Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Jacks, Jacks Everywhere!

I really love designing our Vintage Jack range.  Individually handmade, using a different combination of vintage fabrics and antique buttons, each one of these iconic union jack designs is completely unique!  I never get tired of trying out different fabric mixes to see how they work together.  Surprisingly, it isn't always the most obvious combinations that work the best.  Now, wouldn't that be a great philosophy for life?!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Sew and Sew On...

Exciting news... I can now announce [after much secretive planning and general whispering in corners], the launch of our new MAKE @ ANGEL workshops starting on 22nd August 2011.

We have managed to convince the lovely Manda McGrory, of Treefall Design [as seen on Channel 4's Kirstie's Homemade Home no less], to come and run a series of wonderful sewing workshops for us.  These workshops will take place at our store in Easingwold.

We are keeping the workshops small, friendly and informal so there are only 6 places available on each.  A detailed description of each workshop is available to view, in store, or can be emailed on request.

Come and join us for a day full of inspiration, fun and chatter - oh, and not forgetting, lots of cake!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

So Very Glamorous!

I have always loved this picture of my parents.  Taken at a New Year's party, they look so glamorous, almost like movie stars.  Just look at those adoring looks my Father is giving my Mother!  She died a few years ago and I miss her dreadfully, but I think this picture shows her exactly the way she would like to be remembered... sophisticated, girl about town, worshiped by her dashing young fiance/husband [I am not quite sure whether they were married or not at this point].

She was an amazingly strong and fearless woman and, whilst we didn't always see eye-to-eye [this coming from another strong-minded woman], she was the glue that kept our family together and we have all been a little lost, my Father most of all, since she left us.