Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you are all enjoying a splendid weekend, hopefully with lots of sunshine, chocolate and good times! 

My Easter has comprised so far of some work, a bit of sun, chocolate munching and re-designing a couple of my classic tea towels (which you can see below...)

I'm now off on an egg hunt, have a lovely day! x

 NEW frilly cups cotton tea towel with appliquéd floral linen

NEW linen 'cupcakes' tea towel with appliquéd spotty vintage cotton 'cherries'!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Made in Bristol: Spring

Hello all! Have just finished 110 hand-drawn wedding invitations (more about these in another post) and am packing up orders ready for a Post Office trip in the morning and to deliver the wedding invitation cards in person :)

I've found a moment  to upload a few snaps of the lovely Colston Hall from the Made in Bristol Spring Fair on Saturday. The crowds weren't swarming unfortunately but I managed some sales and met a couple of potential new stockists, so all in all it was a well spent day! 

Hope you enjoy the snaps x

Sunday, 17 April 2011


The Spring flowers may be fading but to remind us that a new season is on it's way are the blossoms, and they sure are pretty... this is just a few of the photos I took of our apple trees, looks like there will be a good crop this year... if the wasps don't get to them first! x

Sunday, 10 April 2011

I hate plastic bags...

After fighting with an array of plastic bags over the last week, in shops and packaging for this, that and the other, I decided it was time to write a post dedicated to the good old cotton shopper... reliable, reusable and most importantly, a whole lot better for the environment...

 Whilst on a bit of a browsing sesh I found this quirky little shopper, by Mr.PS. Cute.

I found these lovely zippered purses after exploring a beautiful Etsy treasury I was featured in this week (a selection of lovely vintage-inspired baking finds: bake me a cake as fast as you can). These purses are by Canadian-based pi'lo and their website is equally as beautiful. Although not specifically a 'cotton shopper' I think pi'lo is a shop well worth a mention.

And last but not least, as I am championing the joy of the cotton shopper - it scrunches down into your handbag, can be whipped out at a moments notice to carry groceries, shopping, anything bulky or heavy, or anything at all really - I thought I would add in one of the shoppers from my own range, this one is stitched with quirky wine glasses.

Have a wonderful sunny Sunday everyone! x

Friday, 8 April 2011

And the winner is...

This week I've heard tales of egg cup collections, plans of luxurious breakfasts in bed and naughty 'real' bunnies - so thank you for all your entries and for keeping me entertained with your wonderful comments! And without further ado, the winner is...

I Love Hearts

Congratulations!! If you could tear yourself away from the sunshine and send me a little email with your name and address that would be fantastic and I can get your bunnies on their way to you :)

Thank you everyone for taking part and pop back soon for more posts! x

Monday, 4 April 2011

Easter Competition - Win Win Win!

* * * Welcome to the second CMT giveaway * * *

Since launching my Benjamin and Beatrix egg cosies earlier in March they have been flying out of the studio (although not literally!) so I thought this pair would make the perfect prize for my Easter giveaway!

To win: all you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment below
I will announce the winner on Friday 8th April... Good Luck!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

The Selvedge Spring Fair

Good morning everyone and firstly, Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you are enjoying a splendid weekend, yesterday morning I travelled to London for the Selvedge Spring Fair, so thought I would fill you all in on all the day's events.
My day began at 4am, leaving the house at 5am bound for the big smoke.  It was my first expedition driving all the way to London and on my own too, I was a little nervous to say the least. However I managed to keep my eyes open and made it to St Augustine's Church Hall with plenty of time to spare before setting up for the day, even managing a small nap in the car before unloading!

We had a couple of hours to set up before Polly declared the Spring Fair officially 'open'! I've added some new bits and bobs to the display of my stand and I was pleased with how it all looked as the fair-goers arrived at 10 o'clock.

Aprons, tea towels and egg cosies all went down brilliantly and I am so relieved, as you never quite know how things are going to go. The hall was decorated beautifully, including hand made paper pom-poms hanging from the ceiling, it was quite a display! I met so many lovely people throughout the day and even put a lot of twitter names to faces too. Fortunately my tiredness didn't get the better of me and I had a sneaky can of energy drink on hand to see me through the drive home :) 

I'd like to say a very big Thank You to all the Selvedge ladies (and gentlemen!) who worked so hard to make the fair happen x