It’s been way too long…

Hello, it’s been a while.  I’ve been too far buried in the world of retail recently to write or make anything.  Sorry about that.  Not to mention forgetting to take my Folksy and Etsy shops off holiday mode during the busiest time of the year.

Having just finished my last craft fair of the year I have decided it’s time to update and make plans for next year.  I’ve had varying success at fairs, and now I’m beginning to get an idea of what works and what really doesn’t; venues I will return to and ones that I won’t!

It’s been a long time since I added any items at all to my shops, and I have regrets about that.  There are always excuses, but I just need to get it together.

Here are a few unrelated things that have brought me inspiration recently:

This weekend I was on a mission to buy a magazine, but really was hoping to avoid those fashion magazines that are mostly adverts and the like.  I came across Oh Comely magazine on the bottom shelf in WHSmith, and immediately knew I had found what I was looking for.

 

It’s full of photography, short stories and things you don’t normally think about and is just lovely.  Get it.

I was recently in Stockholm for about ten days.  I have wanted to visit for a while and now it’s my favourite place. The best bit: getting lost in the snow in Uppsala trying to find Viking burials.  I also liked the metro stations, they were class.

Photo: Adam Cass 

While we were in Sweden, we came across an outlet for my favourite vintage retailer, Beyond Retro.  I had no idea they had shops in Stockholm, in fact they have three stores there, which was a nice surprise.  We spent literally hours there, and a lot of money.  They also have three stores in London, which I plan to visit as soon as possible!

We were also lucky enough to see Susanne Sundfør who happened to be playing in a club about ten minutes from the hostel we were staying in.  I think she tours mostly in Scandinavia, so it was great to get to see her while we were there.  I loved The Brothel, her 2010 album, and have been listening to The Silicone Veil non-stop since I got it.

Susanne Sundfør – White Foxes (Official video)

Thanks for reading.

xx

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