Well, we’re almost there. Only two and a half hours before we turn off the monitors, pull down the blinds and close for Christmas. It’s been a great year. We’ve worked with a number of diverse and exciting companies, Indie Quarter has gone from strength to strength and we even received a[.....]
Archive for 2006
Okay, so we all like to buy indie products. (If you don’t you’re probably on the wrong blog.) But sometimes it can be time consuming to surf through lots of sites (not something that’s ever bothered me but I can see why it might be a draw-back for some people) or to[.....]
There’s lots of cute charms and vintage goodies over at www.thischarminggirl.com – from kitsch hearts and bows to classic cameos and pretty sterling silver necklaces. The Strawberry Drop Earrings and Cuckoo Clock Necklace caught my eye.
Everything is handmade by Jacqueline Currie – office worker by day and jewellery designer by night. [.....]
If (like me) you’re on the last minute with your present buying, I have a good tip. Hoolala has a stunning range of unusual jewellery and frippery. Sam Gannaway-Jones is the creative force behind the company. Her handmade charms have been created from her own personal photo archive and ephemera[.....]
A few weeks ago I discovered Helen Chatterton’s beautiful tweed patchwork cushions. Each one has been hand-pieced and quilted. The tweed is of the highest quality, sourced from the Outer Hebrides and Scottish Borders.
Helen’s obsession with fabrics and yarn began at an early age when her Scottish mother taught her[.....]
PrettyRacoon Clothing is all about wearable, everyday clothes. Designer/owner Andrea Winkler is inspired by the idea of the t-shirt and creating something that is wearable for everyday use but at the same time producing something unique and drastically different to your average tee.
Andrea’s tops and t-shirts are a flamboyant mixture[.....]
The Simone Williams collection has something to suit every fashionable woman – from cutting edge denim street wear to sophisticated evening wear.
Growing up in Hackney, East London, Simone Williams began designing at a young age, making dolls’ clothes for her school friends. From dolls’ clothes to ladies wear she is gradually[.....]
I started my Christmas shopping back in August. Roughly translated this means that I came across a couple of items, thought, “Ooh, I know who’ll like those,” and I haven’t bought a thing since. Nor have I bought or written any Christmas cards and the panic is now setting in. You’d[.....]