So here we are on the other side, after weeks spent getting ready the Australian Quilt Convention has been and gone. We had a great time there, meeting lots of lovely quilters and crafters, in such a beautiful old building. Our little stand came together as we had planned more or less and we were surprised and delighted to win an award for best small stand, we even received a lovely trophy!
Lots of gorgeous new stock arrived just in time and is now in store, including lots of new Liberty (we now have around 100 different designs) and Bohin and Sajou.
We have finally entered the final stages of testing on the online store, another few days of adding photos and descriptions and we will be ready to launch. Thank you so much to everyone patiently waiting for us to finish, we are doing it all ourselves and it has taken so much longer than we had expected.
Autumn has well and truly arrived, the trees in St.Kilda Road looked like they were snowing leaves this morning, just gorgeous, little leaves being jettisoned off onto the breeze. Time to get cozy, I love the turn of the seasons, especially Autumn when the light becomes a little more golden.
Have a great week, we will post lots more news soon x
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
So after much hammering, drilling, sawing and a few rude words our little stall for the Australian Quilt Convention is ready. Today we loaded all of our lovely ribbons, vintage buttons, fabrics, vintage threads & notions, cabinets and counters into the jalopy and headed off to the AQC. Tomorrow will be set up day and the show opens on Thursday, it runs until Sunday from 10 am to 4.30 pm. The show is on at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, such a beautiful location.
l'uccello will be open business as usual during the convention, except we will open at 9.30am Thursday - Saturday for early birds who want to visit before they go to the AQC.
We hope you can come and visit us, we are stand no 43.
In the midst of all this we are so close to opening the online store, a few technical things are being finalised then we will open at last, we can't wait!
Sneak peek at my handiwork for our stall
Delicious new Liberty arrivals
So much gorgeous new stock, I am trying to squeeze it all in, our stall is tiny
New Liberty Lifestyle range instore and at the AQC
If quilting is not your thing, there are lots of new arrivals instore, icluding lovely deco ribbon. hat pins and buttons.
Short and sweet tonight, another early start in the morning, have a great week x
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Delicious new arrivals from Sophie Digard, let us know if you would like any information, just quote frame number and the position within the frame.
Cosy pure merino wool, hand dyed with colours created by Sophie Digard, as always our photos don't do their beauty justice.
Perfect calorie free Easter treats!
Scroll down for Easter trading hours, have a lovely chocolatey weekend x.
Easter holiday trading hours:
Good Friday closed
Saturday open 10am to 5pm
Sunday closed (as usual)
Store reopens Tuesday 10 am
Enjoy your Easter break if you have one, hope the Easter bunny manages to hop your way x
Sunday, March 10, 2013
WE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY 11/3/2013 (public holiday) FROM 10AM TO 5PM
please note the elevators are often not available public holidays so access may be by stairs only
I know my posts have been few and far between of late, I will be back on track soon. Max, Mary and I have been working feverishly (literally in this late summer heat wave) on the online store. Who knew it would take us so long, we can't wait to launch it, which is seriously happening soon. We really need to get it done as the Australian Quilt convention is only 5 weeks away and we have lots of goodies to get ready. We want to make a mini l'uccello store for our stall, not sure how it will come together, my carpentry skills are a little agricultural to say the least. I will post a few progress photos when the power tools come out.
While I am thinking about the pros and cons of tongue and groove timber, Johanna is making more of our lovely sewing boxes. Her work is so precise and the new batch are looking superb, I will post some pictures when they are finished. Max is due to hit the workshop running this week to start on a new batch of our Marie Antoinette shoe pin cushions, beautifully made in a joyful macaroon palette of colours, we can't wait to have them back in stock.
While the weather is making us all a bit tired and cranky, lots of lovely new stock arrived this week to cheer us up. Gorgeous new fabrics from Yuwa and my favourite designer Judy Rothermel, lots of French lovelies such as linen string, antique threads, vintage loto cards, Savon de Marseilles olive oil and lavender soaps and vintage millinery veiling. We also now have a huge range of hand dyed pure wool felt and pattern book Sew soft toys by Karin Neushutz, full of the cutest Steiner inspired animals. It is hard to be grumpy with you are surrounded with so many lovely sights and aromas.
Possibly the biggest news of the week is the long awaited new elevator went into service this week. I must admit it is a bit strange, no more wrestling with the heavy old outer door, the door now glides open and shut and the elevator smoothly deposits you almost to our front door. So if you usually take the stairs in fear of the old rickety lift then please consider the new one, it is marvellous. Of course our dear Joan is still driving the remaining manual elevator, thankfully she will still be around for quite some time.
Hand dyed felt and pattern book by Karin Neushutz
New fabrics designed by Judy Rothermel
Vintage French loto cards, French lavender soap, balls of French linen string and our own lovely new range of Scented Pillows for Linen.
Divine voile from Yuwa with woven hail spot and pretty printed posies, new airfreight edition of Molly Makes in store now, collection of antique French linen threads and vintage French veiling & feathers (feathers are nearly sold out already)
Have a lovely long weekend if you have one x
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Our divine new Winter 2013 collection from Sophie Digard has just arrived, please contact us for details.
Apologies for the lack of blogging lately, we are working like mad to get the online store finished and preparing for the Australian Quilt Convention in April.
I also want to do a mini make over on the blog, shorter posts, more often. Any suggestions?
What would you like to see more of on the blog? I think we need more mini updates, like what we are making, what we have seen, what inspires us. Speaking of which, have you seen our Pinterest boards? Just click the "P'' icon on the top right of the page (it's near the Facebook button, have you liked us yet?) I have just pinned 100s of new images, let me know what you think, we love hearing from you. Have a fabulous day! x