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London, baby!

I’m back from a very quick visit to London and OHMYGOD I discovered an awesome fabric shop and I could have bought out the entire shop if I had remembered by new PIN number, alas I had to limit myself to the £30 I had in my purse.

So the shop is called “The Shop” rather imaginatively, but it is on Cheshire Street off Brick Lane (E1). Its walkable from Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields, or you can get an overground to Shoreditch High Street. There are lots of little vintage shops (and pop up shops!) in the area too which was nice.

So here’s what I bought:

Velvet, wool and a piece of taffeta…

Some pretty cottons from the 50s…

Two CUTE teatowels.

I also got these two piece of fabric from All The Fun of the Fair which is on the top floor of Kingly Court on Carnaby Street. I got a sneaky little discount because I have supplied product to them before…. I’m just waiting for it to come back!

love love love!


We Make Christmas, Twitter and Etsy Front Page

Just a quick update to say that I will be demonstrating how to make these earrings at We Make Christmas, The American Church, Tottenham Court Road in London on December 6th. My time slot is 2.30pm until 4pm, so feel free to come along and say hi, and watch the demonstration of how I make these from start to finish. I will also be adding my work to a demonstrators showcase, and there will be a wealth of talented designers and makers selling their goods. For more information, please see http://wemakelondon.blogspot.com/


I’m on Twitter and have been for a while now. It’s a way of keeping in touch with people, finding out what they are doing, and also sharing what you are currently doing. If you would like to “follow” me and get my updates, click this link to add me http://twitter.com/pennydog . You can also sign up by following the link too!

Finally, in keeping with the swirled dye jewellery theme, my bangle was on the Etsy front page yesterday which was fun. The screen grab is on my work computer, but here is the bangle in question! Available here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16166119