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Friday, 13 November 2015

Keep On Sewing !

So in a weeks time I will be ready for The Hepworth Wakefield Winter Fair.
It will run all day Sat and Sunday next weekend and will be a delightful selection of hand made items perfect for Christmas presents so don't miss out if you fancy a visit to The Hepworth it's well worth it.

We have been sewing as quick as we can over the last few weeks so that I have a lovely selection to take with me and also plenty of stock for the shop as it will still be open on Sat 21st.

I went fabric buying and bought some beautiful wools in checks which I have started to sew today.
I am making neck wraps and lots of hats styles in all the colours so keep an eye open for them on the websiteOutside the shop the road has been resurfaced and for several nights 10pm - 4am we had the delights of trucks reversing and heavy machinery but its finished and actually much quieter surface than it was.
{spot the traffic cone}

In other news my mock Castor oil plant has flowered.! I didn't know it was possible but it is and each little cluster has now opened its so lovely.


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

November And The Fog Rolls In

So November has arrived and right on queue the fog has arrived too, I actually like foggy weather it's so atmospheric but I know that travel wise it can be difficult.
The bag at the top of the post is a large knot bag we make them as silk evening bags as a rule but decided to make a larger pattern to make a day bag too.
This heavy cotton bag has a bright blue leather base and is lined in the same fabric as the outer.
I am going to make some with a slightly longer strap so you can slip it over your shoulder.
I've also had a changed the style of my business cards they are now square, quite big with my details on the reverse yet still plenty of space to sketch designs and staple bits of fabric on, perfect.
At the moment my welcome doorstep plant are these pretty little violas, just lovely.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

A change Around In The Shop

I've had a move around of furniture in the shop. The dressing table is now on the hat wall and the display cabinet is facing you as you come through the front door.
It always looks strange for a day or two but now I really like it.

I have a large box of soft leather in great colours and we are making lots of zip up bags as a gift idea with the bottom section of the bag in these lovely leathers.
Also the blue neck wrap around scarf was taking ages to finish as I was knitting the last section in vintage ribbon. However I popped it in the shop on Saturday about 1pm and by 2pm it had sold.
Also in the pipe line are many felt hats, including trilbies and cloches, which will come in handy for this cold weather which is apparently heading or way !

I will be sending out a season news letter shortly so if you'd like to sign up to receive it, you can sign up on the website. Just click the 'Shop Now' button and it takes you straight there. 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

October Sunshine Fills The Shop

October has been a really lovely month so far and I have had the shop door open several times.
Last week I made an interesting sculptural headpiece in vintage wired petersham and Italian rubber pieces.
I love this style of head wear as it defies all rules and allows you to shape your materials as you wish.
I am really enjoying using wool tweed cloth to create hats, bags and neck wraps. It's great to work with and looks rich and interesting before you even cut it out.
Work continues on the website, thanks for clicking on the 'shop now'  button it all helps !
We will be starting to create our Christmas window ideas very soon the year is just disappearing fast.


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Find Me On Pinterest

Do you like to browse on the lovely Pinterest ? Well I have many boards with a variety of objects that I find pleasing, interesting and downright amazing so join me if you wish.
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