Well, Autumn has certainly arrived today. I’ve just driven to the village and coming back see our lane is strewn with leaves from the poor horse-chestnut trees (which all have leaf miner moths and drop their leaves rather early), the branches are looking very bare now and there are rivers of water running down either side of the road. I don’t mind, to be honest, I’m kind of ready, I want to unpack my wool tights, make treacle toffee and drink hot chocolate. I don’t live in a dream world do I 😉
I’m also, finally, ready to start the winter product listings – hurrah! I’ve worked quite hard over past weeks to catch up and in the last few days it’s all coming together. I’m starting with the lavender birds, they are the same as last year as they sold so well and I really like them. I hope to add another colour version but as I made these up over the summer holidays (when I was attempting to ‘get ahead’) I feel I should just get them listed.
When I made these for the first time, I was expecting the red/gold version to be the most popular but it wasn’t the case, the green ones flew. I stupidly used my last of the green fabric (which is Cloud 9 – Leaves) for some purse linings and then realised, too late, how much I loved it and how I wanted to make some more birds. Luckily I managed to source some from Etsy and had my lovely husband bring it back from the US for me, it’s a definite bonus of his working there often.
So I thought I’d give a single set of two lavender birds away, you’ll get one each of the green and the red leaf versions, just leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick a name out of the hat on Saturday 6th October.
I’ve also listed some more of the gold and snow blossom lavender birds, they can all be found here in my on-line shop and hopefully some on Folksy soon. I should mention that sadly the birds have gone up by 50p this year, when I costed out the material and making time they just weren’t adding up as they should.
On a random note, another lovely internet friend has started blogging – Chloe of Flagon & Satchel. It’s already a wonderful read with very beautiful photos so do pop over and say hello if you can.
Finally, I have been getting ahead on my Christmas shopping and couldn’t resist these hand cut snowflake cards by Saffa. They are wonderful, as always, and have been squirreled away in my x-mas box along with a few other things. I’m spreading the cost and panic this year by getting in there early.
I should be on a roll now, and pending good light for photo taking I hope to spend the next week updating my shop so that I can be free to work on some new designs for November, I have lots of ideas in my head, desperate to get out and it’ll be a shame not to find the time 🙂