Saturday, 29 October 2011

Vintage and Handmade Fair in Bath

This is such a nice fair. . The organisers and traders are all so friendly, but alas I am very cross with myself to have double-booked in the Christmas run up so will have to miss it. Very sad as Once I Was is always really well recieved!

Oh well.

An exciting project is coming together though and will be announced in a few weeks. Think boutique, market, christmas and craft. What fun!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Salisbury Arts Centre Christmas Craft Fair

Once I Was will be exhibiting at the Salisbury Arts Centre Christmas Craft Fair. Its taking place in the main area of the Arts Centre, which is a lovely converted church. Lots of great things happen here and they are all very nice. Especially the cafe which does fab food... i.e cake! This year they have cherry-picked the exhibitors so it should be a good show!

Its on Saturday 19th November from 10am - 4pm. Please come down!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Thinking about Christmas...

Just back from the shops with the wee man and we were looking at Christmas presents (eek!). Feeling very organised for a change! Got an email from Folksy with lots of bird inspired presents and think these Toast bird feeders will be ideal for Dad and Dad-in-law. Both love the birds... I think that Folksy + wine+ an evening in = Christmas this year!

Got some lovely boxes for the Once I Was brooches too. Perfect for Christmas - coming to a website near you soon!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Autumn Season is Here!

Hand cut leather brooches with vintage scarf and button trim

Vintage fabric bags from curtain and dress materials

Vintage dress fabric bags and birdy brooch

Leather bag and purse from leather jackets

Loving the Autumn Season. The city and countryside here is chilly and lots of super crispy leaves everywhere. Also a lot of Magpies in the garden. No birds all year despite the endless bread and cheese and discarded food that Sammy leaves for them and now an abundance of steely magpies. Will catch them in a pic soon...

Anyway, new season means new collections. Once I Was has taken a Seventies disco vibe incorporating some vibrant prints and metallic leathers. I was given a lot of metallic skirts - they knew their fate! Lots of scalloping too. And of course, buttons.

The whole collection will be available to buy online v.soon.