Looking outside at the rain and putting an extra layer on whilst I do so, you would be mistaken thinking it was autumn. It’s officially British Summer Time and we’re just waiting for it to kick in.
We’re quietly confident here at FKHQ that the sun is just around the corner and when it does finally put in an appearance, we’ll be here with lots of summer goodies. Kicking off with some fab tshirts from the Netherlands. Logoshirt makes licensed tees for men, women and children with characters such as The Hulk, Captain America, Assorted Marvel Comic peeps, Che, Star Wars, Batman et al. There’s definitely something for everyone. We have some very cute Heidi tees for children along with the revolutionary himself, Che Guevara (which also comes in ladies sizes).
Gnomeville and Dala horse from Michael Miller have also been restocked and I’ve got some made up into A-line pinafores waiting to be photographed. Again, these will be available early next week.
As a an official Mancunian I suppose I should be doing a tribute to Manchester United and in particular, Sir Alex Ferguson. Wracking brain for what but I do have some lovely red jersey that I can conjure into something. It’ll definitely be a TA-DA! moment when it’s done (whatever ‘it’ is). Suggestions gratefully received!
And finally, to all your mothers, moms, mums, mams etc. I wish you all a happy mother’s day (not in the UK though as we had our mother’s day some 2 months ago). Hope you’re being spoilt rotten.
Slightly off the normal topic of all things fabric, this is a subject very close to my heart. In case you haven’t seen the recent Twitter posts or media articles, Luna Bliss Boon, daughter of Clint Boon from the Inspiral Carpets (remember the Madchester years?), sadly died after her short battle for life. She was born more than 3 months prematurely in the same hospital where my own tiny tiddler started out.
Our story, thankfully, has a much happier ending. Katherine was also born at 24 weeks and will be 4 next month and is just as good as, if not better in my very biased opinion, than her peers. We are forever endebted to the help and specialist care she received in the NICU at Royal Manchester Childrens’ Hospital or St Mary’s Hospital as it was then.
The Boon family are all doing their bit to raise awareness and raise some money at the same time. Their son, Hector, has had his hair cut for the first time in 5 years and you can sponsor Hector here. If you’d like some lush jewellery and have the great feeling of giving to a worthy cause, then how about this fab bit of bling? All proceeds again, to RMCH.