Fabulous (smiley face:), winter is nearly over, or those worst 2 months of the year. It’s the inbetween season when we don’t really know what to wear. Rule of thumb..Keep your vest on.
What's new in the shop........Lots of lovely earrings from at least 6 different wholesalers. Colours and styles galore. From only £10. That should perk up your outfit. The new seasons Envy jewellery has arrived with a few scarves but shopping for more this weekend. It’s strange putting away everything winter when it’s still a bit nippy. I have these reversible wraps and some glittery and star ponchos in summery colours. I have put lots of these items on the new website shop. As you know I only buy a few so grab them whilst I have them.
A big hit is the sparkly lanyards for those who have to have them for work. Only £10. I have also purchased a few pieces from an artisan Lauren Taylor who spins her own cotton to make the most amazing necklaces.
Word on the Saints
Wendy from Maud’s Attic is using the little shop that used to be the IceScream shop and now the Harry Potter shop for a pop up sale shop for all things new but last season. I will include some from Cake & Catwalk. We will be giving a proportion of our sales to The Animal Rescue charity. Wendy will make this a regular event for different charities. There will be lots of amazing bargains. I will be facebooking and instagramming on all this.
Our lovely wool shop Jenny Wren is closing, we are really sad to lose her. I have heard a rumour about someone else coming in but it’s not confirmed yet so keeping mum about that.
There is a new studio opening up called Pom Pom which is just up the ally by The Thomas Wolsey. She makes amazing things and will be running workshops. I am not sure exactly when and what but its looks imminent. Will keep you posted.
Danielle Hopkins has opened up the other half of her Stained Glass Window shop on Stoke Bridge for workshops and is holding lots of craft events and workshops for everyone to participate. www.stokebridgeworkshops.co.uk
Dates are all set for our Street Market on June 16th and for December 1st. We still need a few more stalls holders. Looking for foodie people and different crafts. There is a special deal if you book for both. See our website for all the booking details.www.thesaintsipswich.com
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We are looking forward to an art and eating festival being held in September. There are events leading up to this and being organised by www.arteatfestival.com . They are holding gatherings for anyone interested up until the festival. We will be doing something in the garden in the summer. They are looking for sponsors so if this is your bag get in touch with Ioana and Daisy.
Great news for the Cornhill. There will be a farmers market on the first Sunday of every Month from April. So come into town and give it a look.
Yoga Day...Leap into the Light....Saturday 6th April at the Jerwood DanceHouse. Tickets £55 for the whole day which includes lunch and snacks. £35 for ½ day. www.eventbrite.com/e/leap-into-light-spring-yoga-day For full details of this delicious day facebook.com/yogadayaer/
The Ink Festival has 3 days of world premieres featuring the best new short plays by East Anglia’s brightest talent. April 12th, 13th and 14th. It’s at the Cut in Halesworth. Inkfestival.org
Dates for your future diary.....Gigs in the Garden and fashion shows.
Just gving you a little taste of whats to come: June 5th. Charity fashion show in aid of the Light House Women’s refuge. With Canine Crèche. Will be letting you know more on this. June 7th. Being Ipswich Jazz Festival month we are kicking off with the Phoenix Jazz Band in the Garden. June 12th Fashion show at Ipswich Library. June 14th Travel Quest holiday time in the garden refreshments and Jazz guitar from John Parker. June 21st to 23rd The Ipswich Jazz Festival events all over town. www.ipswichjazzfestival.org.uk Loads more in the planning stages
Blessings and Love Lynn