Thursday, October 20, 2011

T'was a few weeks before Christmas....

It's all about Christmas at l'uccello at the moment, we are busily making Christmas stockings, scented hearts and other lovely things for Christmas orders. We finally signed off on all of our new labels, thanks to the very talented Reina who is making sense of all my crazy ideas. It is very exciting and all products made by us should have their new labels on before the end of next week. I can feel another give away competition coming on to celebrate.

These photos feature some of our fabulous new paper craft products, these ones are called Dresden papers and they are made in Germany, they have been used since Victorian times to make decorations etc.
We are very pleased to announce the first classes at l'uccello, Victorian paper Christmas decorations.

The class is on Sunday the 6th of November from 10am to 1pm at the store. It will be an introduction to making decorations and cards using a combination of traditional paper products and vintage ephemera. We have also imported authentic German glass glitter which is made with sterling silver,  glitter like it used to be to give your decorations a lovely vintage feel. We will also use vintage postcards and antique paper scraps.
We will be making a number of decorations suitable for the tree or as gifts for friends, Christmas crackers, and cards.
The cost will be $65 including a delightful morning tea, materials and tuition. Numbers are very limited and some places are already booked so don't delay if you would like to join us. If the class is over booked we may schedule another class the following weekend.
Please ring the store if you wish to book a spot.

PS we have stacks of new stock in this week including (at last!) gorgeous Artiga striped fabrics in wider 160cm widths, more lovely patchwork fabrics and Mila will be happy to know the birds are in!

Have a fabulous week, if you are wandering up Bourke Street have a look at Kozminsky jewellers, we just did their window today featuring our beloved top hats and antique ribbon rosettes, hoorah. X

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New deliveries

This week went so fast, how can it be Sunday already? We are well into Christmas production, the last couple of days we have been making some very jolly Christmas stockings, they are looking very sweet with lots of fun fabrics and vintage trims. Deliveries of all sorts of goodies are piling up, I really must try to get the store room sorted before the boxes take over the store.
 We have had lots of gorgeous new fabrics arrive this week including some of the new French General range and other lovely Moda designs.

 We also received our first delivery of these divine reproduction fabrics, so 1930s, they have a texture a little like bark cloth. Printed in Japan, they are reprints of old archived designs.

Exciting news, Hatched & Patched hand dyed woven wool felts are finally back in stock, including  some gorgeous new colours

Best of all, thanks to my neighbour who has loaned me her old laundy rack, we have been able to put out a fabulous collection of vintage and antique linens. These lovely old pieces feature many different techniques, including tatting, crochet, embroidery, cut thread work, needle, fillet & battenburg lace, applique and cross stitch.  
I also keep forgetting to photograph the new delivery of vintage Czech glass beads, stacks of divine new colours.
And we now stock eco friendly organic bamboo quilt wadding.   

Hope you are having a very laid back Sunday X

Thursday, October 13, 2011

In case you were wondering....

In case you are wondering why I have been very quiet on the blog front, we have been flat out making these giant softie perfume bottles.  It is the latest window display at Kleins Perfumery ( ) in Brunswick Street Fitzroy. With lots of help and beautiful stitchery by Johanna, I have made more or less scale replicas of some of our favourite perfumes at Kleins. Kleins is of course the loveliest perfumery in town and we thought it would be fun get crafty with a few of their divine scents.They are selling fast so if you would like one, you'd better get in quick. 
I have stacks of shop news but the camera battery was flat so hopefully I will get some photos done tomorrow and I will try to post tomorrow of Friday night. Also I will have dates and details for our first classes at l'uccello and dates to pencil in for our Christmas market, so stop by again in a couple of days.

Have a fab Thursday x