this week in and out of the studio

Sometimes its hard juggling what feels like too many balls! we have decorex coming up in a couple of weeks and at the same time (well the week before) my daughter is doing her 11+ - its such an awful pressure for a 10 year old. We are really trying not to make her feel that it is super important and be really calm (my husband who is a teacher is much better at this than me and i have to go and have a secret panic in the studio!) so i will be glad for her when its all over in a couple of weeks! 

with this in mind i liked this quote this week - Miss B this is for you x

we have been busy working with local company Scumble Goosie on some new product and took a few photos of their chairs - they will soon be available on our website in either raw state ready for you to paint, or painted with a seat cover in one of our fabrics - we love the little baby version too!!!

i was really thrilled to learn that my good friend Julia Brendal is going to be exhibiting at Decorex this year and we will be neighbours - on the same row at the show - it will be nice to have a friendly face to chat to! Have a look at Julias website she produces the most exquisite woven fabrics and also stunning accessories - tablecloths and scarves - they are gorgeous.

I was delighted this week when not one but 2 lovely friends dropped by with big bags of plums from their garden. I have made a massive batch of chinese spiced plum sauce - i am in good company as Nigel slater is doing it in this weeks observer food.


we have had masses of lampshade orders lately so its with great pleasure that i am handing over some of our drums to my friend louise from lolly and boo, who makes fabulous lampshades in a huge array of fabrics

 I found my old iPod case that i made for our van travels a couple of years ago, and it perfectly fits my iPhone - which i was rather thrilled about. I had forgotten how much i liked them, so i think we will add them to the website this week as part of our autumn / winter accessories collection. what would be your most favourite design/colourway ?? join our mailing list here and comment below and you could win one in a fabric/colour of your choice .