Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Sunday Post: Country Living Spring Fair

On Friday my mum and I took the train to London to visit the Country Living Spring Fair. A little treat that we like to enjoy a couple of times a year and definitely the best Country Living Fair we have visited yet! 

We had a wonderful day of shopping, eating, drinking and meeting people exhibiting at the fair who I had previously only been in contact with via email. A few weeks ago Joanne from Callula Glass contacted me to ask if I would be interested in making union jack bunting and linen panels for her stand at the fair - I delighted in the task and one of our first stops at the fair was to go and check out the bunting and panels in action!

I was pretty slack on the photo-taking at the fair in general (I blame the excessive eating, shopping and chatting!) but I did however manage to take a few pictures of Joanne's stand complete with union jack bunting!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Spring Colours

Never before has the arrival of Spring felt so joyous... the air is warmer, I am no longer wearing three pairs of socks and a pair of slippers, I'm not even wearing a jumper! Yesterday was apparently the warmest day we've seen here in Britain in 6 months, a scorching 17 degrees! It's no wonder this new-found warmth is so exciting, it's been a long time coming. 

To celebrate this wonderful weather, here are a few photos that I found whilst trawling the internet recently... the fresh Spring colours and beautiful white walls are right up my street!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

The Sunday Post

It's been a bit of a Red Nose Fest in the studio this week. My little red nose has been hanging out with the fabric and pins, and put in a special appearance on Friday for Red Nose Day itself. I also spent a lot of time working and listening to the Chris Moyles & Comedy Dave record-breaking radio marathon on Radio 1, which was absolutely brilliant!

As well as modelling my fetching Red Nose and listening to Radio 1 I've been busy re-stocking one of my favourite local shops this week, Made in Stroud. I took over a delivery of new Benjamin egg cosies, tea towels, aprons and Mr & Mrs egg cosies to replenish their stock. They have also given their website a bit of a make-over, which is still in progress but looking great.

Whilst I was in Stroud I popped into my new favourite café, Star Anise. Situated at the bottom of Gloucester Street in the heart of Stroud, where you will find super-delicious cakes, healthy lunches, exhibitions and even live music! It's so well worth a visit that I've been twice this week! x

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Mother's Day is on the way...

With Mother's Day just under 3 weeks away I thought it was time to put my thinking cap on and to collage together a selection of lovely gifts for you all!

So with all wonderful mothers in mind take your pick from aprons and tea cosies, to tea towels and napkins (many of which co-ordinate beautifully together too).

// take a peek over on my website for many more Mother's Day treats //

Mother's Day Collage (top): linen 'coffeeee' cosies, wine glasses cotton shopper, spotty cupcake tea towel, natural cupcakes apron.

Mother's Day Collage (bottom): white 'croissant' napkins, linen 'marmalade' tea towels, natural union jack tea cosy & co-ordinating natural union jack cushion, set of 4 egg cosies.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Sunday Post

With the Selvedge Spring Fair only 3 weeks away (and of course Mother's Day also a mere 3 weeks away!) it was lovely to read a blog post by Holly Becker on 'decor8' about the fair and listing the exhibitors with links to their shops too. Have a peep if you get a moment... it's such a lovely blog.  

Following on from last week's 'Sneak Peek' here are a couple of photos of the finished articles... Benjamin egg cosies! Available as a lovely set of 3 or individually, and you can choose from a spotty, hearts or stripey neck-tie :-) bring on Easter I say! x

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sneak Peek!

This weekend I've been working on some new additions to my current range. After a couple of trial and error samples my new little friends finally took shape yesterday evening and will be launched a little later on today! (Provided my Sunday To-Do list gets done that is!) So here are a couple of small snapshots to give you a taster til later on...  I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend x

Later on Sunday...

I have just finished adding my new Benjamin egg cosies to my website, take a look here
Available as a set of 3 or singly - and you can choose the ribbon neck tie too, stripe, spotty or hearts!