Isn’t Life Funny

My mum always told me that time would move more quickly the older I got and I’m discovering that she was quite correct. It seems like just a blink of an eye since Christmas but thankfully the grey months from the start of 2015 have been spirited away and replaced by sunny, chilly mornings which turn into almost balmy afternoons (if you’re out of the wind that is!). My studio is bathed in light all day and I feel very lucky! In fact, good fortune has been knocking at the Tall Amy door this month. Orders are flowing in, my design mojo is doing it’s ‘thang’ and plans for more workshops and dressmaking courses are afoot PLUS a website update is planned to ensure that all new lines and fabrics are on full view. In the meantime though, I will try to be less neglectful of those of you that follow my random wittering. Keep your eyes peeled coz you just don’t know what is around the corner! Take care, B x    
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Stop Press: Tall Amy’s Studio is now Open!

Phew, things have been really busy since the renovations of the studio began early on in February. Since picking up the keys on the 1st it’s been vacuumed, cleaned, vacuumed, painted, vacuumed, ‘wood-worked’, vacuumed, painted again and vacuumed all before the furniture, materials and equipment was moved in! If I never see another dusty, hairy carpet square it’ll be too soon, but we’re there – all finished! The past month’s frenzy drew to a close last Tuesday in time for the start of Tall Amy’s Workshops, which kicked off the next day with two lots of Lampshade Making followed by Cushion Making on Thursday. Each group of of eager beavers threw themselves into crafting and conversation accompanied by some rather tasty cakes and lots of laughter. I know that new skills were learnt and existing knowledge expanded resulting in fabulous, handcrafted items going home with each person (today’s pic is my group of Cushion Makers). Thank you to all crafters for coming along and making each session wonderfully productive and so much fun. I’m already looking forward to the March and April dates covering Cushions and Lampshades once again plus Bunting Making. Tidying up after each workshop was also enjoyable as I reflected on the events
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