I’ve been thinking I need to pay this site some attention. It does tend to get neglected in favour of my online shops, for instance. And so I think it needs to serve a different purpose, rather than feeling somehow like a kind of add on, an old friend you keep feeling bad about neglecting, when you’re really fond of them, actually. I think we need a new look, at least, and some serious thought put into what is needed from the site. So over the summer I’m going to brew up some ideas and see what I can come up with! In the meantime, here’s a pretty picture or two, and the promise of something just a little bit exciting coming up very soon!
I’ve been busy making some new goodies that I’m going to be taking to next week’s Christmas Fair at Shrewsbury High School (this year on the prep school site, Old Roman Road, 5pm-8pm on Friday 24th November). I can’t quite believe that we’re here again, that Christmas is just weeks away! It’s unbelievable. Anyway, here’s a quick peek at my new felt swan decorations. Available in white, pink and blue, these are entirely sewn by hand, with pretty beads, white netting and hand cut gold crowns. They have proved rather time-consuming, but are really quite nice to make. I always enjoy a break from the sewing machine to get back to some old-fashioned hand sewing. Here’s a pic! I’ll also shortly be listing some of these in my Etsy and Folksy online shops. Adieu for now!
These fun pillows are now available in my online shops at Folksy and Etsy. I’ve made them with a gorgeous, 70’s green flower print cotton fabric, teamed with a glorious orange and white spotty cotton….and trimmed with pom poms. They’ve cheered me up! And I hope you like them too.
These super sweet, floral Easter bunny lavender sachets are new to my Etsy and Folksy shops….I’ve updated them so that they now have cute pom pom tails and ears that point upwards to let you know that they are happy! I hope you like them.
I’ve started my online sale today! Use your coupon code at checkout in both my Etsy and Folksy shops to receive a 30% discount off everything! Yes, even items that are already on sale! So that amounts to big savings! The code you need for both shops is XMAS15. Don’t forget to use it!
Happy New Year to all my customers and handmade friends…..and see you in 2016!
2015 is almost over….How did that happen? Can it really be Christmas AGAIN? I’ve somehow done quite a bit of my festive shopping, much of it online, so some part of this truth must have dawned! And I might put up some decorations this weekend, and jolly the place up. This year has been a bit of a struggle, healthwise, and consequently I’m not doing my usual round of fairs and markets. For one thing I’ve had to cut right back on my making. But you can still shop with me, by visiting my Etsy and Folksy online shops! There are links here, on the right of the page. Or shop locally and visit Urban Folk in Shrewsbury (the cute place just up Grope Lane, for the uninitiated. It’s adorable; you have to visit). I’m going to be adding new items online and posting right up to Christmas. So have a peep and make life easy, by shopping from the comfort of home and knowing your order will be packed up and shipped to you super quickly…..Handmade and technology heaven!
I took this quick snap of the window at Urban Folk….I like the slight reflection in the glass, making it all seem rather ethereal. Spot the cushion I just took in there – in this amazing, nicely weighted Japanese cotton fabric by Koko Seki. These bright pastels are just the thing for Spring and bang on interiors trend! There’s another inside the shop in a different colourway too.
Visit Lauren Hill’s lovely shop, Urban Folk, Grope Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1. Open Monday to Saturday.
You can now reorganise your Folksy shop better and add easily viewed collections…it has a lovely, fresh look that is gradually being rolled out across the site. Check back for a whole lot of new listings next week!