Well time really does fly, sometimes when you are having fun and sometimes when you definitely are not. We have been so busy this week I can't believe it is only the end of January. We are still trying to finish off the move to our new store room and classroom ( it is starting to look lovely) but we have so many orders everything is in a state of half finished flux. To add to the chaos I have been off installing Valentines day windows for Kleins Perfumery and Kozminskys and all the new year deliveries are rolling in. Fun and chaos and a little bit grumpiness, guess who got trapped in a lift for half an hour, that will teach me not to take the stairs.
I must confess it is very hard to get on the the less lovely jobs when there are so many new treasures to sort through and admire. We have had lots of new vintage millinery pieces come in, and sell out very quickly. Just arrived today is a huge shipment of fabulous stamens, with more millinery trims on the way. Stacks and stacks of new vintage buttons, sorry forgot to photograph them. Boxes of new Sajou embroidery delights, a few new pieces of Sophie Digard, new Moda fabrics, pretty scented soaps and some gorgeous new books on embroidery, quilting and applique. Now to work out where to put it all!
Sajou stranded thread has a lovely sheen and is a joy to work with, I've teamed them up with some of my favourite Liberty fabrics, including this one the lovely Betsy
St Pierre woolen/polymide thread, perfect for stitching projects made with our pure wool felt.
Sajou couture thimbles, scissors, thread winder cards and needles, all beautifully crafted in France.
Assortments of linen lace making thread in pretty colours, some plain and some variegated, from Au Chinois, also French.
Beautiful vintage Anchor broder thread in great vintage colours.
Vintage berry stamens
New varieties of pretty vintage stamens
Sweetest ever spun cotton mushrooms.
Lovely Bon Bon soaps in 8 fragrances, made in Australia and triple milled.
Classic French country enamel soap dishes (well German actually), practical and stylish.
Sneak peek at this weeks big project, we will tell you more next week.
Gratuitous shot of some of my personal stash, I have been collecting lots of lovely shabby things for my circus girls (as featured in the Age recently, see I must be busy I didn't even remember to brag about that!)
Have a lovely week x