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Easter 2017 Giveaway Cornish Sea Mist Candle Tin

Easter 2017 Giveaway Cornish Sea Mist Candle Tin

This year, I decided to do an Easter Giveaway on my Facebook page.   Joanne Wellden! I haven’t visited Porth Kidney, but it’s now on my list.  Congratulations Joanne, I’ll be in touch for your address!  Look out for the next giveaway….  Karen...
2017 new candle scents launched

2017 new candle scents launched

Here’s a sneak preview of new scents for Spring 2017. I have been thinking about a more masculine range of candles. I’ve started with soft leather and a smokey bacon scent. I asked my friends, they came out with scents like farts and petrol. Not sure if these would actually sell!  For valentine’s day (and beyond) I have chosen Romance is in the air, Midnight Amber and Love Potion. All real classy fragrances.  For the opulent end of the market, I’ve made some Earl Grey and Cucumber, Black Pomegranate and Lime, Basil and Mandarin. For those who know their candles, you will recognise these scents from the very high end of candle making. I have no idea how they get away with charging their extortinate prices, but there we are! These candles will be on my website and in Winifred and Mabel in the next week. Once I’ve gone through the process of photography and writing product descriptions etc etc! Making the candles is the easy part of the process. Selling them is entirely different.  I’ll also look at making some glass jars soon.  Let me know what you think on social media… Karen...
Dulux Colour of the Year 2017 – Denim Drift

Dulux Colour of the Year 2017 – Denim Drift

Dulux colour Denim Drift was named as their product of the year 2017.  I’m delighted to say that I have many products that would complement this colour beautifully. Why not make 2017 your year to spruce up your home with some new contemporary soft furnishings, all handmade in Cornwall? St Ives Cushion Bossiney Stripe Cushion Skipper Boats Lampshade  ...
Great Cornish Food Store, Tregurra Park, Truro

Great Cornish Food Store, Tregurra Park, Truro

I was overjoyed to be asked to make some soft furnishings for the new cafe in the Great Cornish Food Store, next to Waitrose in Truro. This store is totally dedicated to Cornish producers, and is run along the same ethos as my own shop, Winifred and Mabel. The brief was to suggest some coastal fabrics, and to make cushions suspended from scaffold poles, which also had to be removable!   Our beautiful, independent grocery store, with its own butcher, fishmonger and chef-led café, deli, and takeaway. Filled with exceptional food and drink from Cornwall and co-located with Waitrose in Truro, it’s a food retail-first for Cornwall and Britain.   They are now up and running and I’m looking forward to making a return visit, or three!...
Theo Paphitis Shop SBS is now open

Theo Paphitis Shop SBS is now open

I was honoured to be chosen by former BBC Dragon Theo in February 2012 to become part of his Small Business Sunday #SBS initiative. We attend annual conferences in Birmingham, where Theo invites all the other winners and brings in some of the best business speakers in the UK. View the Video In February 2016, Theo announced they would be setting up a shop for SBS winners to sell their products on one platform.  I had to go through a rigorous selection process to be accepted and have started to put my products onto the website.  Click on the logo below to enter the...
Cornish Beach House Interior Design

Cornish Beach House Interior Design

I was delighted to be able to make some stunning lampshades and cushions for this Cornish Beach House Interior Design refurbishment. The lovely customer came and chose some fabrics from my current range and I was able to source the other fabrics on her list. Jannine Neale, our Artist at Winifred and Mabel also completed a stunning triptych of paintings of the local beach, which is overlooked by this stunning contemporary home. If you have a colour scheme in mind, and I don’t currently have the fabric in stock, I am very experienced at fabric sourcing!          ...

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