if you go down to the shop today…

modflowers: if you go down to the shop today - bruin bears…You’re sure of a big surprise! Well, maybe a little surprise. But then, it is only a little shop. Although a very nice one.

Although I suppose if you’re reading this I’ve just ruined any element of surprise. But hey, go anyway.

The four brand new bears in these pictures are awaiting new owners down at the Handmade Nottingham shop, along with a few more of my small creations.

After having got my sew-jo back it’s been lovely to create something new.

modflowers: if you go down to the shop today - bruin bearsThere’s hippy chick bruin bear, with her love beads, headband and furry waistcoat, and her consort with his embroidered bolero, scarf and bobble hat.

Then there’s party frock bruin girl – her frock is made out of a bit of sleeve from a real, genuine 1970s party frock.

I cut off the top (it was sized for someone much tinier than I) and recycled the bottom half into this skirt:

modflowers: skirt made from vintage frockLast, but by no means least, there’s jumper-wearing bruin; a bear who is not quite sure that pink is his colour but is too polite to say so.

modflowers: if you go down to the shop today - bruin bearsWell, the aforementioned jumper is made from cashmere (rescued from my cardi that the dratted moths lurking in our house had feasted upon.)

modflowers: if you go down to the shop today - bruin bearsI’ve got a few other projects to finish off and then I’m intending to get creating anew in earnest, and to stop slacking so inexcusably.

I may even get around to restocking my Etsy shop, which I’ve been promising to do since Christmas, but which, as usual, has been sadly neglected due to my lackadaisical ways of late (cue tumbleweed rolling across the Etsy shop floor.)

It’s time to make enough bears (and other creatures) for a picnic…

Or maybe even a shop. ♥


city centre selling

modflowers: city centre sellingSo I have been a bit quiet on here of late.

But that’s mainly because I’ve been busy making things to sell, all fitted in around walking and generally sorting out our demanding and exercise-hungry hound, and I just haven’t had the time or inclination to do much in the way of blogging.

But I do have a bit of news to share.

I’m doing a spot of city centre selling – because I’ve got a new stockist!

modflowers: city centre sellingHandmade Nottingham is a lovely little emporium selling stuff by the best of Nottingham’s designer-makers.

And it’s right, slap-bang in the city centre.

modflowers: city centre sellingThe shop is right next door to the Malt Cross, Nottingham’s historic Music Hall. This picture is actually a bit out of date because they’ve just finished a lovely new refit.

And nestling next to the fresh paintwork and new fittings, amongst other treasures, you will now be able to buy my fairy mice…

modflowers: city centre sellingAnd my itty bitty kitties…

modflowers: city centre sellingAnd a few dolls too.

I’ll be dropping off some Christmas angels and other bits, just as soon as I get chance to make a few more.

In the meantime, if you get the chance, do pop in and have a look around.

You can find Handmade Nottingham at 16 St James’s Street, Nottingham NG1 6FG. The shop is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm, and Sundays from 11am – 4pm.

It’s a big thrill to be city centre selling at last. ♥