Friday, February 12, 2010

New Jumper Dress

So this is the sample jumper, knitted in that lovely mix of kid mohair and pink cotton.
This week for the first time ever, i knitted on circular needles, i can't believe how easy it is, or that i've been to scared to knit with them before. it's crazy how the mind stops you sometimes. Anyway, i'm really happy with my first attempt at making/creating this pattern.
the jumper which is a custom order for andrea is in fact a little shorter than this, and a bit more floppy, and has long arms, so i'll show you that one once it's done.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Deepest Sympathy

This afternoon I was sad to hear that Alexander McQueen had been found dead at his home in London.

McQueen was one designers shows I'd check each season, he was an exceptional designer the world over.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So the good news is

Last week if you remember I sent a yellow summer shurg to Pixie Lott the PR company also sent her my green click -it collar above, and well she choose to keep the above click-it. The bad news is the photo shoot was a Bardo on a Harley theme. ;-/ And she wore all black, But She has a click-it collar, so who knows she might get spotted wearing it somewhere like the brit awards, yeah right dream on.... I hear you say.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Quite by surprise, I sold this bag last week, Just as my mind has been pondering the purchase of a leather sewing machine. Maybe it's a message from the heavens telling me to do it, cause now this lovely pink lush bag has gone, I have only two bags left, and a stack of leather skins which will go either unused, or turned into wrist cuffs, which could be a complete waste of some very lovely leathers. But at £800.00 upwards for a machine, I'm a bit nervous, plus without a studio to house it, I would have to place it in my living room, and these leather machine are not small, I'm also wondering how noisy they might be, I remember in college the electricity was really loud, So I'm off to do some research, and count my pennies.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Success story

So back in October I mentioned my telephone call to my long time friend Natalie.
and I promised to share her success story with you. Well her success has been overwhelming starting from a late night drinking session at home with her fella, and her brother who asked Nat to make up a welsh rarebit for a midnight snack. Nat picked a receipe from an old welsh cook book that I'd given her years before, the snack went down well with the boys, so well infact, that they encouraged her to mix up her own version, and try selling it. Nat got on the case (she loves to cook) and in no time had come up with a spreadable welsh rarebit. She went off to her first farmers market with pots of the stuff and sold out, from here she's gone from strength to strength, supplying Deli's across Wales and recently both Tesco's and Waitrose are test running it in their welsh stores. But the cherry on her cake is, On the 27th of this month Natty's Welsh Rarebit will be Launching in Harvy Nicholas - Knightsbridge.
OMG Nat and I used to sit in the restaurant in there when we were in our 20's, sipping coffee and wandering around the store trying on the designer cloths, who would have imagined that in 3 weeks time I'll be popping in there to support my mate who will have her product on the shelves of Harvey Nics food hall.

This is all within 3 years from that first late night snack.
I'm so proud of her, and wish her all the best in world domination of Welsh Rarebit.