Where to catch us this Christmas!

We are opening our studio doors again for a STUDIO SALE along with some of the other lovely businesses in the yard. Come and screen print a teatowel and buy some great creative presents from Handprinted, or sample the chocolate delights of Le Salon Du Chocolat (Fri eve only). Here at Winter's Moon we have been stockpiling some great vintage goodies, plus we have some lovely decorations and a whole heap of gorgeous stuff for the home.

When? Friday 7th (4-8pm) & Saturday 8th December, (10am - 4pm).

Where? 4 Horton's Yard, Melbourne Road, Chichester, PO19 7ND.   Click here for a map

What else? Parking is available in the yard, and please note we can only take cash or cheque...sorry!

You can also catch us & some Christmas Fun at the following fab events:

THE PETWORTH HOUSE CHRISTMAS FAIR. Sat 24th & Sun 25th Nov, click here for info.

MIDCENTURY MODERN (DULWICH)  Sun 2nd Dec, click here for info.

Really hope to see you at one or other!

Julia x

Ciao!

Well after a shocking lack of blog posts we are off for a week to the land of pizza, pasta & icecream. In my absence all orders that are in stock & any enquiries will be dealt with by the lovely Shirley. Any furniture orders/deliveries or made to order items will be dealt asap with upon my return (fat as a little piglet) on Tuesday 28th August.

Julia x

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Power of Making at the V&A

I had the joy of going to see the new Power of Making exhibition at the V&A this weekend, and it was one of those exhibitions that makes you just feel happy in your soul.

The main theme of the show is 'the importance of being skilled', so for anyone who enjoys making either professionally or as a hobby the show will have resonance.  You come away with the feeling that practising, learning and developing your craft is a fundamental part of being human.

The range of exhibits and techniques on show is very eclectic from the Alphabet Tip pencils above by Dalton Ghetti to very functional pieces such as prosthetic limbs, wooden bicycles and a fantastic crocheted bear by Shauna Richardson.

I am hoping to go again with kids this time as any show that includes the Mr Fox puppet from Wes Andersens Fantastic Mr Fox and a giant gorilla made from silver coathangers isn't just for grown ups. Making is good....go see it!

A Little 'Made-to-Order' Loveliness

We recovered this Arkana stool for one of our lovely local customers, and are working on a bespoke basis more and more.

What usually happens is a visit to the studio to see an item from the website. This turns out to be not quite right, but then amongst the higgle and piggle of our studio they spot something that is ready and waiting to be transformed. And together with our collection of fabrics we try a few things out, stand & stare & scratch our chins...then turn it into something lovely.

Amongst our current higgledy-piggledy pile we have sofas, armchairs, footstools, and are happy to send pics of them in their current state if you would like a little 'made-to-order' loveliness for your own...please just ping us an email.

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining!

The rain seems to keep coming and the silver lining is that I get to use the loveliest vintage umbrella in the world.

Found by Becky a while ago, it is one of the things I own that I love the most. B, being lovely, said that I should keep it rather than put it on the site. I have a thing for vintage umbrellas, it's the shape I think, and B would probably not have been the most long-term of owners as she has a good track record of 'not keeping her belongings with her at all times' so it would have been left in a cafe no doubt.

The combination of colour and pattern is really unusual and not ones you would choose to put together - but it just works. Thank you Becky!