Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Time For Me

Usually, I sew things for my wonderful customers (and don't understand me wrong I love it), but there never seems to be the time to sew something or do something for myself. So when one evening I browsed my emails I saw a newsletter from the Make Lounge in Islington, North London, advertising a 2-evening workshop to sew a summer dress. I signed up on the spot.


I've attended several workshops at the Make Lounge and I just adore it there. The venue is wonderful, the company is great, I always learn something new and I just love, love the tutors!


Below the fruit of my labour. I love the dress, even though my 4 year old proclaimed 'mum do you have a new night dress'. Erm, 'no'. But she is not that far off, as I used a vintage sheet to make the dress :-)




And actually browsing for the link of the Make Lounge, I saw that they now offer a book binding course. And I am very happy to say that I am signed up for a course in July :-)

Monday, 28 June 2010

We Make London Summer Spectacular

After weeks of preparation and working until the early hours of the morning, the day of We Make London fair at Chelsea's Town Hall finally arrived last Saturday. It was my first time at an 'We Make London' event and to date also my biggest fair as a seller.

While sales were a little on the low side and temperatures on the hot side, I had a wonderful and interesting day and connected with some wonderful other designer makers.

My polkadots & blooms stall, in the main hall


Next to me was the lovely Jo with her new Milk Two Bunnies label - Gorgeous baby wear and accessories made from Liberty fabric


In our little square of stalls was also one of my favourite illustrators Belle & Boo. I could not resist getting these little dolls for my little madams :-)


My absolutely favourite stall was 'Share the feeeling' and their fantastic gift bags.


I am looking forward to the Christmas fair to which I hopefully will be invited back!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Trip notes/Reisetagebuch

We just returned from a lovely holiday to see friends and family in Denmark and Germany. This year we decided to take the ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg, which turned out to be a good choice not only considering all the flight disruptions.


The girls loved it and our holiday started from the word 'go'.


Below some pictures from the crossing.


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Wir sind gerade aus einem schönen Urlaub nach Dänemark und Deutschland zurückgekehrt. Dieses Jahr hatten wir uns entschlossen die Fähre nach Dänemark zu nehmen; dies stellte sich als gute Wahl heraus, wenn man das Luftreisechaos bedenkt.


Sogar das Wetter war uns wohlgesinnt und wir haben viel Zeit draussen verbracht :-)


Unten nun unser Reisetagebuch in Bildern.

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There is something special about flags in the wind on a boat.

The girls loved jumping about on deck ....


... the fab children's entertainment


... and a visit to the bridge



I sneaked out a few minutes to enjoy the glorious sunset