To make room for all the new stock that’s winging it’s way to us, we’re giving the you the opportunity to bag yourself a bargain in our clearance department. Clothing, accessories, toys and fabric are all included.
Can this day get any better you may ask yourself? Well no. We hear on the grapevine that the cult tv series from the 1970s, The Clangers, is being resurrected and will be on our screens in 2015 thanks to CBBC. I can feel a batch of blue string soup being made. In the meantime, you can read all about it here.
Lots of lovely ribbing has arrived here at FKHQ. All organic and very soft. I’ve already used it myself (tested, natch) on a top I made for Princess Katherine. Looks fab with a contrasting fabric and gives a professional finish to any garment.
We’ve a range of colours from juicy orange, vivid, pink, red and blue. See for yourself.
And bonus time; If you order more than a metre of any of our fabrics, then whatever size of ribbing you order, the postage will be refunded (ribbing postage only).
When I first saw these rainbow muslins it was love at first sight. Fun, bright, practical and with endless uses.
When I had my children I always had muslins around; for changing, as an insert for my cotton nappies, after bathing, as a burp cloth, wiping up sick/poo…you get the picture. I can say with hand on heart that they made my life so much easier.
Faye & Lou’s muslins are all of the above but in colours from the rainbow. Fun, groovy and great quality cotton that is not only pleasing to the eye, but will withstand wash after wash. What’s more they come in standard and extra large size. The larger size is brilliant for swaddling, as a blanket, as a cat net, as a sheet ad infinitum! I think after sliced bread these babies are the next best invention.
One of my regular customers in the shop commented on these saying she’d been using them for 11 months and the colours had not faded and they looked as good as new. She also mentioned that the cotton was fab quality and they will not lose their shape, unlike cheaper muslins.
So if you’re looking for a baby shower gift, an addition to your hospital bag or an essential bit of kit to add to your changing table, look no further.
The original size muslins come in packs of seven.
Size – 60 cm x 60 cm
Machine washable at 40c
The extra large muslins come in a range of boy and girl colours.
So once again I’m up to my armpits in paint. No, not literally. Nor am I doing my own version of tv’s Splash! sponsored by Dulux. I’m on the move again. I’ve taken one of the slightly larger units on the ground floor which will hopefully grab me more customers who will not be able to escape the pull of my lovely stuff calling to them. The keen amongst you good folk will remember that it was only last November that I first settled into the original unit on the first floor, which was also lovingly decorated with my subtle touch of ‘poke your eye out pink’ ™.
Ok first up on the news front is we have some new suppliers. Yippee! Welcome aboard the good ship FK to Twisted Tee, Tee and Toast and Moomins. Each working day feels more and more like I’m off to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party which is good, as that forms part of my company mission statement. All shiny precious things will be with us by end of January at the latest and I will be putting them on the website as they land.
Already landed, unpacked, swooned over and kissed, are these marvellous mono print jersey fabrics from Lillestoff. All are GOTS certified which is something we have come to expect from our fabulous supplier. It is now on the website to buy-as-quick-as-you-can and is available from £5.49. Colours available of red, blue and green. Very versatile, hard wearing and easy to care for.
On a final note, the Moomins are coming! In their droves. Also with us by the end of January. There will be a fantastic selection of household goodies with their adorable faces on them.
I’ve been experimenting with some simple patterns recently, making them up with fabrics from the range. This weekend I’ll be beavering away making some dresses and leggings from the delish Znok range. Funky togs that’ll certainly get your offspring noticed! Yet, these fabrics are practical, easy to care for and durable. Don’t just take my word for it. I made a top for one of my friend’s little boy and she very kindly gave us a mention in her blog. Here is said post. Joseph is a complete natural and didn’t mind strutting his stuff in the funky Ocean top.
In the meantime, I haven’t been idle (that’s the honest truth m’lud). Here are some leggings that I knocked together and being splendidly modelled by K. You’ll note that it’s the Znok Violets in the blue colour scheme. We also have this in green and I’m formulating a cunning plan for a simple A-line dress.
I’ll hopefully have quite a few tops, leggings, and dresses ready made up to sell in the near future. Custom orders are also something I’m considering offering.