What’s been happening at FKHQ then? We took the children camping to Worcester and had a most pleasing time sunning ourselves (not often I type those words), catching up with friends and having a brilliant all round time.
Here are the birthday girls blowing out some improvised candles.
Aren’t they cute?
The navy sun dress is one I made for Katherine and will be up on the website to order in the very near future.
We are already looking to autumn/winter 2013/14 and the emails are already landing with previews of new fabrics to order. The Scandinavians really do know how to brighten up the dark nights with their beautiful Nordic designs. Expect the unexpected, as usual.
In other news, we’re having a mid-season sale at the moment in both the fabric and funky stuff departments. Lots of lovely bargains to be had so go have a rummage. Stock is limited so be quick!
In the near future we are thinking of offering a gift wrapping service at no extra charge and welcome your thoughts on this. We are always open to suggestions and ideas and would love to see photos of our products that you have received and any anecdotes of products you have bought from us.
After the recent Royal Mail price increases we have taken the decision to stop using their services where possible and will be sending future orders out using a courier. This should not affect postage prices in the UK although we are still looking into international delivery prices.
And finally, here’s birthday girl Verity in her Bambi dress. I’m told from a reliable source (her mum) that she loves it. Rightly so too.
We’d like to say a happy new year to all of our fabulous customers and a hello, bienvenue, wellkommen and bonjour to our new customers *big wave*
Keeping you in the loop of what has been happening at FKHQ, we’re moving units at Traders Outlet in Sale. We’ve already outgrown the one we have (after only 7 weeks!) so we’re putting castors on everything and settling in to our new place in the new year. There’s also going to be a huge overhaul of the website with more stock being added so that more will be available to buy online as well as offline in the physical store.
We’ll also be asking you, dear reader, to send in any suggestions of things you would like to see in the shop and in particular, what items you would like tos see being made up out of our funky fabrics.
Of course it goes without saying that New Year brings new stock and boy, we have some corkers for you. Lots of Swedish organic fabrics that are either GOTS or OEKOTEX certified. Many of you will be thrilled to learn that the Summer fabric from Znok will be featuring and we will be taking pre-orders on this as there were many disappointed customers when we ran out of it. It will be landing during January and will be availabe in half metres as well as fully metres. £9.95 and £19.89 respectively. You may also love to know that this time it’s organic. Woop! Drop me an email if you would like to reserve this fabric as it sells out FAST!
There have been many highlights this year business wise and we’re looking forward to expanding even further in 2013. Of course we couldn’t do it without you guys out there. On that note, we’d like to wish a very happy new year to you and yours.
Some of the eagle eyed amongst you will already know that we’ve acquired new premises for our actual physical shop. Yep, a real one with shelves and real people and everything.
After a lick of paint last week (eye popping raspberry) and some funky decals to go on the walls, we’re almost ready to wow the good people of Cheshire (darling) with our take on funky wares for the small people. It’s all been positive so far (from fellow traders and passing customers) both with comments on the design of the shop and the fact we’ll be doing something a bit different.
If you are passing by Sale or Altrincham then swing by and say hello. You can find us at Traders Outlet on Tatton Road, Sale (by the Town Hall). We officially open to trade on Monday 12th November.
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So, this week sees lots of new fabrics for autumn/winter and in particular, the festive period in between.
Never ones to disappoint, Znok has thrown some excellent ones our way. And who are we to refuse? Resistence is futile. Top of the list and one with lots of pre-orders to fulfill, is ‘Vinter’ or to use the vernacular, Winter. Those Scandinavians know how to confuse me – it’s very easy, honestly.
Next up is ‘Crowded Jungle’ or as they say in Sweden, ‘Crowded Jungle’. In case you haven’t noticed I don’t have the Swedish version. Anyhoo, both of these fabrics are the usual mahoosive 150cm wide. Both Oekotex certified and both are soft, strong and very, very long. Oh wait…I’m getting confused. Both are made of the usual high quality organic cotton that we have come to know and love from Znok.
Our new(ish) supplier is Liandlo and I think you’ll agree that these too hit the spot with their jolly scenes of gnomes, squirrels, trees and all the usual little creatures that normally feature.
‘Landet, lilla snigel’ also features snails and translates as ‘farm’ on their website. But we’ve done some sniffing around and we uncovered some completely different meaning. More of which later.
Last up is ‘I ett hus i skogens slut’ which we are led to believe means ‘in the forest‘ but we know better. Both of these fabrics are in fact, the titles from Swedish nursery rhymes. They are super duper wide at 170cm and are GOTS certified.
And finally, here is what we found when we put Landet, Lilla Snigel into Google. I’m thinking Gareth Malone should get some construction workers to cover this.