Sunday, 31 July 2011

This week...

This week I have been working on orders from Home & Gift. Particularly popular items have been chickens tea and egg cosies and anything with wine glasses on, as well as frilly tea cups, ten green bottles tea towels and lots of napkins!

My new stockists include a new shop opening in Germany by a lovely lady called Iris who I met at the show, Dorfstrasse 9 will be opening in October. As well as Furleys in Rutland, Tilly & Rose and Empathy, in Alton where my cosies and other bits and bobs will be featured alongside vintage painted furniture - the perfect setting.

My Christmas range also went down a treat at the show, so have been making lots of Christmassy goodies too! I can't wait to launch them later on in the year! x


Friday, 29 July 2011

And the winners are...

Thank you to everyone who entered my competition, these two little cosies are now ready to head off to their new homes. And without further ado the winners are...

Granny Smither (Kate Verrier)


Rosa Lily (Pen)

Congratulations!! If you could both get in touch with me at to let me know your address I'll pop your egg cosies in the post! x

Sunday, 24 July 2011


It's Giveaway Time!

It feels like a while since my last competition and I just so happen to have a couple of turquoise 'love' egg cosies sitting here in the studio, pretty prizes for TWO winners!

To enter all you have to do is...

1. Follow my blog & leave a comment below so that I know you've entered!

2. 'Like' my facebook page,

3. And tweet a link to my competition on twitter! For example...
It's competition time @charlottemacey textiles, win a pretty pair of turquoise linen egg cosies! (feel free to cut and paste!)

I will announce the winners on Friday (29th) and last but not least, good luck!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Home & Gift 2011

For the last few days I've been up in Harrogate at the Home & Gift trade fair. From sitting in the studio sewing away happily to the trade fair frenzy was quite a contrast, and it was wonderful! I met hundreds of people, from lovely independent shops to fellow exhibitors. 

So whilst I'm writing invoices and catching up on a week's worth of admin and emails, here are a few pics from the show...

It was also my birthday whilst I was in Harrogate, so my auntie treated me to dinner at Betty's - so wonderfully English and traditional, I am now their number one fan! x

Sunday, 10 July 2011

We Make: Pop-Up Shop

This weekend I ventured to London town to help out at the We Make Summer Pop-Up Shop in Hampstead. It began last Saturday and finished yesterday, often staying open til 9pm, making the most of the Hampstead late-night shoppers, of which there were many! The shop was beautifully arranged, with wonderful art work and prints on the walls, and everything from cushions to necklaces dotted around the shop, it was wonderful!

We Make also ran workshops throughout the week, and yesterday's was Zebra Making... hand sewn and stuffed, I only wished I could've joined in, the zebra's were amazing!

Oak Studio in Hampstead...

Monday, 4 July 2011

New Bunting!

With the Christmas range getting underway here in the CMT studio I have turned my hand to my bunting. I have just about used up the last of the spotty charcoal, teal and blue that I have been using for my larger sized bunting since I began making bunting, however now that the spotty has stopped being produced it was time to look at new fabrics and colourways for new bunting. A while ago I introduced 'mini bunting' to my range and due to the success of this cute little version of the larger bunting, have decided to go for mini all the way!

After getting my entire fabric collection out, arranging linens and cottons in piles of colours and patterns that I liked the look of together I now have 3 new mini buntings... a combination of spots, stripes, linens and cottons, and now also a longer length of 1m 50 too!

First up, floral mini bunting...

...spotty blue mini bunting...

... and last but not least, spotty red mini bunting - jolly and festive and is actually a sneak peek at my Christmas range, to be revealed at Home & Gift in mid-July! x