Welcome to our new look website. It was designed with ease of use in mind. You’ll notice that some of the photos are bigger and better with a zoom feature added. Hopefully we’ll be updating some of our older photos when we can get round to it. We’d love to hear any feedback on your thoughts, suggestions and criticism.
Moving on to our new fabrics that have finally landed; first up is the crazy world of the ‘Night Fox‘. Foxes are still ‘bang on trend’ and coupled with the lush background blue, it makes for a truly funky design.
Second up is our Bambi fabric from Znok. Pink and green hues with the kitsch bambi in the foreground makes for a very pretty design for the summer.
Next is ‘Sweet Days‘ from Lillestoff. Browns, pinks and more sweeties than you can shake a stick at. Very pleasing to the eye.
Finally we have the Rainbowphant from Lillestoff. A very popular print that has seen a reprint lately. Thank goodness as it sold out first time around. This print has everything for me; rainbows, happy faces on raindrops and in your face colours. Everyone who has seen this up close has uttered the words ‘wow’…I kid you not. It goes without saying that these fabrics have been awarded Oekotex certification and are composed of 95% cotton, 5% lycra.
You might have noticed we’ve added to the Funky Stuff on our website. I’ll be featuring these separately over the coming next few days as there are many. But to give a brief summary of what’s in there we have Bora, Flat Pets, Noodolls, Lapin Woodland Dolls and some amazing rainbow muslins by Faye & Lou. I will be doing a feature on the muslins tomorrow so watch this space.
The James Bond of gnomes. Charming, suave and sophisticated, Mr Gnome (his nom de plume) gathered a small crowd of swooning ladies this morning as I checked him out at the local supermaket. You could say they were checking him out as I was trying to check him out. (cue cymbal crash)
Anyway, we’re running a competition instore to find a suitable name for the gnome aka chick magnet. If you’d like to forward any suggestions then please email me:
lisa at funkykitsch dot co.uk (obviously not ‘at’ nor ‘dot’ but we like to try and fool those pesky spam bots).
Or to our Scandinavian counterparts Alla Hjärtans Dag! Valentinsdagen! Ystävänpäivä! For those in Denmark it seems you don’t have a Danish word for it (as it’s a relatively new phenomenon in Denmark) but I love this little passage I read online that describes what the Danes do on 14th February:
“In Denmark, people swap poems and candy snowdrops. As well as some people send love notes not serious love notes but, laughable notes which are called gaekkebrev which are also referred to as joking letters. On the gaekkebrev, the sender signs his or her name in dots.
If the receiver guesses the correct name then the sender will get a candy egg at Easter time.”
Tying in Valentine’s Day with Easter and involving chocolate is an ingenious idea. Anything involving chocolate is ingenious in my mind.
If you didn’t get a Valentine’s Day card or red roses today then you’re not on your own; neither did I. But on a positive note, it’ll all be reduced tomorrow so you can go out and treat yourself without feeling too guilty. Marvellous.
Almost Lent and I’m frantically trying to think what I can give up. Something I a) don’t like too much and b) won’t miss too much. Maybe I should take up smoking today and then give it up tomorrow?
Before we launch into Lent we all get to gorge our own body weight in pancakes. I’m a traditionalist and go for the tried and trusted sugar and lemon (not too much sugar though as I’m diabetic). The children love golden syrup or Nutella – or both if I’ve got my back turned. Look away now dentist.
Apparently 25% of Brits don’t know how to whip up a quick batter. Here’s a trusty recipe for the basic pancake. You’ll also find some yummy recipes for doing something different with your batter. Chocolate with cheesecake anyone?
Whatever you do with yours, have a happy Shrove Tuesday.
Here they are. Based loosely on a photo I took in the shop of a 1970′s knitted toilet roll holder. Photoshopped by my dear friend Jean, and sent back to scare the bejaysus out of small children and animals.
I have a soft spot for them. Betty & Hetty (or B&H as they are affectionately known) will be popping up from time to time around the website. Like a malevolent Where’s Wally.