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

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