Friday, 1 April 2011

Folksy Friday - Stick a PIN in it....

Well, as my first ever Folksy Friday - I'm choosing sewing accessories! In particular, pin cushions!
I have a bit of an obsession with quirky sewing accessories that are both functional and beautiful - using them 8 hours a day, 6 days a week (minimum;-) ) makes them a rather vital part of my work.
So to begin my Folksy Friday frolics, I present the unsung hero........ THE PIN CUSHION!

This is a selection of beautifully made pin cushions that I think will appeal to crafters & stitchers alike!
Have a nice day!!

Thursday, 31 March 2011

The third year of Les Sacs Magique - A Preview of Spring/Summer 2011

Well, it's only been a year since my last blog post. I'm cringing slightly at my lack of commitment to blogging but when you are running a business on your own, designing, making, doing the admin, selling at events and maintaining your website (and most of the time your sanity), writing a blog gets lost in the thick of it.
However discouraging my lack of followers, I intend to persevere and share what I hope are interesting and inspiring thoughts, and probably some mundane ones for good measure!!

So, Spring/Summer 2011 - well it's already upon us! I just got back from exhibiting at the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair which was absolutely the most exhausting week of my life, but by far the most successful event in Les Sacs Magique's history.
I met fantastic people, sold my stuff and spread the word about this little UK Handmade company called Les Sacs Magique ;-)
With cushions, pegs bags, tea towels, tea cosies, aprons, bunting, bunnies and owls galore there was something for everyone. Of course the owls and bunnies were unbelievably popular...

Which brings me to the collection for 2011. Featured heavily will be 'Tweets & Twoos', a selection of birds and owls appliqued on cushions and in various forms.
Also, just in time for Easter a selection of gorgeous hand-knitted bunnies.
In addition, the homewares products will come in a wider selection of prints and colours, ready to be bought individually or mixed into a lovely gift hamper. Most popular are tea cosies, peg bags and tea towels, as well as the noticeboards, which I've done in some really quirky prints!
Other than that bunting is featuring heavily.
I have party bunting, happy birthday bunting and most recently added is the rather luxurious wedding bunting available in white or ivory/gold, made with sumptuous brocades, prints, lace and generally stunning fabrics!
Well, that was just a taster....