Hello again at last! And apologies for the lack of posts of late. It’s easy to get swept up in life and, online-wise, also be distracted by social media and neglect your actual website! I’m here today to remind you it’s Made in Shropshire in Shrewsbury town square this Saturday 8th July. It’s my first outing there this year and I’m really looking forward to it! Lots of colourful loveliness to show you! See you there! As usual, 9am-5pm.
Don’t let the cold snap put you off our lovely fair tomorrow, in the main Square in Shrewsbury town centre…..9am-5pm. I have new things to show you, including little plush elephants now in the softest cuddly plush, in pastel shades just perfect for spring; opal mint, lavender and cucumber….They look adorable and feel just amazing. Some nods towards Valentine’s Day, including cards and hearts and ideas for Easter and Mother’s Day too. So if you’re about, then do come and see!
To get you in the romantic mood, here’s a vintage fabric elephant – in pink. Happy Valentine’s!
The Made in Shropshire group formed 10 years ago, in 2005, initially the idea of and a collaboration between Shropshire Rural Hub and WIRE – Women in Rural Enterprise. Ten years on and the group is still going strong, with many new faces having joined to showcase their making talents and wonderful products, alongside a few original members (of which I am ALMOST one, having joined a month or so after the group formed. I can’t believe it’s that long. I’m sure I don’t look a day older).
To celebrate there’ll be a few special touches to tomorrow’s Fair in the Square in Shrewsbury town centre, and even the Mayor is coming down to have a look around and sample some of the celebration cake! (Served on a specially commissioned ‘Pots and Dots’ plate). There’ll be balloons a-flying and cupcakes to share, by Lynne Morgan of Baked for You; though I’m loyal to my favourite nibble and will be starting with one of her glorious shortbreads with my first coffee of the morning.
So if you’re around tomorrow and can come along, then do! It’s 9am-5pm, as normal and the sun will be coming out to celebrate too, I’m absolutely confident! I have bought some delightful new fabrics and have made some cute bits and pieces with it – it’s nice to have something new and fresh each month – and would love to see you!
It’s been a long time since my last post. In fact, this is my first of the year. Sometimes life gets in the way. It’s been getting in my way, but now I’m back on track and getting down to it again. Another first of the year, for me, is this Saturday’s Made in Shropshire market in Shrewsbury town square. I have some lovely new goodies to share with you, so it would be fabulous to see you there! As per, it runs from 9am-5pm. It’s also Carnival day, so remember that the town centre is closed to traffic between 1.30 and 3.30pm, while the parade passes through. So come in early, or go home later!
I’m going to post some pictures tomorrow, so come back and take a sneak peek! I’m looking forward to Saturday….I’ve missed my days in the square and hope to see you there!
This is just a reminder about the Chronicle Christmas Market in Shrewsbury’s town square this Saturday, the 20th December. I cannot believe how quickly time has passed this year! This is my last market of the year, so do come along and see what you can find on my stall for your Christmas stockings and gifts…..A nice, big event, with over 50 stalls with crafts and delicious local food……I hope to see you and wish you all a Merry Christmas 2014! Squirrel and Owl say, ‘Happy New Year’ too!
I go in and out with Liberty fabrics – I’m having an ‘in’ time at the moment and can’t get enough of them. Strangely enough I saw the red and pink Liberty fabric in all its bright and British glory in a Parisian haberdashery shop this summer and have been coveting it ever since. I had to have some. And I’ve acquired the same design in the purple colourway too – plus two new ditsy florals from the A/W 2014 range. They are just adorably pretty and have so far made these sweet lavender pillow stacks and a lavender cat. I’m about to finish a cloud, a mini lavender bird and a couple of phone cases. All will be coming with me tomorrow to the Made in Shropshire ‘Fair in the Square’ – it’s Shrewsbury Flower Show weekend too, so that means it’s either going to be much busier….or much quieter……such are the vagaries of markets, especially during summer holiday time. You just never can tell! Do pop along to The Square anyway, if you’re about – we’re there from 9am-5pm! Then I’ll be adding some pieces into my Etsy and Folksy shops next week….
I might be feeling the Spring thing a little early, but this warm sunshine sure makes me feel happy! I’ve started listing some lovely new products online here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheWhistlingCowgirl?ref=si_shop – and am busy sewing for my first Made in Shropshire market of the year, next Saturday in Ludlow, from 9am-5pm. It’s in the town centre, just off the main market in the square. I shall be bringing my new spring collection of fresh, flowery goodies to celebrate the start (we hope) of a lovely, sunny, warm year ahead!