Saturday, 9 August 2014

New in Handmade Happiness

Pam Dew's latest colourful quilt £160
Sue Inglis has hand-printed these gift wraps for Handmade Happiness
The gift wrap matches Sue Inglis' hand knitted animals from £5-95 each.
Love this delicate wren painting by Jill Poole, whose cards are also for sale in Handmade Happiness
August is a funny month to be working. It feels like everyone else is on holiday. Ramblers come in with their rucksacks, eager children and their parents, lots of visitors' with accents I can't identify. It makes me yearn to travel. 

So when someone phoned the shop yesterday asking if I would consider selling it as he had clients who were interested in buying it I said, half- jokingly that if the offer was in millions, yes, I would be interested. If he had phoned any other month of the year I would have said a definite 'No'.

I'm working on some jewellery. I had this idea that since everyone loves Frank Higgins' handmade kaleidoscopes I would use them as a source of inspiration. Looking through them and seeing the ever changing play of coloured glass and pattern is good inspiration for jewellery design. Towards Christmas I plan to display the kaleidoscopes and the jewellery they've inspired together. Watch this space!

If you are on holiday this month I hope you are having a wonderful time.


Chrissy said...

I know exactly what you mean Jenny. My morning commute to work has exchanged commuters for tourists but London is as busy as ever...maybe a good sign that things are improving, I hope all your visitors are spending lots in HH. As for selling the shop...don't you dare, it wouldn't be anything without you so make sure you tell any potential buyer that! My mum saw me wearing my kaleidoscope pendant and decided it was an early birthday present for her so I need to get another one for me next time I am down...I hope you have plenty in stock.

jenny said...

Hi Chrissy. It is so encouraging to read your comments. Thank you for taking the trouble to write. After a very busy day in the shop yesterday I feel I am back on track!x