Saturday, December 11, 2010

You'd better put the kettle on.......

Next time you visit l'uccello the entrance may look like this.... I know it's a bit like an old episode of Prisoner, but for the time being we have to live with it. So you'd better put the kettle on, we have a bit to get through in this post.
Yesterday the young man from the City of Melbourne insisted that it be closed as a safety measure, another man at the same council has said that may not be the case, however the first young man seemed to think it was essential, so until the men at the council decide which it is we must endure heaving this big old door to enter the lovely l'uccello.
However the most remarkable event yesterday was the safe arrival of our dear friends' little son so all things considered it was a blessed day. 

So don't be afraid when you arrive, if you're feeling feisty let yourself in, otherwise ring the bell and we will come and give you hand, especially if you have a pram etc, (of course the first customer to come in after this happened had to be a poor young woman with a sleeping baby in a pram!)

Press firmly, it's a bit spongy, we will be there in a second, it's so magic far away tree!

However once you make it inside there are all these great new treasures that have just arrived, including at last lots of gorgeous things from the prestigious French haberdashery and embroidery company Sajou. I'll make the tour as quick as possible...

Our own range of festive bunting, hot off the press is now available for sale by the meter, an eclectic mix of fabrics including lots of French General.

More French General books and beautiful table runners made from antique French linen and vintage crocheted doilies, they look gorgeous layered with the antique French linen laundry cloths.

Divine new antique lace, seriously beautiful.

Fabulous new buttons, art deco Bakelite cubes, 1930s Czech glass, mirror back filigree and some very glamorous rhinestones.

Amazing 1920s beret, crocheted with fine rayon thread and embellished with little celluloid leaves, in great condition, and we found this lovely hat pin holder.

Photos just do this beautiful piece if hand embroidered ribbon justice, the colours are much more beautiful. It is an Indian piece of silk ribbon beautifully hand embroidered, probably Victorian in age, it is one of the loveliest pieces in our ribbon collection.

Boxed sets of Valdani hand dyed colour fast 3 ply cotton floss, yummiest colours ever!

Now for the Sajou, we have a few of these pretty kits to embroider and then put together to make these lovely little tins for pins, buttons or other odds and ends. They come beautifully gift boxed and only require a small amount of thread to complete.

We also have these sweet little pin cushion kits too.

These lovely scissors are reproductions of Palais Royal designs made from resin, they are made in France, even the tassel!

 Soooo pretty!

Fine quality assorted needles presented in these charming vintage reproduction cards, all of the Sajou range is so beautifully presented, thay are the perfect gift for stitchy friends.

Finally their gorgeous thread winder cards, such a great way to keep stranded cotton tangle free and so lovely, we have a few designs left (most have sold out already) we hope to get a new delivery in by Wednesday.

Well that's it for now, if you have made it all the way, well done and thank you. If you have already been to store despite the big door issue Thank You, if you are planning to come in don't be put off, we are right here to help. Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks there is some really, really special things on the way.


  1. Are you allowed to paint the door? It is a bit unfriendly in battleship grey. Now once inside all those lovely goodies and next time I am up in the big smoke I will have a look at the scissors.

  2. Dear Kim, yikes what a door...grin....loved reading your post about all the new goodies in the studio...Hugs Lyn

  3. Thanks Margaret and Lyn, how hideous is that door?!! It would be much prettier in a lovely shade of pink, hope we can sort it out pronto. We like to be a little mysterious but the door could be a step too far! Just as well we have so many pretty things inside to distract us, thanks K x