Saturday, 7 December 2013

New ventures

Firstly a huge thank you to all you virtual customers out there. I've been overwhelmed this year by the email, fb, blog and IG requests for my makes! I'm now often found hanging out at the Post Office on my days off.
Another little venture has been selling via a rather lovely shop Magpie in Poundbury, Dorchester.
They have just opened a children's shop next door to their main store and I'm thrilled they are stocking my cushions and some other bits. If you're local it's well worth a visit. Lots of lovely things - perfect for present shopping!

I was even more thrilled when they messaged last weekend for more stock!
So I've been making like mad to fill the shelves..
Love this sweet pink fabric with kitch 50's kittens and ducklings
This atomic style animal print is always a favourite
Can never get enough Noddy in blue
or white!
Using up scraps to make some mini lavender bags for Custard Hall
All backed in old wool.
This was an order for a lovely lady who wanted 6 pillows all with the bird design.
And finally this lovely chap arrived too late for the old toys post last week but spotted on good old Facebook was on his way to a new life in Devon within 24 hours!
So THANK YOU virtual friends and customers!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Sooty love

A couple of weekends ago Littlest Jammer had a party to go to. We bought a present but I wanted to add a homemade gift. I know her parents love vintage stuff and she's a huge Sooty fan so...
a rummage in my stash and a Sooty lavender pillow was born.
This got me thinking..
 Thinking I've also got that Sooty fabric in blue.
Then look what happened!
a similar one with Noddy on...
 A little while later a collection appeared all backed in matching vintage wool
reminding me of Battenburg cake!
If you're interested there are just a few sitting quietly on the shelves of my etsy shop. There's quite a lot of wastage of very precious fabric making these so the rest will be cushions to make the most of it!
On the non virtual shelves of Custard Hall this month... 
 Squeezing potential presents into every space 
Right up to the roof!
We've got Christmas Cracker Night tonight, so a year since the shop opened! It's been great but sadly probably my last month there. When I look through the lists I've sold loads over the year but financially it's a killer. Whilst I completely understand rents in the town centre are high it's so disheartening to give it all the hard earned pennies back in rent.
So next year you'll still find me at The De Danann Antique and Vintage Centre DT1 1NF where I'm in my 14th year - gulp!!

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