Tuesday, 24 November 2009

preview 5. great gifts for the men in your life

Block printed cotton boxer shorts in a bag by handworks - great stocking filler.

Sexy silk scarves by Somerville Scarves.
Travel Toiletry Bag by jimeale NY.

Saville Rogue's luxury cashmere football scarves come in the colours of many of the worlds leading association football clubs. No more horrible synthetic football scarves!

preview 6: accessories for women

stripe cloche hat and scarf by jo gordon

new spot red silk scarf by somerville scarves

Monday, 23 November 2009

preview 3: contemporary ceramics

textured ceramic platter by homespun & vintage

porcelain bowls by jacqui ramrayka

bugs and roses dinnerware by lou rota

Sunday, 22 November 2009

preview 4. stocking fillers and other gifts for small people

knitted teddies by petra boase

whale picture by made with love by mrs booth

pyjamas by sogoodnight, pirate doll by lilapin

girls bracelet by moomu

cot quilts by handworks also used as sofa snugs, on long car journeys, as playmats, to make tipis & to keep grandpa-bear warm when he's watching telly.....

preview 2: perfect presents or a treat for you?

knitted corsages from Images by Hand.

Chocolate opaque resin bracelet by moomu.

Silver bangles by Caroline Watson.

Button necklaces by Fiona Bailey.

a little preview of gifts for home

This is the first in a series of themed previews showcasing the wide selection of inspirational designer- makers taking part in our Christmas Sale.

First on the list is some cosy Homespun & Vintage crochet blankets and colourful marbled lampshades by Janey Whitehorn. Lou Rota's beetle stickers and Nancy Batty's black bird collage add a witty touch.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Less than a week to go...

We were thrilled to see our sale mentioned in the Saturday Telegraph today along with a beautiful photo of Christa’s vintage inspired children’s clothes. Nancy’s quirky collages also got a name check.
Sale previews featuring the work of all the designer-makers in our sale will go live on our blog from tomorrow evening right up until we open on Thursday at 2pm, so keep checking back...x

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Hot off the press

It’s finally finished and will be delivered on Friday - the flyer for our Christmas Sale. Keep checking back as we will be posting a series of Sale Previews over the next 2 months, showcasing the work of the designer-makers taking part in our sale.
Meanwhile, keep an eye out for one of these in your neighbourhood or dropping through your letterbox...

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Queens Park Day

Come and see us at all at Queen's Park Day this Sunday, midday till 5pm in Queen's Park NW6. It's a really fun day out for all the family, with a fun fair, food, fancy dress competition (for children, I hasten to add), a magician AND a dog show, plus over 100 stalls run by local businesses, including most of the Homeworks group. And I know I'm going to jinx it by saying this, but the weather is always kind to us on Queen's Park Day - hope to see you there!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Knitting and Stitching Show 2009

Fiona Bailey Designs has jumped in at the deep end and decided to sign up for another Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace on the 8th to 11th October 2009.
There will be knitting kits, books and buttons galore on my stall and lots more inspiration elsewhere I'm sure!

Before then there's the iknit weekender at the Royal Horticutural Halls in London.

Come along and see some truly mind blowing knitting!!!!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Getting ready for Origin

Smith and Coates is crocheting frantically, trying to build up enough stock for Origin. Apparently they expect 20,000 visitors over the course of two weeks. Yikes! I'll send out reminders nearer the time, but just in case you've got your diaries handy, I'll be there from 6th - 13th October, stand A2, listed as Sarah Coates. Please come and see me!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Make Do And Mend

Lou currently has some of her recycled furniture and ceramics in this inspirational exhibition at the V & A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. Why not take the kids over the summer holidays - there's a wonderful permanent exhibition of toys and childhood memorabilia and Brick Lane is just nearby if you fancy introducing them to a spicy lunch! For details of dates and times click here

Friday, 10 July 2009

The Handworks children's collection

The Handworks summer collection of children's clothes has been a great success and it's not too late to get some for the holidays.

One of the most popular items is the wrap dress, especially in the pink spot print (worn by Bea) but also in the blue paisley & lime/fuschia floral (as seen hanging in my apple tree!). It's a great dress which works really well as pretty summer wear but also perfect as a party/wedding frock.

Ishaan is wearing the woven cotton pyjama's in the blue paisley print, a lovely cool alternative to cotton jersey on hot summer nights, which we will be having more of!

Girls love the tiered skirts (seen hanging with the wrap dresses), they are cool but with the right amount of volume to enable some great twirling. The skirts can be bought with 3/4 length sleeve tops in complimentary prints.

Ishaan agreed to model some of the boys clothes whilst watching Thunderbirds. The action was far too gripping for any shots to camera! Clockwise from left: light cotton short sleeve shirt, pyjamas and a quilted cotton dressing gown, perfect for cool summer mornings or evenings.

We are working on setting up an online shop but in the meantime please do have a look at our holding page for more details.

You can buy over the phone or by making a studio appointment. Contact me, Radha by email on radha@anokhi.com.

Homeworks Christmas Sale Preview Part One

This is the first in an occasional series where we will be showcasing the work of designers and makers taking part in the next Homeworks Christmas Sale.
For those of you who didn’t make it last year, this year’s sale will be over four days instead of two, so there really is no excuse not to come along...

Homeworks Christmas Sale
Twentieth Century Theatre
Notting Hill Gate, London W11
Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 November 2009

Handworks will be selling more of their beautiful cotton quilts, block printed and hand made in India as well as a selection of clothes for adults and children:

Fiona Bailey is launching new knitting kits for adults and children:

Lou Rota returns with her eclectic range of witty and unique homewares:

Smith and Coates are currently toiling away in order to have more gorgeous woollen felted and crocheted childrenswear and accessories ready for the sale. Every piece is unique so get them while you can:

You can read more about the inspiration behind Smith and Coates here.

And last but not least, mrs booth is selling her ever popular alphabet friezes, colouring and counting books, cards and educational pictures:

More details coming soon, keep checking back for updates. x

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Liitle Duckling at Bubble

Rosa of Little Duckling is showing her fantastic new collection of children's wear at Bubble on 21st and 22nd June at the Business Design Centre in London. It's trade only so we'll have to wait until next spring to buy her clothes, but these photos give a sneak preview at least.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Handworks Sale this weekend

Radha is having one of her fantastic sales this weekend. Just some of the delights include:
spring summer collection from ghulam sakina
a great selection of quilts, some very sexy cotton cami & knicker sets and fresh summery children’s clothes, all from handworks
children’s handknits from allsmall
new greetings cards from Mrs Booth
& some jewellery by Sonja.
Sara will be also be bringing some of her delicious cakes and a selection of fancy cup cakes for a weekend treat.
Phew! Is that enough?

Here are the details if you live nearby:
Thursday 14 May 9-3pm
Friday 15 May 9-3pm
Saturday 16 May 10-4pm
18 Kingswood Avenue NW6

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Lou Gets a Double Whammy

I couldn’t have been more delighted this weekend when I saw that my new Bugs and Roses tableware had been given Star Buy status on the Guardian’s Wishlist page with a fabulously big picture to boot.  But then, thanks to the lovely Emily at Caravan I found that a couple of my customised vintage bug plates had made it into the Independent’s Design Issue too.  Orders have been pinging into my notonthehighstreet.com shop ever since.  Oh happy days! 


Sunday, 26 April 2009

Smith and Coates will be at Origin in October

Smith and Coates is going to be at Origin this year, and although it's ages away (not until October), I'm starting to limber up already. Judith has been helping me with new postcard and label designs, and I've been frantically sewing in my shed. And I've just put a whole load of new jumpers on the website so it's all systems go.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

new handworks spring summer collection

there is glamor in gardening wearing a kaftan!

"can I have a quilt to wrap around me?"
.....with miffy, sitting on my favourite quilt wearing a lovely skirt&top.

The new handworks collection has arrived! The childrenswear, modelled here by some of the best in town, is gorgeous. The prints are fresh and crisp. And there are some lovely new cotton quilts, table cloths and more. I will be having a preview day soon so do come and see the new arrivals, Let me know if you would like to be on my mailing list for this and future sales events.

Thank you to all involved in our fun and impromptu photo shoot today! Radhax