, how time has just vanished today, I had every intention of writing this nice and early and suddenly it is 5 o'clock!! Better late than never, let me start by introducing my lovely new stockist in Stalbridge, Shy Violet. Suzanne from the shop in Dorset contacted me last week asking for trade details and less than a couple of hours later had placed her first order! I think from the photos on the Shy Violet website that my things are going to fit right in. If you are down in the Dorset area pop in and say hello to Suzanne and see her wonderful shop!

This afternoon I booked my train tickets to visit the Country Living Spring Fair. My mum and I venture over to London every Spring and Christmas as a little treat and yet again I'm excited about it! As the website says, the "Spring Fair is the perfect way to banish the winter blues and celebrate the bright new season" - which sounds good to me! 

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Sunday Post: Spring Edition

Good morning! With the arrival of snowdrops I feel it is now just about appropriate to celebrate the arrival of Spring! So I've put together a little blog post dedicated to all things 'Spring-y'... I hope you like!

I'd also like to mention the wonderful Selvedge Spring Fair, being held on Saturday 2nd April at the lovely St Augustine's Church Hall, across the road from the Selvedge shop. I am more than excited to be one of the 30 designers and makers selected for this fantastic event and had better start making in preparation! (Click on the Spring Fair banner to go to the Selvedge website for further info!)

So without further ado, here is my Spring Selection...

Croissant napkins, perfect for Spring breakfasts, inspired by some time I spent in France a few years ago and reminiscent of eating croissants and jam out in the French sunshine...

Spotty Eggs Tea Towel and co-ordinating Spotty Eggs Card - the perfect gifts to give friends this Easter or to use in your own kitchen! New additions to my range, spotty eggs are solely inspired by my favourite meal-time of the day, breakfast!!

And last but not least, my range of lovely floral cosies ~ available as a tea cosy, coffee cosy, or even an egg cosy! They look lovely dotted around the kitchen. I hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll catch up with you next Sunday! x 

Sunday, 13 February 2011

The Sunday Post: Union Jack edition!

This week I have been working on a few new products, which has been very exciting. I'm not quite sure where I found the time but I have managed it, just about! So without further ado here are my new products: natural union jack tea cosy and the co-ordinating natural union jack cushion.

As well as new union jack designs I've also added a new 'love heart' egg cosy and a set of Mr & Mrs egg cosies too! Today I also added a 'Weddings' section to my website, displaying my new egg cosies and other items that make great wedding gifts! Hopefully this will make navigating my website even easier and for people looking for wedding gifts this summer, help to point them in the right direction!

Anyway, orders are calling me again so I'd best be off, until next week! x

Saturday, 5 February 2011

"The Sunday Post"

Phew, what a day! I decided yesterday afternoon to take a trip to Spring Fair at the Birmingham NEC. As a fairly new designer I thought it would be best to check out the fair before committing to a vastly expensive stand in the future! So this morning my mum and I headed up to Birmingham to have a look around.

And gosh am I glad I visited... for a start it was indeed 'massive' (as I had heard from friends and contacts) but it was also well worth the visit. I got a good feel for the event, what the stands and different halls were like and even met some of my lovely twitter contacts too! So hopefully one day soon you will see Charlotte Macey Textiles at Spring or Autumn Fair! Exciting.

This week I also received my much-anticipated custom rubber stamp in the post... and I love it! I ordered it along with some lovely navy blue ink (I wasn't content with plain old black) and am more than happy with the results. Great for stamping onto my brown paper bags for upcoming fairs, above is a little example of my stamping handiwork!

And with only one week to go til Valentines, why not pop over to my website for a browse through some of my handmade textile goodies and lovely Valentines dotty hearts cards! x

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

And the winner is...

Kirstie Williams!

I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered and became a follower. I had such an amazing response to my first ever giveaway and have loved all your wonderful egg cosy feedback. Thank you all!

Also a big welcome to all my new followers, stay tuned for more Charlotte Macey Textiles news and giveaways... I've enjoyed this one so much there are bound to be more :)

I hope you are all having a wonderful day and pop back on Sunday for my blog entry, The Sunday Post (a little round-up from my week!) x