Saturday, January 27, 2007

Winter Wallpaper

I've got a thing for wallpaper. Groovy, colourful, vintage wallpaper. Flocked velveteen wallpaper-yummy! This winter I've been digging out all of my sample books and scraps to create different decorations for the shop. My latest venture is the wallpaper sample quilt that now adorns the front window wall. I used brass thumbtacks in each corner which sort of "studs" the whole wall. The samples are from a collection of 1970's designs, but some feel quite contemporary.

Winter projects carry on.....

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Winkelbread House

Behold the Winkelbread House! Created for the shop by the lovely Linda of It's The Icing On The Cake, with windows illustrated by Marla, my valued employee. I have saved the facade and the miniature Hubble to be framed in a shadow box and kept for posterity.

December was very busy at the shop. Lots of holiday shoppers and many gift challenges solved. I wish all the friends of Winkel the best for the new year!

I've been hatching a few plans for special events at the shop this year. Coming up February 10 & 11th is the first Winkel Fabric Sale. I'm digging out all of my barkcloth, tablecloths, remnants and getting them ready to share with other textile addicts. Anyone looking for a groovy print to use in their winter projects is sure to find something.

Look for fresh and funny Valentine cards arriving at the shop in the next week or so, as well as new card selections from Bald Guy Greetings, Hello Lucky and Sidepony!

Time to go tend to the shop and watch the snow falling outside the window....