Sunday, February 12, 2012

Reasons to be cheerful

It is hard not to be cheerful when you have such lovely things to play with, I spoilt myself this week with this gorgeous Victorian merit rosette. I bought it under the pretext of using it as an example for a class that we are planning later in the year, but any excuse would do, I love it! It goes perfectly with our new antique glass berry sprays and these pale icy diorish blue leaves. The background is my favourite pattern from the new French General range for Moda, Rouenneries Deux that arrived this week.
It has been a great week at l'uccello, we are all a little weary but happy to have completed so many  jobs, it is always so satisfying to cross a few things off the to do list. This week we delivered a huge order of bunting to the Melbourne Arts Centre for the Speigel Tent season. The lovely Tony from the arts centre found us while Christmas shopping in the Nicholas Building last year and asked us to design bunting to match his theme for the Speigel Tent season, and a mini version for them to sell at their events. We also managed to fill all of our wholesale orders and top up our own supplies of products that have been out of stock for a while.
To top it all off we have had the great privilege of being featured by WGSN, they are one of the top trend forecasting companies in the world. It is a service that design companies subscribe to for all the latest trends, we are featured in their Vintage Melbourne report. AND we have been viewing the new season Sophie Digard collections for winter and spring, very, very exciting! I went a bit mad so expect lots of lovely new designs and colours, broaches (at last!),  and lots of other lovelies all due April/May.
There is still a very long to do list, and at the top is class timetable, we should be ready to start listing classes next week. We would love to hear from you regarding which day and time you would prefer classes to be scheduled, even if you can't attend, I'm not sure what suits most people best, feel free to leave comments. On the subject of comments, I do sometimes forget to answer, I do apologise of I have done this to anyone recently.
Here are a few snaps of this weeks comings and goings..... 

I managed to be going past just as the bunting was being installed. Many, many thanks to Connie for ALL that sewing!

Just arrived, French General Rouenneries range, gorgeous!!

Part of our new range of applique, quilting and embroidery books, very inspirational.

This book by much admired author Trish Burr is perfect for embroiderers wanting to develop their skills with colour.

Delicious vintage French cotton and linen lace, perfect to team up with the new Rouenneries range.

Just a small sample of new vintage button arrivals

Lovely vintage Czech orchids and Chrysanthemums

 Delicate antique German glass sprays

I am redesigning the store signage, not quite sure where it is going just yet, however I am happy with the new door patchwork. As the door is now permanently open you can't see the patchwork I had on the outside, I kind of miss it so I thought another on the inside would be good idea. Of course forgetting how long the first one took, never mind it is always worth it when you finish, don't you find?
Have a splendid week and I promise timetable shortly! x

1 comment:

  1. I loved the look of those William Morris books the last time I was in. Seems I missed a new delivery so will just have to come back!!!!