Popping up for Charity - Age UK

Sarah Chorlton

Last weekend we participated in a pop up shop to help raise money for Age UK   We set up our stall alongside 6 other local businesses in an empty shop in Swan Walk, Horsham.     Here's how the money raised is spent...   "Just £40 can pay for trained member of staff from Age UK to visit an isolated older person in their own home, complete a full assessment of their finances, fill out all the paperwork and make a claim on their behalf. With every £1 that gets donated to this service, they turn it into £18 that...

Home interior design tips

Sarah Chorlton

Tags design, home, ideas, interior

Many of you LOVE to change your home decor every year, it's exciting! Now 2015 is here, this is your perfect chance to start afresh and be creative. We have a few tips to help you get started:  1. Think of 3 words that describe the new 'look' you want to achieve - Keeping it simply to 3 words stops you from going off track! (For example: Rustic, antique, cosy) 2. Create a mood board - It can be as big or as small as you want. Blank white paper may be daunting as the base, so paint it with...

Surround yourself with handmade

Sarah Chorlton

Tags Handmade, London

Decorating your home or looking for a gift? Here's 10 reasons to buy handmade...

Sarah Chorlton

Tags Handmade

Handmade products are wonderfully UNIQUE and CREATIVE, down to every last stitch A large amount of THOUGHT and TIME goes into designing and making a product Buying handmade products supports LOCAL and SMALL businesses Get brilliant QUALITY and VALUE for money Have your item CUSTOMISED and made to a specification Own something DIFFERENT and EXCLUSIVE that no one else owns Buying handmade is REWARDING for both the customer and seller Support goods made with greater consciousness of their ENVIRONMENTAL impact  When you buy a product, you APPRECIATE the amount of work gone into making it ENRICH your life with beautiful,...

Our first blog post - Old Spitalfields market - From Horsham to London

Sarah Chorlton

Tags London, market, Old spitalfields

Thought we'd start with something exciting! A few weeks ago, we were contacted by Intuit Pay and they invited us to come and sell our handmade products at Old Spitalfields market.  This was a fantastic opportunity to help them advertise their fantastic payment system, which we use - and love! It's great for small businesses and we can take it anywhere. Set up was from 9am and we started trading from 11am. The day started off with curious customers, popping past and browsing. After lunchtime, the footfall got busier as each hour went by.   We had a selection of our handmade...