Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas Everybody

Well it's that time of the year to sign off and wish everyone a very happy Christmas and all good things for the new year.
Thanks to everyone who have been to the shop and bought gifts or visited me at various fairs and on line it's much appreciated.
The new year will bring new ideas and designs as well as the start of the wedding season so I look forward to seeing clients old and new.
Just in case there are a few last minute present hunters I will be open chistmas eve from 10am till 1.30 when I will then close for a break and re open Tues Jan 9th.
Have a wonderful Festive break.
Chrissie x


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Plaids Herringbones And Other Gifts


At this time of year I get many requests to make a special gift for someone. They vary from hats to bags and other accessories but each one is unique and just perfect for the recipient.
I made a very bright checked turban beret in the wool cloth above. It was a birthday gift from her friends who she plays viola with in a orchestra for a northern opera company. 
Beautiful cloth to work with from Avoca Ireland. In Ireland they have wonderful shops and their own cafes and cookbooks.I'm not sure if they have their own stores here in the U.K. but you can buy their garments in a few places.
The past week was very busy and I met some lovely people at the two events I went to. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported me by buying gifts and hats for themselves.
The teal silk headpiece in the box has just been to a wedding this weekend. Lovely colour ! 
The red leather bags in my images are just about the most perfect Christmas gift, made my hand by my friend Cathy Edwards. I have two variations of designs at the moment.
I expect they will soon be finding their way underneath someone's Christmas tree.
So two weeks left before Christmas. I have quite a few orders to catch up with this week and Sunday I will be at East Riddlesden Hall for their Festive Fair. Might see a few folks there it's a very nice place to visit.
Personally I am a little behind with my own purchases but I'll catch up!
Chrissie x


Saturday, 25 November 2017

December Dates & Shop Hours

Hello it's going to be a busy month and I expect everyone has a list as long as their arm.
My month of December kicks off with my birthday on the 1st and then on Sat 2nd I will have been open 12 years. [fanfare]
Can't quite believe that it will be 12 years but time flies when you are busy doesn't it.
I'd like to say thank you to all those who have supported me by buying hand made and spreading the word one way or another. Many clients have been visiting over this period and still continue to purchase from me so a huge thank you for that.
Also during December I shall be open on Sundays from 12 till 4 and there will be mulled wine and festive nibbles during the weekends while you browse. They say it's going to get really cold so a glass or two should warm you up. The shop is now dressed for the festive period as you can see and smells lovely with all the fresh greenery.
Saturday 2nd December the shop will be open from 10.30 till 5pm as usual but I will be at The Ripponden Christmas Fair from 11am till 6pm. Looks like it will be a lovely festive event with lots of artisan stalls to buy your gifts from.
Sunday while the shop is open I will be off to Altrincham to the very special Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.
Anyone who has been to the larger event in Manchester will know how good these gatherings are so expect only the best in a range of wears available from the selection of makers there.
Last but by no means least I will also be at the East Riddlesden Christmas fair on Sunday 17th December which will be held in their wonderful barn. It's a lovely spot if you've never been.
So hope to see some familiar faces over the next 4 weeks if you are visiting Hebden Bridge.
Chrissie x


Monday, 13 November 2017

Getting Ready For Christmas

Come the beginning of November for most retailers be it small or large there is always one thing to focus on and that is Christmas.
Some people like to shop early and get all their gifts bought and wrapped as soon as possible while others wait till the last couple of weeks to do theirs.
I hope that lots of people will be looking to buy hand made gifts for family and friends this year it doesn't need to be expensive so remember to have a look in your independent shops.
There is one thing for sure you need to be ready with a shop full of gorgeous items, dressed for Christmas with a few lovely decorations and full of festive cheer yourself !
I am busy with all of those jobs at the moment. I do love Christmas and enjoy the build up to Christmas day but there sure is plenty to do.
The shop will be open as normal throughout November but during December I shall also be open on Sunday from 11am till 4 pm.
The shop is filling up nicely as quick as I can make things including a few smart Christmas stockings to pop a few presents in. I also have the hand knitted items including a merino poncho back for winter this one is a rich navy blue but there will be other colours soon.
So I hope to see you sometime before Christmas if you happen to come to Hebden Bridge.
Chrissie x

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