Friday, 13 December 2013

Taking A Break And Finding A Balance

It was a conscious decision to put my head down and sew, sew and sew. And the results have paid off: new designs were realised and sales went up! But it has meant that I have neglected my blog. So, for the next few weeks I plan to take a break from my sewing and spend some time here, catching up.

And first up: a wee visit to London and a trip in the 'Great Glass Elevator' that boldly (and smoothly) sent us twirling skywards past 'Men's World' to 'Women's Universe'!

Back to earth, we sampled the Turkish Delights, olive cheese bread and salted caramel hot chocolates of Borough Market, quickly glimpsed the many wonderful paintings of Paul Klee at the Tate Modern and had a wonderful day walking, exploring and eating our way around Shoreditch. Fuelled by the caffeine of the Shoreditch Grind and then the tasty mushrooms on ciabatta with spinach and melted swiss cheese, creme fraiche on the side, of Ozone, we went shopping!

BOXPARK,  Shoreditch is a pop up mall ' constructed of stripped and refitted shipping containers, creating unique, low cost, low risk pop-up stores.' And true to its statement that BOXPARK is not just a 'run-of-the-mall' shopping centre and that 'it's a living, fertile community of brands packed with talent, innovation, and attitude that puts creativity and fashion back where they belong: on the high street', I found the beautiful textile jewellery of Amy Lawrence.

And although Amy is on Etsy, I think she has managed to find a nice balance between her online presence and the many brick and mortar (or shipping container) shops that sell her work around the globe.


  1. Love your blog, Lois, and love your blogpost! I've been watching your dreamy creations the past few months, and am so happy with how you are finally reaping some of the rewards of being a dedicated designer. I am anticipating seeing more blogspots, and will always check on your posts. A pure joy!

  2. a well deserved break! Have a wonderful holiday, Lois (and Dawn!)

  3. Many thanks to you both! I've missed being here!



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