A few weeks ago I got an email from my stockist in Stow-on-the-Wold which opened with ‘I am doing a vintage ‘Great Gatsby’ shoot and a ‘Marie Antoinette shoot and I want to get some hair items that are made out of vintage necklaces so they go over the forehead and are pinned in to the hair (I hope im making sense) is this something you think … Read More Shine like Diamonds
I was away this weekend, working as a volunteer at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, something my dad, sister and I have helped at for years now, a bit of a family tradition. It involves 5.30am starts, and long days on your feet, dealing with the visitors, checking and issuing tickets, and being friendly, chirpy and helpful. It’s exhausting! But, before … Read More Being a perfectionist
I have recently been contacted by a bride-to-be to make bespoke fascinators for her and her 3 bridesmaids. She’d seen my work in Made in Stroud and loved the vintage style fascinators with net, like the one pictured above – perfect for Kathryn as it looks suitably bridal without having to wear a full on veil. The dress is a stunning vintage one, dating from 1929, … Read More Wedding Season Beckons
With a week and a half to go, the sewing machines are whiring away here at Stafford Mill, in preparation for the Textile Trail Open Studios, taking place on the weekends of the 12 & 13th and 19th & 20th of May. The local Made In Stroud shop have already got a range of our products on display (and for sale!). They re-did the window … Read More There’s nothing like the pressure of a deadline…
One of my aims for this year was to find more shops and outlets to sell my work through. As a small scale maker it can be intimidating approaching new retailers, and it’s hard not to take each knock back personally. The best leads often come from word of mouth, through friends and family. A casual conversation can lead to an opening, an opportunity … Read More Bristol beckons!
One of my resolutions is to sort out a website for my work, so here we go! I hope to use this blog to showcase new products as they are made, and to link in with my facebook and etsy pages. 2012 should be a busy year, I am running an afternoon workshop in a couple of weeks on making slippers, mittens and wrist … Read More 2012 – a new year of prophesies and resolutions!