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My Foolish Heart is now stocked in National Centre for Craft & Design! 

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to make contact with the fabulous NCCD in Sleaford: for those of you unaware of its work, it is the largest dedicated space to craft and design in the country. A fantastic venue that features exhibitions in ceramics, textiles, sculpture and much more besides.

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What is just as important is that they wholeheartedly support homegrown designers and stock many talented individual’s work in the centre shop. I’m very pleased to announce that now includes My Foolish Heart bags.

The fabulous Faye has lovingly displayed my zip up bags proudly in their store. I’m hoping this is the start of a beautiful relationship…

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If you’re visiting Lincolnshire, I heartily recommend you pop in and support this shining gem of a place.

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Hot Off The Production Line: My Foolish Heart Canvas & Vintage Tote

Well, lookee here! I’ve just finished designing and making a whole new product. I’ve taken a thick textured canvas and partnered it with vintage fabric panels, making that perennial favourite the tote bag completely unique. I was getting a little bored of seeing the same old tote and book bags around town so decided to take the basic shape and change it up a little.

Each bag has caramel colored vegetable leather straps, held in place with brass rivets and is double thickness: the lining is the same canvas as the outer. I do love an excuse for using my leather hole punch and rivet set!

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I had toyed with using cotton webbing for straps, the same as I use on my aprons but I really wanted a more luxurious bag and set about sourcing top grade leather that would withstand a lot of wear. You can toss your tablet, books, purse and keys in here with no worries of a fabric strap snapping!

Head on over to  My Foolish Heart to take a look at my first vintage tote. There will be more styles to come over the next few weeks!

 

An Interview With….

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Those very lovely people over at Bias boutique SE15 have just published an interview with me over on their website.

I designed and handmade an exclusive range of brand new home wares inspired by traditional French linens and cottons. I rarely use new fabrics, so this was a little bit of a departure for me but I must say I kinda love how they turned out. The palette is muted, which is also quite rare for a My Foolish Heart product!

It was fantastic to talk to Rachael and Sally more in depth about what I do, as I know them both very well through being part of the store’s team but we rarely get much of a chance to talk about extra curricular activities!  I talk about my work as a seamstress, strange requests and how My Foolish Heart got its name.

Please feel free to click on the link below when you’re armed with a Hobnob and a cuppa.

Bias Boutique Interview

Aprons, oven gloves and tea towels are now exclusively available from Bias on Bellenden Road, SE15. 

 

 

Whoop! Our website is now live!

 

 

 

Plus an introductory discount offer for YOU!

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It is with great pleasure and a little bit of fanfare I can reveal that the shiny new My Foolish Heart website is now live.

After quite a bit of sweat, a few tears and luckily no bloodshed, you are now able to but my handmade vintage wares with just the click of a button.

Aprons, cushions, oven gloves….I’ll be adding more products and lines regularly and update you with any exciting news and commissions too.

As a little incentive for you, I’m offering 10% off your first order over £50! Just enter the code MFH10 at the checkout.

 

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News from My Foolish Heart Handmade

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Recently I’ve been lucky enough to work on a private commission of upcycling a selection of a client’s scarf collection into cushions.

This is at the centre of the My Foolish Heart ethos, as it means something that is unworn and unused is being loved again. Too many times we throw beautiful things away because it has outlived its original reason for existence.

Three scarves and a tiny Liberty print handkerchief were backed with colourful cotton canvases, stuffed with their pads and zipped up, ready to be shipped to Harrogate, the lucky owners new abode.

I’m always happy to accept private commissions, so please feel free to get in touch!