It’s the day after the day before, and I’m still thinking about the awful events in Manchester. Sewing yesterday was the last thing on my mind, and today I had to force myself to sew a simple belt for my jumpsuit. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I’m on a bit of a daisy and gingham vibe. Well I was until 2 days ago. Daisies are one of my favourite flowers, and happens to symbolise innocence and youth. I, like many school children, had a gingham dress which my mum made for me. I adored that dress – not a lot of people can say they liked their school uniform, but I did, because Mummy made it. It was a lovely shade of yellow and reminded me of sunshine.
So surrounded by gingham fabric and masses of daisy trim upon hearing the absolute horror about Manchester – well it didn’t seem right somehow to sew something so symbolic.
I thought it might be a good idea to post about the up coming destash I’m hosting on Instagram this Saturday 27th May, 2017. I hope you will join me and grab a few bargains.
Where is the sale?
On Instagram – please follow Champagne_Twist_Destash
What time does the destash sale start?
12 noon GMT
Why host a sale?
I have accumulated so much stuff over the years, I have simply run out of room to work effectively. The choice is to either move to a new house the size of Buckingham Palace (I did ask, but the Queen said no) or to sell these things to a someone who can make use of them.
This will mean that I will have more time and space to make more videos and post more on my blog.
What type of things are you selling?
You’re selling baby clothes? How come?
In regards to the baby clothes, they are all brand new and unused. They were purchased for research purposes (I was thinking about designing and selling baby clothes) and rather than throw them away, I thought it best to sell them on. There is a bit of a pink theme, but heck at that age babies don’t know, or care.
All buttons (and any relevant small items) sold will be sorted and presented in a brand new organza bag – who wants an envelope of loose buttons?
What’s for sale? How much?
Prices start from as little as 50p (excluding postage). All the items range from bargain basement finds to high end, including products from local London markets, Laura Ashley, Cath Kidston, John Lewis and Liberty.
I hope you will find this sale fun and you bag a few bargains for yourself and loved ones. Tell your friends, sit down with a cuppa and lets do this 🙂
I know T&Cs are not the most interesting of things, but please do read before you purchase – and let me know if you have any questions.
The sale on Instagram starts at 12 noon GMT Saturday 27th May 2017.
Please visit Champagne_Twist_Destash to purchase items for sale.
Time Zone – GMT
12 noon – Fabric – part 1
1pm – Knitting items, buttons and sewing collectables
2pm – Fabric – part 2 and buttons
3pm – BREAK TIME (approx 1 hour)
4pm – Baby clothes
5pm – Paper craft items/ Stationery
6pm – Books and paper sewing patterns
7pm – Misc
8pm – Sale ends (If there are a lot of unsold items left, I may host another sale the following Saturday).
I hope this post is clear and easy to understand, but if I have missed something out, you have any questions, or seek clarification, please contact me either here or on Instagram Champagne_Twist_Destash.
Hope to see you on Instagram on Saturday! Enjoy and thanks for reading.
Today, I was lucky enough to attend the Culture Cloud, Benefit Cosmetics brow make up demo, hosted by Lulu Guinness at their Covent Garden in central London. It was fun and informative session, where the audience learned how to properly apply brow makeup, and were introduced to the Benefits make-up range.
We are also given the opportunity to browse the new Lulu Guinness Spring/Summer Collection, here’s a highlight video –
For the event I wore my “Round Things” skirt, together with a striped top and a “Marcie” bag from Lulu Guinness. Unfortunately, the predicted 20 degree weather turned out to be a mini monsoon in reality. So as I write this, I’m loading up with hot cups of tea and any fruit which contains high levels of vitamin C. To think it’s June in a couple of weeks!
Thanks for reading.
Refashion Project – The Daisy Duchess Dress