To entice you to visit again, a taste of what we’re looking forward to bringing you in September:
We’ll also consider things that you can prepare now for Christmas gifts – limoncello and other flavoured liqueurs that are simple but need some time to develop if you want a tipple in the season. It won’t hurt to make the mincemeat too, or at least start soaking the fruit – but I’m rarely that organised, and to be honest I quite like fresh mincemeat anyway.
I’ll have my first “making” posts ready to go live – with the simplest possible instructions (I’m incapable of fiddle and faff), and Mary will be show us how to do things that need a little more attention. I’m also going to tackle the restoration of a lampshade, having bought a lovely old standard lamp on eBay recently, dug out a very old shade, and chosen some wacky fabric to use. This will take me all month to do – a bit scary for me, this one!
There are lots of reviews on their way – a new vintage magazine, some events, suppliers, kits and more. And we’ll be looking for your favourite suppliers around the country or beyond – we cannot possibly have found the best already. Your ideas are always welcome, and if you want to join in, pop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.