Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Crazy days

Today was one of those crazy days, crazy good actually. First off Mum and Dad turned up with a new sewing machine, just in time for a new order we are busy sewing for the National Gallery of Australia, (exciting news from last week.) Then after much patience, hoping and dreaming Robert the electrician turned up to mark out the installation of the gadget required to get the big old steel door open that covers our front door, (really truly can't believe it may actually happen, just waiting for the gadget to arrive) then two minutes later 2/3 of our much awaited Sophie Digard order arrived. Too much happiness! We are still tiding away the remnants of yesterdays hen's party, yes l'uccello does cater for crafty hens parties etc. We are all set up to sign on the dotted line for great new digs for a class room and production room upstairs so stay tuned for a class time table soon. As we are moving we are having a GARAGE SALE this Friday, 10 - 4pm every thing must go (so that we can fit into our new rooms), the shop of course will stay where it is on the second floor. So we are working like crazy elves getting ready for Marche Rouge next week and now it really does seem like the season to be jolly.
AND I finally managed to get all the prizes from the competition packed and off to the post office today so if you won a prize it is on it's way, thank you so much to everyone for your lovely thoughts and support.

 X marks the spot, could the door finally be about to open? This is actual electricians tape, I know it's not much but it is the closest thing to a start in almost a year so very exciting, open sesame.

Sophie Digard and Artiga too much lovely Frenchiness

What's better than a new Sophie Digard necklace? A Sophie Digard necklace and Lacroix stationary, of course sweetie!

I will post more detailed photos of Sophie delivery tomorrow night, it is 3 am and the only thing keeping me awake is some wicked chocolate cake left over from the hen's party. We have lots of new antique threads perfect for gold work embroidery and a few vintage millinery trims with more on the way, will blog them as soon as they arrive.

Have a fabulous week and just give us call if you are interested in any of the Sophie Digard pieces, but as always don't wait too long, we only have one of most of them. Thanks x

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Oh Deer

So sorry about that, but oh deer I couldn't resist. The only thing better than a life sized fake reindeer is 3 life sized fake reindeers don't you think? Our lovely muse has returned this year with two of her charming friends to announce with great excitement the date for this years Marche Rouge Christmas shopping event at the Nicholas Building. We are all busy little elves helping Santa get lots of gorgeous treats ready, Kimono House will have beautiful Japanese delights, Harold and Maud will have all sorts of eclectic treats in store, Peter O'Connor and Vicki Kassioras are making their exquisite leather goods and jewellery. Maria's Beads and trims will be overflowing will pretty sparkly stock to embellish all of your Christmas craft projects and don't get too excited but Kate at Buttonmania is having a massive vintage button sale. In case that is not enough Arcade publications have a pop up shop called Melbournalia and Matt bags will be open next door both on the 3rd floor. On Thursday we will have fabulous Betty Bircher, 1940's tea lady doing a few of her famous and spookily accurate biscuit readings and in the evening we will have the lovely soprano Cathrine singing a few carols to get you in the mood. L'uccello will of course be there, filled to the rafters with gorgeous decorations and gifts, it all makes for a charming and relaxed Christmas shopping experience, so make sure you pop it in your diary.

Thursday December 1 & Friday December 2 10am -8pm
Saturday 10 am - 5pm
 Please contact l'uccello if you have any enquiries.

And now for the moment you have been waiting for, the winners of the give away are:

Brenda, Patchwork and Play and Emma, congratulations!! And because we are so excited about our new packaging, all the other lovely people who left comments (before 11/11/2011) will be getting a little gift too.
So if all the give away winners send me their postal address we will get your treats in the post to you. 
Yayyyyy, have a fabulous week end x

Saturday, November 5, 2011

l'uccello fancy goods

Well it has finally happened, our lovely new labels have arrived and we are so happy with how they have turned out. It has taken a huge team effort to get them this far, special thanks to Reina who did all the design work. We don't have all the products ready yet, we are working away like Santa's elves to get them finished in time for our Christmas market, Marche Rouge. To celebrate their arrival we are having another give away, the first 3 comments posted will recieve a selection of our goodies. 

We  hope you like them, have a great weekend.

PS Marche Rouge Dates are 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December, I will post all the details shortly.