Thursday, April 05, 2007

Double whammy!

Ooooh! What a great day! Not only is it 20 degrees outside, with a whole long weekend of bank holiday and sun coming up, but Twice is featured in two magazines that hit the shelves today - our gorgeous little Lavender Hearts are on the "Things We Love" pages in Country Homes & Interiors and the website is featured in "Webwise" in BBC Homes & Antiques. I can't tell you how fantastic it is to see things which I have taken from the very first stages of sourcing the fabrics or china right through to the final product, sitting on the pages of a glossy!

The Sugar Bowl Candle pictured in Webwise was the very first one we ever made - it's a beautiful piece of Minton dating from about 1895. It has spawned many more and they were one of our best sellers at the recent Country Living Spring Fair. The editorial says that you should expect 22 hours burn time - but as we had one burning from the first to the fourth day of the Fair (until someone spilt it over some rather beautiful patchwork quilts and three covered baskets - whoops!), I would say you can expect at least 22 hours!
I am just about to put our wonderful childrens' Patchwork Quilts on the website. These really are heirloom pieces and were launched very successfully at the CL Fair. We take a piece of original patchwork and back it with vintage blanket and then edge the quilt in the wonderful natural Scottish linen that we often use. The quilts are then packaged with full details of the date and country of origin of the patchwork. Each quilt is, by definition, one of a very limited edition and, like everything that we do, can't be repeated. What I love about these quilts is how different they all are - and how anyone looking at them is completely drawn to one rather than another. Great Twice!
So, it just remains for me to wish you all a very Happy Easter - enjoy this weather!