Who Needs Lomography?

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

When you've got a digital cam & a pair of old binoculars!

Spring Forward.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Golly gosh, it feels like I haven't blogged in a very long time. I'm sure I'm not missed, but I have missed it.
Last week something crazy happened & somehow everyone seemed to get onto my Etsy & start ordering (finally). Perhaps it was the fact the sun has come out & people are starting to buy summery dresses, or perhaps it was that I had a 35% sale? Hmmm.

Well, anyway, I have been busy busy, making, sewing, getting ready to go on holiday, finishing very old orders, sorting things out, buying junk I don't need from the recycling centre, eating food & sitting in the garden. The usual. But it's been gloriously sunny - perfect English weather. I love the country side!

Right, well here are some pics off my phone of recent activities. Next week I'm thinking of setting up an Instagram for I Know & my makes, so watch out & follow please.

1. A beautiful barn near our house (I want it!) 2. Packed car coming back from Cornwall. 3. Sunshine coming through my studio window. 4. Fabric flower. 5&6. Breaky in bed for RM's birthday. 7. Playing with Jude at Chagfood. 8. Bespoke red & apple print cape ready to post.

Okay dokey. Hope all have had a lovely weekend. Is it sunny where you are? Today I wore a sleeveless dress & suncream (maybe over cautious).
Happy official beginning of British summer time.

Spring Sale!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Hello lovelies - Happy weekend!
I'd like to say thanks for all the support & for following my little blog & also I finally reached 100 facebook likes, YAY.

So I am now having a rather large sale in my Etsy shop of 35% - just use code HUNDRED at the check out.

New items include handmade flower headbands & little pocket mirrors & greeting cards...

Artist's Studio: Helen Melland

Friday, 16 March 2012

My friend & neighbour Helen is an artist. She does beautiful dreamy paintings, & kindly let me into her studio this morning to take photos of where she works.

{Prepare for a photo overload}

Visit Helen's website to see her art work - www.helenmelland.com

Don't forget to check out my other 'Artist's Studio' piece here :)

'I Know' I Like You :)

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Hello there, hope everyone's having a super weekend.

Just a quick push for Facebook members! I know it's a little repetitive, but it's a good extension of the blog & I'd like the two to stay connected.

When I reach 100 likes I'll be doing a fabulous sale & exclusive FB offer on my new items I am currently creating.

I've been also thinking about Twitter, some people say I should join it, but is it just another thing to have to keep on top of? Does anyone follow fashion brands or shops & think it would be worth while? I'm a little indecisive about the whole thing, only just feeling (vaguely) confident with my blog/Facebook.

Thanks so much for everyone's great suggestions when it comes to fabric scraps too! I found it very valuable info & have now tidied my studio, HUZZAR!


Friday, 9 March 2012

Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be at the Crikey It's Vintage event in Exeter selling dresses, skirts, tops, handmade flower headbands, pocket mirrors, vintage tea-cups & other lovelies!

I'm still not packed up! Back to the machine for some last minute sewing...

Studio Sunday: Not For The Faint Of Heart...

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

(I know it's no longer Sunday - I'm running a few days late this week in my brain)

I understand that some people might find it hard to take, but I am uncontrollably messy. It actually becomes quite a problem really, but, I'm working on it, honest.
Before Christmas & New Year I was doing a lot of work in the dining room, which of course had to be cleared so everyone wasn't eating Christmas dinner amongst piles of shredded fabric & pattern pieces. So, it all got taken up & dumped into my studio without me sorting through it. Now I know that Christmas was 2 months ago now (wow time flies) but I have just been pushing the mess aside, or moving my sewing machine to my bedroom (also a state), anything to avoid organising the mound of fabric scraps that I have accumulated.

So, now I have started to sort it. I know that this doesn't look like I have, but I promise, things have to get worse before they get better... I've heard...

If anyone knows if you can recycle small scraps of fabric I would really love to have some help? I have searched the internet but only get information about recycling garments or old bedsheets. I keep all my largish scraps to make other things with, but some are so tiny & I feel so sad land-filling anything, it makes my stomach turn as I'm sure that they can be re-spun into something new!

Anyway, here goes:

So, I didn't manage to finish my studio, buuuut, I did manage to make this cake with homemade pineapple flowers (inspirtation). It was deeeelish!

Right, back to work...

"One To Watch"

Friday, 2 March 2012

A few weeks ago I was contacted by someone at Manchester Uni who wanted to write her first little fashion article... about me!
Of course I was very flattered indeed & said yes please. I have been meaning to get in contact with people from local newspapers & magazines but I am always overwhelmed & confused when I come to it, so this was so lovely to be approached.
She very kindly sent me the paper copy for my scrap book I am keeping of my first year in business (I know this is a little sad but oh well). Here are some pictures of it. :)

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