I am really excited to be able to have Molly Freshwater, from The Secret Linen Store, answer my questions for this post. Sisters Molly and Harriet have 35 years experience in bedroom high street retail, having worked with some of the most famous and respected brands. They’ve been making beautiful bed linen for many years, and know exactly what's what when it comes to comfort and quality!Read More
We continue our Small Business Show & Tell series with our conversation with Nathalie Bond who handcrafts small batches of botanical skincare and essential oil candles, using completely natural and organic ingredients (which are currently stocked at Winter's Moon).Read More
Welcome to the fifth post in my small business blog series 'Show & Tell'. Ths post lets us into the very wonderful world of designer, illustrator and author Jane Foster. I have known Jane since the early days of Winter's Moon and have her artwork on my walls at home.Read More
I consider myself very lucky to live in Chichester, it's a great city - not too big, not too small and surrounded by beautiful countryside and the beaches on the doorstep. If you don't know the area and are planning a trip the following destinations might be of interest.Read More
Welcome to the fourth post in my small business blog series 'Show & Tell'. I am thrilled that Caroline Rowland, founder of 91 Magazine, has agreed to share her considerable wisdom as part of my Show & Tell series. Caroline's journey from blogger to indie magazine publisher is really inspiring and has been so heartening to watch.
Winter's Moon stocks this gorgeous magazine & am delighted to say that the studio features in their S/S 2018 issue - which I was just so chuffed about.Read More
Welcome to my third post in my small business blog series 'Show & Tell'. I am SO excited to be able to share the knowledge and experience of the super-talented Heather Moore who runs Skinny laMinx.
I have been a long-time admirer of Heather and her fab business, and have loved watching it grow over the years with a really authentic and consistent style.Read More
For the first post in my blog small business series 'Show & Tell' I shared with you a few of the things that have tripped me up and that I have learnt since I started Winter's Moon. Today it is turn of my wonderful friend Shirley Scott who runs Handprinted.
For a short period Handprinted was based next door to the Winter's Moon studio, Shirley and I became good friends sharing the struggle of running an online business and also a love of the creative stuff. Handprinted sadly needed more space so Shirley moved to a larger premises in Bognor in 2015 and has created a really great business there selling and teaching all things printmaking.Read More
At numerous times over the past couple of years I have had a 'I want to go to Maison Objet' conversation with a couple of different friends. Maison Objet is a huge trade show in Paris, showcasing interiors and design products from all over the world, and somehow it all felt a little daunting so I never quite got there. Then at the end of last year my friend Alys & I gave ourselves a talking to and decided to just bloody well go. So we did!Read More
Over the several years I have been running Winter's Moon I have come to realise what an invaluable resource it is having friends who are self-employed to talk to. To learn from, get motivated by and also help keep your, sometimes precarious, small business afloat. I have realised too that the more we share with others, the more we learn.Read More
I have a dear sister Caroline who lives a very long way away in New Zealand, our family are really fortunate to see her most years and, in the build up to her arrival, we make lots of plans. This year, very high on the agenda was a visit to the Merchant & Mills shop in Rye.Read More
Over the years it has been a real joy to have found some wonderful examples of garden furniture from the 1960's & 1970's. This vintage floral swing seat was probably the most exciting find...though putting it together alone, without instructions on a hot summer day was not a great experience!Read More
A little while ago I started taking photos of...well....things! It started as a way to try to work out product / display possibilities - what would work with what and what wouldn't. What started as just a way to record creativr ideas, seems to have developed into something a little bit addictive.Read More