Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Harris Tweed - We are Backing the new 'Cottage Couture'

The weavers of Harris Tweed, in the Mills of the Outer Hebrides, are reviving Britains famous fabric to its former glory and slowly but surely it is once again becoming a luxury product for high end fashion, and thanks to Che Camille, we have bagfulls!!

So what better to do with endless supplies of scraps than to turn them into beautiful accessories? We have tweed bow necklaces, tweed bow brooches, pleated tweed necklaces entwined with gold chain and tweed bow bracelets, its becoming a passion! You can find our tweed delights in Che Camille. Follow the link to have a look at some of the beautiful Harris Tweed garments you can pick up there We are also going to have are own wee bit of wall space to showcase our new 'Tweedage' at the exhibition opening this Thursday.

In other news...Sloans Market. It was fun to be back, lots of new faces to see. Our best customer was a French Lady who bought 2 necklaces, 2 rings and a pair of beautiful lace earings! We tried to employ her as our overseas sales person and while she was not intersted in this full time position she said that she would tell all her French friends about Fantoosherie Fancies...thank you!

Thats all on the jewellery front for today. I (Kirsty) am off to the MOBOs tonight and have absolutely no idea what I am going to wear! I have to go power shopping in my lunch break and on a very small budget try and get a dress, a beautiful sequin jacket (Topshop) and shoes all suitable for the red carpet!

Until next time...Stay fancy!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

We're Back!!

Oh dear, Fantoosherie have been neglecting their blog somewhat over the last few months! But no longer, we hereby promise to keep this updated as often as possible!

Since our last post (in May....woopsy!) Fantoosherie have joined a wonderful range of designers at Che Camille. This has not only given us a wonderful way of promoting our jewellery but it has also helped to stock our fabric bags, we now have beautiful tweed scraps coming out our ears! We have made these into some bowtie necklaces and brooches and the ever so patient Jenny has designed an amazing pleated range (I attempted this but I feared for my health when I almost began tearing my hair out, think I'll stick to the tweed bows!)

We are also going to be designing jewellery exclusively for Betsey Loves, They stock an amazing range of vintage, retro and kitch jewellery and accessories...well worth a vistit!

This weekend we will be returning to Sloans Market for the first time since December! We are hoping it will be a busy Saturday as not only is the Merchant City Festival on but there is also a Made in the Shade event happening in The Lighthouse, a good weekend for crafters! So pop along if you are in the area and say hello.

Ok...I feel that is a sufficient catch up for now! I'm sure that there's somehting I've forgotten but as we have vowed to blog on a much more regular basis we will be back soon to update on anything we've missed ! Until then....stay fancy!