Peg pinnies now back in stock....down tools, make yourself a cup of tea and have a browse
....make your washing days easier...
Have you got the urge yet to start your Spring cleaning? Well as a treat I am offering FREE SHIPPING in the UK on my housework spring cleaning aprons . They make your chores that be easier, giving you more time to enjoy yourself. Follow the above link through to choose your new pinny.
Born out of necessity to have everything to hand, these fabulous aprons are great for wearing when you are doing the housework.
As my Mum says: "I really love my pinny as I can carry all my polish and dusters around with me in the pockets."
They come with the usual quirky embroidered saying and webbing ties and will fit upto a size 18.
3 large deep bellow pockets to base of apron to carry all your tools!
Length: 70cms top of bib to hem
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Well what happened to May and the warm weather that we were expecting? Apparently it's been saving itself for June.....so unwrap that scarf from around your neck, dig out your floaty summer dress and look forward to spending some time outside in the sunshine....here comes summer!
So give yourself permission to take time out in your garden for your morning coffee. Weather permitting, I like to sit here surrounded by the fantastic scent of my summer pinks and climbing rose - giving me inspiration to carry on designing.
Useful Holiday ideas
Don't know about you, but my thoughts are now on holidays and a break from the sewing machine...even though I love it.
I like to be organised and make packing easy..... but it's usually last minute when it's done
Here are a few of my latest products that may help your holiday & packing go with a swing
Lovely lavender travel pillows for your journey and your summer napping in the garden - lavender harvested from my garden
Limited Edition Watercolour print Holiday Tote bags - complete with book marks and pockets for your books too. Ideal for carrying all your bits and pieces and also fold up to go in your case.
Watercolours by yours truly!
Keep your smalls neat and tidy in these fab travel laundry bags
A girl can never have too many pairs of shoes on holiday. Keep them clean and safe in the gorgeous vintage shoe bags
These products will be launched at the Southwell Fair so are not yet in my web shop, but if you fancy one or two of them then justgive me a call
A date for July:
Driffield County Show
more details to follow shortly
where you will be able to see my new products as they roll off the sewing machine
Please let all your friends know...the more the merrier. I am trying to get to 100 followers by the end of this summer.
Holiday Tip of the month
Roll up your smalls and pack them inside your shoes to maximise on space and keep your shoes in shape in the case
Father's day 19th June
If he loves to barbecue or is a whizz in the kitchen, then why not treat him to a fun apron?
Get 10% off your first mrs madden makes purchase
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New Pinnies at Ainsty's Farm Shop
Why treat yourself to a trip out and pop along to Ainsty's Farm shop in Green Hammerton, near York and have a look at my new batch of pinnies hot off the sewing machine - floral frilly pinnies, Baking Queen and Pastry Princess are a few among the new designs.
Stock up on some great local produce too...their local strawberries are a must...please tell Lily and Stuart that you heard about them here..they like to know where their customers come from
Time to save money on your electricity bills. The days are getting longer, the sun is starting to shine a little more. We may be having frosty mornings, but we are also having some very good drying days. So have a think next time you have laundry to do before you pile your washing into your tumble drier - could it go outside on the line?
I know time is precious, but there is something about seeing your washing blowing in the wind and all that free fresh air! I promise you it's worth the extra 5 minutes it takes to hang it out.
It just got me thinking yesterday, I was genuinley surprised to feel how well my washing had dried. I was expecting it to be frozen like a board as it was very icy, but no it dried beautifully and I could have ironed it straight away..but chose not to...enough for one day I thought!! Ha ha!
Be the envy of your neighbours and don one of these pretty peg pinnies to make even your washing day that bit chic! Or treat yourself to one of my traditional but quirky peg bags. Any tips you may have I would love to hear! Do send me an email.