Tuesday, 2 February 2016

....a little launch...

...isn't it a lovely feeling knowing that the signs of Spring are just about to discreetly arrive in gentle layers as the days pass through February...I have certainly embraced the first bunches of daffodils by filling pockets of the house with cheery sprites of yellow.


...it's been a teeny bit quiet around here for the last few weeks while I finished the details of the new Linen Garden store....and I am so happy to announce that the new store is now open.....

"A department store for creatives and gatherers........"


....I don't think I have ever worked so hard .... but I am over the moon with the results and if you are looking for a 'very patient people' and 'someone to hold your hand' through re-branding and moving forward then I highly recommend to you Design Farm Studio (based in North Yorkshire - but Skype consultations are a wonderful thing!!)...


 ...so I will keep this short and sweet ...as this little journal of mine will be more images than words as the months pass by...but I do hope you can pop over to the new store, like any favourite shops it is perfect to stop by for 5 minutes or stay a while and browse at leisure.....lots of departments to see and lots of displays and gatherings to tempt....



Monday, 11 January 2016

the eleventh of the first month

....a teeny bit late...can't believe it is the eleventh of the first month already....but HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.  How are we?  Have we started the year with great ideas, long lists, a re-charged collection of aspirations, plans for the new..........?

I have entered this new collection of days on a speedy conveyor belt.....this year I have no great lists or journeys planned but I am working very hard on collating all the new stock for the 'new version' of The Linen Garden store that will be launching in three weeks - Monday 1st February.

The furniture in the studio keeps being moved around as I search for the best light to take photographs on such dark days.  The running of an online shop takes equally the same amount of energy as owning a real, living, standing, department store.  First you search, find and in my case even make your stock.  Then you work out how you want to display it to your customers, then you need to work with the season you are in....seasonal props and seasonal light.  Then the styling takes place, the photographs are taken.....it takes me endless hours of working out which photographs to use before slightly editing them to guise my non-professional take to photography.  But I do my best.  Then it is the mammoth task of uploading imagery, writing descriptions, ensuring your tag words to each product are relevant, working out postage ensuring your have packaging materials to suit that product.....and then breathe......but I love every single task and minute.

So here is a little peak to what happened here last week and a little glimpse of some of the new products from the 'Paper and Print' department......




Wednesday, 2 December 2015

...soon...

...The Linen Garden web site is about to be re-designed and ready for a re-launch late January/early February 2016.  So....this means that I have been busy collecting and hoarding lots of treasure for the new shop shelves.  I have now an indulgent 8 weeks ahead of photographing products and this week I have made a little start.....














Monday, 23 November 2015

Meandering Bags & Work-Smocks

 ...November has been a busy floral curating, gathering and making month...
The new 'Winter' collection of The Linen Garden's Meandering Bags is now available over in the store.

This collection has been affectionately named after my favourite places in Yorkshire (mainly North) that I love to visit.  The last studio makings until Spring.


I am also pleased to introduce to you this month the new collection of striped 'Work Smocks'.  Made from flax cotton, these smocks are so comfortable to potter around the studio in or wear with a fabulous scarf on a little venture or team up with a Meandering Bag.  Available from size 10-18 (uk).

So I leave you with a little gallery of pics to introduce you to the latest floral curations.