Saturday, 28 April 2012

our lovely NEW card range...

Say 'hello' to our lovely new printed cards - we are so excited about them!
Using my original stitched chickens (and introducing a new design too - 'neighbourhood') we set about turning them into a range of cards suitable for all occasions...

From 'I love you' to simply saying 'thank you', to the perfect wedding card 'Mr & Mrs', they arrived with us yesterday and we couldn't be more thrilled!

Each is on lovely matt card and comes with a 100% recycled brown envelope, so they're pretty good for the environment too! And whilst they are shiny and new we are doing a special introductory offer...

You can get the set of 4 for £10 + free p&p! (usual RRP £2.80 each) - this offer is only valid to you lovely lot and to our facebook page followers, so to get your mitts on our new cards, write us a little email to and we'll pop your cards in the post (whilst stocks last!) x

Monday, 23 April 2012

jubilee egg cosy

Jubilee fever has struck here at CMT... to mark the grand occasion of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, today we launched our 'Jubilee egg cosy'...

Embroidered with a crown on the front and back, as well as the dates '1952' and '2012', and since launching our new egg cosy this morning, we've spent the  rest of the afternoon making some up for a stockist, very exciting!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

'Welcome to The British Craft Trade Fair' - the sign at the entrance to the main hall for BCTF, and indeed welcoming it was! Probably one of the most friendly trade fairs that I've done, and quite possibly due to it's size. Smaller than Top Drawer and Home & Gift, BCTF had a much more intimate feel and a more relaxed air about it, which I loved.

I set up the stand on Saturday afternoon, driving up from Gloucestershire in the morning and squeezing in a small coffee break en route.

We launched several new products at the fair (new aprons with pockets, lavender bundles (above) and smaller tea cosies, and got wonderful feedback from the people who stopped to chat and find out more about CMT.

One of the best things about the fair was getting to say hello to my lovely 'fair friends' and meeting new ones too, including Amy from Amos Denton Designs (her pretty ceramic work is above) and Lisa Durrant (wonderful screenprints), both who were staying in the same accommodation as me, and a big thank you to Amy for the delicious evening hot chocolates!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

new manilla labels

Last week we set about the task of labelling (slightly more clearly) what our items are, as once they are folded and tied with string, it can be pretty tricky to guess...

So here are the results... our all-new printed labels, at the moment for our cotton napkins and both large and small aprons, and we're pretty pleased with them too :-)

We're off to BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair) in Harrogate on Saturday, which is open Sunday 15th - Tuesday 17th, and hope to have lovely fair news for you when we return.

Until then, have a lovely week!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
(...already eaten one of these this morning...)

My family and I gave each other small Easter gifts, from classic chocolate items, to a small stitched chicken picture for my mum and a hand-knitted chick (not knitted by me though I hasten to add!)

And this week I spotted my first Easter lambs, perfect timing.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter weekend... x

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Selvedge Spring Fair

Two trips to London in two weeks and lots of work to attempt to keep up with inbetween has left me a pretty tired girl, so here are a few snaps from the Selvedge Spring Fair yesterday, and I'm off to put my feet up! 

A lovely day and thanks to High Tea of Highgate for warming 
Earl Grey and delicious gluten-free cupcakes.

Wonderful stalls and stallholders at the fair...

My favourite stall of the day... Beyond France. One day half my house will look like this, beautiful linens, and great company too, thanks Maud!