Month: October 2018

National Black Cat Appreciation Day

Today, 27th October 2018 is black cat appreciation day, this is a day to celebrate and promote black cats.

Black cats and black & white cats can take longer to be adopted from cat shelters than other cats. This is a real shame as they are just as adorable.

A couple of black cat facts:

The Egyptians considered black felines to be lucky.

Sailors and pirates considered the ship’s black cat to be lucky.

Black cat fabric by Chatham Glynn

In recognition of today I have made some black cat lampshades out of the fabric above.  The fabric is black cat by Chatham Glynn. This is a canvas style fabric that not only looks good but is very easy to work with.

Drum lampshade in black cat fabric

Lampshades can be handmade in different shapes, sizes and fabrics.

If you would like any further information on lampshades then please get in touch by filling in my Contact Form.

Happy Caturday.

Sarah

 

What’s new in blinds and shutters

I have just returned from a trip to Coventry….. where I attended a very interesting trade event as a customer.  This was the blinds and shutters show.  It was a chance to see all the products that are on the market and take a look at the new products due to be launched.  At the arena there was over a thousand square metres of companies showcasing the best they have to offer.

On display was a wide range of internal and external shutters, awnings, blinds, shading systems, machinery and textiles including manual and electrical versions with lots of solutions and services.

The Duette blind is my popular choice at the moment.  This has a lite-rise handle to move the blind up on down.  This is available in many colours and there is also a black out version. It has a neat head rail and can butt up to another blind with less of a gap than conventional roller blinds.

Side profile of the Duette blind

The highlight for me was  the TV personality George Clarke who gave an ‘Amazing Spaces’ presentation with a question and answer session to follow.  George Clarke spoke about shading solutions and architecture.  I did not get a photo of him as I thought it was rude to get my phone out and start snapping away.

Medieval and Ikea in Coventry

I also got to visit Coventry cathedral and an art gallery the day before.  It was nice to make the trade event a work treat with a night stop and a leisurely breakfast.

Coventry Cathedral (the intact ruins)

Hopefully I have found some new suppliers with some great samples and will enjoy showing these to my customers.

Duette blinds, vertical, rollers, Venetians, shutters and perfect fit blinds all available in the latest styles. Call  to arrange a FREE home visit or further information on 01442 808809 or fill in the contact form.