We have searched long and hard for some items to go in our shop alongside our quilts and cushions. Our criteria was a company that wouldn't let us down and liked small business's, the items had to be of good quality, handmade, ethical and eco friendly, and, here is the biggy, something we would love in our own homes (we are a bit on the fussy side!)
We are proud of our website and proud to have an Etsy shop. As part of the Etsy community they provide you with helpful hints on how to get customers to your shop. A recent innovation has been to tell the story of your shop through a series of photographs.
As I sit writing this I am trying to ignore the banging and crashing coming from my decimated kitchen which is in the process of a re-fit. I know it will be lovely when it is finished but living in one room downstairs which is covered in plaster dust with a mad labradoodle, also covered in plaster dust, is a touch trying at times.
We are so excited to have become stockists for the beautiful products from Nkuku. They are a wonderful ethical company and here is their story.
The idea of Nkuku came from a year out from working life, travelling mainly through Africa and India. We wanted to find away to promote and develop the traditional skills of the artisans we met along the way
The shops and supermarkets are now starting to fill up with their key looks for Christmas decorating and a strong theme seems to be tartan and checks in beautiful warm shades of red.
This beautiful cake is made by www.thesweetbaker which is a long way from here in Maine, New England, but what a lovely idea for a quilting friend.
The detail is fantastic and it must have taken hours to model.
With the children breaking up for half term next week we thought we would give you some ideas for Halloween decorating from the capital of Halloween, New England. As you all know Karen is currently there and will no doubt have lots more photographs but here are some from her last trip there.
No doubt a lot of you will have seen the photograph on Facebook of Karen running through Boston Common in New England. She has done so well by completing the Couch to 5k challenge and is now officially a runner.
We have been so privileged to be asked to make 5 quilts for a lovely family who sadly lost their husband/daddy in a tragic accident.
The weather over the weekend was absolutely beautiful which was not conducive to getting some sewing finished, although lots of inspiration was gleaned from the surrounding Hampshire countryside. I thought I would share with you one of my favourite pictures from the weekend.
We have had a commission for a very special baby quilt, we decided to use Tilda fabric coordinated with French white and taupe linen, and the added touch of some of our Peony and Sage Hare material, including a half cheeky hare!
Whilst at Ardingly we discovered these American tin ceiling tiles which the stall holder informed us were from a school originally.