Ahoy mateys! Greetings from the good ship Funky Kitsch.
Those of you good folks who have already subscribed to our newsletter will already know that we’ve had a bit of a facelift on the old website. You will also know that we’re having a sale on some of our funky scandinavian and German fabrics AND, we’re about to launch the first of our special offers this weekend. Shhhhh. I’m sworn to secrecy by the gnomes but I can tell you it’s well worth keeping your eyes peeled. If you haven’t already signed up for our newsletter then you can do so by just filling in your e-mail on the right.
Shop news is that we’re already expanding our current range of eclectic gifts for both children and adults alike. We’ve got some lovely things from Blafre, Lapin & me, Tee and Toast, Twisted Twee to name but a few. As you can see from the pics we’re finally getting organised (almost). The big comfy sofa is going to a new home so there should be more room to cram in yet more (yes MORE) stuff.
Fabric news is that new stuff is on it’s way from over the water in Sweden to us here in sunny Manchester. Loads more fabulous eye popping prints arriving just in time for spring. I also have the addition of two fantastic ladies who make up for me so turn around for custom orders is at warp speed. I’m focusing more on the handmade projects that are in the pipeline. Again, all will be revealed in the next newsletter.
And finally, I am spreading my wings even further and will be in attendance at Altrincham Vintage Market this month. You can find me there on Sunday 17th February. It’s located on Greenwood Street, Altrincham and is open from 11.30 until 3.30 pm.
Christmas is fast approaching and I’ve been extremely busy with orders both for the festive season and stock for our new shop. Of course it’s a poor excuse that I’ve not been blogging so much but in my defence, I’ve put it on my New Years resolutions list along with losing half my body weight, giving up chocolate and doing that parachute jump I’ve put off so many times.
Now that I have more space to work (which obviously means more places for my ever growing fabric stash), I’m finding that the range of clothing items has also grown. Not too much but I’ve been making some very cute scandinavian type hats, dribble bibs and blankets. All of which should be found online in the very near future.
Also, we have some new suppliers of funky children’s clothing onboard. Some scandinavian and some nearer to home. All will be revealed in the new year when they’ll be available.
Keep your eyes peeled for new fabric landing from Sweden, Germany and Finland in the new year. Znok, Liandlo and Lillestoff (our year round faves), all have new funky fabrics in the pipeline and we’ve put our names down, our hands up in the air and asked our mum for a note so that we can bag the best ones before they all go!
You may also notice that we have special offers featured on our website which are frequently changing. We’ll also be holding a sale on lots of scrummy goodies after Christmas. My tip? Sign up to our newsletter and be the first in the queue.
If you haven’t already spotted our competition on our Facebook page then wing your way over there and get your name down (if your name isn’t down, you’re not coming in). Lovely goodies up for grabs. What you waiting for?!
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.