We are back!
Welcome back to our blog….it’s been a while!
Firstly a very big thank you for supporting our online store over lockdown. It was a pleasure meeting you on your doorsteps and sharing your lovely views over the valleys. Thank goodness for a convertible mini as a delivery vehicle!!
It’s now a month since we re-opened the shop, and we love seeing you all in store again. We continue to offer click and collect on the online shop, as well as shipping.
The new spacious shop layout has been warmly received and we have welcomed some new makers to the shop, filling up the new shelves and displays with fresh stock. We still have some work to do on the shop but are very pleased with our progress.
Alongside her usual range of fabulous hair assersories and milinary, Gemma Sangwine has been very busy making wired, triple-layer washable cotton masks which each come with care instructions.
We have the new range of Cotswolds Cards by Mark Anthony Sweeting, and lots more mugs, jugs, noodle bowls and table ware from Little Earth Quake Pots, Lansdown Pottery and Penny Campbell, as well as highly decorative pots from our guest potter, Vanessa Conyers. Due to the lack of summer events for the potters to attend, we have a much higher level of stock and a much bigger range.
VQ Fruit Wines are proving very popular and we currently stock elderflower, raspberry & peach, blackberry, gooseberry and goosberry blush wines, made in The Forest of Dean.
Smug Mutts natural dog toys made with untreated hemp rope and beech wood balls which don’t splinter. The perfect plastic-free alternative for dogs of all sizes.
We LOVE – Meave’s t-shirts and sweaters. Meave used to have a studio along Lansdown in Stroud painting her gorgeous portraits based around female empowerment. She’s now had these wonderful images printed onto organic, fairly traded, cotton garments and we LOVE them. What’s more, they are earth positive and climate neutral – what’s not to love!
We are delighted to host Zed in the Clouds’ Stroud Against Racism window painting, part of a trail around Stroud designed to spark conversations, initiated by Stroud Town Council, something we are so happy to be part of. We hope everyone feels welcome in our shop and in our town.
Lastly, we were terribly saddened to hear of the passing of Meryl Till, who made the beautiful porcelain lamps, tea light holders and so on. Meryl’s family have kindly requested that we chose a charity to donate the commission from all sales of Meryl’s remaining stock. We have chosen Stroud Food Bank and will be making monthly payments from sales of Meryl’s beautiful work. We will certainly miss seeing Meryl in the shop. Her work is astonishingly good.