Friday, 18 March 2011

Spring 'Homespun and Vintage Fair' - Yipee

Save the date...Really looking forward to a gorgeous day with friends.

On the first day of spring, whenever that may be, the sky is blue and the first spring sunshine comes in through the windows. Open them and you will hear faint bird song and the air feels a little balmy.

We love this time of year and have been very busy planning for our second Homespun & Vintage Fair at the lovely Friends Meeting House in Pickering.

The date is April 16th from 10.30am - 3pm

So start your spring cleaning now and make lots of room for our unique artistic creations, vintage fabrics and collectables. Come along and be inspired to make and create.

To keep you refreshed our very successful vintage tearoom will be there again, serving delicious homemade cakes as well as tea and coffee on vintage china.

A very warm welcome awaits you.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

A beautiful thank you!

What a hectic little day!

Daddy D has been a rather poorly 'man flu' kind of chap today which meant my Thursday work day was full of his jobs aswell as mine!

I had a fab meeting treated to homemade cake and a delicious 'proper coffee' with our wonderful client Barbara from - her 5* B&B and Cottage are so special, it's fab to work with a client who has such good taste and enjoys a giggle along the way!

After doing a few errans and stocking up the first aid box I rushed home to get a couple of hours in to work on our 'Spring Homespun and Vintage Fair' (flyer on it's way I promise!) before my nursery run to collect my little man...

I was greeted by these absolutely gorgeous flowers and a lovely Mark Hearld thank you card from Tim at The Ginger Pig. This kind gesture brought a tear to my eye as once in a while it's so lovely to feel appreciated. Thank you GP you are simply the best!

With lots of blooming love xxx

Monday, 14 March 2011

Pigs, Pies and Prettiness!

A good few months of fun, hectic days and exciting times have come to an end after my weekend styling The Ginger Pig at the International Food Event (IFE – Excel London). Here's Julie and I standing proud amongst the pretty and porky Ginger Pig stand!

For the past four years Gary and I have been working for The Ginger Pig, a butchers and farmers of rare breeds reared in North Yorkshire who sell their produce in their four London shops . We have such a wonderful time working with all the staff and I have the pleasure of taking Tim's (the owner's) wonderful ideas adding a little bit of Design Farm magic along the way.

This year I was asked to style and create their stand at IFE an event in London which enables business from the food industry to show off their produce and gain interest from potential new customers. My theme was 'Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen'.

What an exciting and 'Right up my street' old time I've had! Making, designing, finding rustic farmhouse props, photography, learning the trade of sign writting...what a dream job!

Les and Julie the bakery creatives at Grange Farm (The Ginger Pig HQ!) made the most wonderful produce, the star of the show was their Pork Pie wedding cake - it was a show stopper!

I've had so much fun titivating with pastry roses, metal tractors and all things rustic farmhouse kitchen!

Yummy yummy pork, preserves, pies and hams all decorated with ginger bulb buckets, wooden ginger pigs and rustic props - surrounded by the most gorgeous stripey linen.

Look at that giant sausage roll!

The Ginger Pig's pork pies were voted in the best 10 in The Independent this month so good work The Ginger Pig!

Here are our quirky name badge rosettes we created to be worn on the linen aprons we had made, they looked fab...oh and a little post card to show off their lovely produce!

After setting up the stand, I was taken to the Marylebone shop on Moxon street where I chatted to the staff and had the chance to potter aroungd the shop which was good for me to see all that has been going on as I haven't visited since I became a mummy.

Whilst I was stood with David outside a customer walked into the shop and we heard him declare to his family "This is the best butchers in London" - well I agree!

Lots of Piggy love xxx