Friday, January 13, 2012

Oh sweet Liberty!

We are so excited about the arrival today of our first shipment of Liberty fabrics, how delicious! So many pretty patterns, I can't decide which one I love best. I am working on a scrappy hexagonal quilt at the moment and have started to incorporate Liberty scraps left over from the production of our Liberty and linen hearts, it is looking so pretty and fresh, I'll post a picture when it is a little bigger. So of course I am eyeing off a few of the new patterns in our delivery, maybe a little piece or two might accidentally fall off into my patchwork box, oops how did that happen?

And just in case that was not enough to get our eyes spinning the second new shipment of vintage millinery turned up today too. It must be my reward for spending all week sorting buttons and miscellaneous boxes of odds and sods, endless endless boxes. You know when you start having a tidy up it all starts so well, then the mess starts to look worse before finally looking better, well we are not quite there yet. Once the new room upstairs is finished and we can finish moving all the spare stock to the new storeroom we may even reclaim the office, who knows I might even see my desk one day. Any way almost all the buttons are sorted which is fabulous so I can spend all day tomorrow pricing all of these lovelies and finding somewhere to display them into the cabinets.

A couple of lovely new vintage straw and crin braids, pretty little blossoms and lovely new silk and organza roses

More gorgeous vintage stamens

The perfect hat trimming for Peter the Rabbit

Fabulous rare leaves

Lovely new colours and textures in this collection of vintage leaves

And while all of this was going on downstairs the lovely George was busy painting the new classroom for us, I hope you like pink!

Finally don't forget the Happy New Year Sale continues, between 10% - 50% off everything!

Have splendid week x  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Just in case you thought......

Just in case you thought we were lounging around on the couch peeling another grape here is a quick rewind and replay on the last week or so.

The handsome fellow above is the new man in our lives at l'uccello, he is our new gift certificate, doesn't he look pleased with himself?! He arrived just in time, and we look forward to seeing the lucky girls who received one for Christmas.

Before I go on with the rest of the list, please note our
 Summer Sale
will officially start on Thursday but many of our Christmas items are already on sale with 50% off.

A little Christmas cheer

Fabulous new delivery of cockades and rosettes needed to be unpacked and displayed.

Flowers and food shopping at South Melbourne market on the way to work, Christmas lunch was delicious and the table looked lovely (even if I do say so myself)

In the middle of all the Christmas excitement the door was finally fixed, now when you visit this is the entrance you will see so just waltz right on in! Thank you Santa!!

The door can now remain open to this small device

Just before Christmas we managed to get the entire production room and store room moved to our fabulous new digs on the 4th floor. This great new space is big enough for a separate production area and a great sized class room.

Ever since we have been sorting a small mountain of textiles, props and tiles and doing a bit of a make over on the rooms. This is the underneath side of a mosaic table top that I did years ago, I am modifying the boarders so it will fit the new bench I am building to house my personal stash.

I also tiled the old cupboard top with remnants from my mosaic days

Lovely stacks of fabric ready to go

I built the new work benches and bought a comfy chair. The old room was far from comfortable so I hope the new aspect with lots of natural light will help production run smoother

Lovely tea rose pink for the feature wall in the class room

Selecting which fabrics to go where, these two are going to be curtains to protect my collection from the dust and UV light.

Just to the thing to get the new year started perfectly, the arrival of a big box full of lovely millinery flowers, leaves, cherries and velvet strawberries.


If you add Christmas trading in the shop and the change over of windows at Kozminskys and Kleins Perfumery you could say there has been a bit going on at l'uccello.