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.
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.