Monday, April 30, 2012

In between the showers

The very tiny amount of sunshine we have had over the past few weeks has been just enough to get a couple of good pictures. Top 2 are Westwoods near Marlborough, bottom one is a beautiful handmade tent, at a wedding in Llangollen. I would love to print the bluebells onto calico and use it on the back of a chair...and make a patchwork cushion like the tent and some special square bunting to match the colours of the marquee.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Custom Vintage Cushions

Just finished a custom order and thought I'd share the stages of making with you - First of all, selection of fabric and vintage buttons to match - Find cottons to match ground colour of fabric - Sew button holes, seams, and sew buttons on by hand - Finished! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Homespun Style Book Launch & Market

spot the laura
450 miles, 5 stools, 4 chairs, 3 dinners, 2 girls, 1 Market.

Down in London town! Took the chairs, bunting and cushions on a roadtrip with the lovely Emily as my assistant for the day. To celebrate the launch of her third book Selina Lake hosted a market event at Hanbury Hall in Spitalfields. I met lots of lovely people and ate a LOT of cake. I met the lovely Mel from Mel Made This (check out her stuff, its ace) and Abigail and Ryan from Abigail*Ryan. (They helped me find a coffee - thanks guys) 
Mlle Poirot was there investigating the lovely homewares and has put us on her blog
We also had a chat with the lovely girls Lara and Helena from Mollie Makes, guys, if you ever want to put me in your mag, that would definitely be OK. Also thanks to the nice carpark attendant man. He was a dude and saved the day (well,saved my arms from carrying chairs a long way anyway.)
Dinner at a south Indian Veggie restaurant Jai Krishna in Haringey followed by breakfast in Boulangerie Bon Matin sufficiently fuelled the chat - tank to power me back to North Wales.  Job Done.