Sunday, 8 January 2017

At the start of the New Year, it's time to get back to normal and try to be healthy too. For me the best way of doing this is not going on a diet, that's just never going to happen. I like eating too much for that! So instead I try to up my intake of fruit and vegetables. Breakfast is also an easy meal to over look, so starting the day with my Raspberry Bircher Muesli makes me feel really good.  Here's the recipe, it's very easy and quick to make.

Beccy's Raspberry Bircher Muesli

Inspired by an article in the Country Living Magazine called 14 Overnight Mason Jar Breakfasts,
I created this Bircher Muesli with all of my favourite things!

1/2 cup porridge oats
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 an apple -grated
1 1/2 tbsp runny honey
2tbsp chopped almonds
1tbsp pumpkin seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation method
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together thoroughly. Cover the bowl with cling 
film. Leave in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours. Remove from the fridge, stir and
eat as it is or with extra fruit, honey and nuts on top.

Friday, 26 August 2016

A few months ago I decided to take the plunge and take a stand at the 
Christmas Country Living Fair London 9th-13th November. I have always been rather daunted by the scale of the show and wondered how on earth I could possible make enough stock to do a show like this.

So for the first time I am getting some help making my stock. This is a big development for me. Scary and exciting all at the same time!

Last week the samples arrived for my Christmas Aprons and Tea Towels  

I'm still making all the napkins myself. 

Also available are Christmas Cafetiere Cosy's! 

Come and visit my stand
It will be lovely to see you!

Monday, 29 February 2016

Great fun at the weekend doing a photo shoot with my sister modelling
all my aprons in the new linen union fabric. Now all
available in my etsy shop. Why not pop over and have a look!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

I'm really please to announce that my fabrics are now all printed in the UK, meaning I can proudly say my products are all 100% British, designed and made in England.

The fabric is lovely linen union with a natural colour as a base, which is digital printed using reactive dyes, giving a lovely finish and feel to all my products.

I've started to update my etsy shop with my beautiful new products, so all my tea towels are now available for purchase. I'm planning a photo shoot in the next couple of weeks so I will be updating my aprons images too, swiftly followed my blue and white cushions too. To give you a taster here are my tea towel images.

Burford Green Range

 China Blue Range

Friday, 18 December 2015

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Christmas is not that far away now, believe it or not. Lots of making has been going on in preparation. I'm thinking a Christmas Cafetiere Cosy will look great in my new Christmas fabric. Have plenty now this has arrived today!

I'm booked in at the following Christmas Fairs this year.

20th November Chandlings School Oxford 1.30pm-5pm
21tst November St Helen & St Katharine Abingdon 10am-2pm
22ndt St Gabrielle Newbury 10.30am-3.00pm

27th Wychwood School Oxfordshire 3.30pm-6pm
28th Cranford House school Moulsford 1-3.30pm

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

'Tell your Story' 
Thanks Patricia from The Design Trust and Make It In Design for the Building a Branding video series.
I was talking to a customer at a recent craft fair about how I have just changed to a UK fabric printers
now I'm ordering bigger quantities of fabric and someone else stopped to listen. 
I realised this was exactly what Patricia from the Design Trust as talking about when she was saying 
Tell your Story'. My customers are actually interested to hear what goes on behind the scenes,
so this is what I will endeavour to do from now on.

So as you have probably gathered I now get my fabrics printed in the UK, so its a completely British brand. Designed, printed and made here.

I also received my first batch of proper printed care labels from Woven Labels. Another exciting
step for Chez Beccy. 

Sewing in my first care label!