Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Fascinating Airyfairies- the event

A quick blog today to update you all on the classes we are running at the Airyfairy cupcake boutique, Didsbury Village. Our 1st class on Tuesday 24th May went really was a big success so we are booking in more dates now.

Tuesday 19th July 6.30-9.30pm
Wednesday 17th August 6.30-9.30pm

Price is £30.00 including all the gorgeous materials and your lovely finished piece. Refreshments will be available from Laura's delicious treats in the boutique.

You can contact me to book on or via the website Look what you could come away with too!!

Watch this space for photos of our event there last week!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The White Closet

I am so delighted to be working with Nikki and her team at the wonderful White Closet, Burton Road, West Didsbury
I have designed and made an exclusive collection of 5 garters for the shop- available to buy now. Have a sneak peek below....

Sian Silk- Victorian inspired silk dupion with lace and vintage button trim

Lenora Lace- Embroidered tulle with lovely satin ribbon bow and vintage button trim

Coco- a gorgeous 20s flapper inspired blue satin band with antique ivory lace bow, vintage jewelled trim and feathers

Allegra- scallop lace and vintage cluster pearl trim

Sophia- Sheer scallop lace and vintage button and pearl trim

So head down to the White Closet all you lovely brides to be, they have some amazing dresses!

Monday, 9 May 2011

How very crafty! Charlotte's hen party

A fab night was had by all 2 weeks ago at Charlotte's hen party in Didsbury. Mucho vino consumed but it didn't seem to ruin the girls' sewing ability, which I have to add, they were a bit overly modest about! I was impressed at how good they all were.

We started out by getting really inspired with all my current headpieces, mood boards and dishes of gorgeous twinkly haberdashery type stuff. The girls all decided on the look they wanted to go for after lots of trying on, and a bit of a demo from me, then set to work threading up those needles. I love an evening of drinking and sewing and I love it even more that I am getting to teach it as a job!

And just look at some of their fabulous creations for wedding season!

The girls left me some lovely comments too at the end of the night
"I really liked the chance to play at being creative - especially
having all the equipment and pretty bits to inspire me all laid out
ready to use. It gave us a really nice focus for the evening"- Charlotte
"I had never done something like this before and did not know what to expect, but I really enjoyed it. I was surprised I could produce a fascinator with my poor knowledge of sewing"- Carla

" I particularly liked being put at ease by Nicola at the beginning through having the whole process explained and having pictures as inspiration"- Caroline