We are thrilled to be included in this wonderful festive event in the beautiful village of Tilford, Surrey on Friday the 16th November, supporting Breast Cancer Now. There will be over 30 unique tempting stalls ensuring it will be successful fun evening starting from 7pm with a chance to get some Christmas shopping done with a yummy helpful glass of bubbles in hand…….
Do hope to see some of you then but if you cannot make it, my studio in Rowledge is open for private browsing. Last orders for bespoke Christmas presents is Monday 19th November.
Wishing all my clients a happy and joyous build-up to Christmas.
Flossie & Bumble
Flossie & Bumble HQ has been fairly quiet over the summer concentrating on the latest arrival to the family, 2 legged, not four!
But now Christmas is on the horizon we are getting lovely and busy and have designed new Festive Dachshund Notecards of two wire-haired sausages with little red noses and cosy scarfs surrounded by a jolly wreath of hydrangeas, thistles and berries.
Grey is also proving a popular colour choice this Autumn with a lot of private commissions for Home Wares. Our favourite is this country themed linen with smart hares on by Dunelm.
Our next Christmas fair is in the pretty country village of Crondall in Hampshire in their lovely village hall on Monday 6th 6.30 – 8.30pm and Tuesday 7th November 10-4pm.
The festive season has started with a bang here at Flossie & Bumble HQ with a lovely little feature in 25 Beautiful Homes December Magazine on our old flat in London.
We have been busy making stockings, tweed lavender hearts, tartan bunting, twine star decorations and velvet backed cushions for our new Winter collection.
These will be on show at the Crondall Christmas Fair next week in Hampshire with the private view on Monday evening and then all day Tuesday, we cannot wait.
So we finally took the plunge and have escaped London to the picturesque and quintessentially English countryside village of Crondall near the historic market town of Farnham.
We have a little river in the garden so get woken up by chatty quacking ducks in the morning, I pick fresh roses every day for the kitchen table and buy delicious homemade bread from the wonderful village shop. It’s all rather heavenly and we feel like we are in an episode of the Vicar of Dibley!
Obviously the first thing I did was to make some new country cushions for the day bed using gorgeous farm animal fabric.
The second thing I did was to make a (slightly wonky) wigwam so Wilf and Bumble have some shade in the garden by the apple tree.
And the third thing I did was to sign up for the Crondall Village Fete on Sunday 19th June and the Odiham Fete in Saturday 9th July. We hope to see you then!
We are feeling very festive here at Flossie and Bumble with Personalised Stockings commissions galore. Using vintage tweed and velvet, each one is unique. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order, each costs £35.
Our handmade Advent Calendars and Wreaths have been well received too.
We are also busy making the final touches to our products for the Sprout Arts Christmas Market in South West London which opens Saturday 12th for 1 week. Come and browse our tempting stocking fillers and decorations.
Bumble and I wish you all a very Happy Christmas!
We have had great fun with some Hot Paws and Trogg fabric, ‘When Harry Met Ted’. The two little cheeky dogs trot about on ivory linen causing mischief and the print was just too tempting not to use, especially as their scruffy hairstyles matched Bumbles! The Cushion is available to buy online and more products will be added soon.
We have also been very busy with Wedding Present commissions such as Doorstops with the date of the special day embriodered on the front. Using specific fabric to suit the newly married couple makes the present even more tailored and unique. The one below was made with some Harris Tweed commissioned by the Groom to match his family tartan.
There is a discount with 10% off our Dachshund Products in August when ordering through the wonderful website Devoted to Dachshunds http://www.devotedtodachshunds.co.uk
And for all bespoke commissions please do email me at email@example.com
Come and do some festive shopping and have a drink at these lovely events –
The Tonsley’s Christmas Fair – Thursday 20th in the Alma Pub SW18, 2-9pm
Other exhibitors: Amelia Anderson, The Dancing Duck, Plum of London, Amelia Brennan, Davina Combe Jewellery, Rachel Salisbury, Sassles Art, Harry Rocks, Wick & Tallow Ltd, Pepper and Ink, Banana Boxers, Sarah Forsyth, Wingfield Digby and When We Were Little
The Fulham Christmas Fair – Monday 8th December in The Durell SW6 , 3-9pm.
Other exhibitors – Harry Rocks, Davina Combe, Spitalfields Candles, The Dancing Duck, Amelia Blackett, AND London, Fulham Interiors, Sassles Art, Piddington Jams, Pepper & Ink, Mimolo Design and Ben & Lola.
Also check out our new products now available to buy online such as these wonderful fun Dachshund Drawer Knobs
Before we hibernate for the Autumn with our new little 2 legged addition to the family, who is arriving in October, we shall we be at the Bellevue Village Fair this Saturday 13th September, 10am – 6pm.
Located on a pretty road in Wandsworth by the common, it’s a lovely event now in it’s 3rd year with many fantastic stalls and family entertainment.
All stock must go so pop along for some wonderful bargains.
Bumble might even be persuaded to take part in the Mayhew Dog Show, if she doesn’t get too nervous……..!
Throughout August we are having a Sale on lots of lovely products – up to 20% off.
Check online for some wonderful bargains www.flossieandbumble.co.uk.
Any order over £30 will also get a free set of our summery ‘Garden Posy’ Notecards.
As Bumble is getting a little brother or sister in October, my thoughts have turned towards the nursery and decorating it. I’m suddenly drawn towards pretty nostalgic prints and pastel colours which remind me of my own childhood.
With babies in mind, one such new design is our Initial Doorstop, made here in Clarke & Clarke’s Rosebud fabric. These make wonderful presents for any new baby or child’s bedroom. As seen on the wonderful blog http://www.princessandthepram.co.uk.
We sniffed out this vintage Laura Ashley ‘Dancing Bunnies’ fabric at an Antiques fair which is incredibly charming and fun. Clients have been choosing what colour letter they want on the front so each order is personalised and a one off. Prices start from £24.50.
Another product is our Initial Cushion, seen here in Blue Elephant with smart yellow linen piping cord which is proving popular for boy’s bedrooms and playrooms.
Samples of these will be at the Wimbledon Village Fete next Saturday 21st, 10.30am – 5.30pm. Enjoy the Horse and Dog Show, 200 stalls and live jazz in a pretty corner of Wimbledon. I’m located in Marquee 3 by the Farmers Market and Dog Show arena – bliss!