Thursday, 24 May 2018

carpet bags, coffee mornings, clocks and carpentry!

We love a bit of alliteration.

Well it's been a busy month in the world of leathersmithing.  First, Hilary put the finishing touches to a new selection of magic carpet bucket bags featuring two very different kinds of rug.  A gorgeously tactile weave - so soft you could fall asleep on it and fabulous kilims in muted hues of raspberry and caramel.  That particular new year's resolution is still going strong.  

Then Hilary had a stall at the Witheridge Tennis Club coffee morning - lots of chatting and cake and only up the road which was lovely.

As for the clocks - check this out! A clock made into a bag for one of the Exeter red coat city guides (as modelled by Louisa who just happened to pop into the shop after school - thanks Louisa!)

And finally the carpentry - Nish has been busy shoring up the window at the front of the shop in preparation for major renovation work on the frame.  It's going to look fantastic!

Friday, 11 May 2018

win this bag!

We'll keep this bit brief then get on to the exciting competition...

New data protection rules come into force on 25th May and to cut a long story short we need to double check that everyone who receives emails from us is pleased to get them and is happy for us to keep hold of their email addresses in our special lead-lined bank vault (we don't send many emails out, but if we have a special offer on it's handy to be able to tell people - especially those who aren't on facebook).

Anyhoo, we know everyone has been asked a gazillion times to resubscribe to lists recently, so whilst we were looking at the issue we thought we'd take the opportunity to make it a bit more fun and to thank everyone who is a valued customer or who has shown an interest in Hilary Johnson Handmade (which is you, by the way, seeing as you're reading this) by giving them the chance to win this glorious green tote.

We're going to pick a name out of the bag on 25th May and everyone who subscribes (or re-subscribes if you are an existing friend) to our mailing list or who likes our facebook page is in with a chance of winning.  The subscribing/re-subscribing/liking needs to take place on or after 11th May 2018 and before 5pm on 25th May 2018 and you have to be aged 18 or over.  After 25th May, our old mailing list will disappear in a puff of smoke and only new joiners and re-subscribers will be left.  

We'd love it if you'd like to join in.

Please click here to join or to re-subscribe to our mailing list.

Please click here if you would like to visit our facebook page.

If you do join in, you can, of course, unsubscribe from the mailing list or unlike our facebook page at any time (although if you're going to do this, we recommend you wait until after 25th May!)

And finally, here's a picture of our friend Kate with another little lamb - we've been bottle feeding this one and it's very, very cute!