Thursday, 30 August 2012

Busy Busy elves

This week has been brilliant for trying out new fabrics, experimenting with some new patterns and generally having a lovely time stitching and snipping. My trip to London was brilliant and I could not wait to get down to making some new things from all the lovely fabric I got. Been trying out some new fabrics too and all is set for a shop update on Saturday 1st September.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Shop News...

Going to take it easy this weekend, sort out the postage today and get prepared for next week. So there will be no shop update this weekend, but next week's ideas are already taking form and my fingers are twitching to get started.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Cloth House, London

Cloth House

No. 47 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SJ
and No. 98 Berwick Street, London W1F 0QJ

I have been planning a visit to this beautiful shop for ages and this week, finally got there. No. 47 is my personal favourite as it has the kinds of fabrics I use most, linens, cottons, shirtings etc. and the most amazing vintage trims too. The shop itself is so beautiful with lots of old wood and beautiful details around the place. Such an inspiring place for a crafty person. 

Friday, 17 August 2012

Shop Update News

I will update the shop Sunday 19th August, 9pm UK time.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

This week with the sewing elves

We had a gorgeous stash of vintage lace and the muted old fashioned colours inspired me this week to create a slightly nostalgic collection of a more muted palette and lingerie shades. Vintage fabrics too and some lovely ginghams.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Shop Talk

Shop will be updated 10pm Saturday 11th Aug (UK time)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

This week with the elves...

I feel like I have just been a bit quiet this week. I had a lot of work to do sorting out my book project at the beginning of the week and then I just needed to get my head down and play with my fabrics. It is good to have a few days away from the sewing machine, every now and then, it makes me think about different colours and I am always keen to get on to a new project after a break. I was thinking about some of the smoky lavenders in my garden this week and so the colour palette is a little inspired by that.

Friday, 3 August 2012


I have an artists book project on the go at the moment and I need to dedicate some time to that this weekend, as well as sorting out my new fabrics for next week. So because of this I will be updating the shop Sat 11th August.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Custom Orders Update

Dear everyone, 
due to a high and can I say, very touching, demand for moshi-moshi designs, I have decided that I need to put in place some guidelines and restrictions in an attempt to be fair and also allow myself the head-space for my own creativity which is what I hope makes people want my work in the first place. 
I will only take custom orders for certain signature items, ie. things I make regularly for the shop, such as cap sleeve tops, Joni dresses, Jumper dresses, pants and hotpants etc. Generally outfit sets are made as limited editions and therefore special because there are only a few. 
Please note that I am also setting a 2 item limit per person and whether I can make something for you is dependent on fabric availability. I change my fabrics regularly and use vintage pieces so there is often a very limited amount. 
I like to get to the end of a list, so at the moment I am only offering 10 places, and if the plan works smoothly I will see whether to continue with it. I am also an artist with other projects on the go so I sometimes need time to concentrate on those plans, which means I will not always be in the position to take new orders.
So please contact me through my etsy shop as normal, and I will continue to list custom orders in the shop as and when they are ready.
Hilary and her elves xxx