Millie Moon’s December newsletter

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So how are we doing? is it panic stations yet, or are you more organised than us? So many projects to finish and so little time. If like us you are still sewing we have some great discounts on our shopping evenings. If its gifts you are buying we have lovely handmade, gift sets and of course gift vouchers. Why not book a workshop for the new year for those who are getting a sewing machine for christmas?
Right back to the machine, stockings to make…
Merry Christmas
Rachel and Becki xxx

Ps keep an eye out for our 12 days of christmas special offers coming soon…

Christmas Shopping events

Next week is our late night shopping events. Frome is on Tuesday 1st December and Wells is on Thursday 3rd December. Please come along and join us for mulled wine and mince pies and of course 20% discount. Please bring your invitation with you on the night!

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Christbarn

This weekend we will be at the barn (on sunday only) in Mells for another fabulous shopping event. This one is a real treat for unique gifts and a festive atmosphere .
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Sunday 6th December is the last Frome market of the year. Full of goodies and festivities. We will be open from 10am x

The Frome Independent

Our Charity project for 2016

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Project Linus UK is a volunteer organisation which provides homemade quilts, blankets and incubator covers to children in hospitals and hospices. Since 2000 the volunteers have created over 145,000 quilts.

Here at Millie Moon we love to quilt and know so many of you do to. We would like to hold a charity event on Sun 7th February where you can come along and join in the making of quilts for this great charity. More details to follow but if you wish to donate any materials before this, please drop them to either of the shops. On the christmas shopping evenings we will have a box for you to drop them off.
Thanks to you all.

Christmas at Mary Kilvert

Christmas at Mary Kilvert


We have had so much fun decorating the shop for Christmas. From woollen socks, to angel chimes and glittery owls, to handmade Christmas crackers, the shelves are full with Christmas gifts. Come and visit us at 15 Catherine Hill in Frome or you can also view our Christmas shop online

Frome Extravaganza

We will be open till 8pm tonight for this year’s Frome Christmas Extravaganza, which is a Snow Ball themed event. The evening will feature a giant gingerbread house installation and a masquerade ball in the Market Place for everyone to join in.

News from Mary Kilvert

New Additions to the Flock!



Meet the latest additions to Mary’s flock!  Inspired by Christmas and Fair Isle designs, Pomegranate, Ivy, Pixie, Fern and Bauble wear cosy hand-knitted jumpers in seasonal reds and greens and look forward to meeting you. Pomegranate also known as Pom Pom, likes Prosecco but dislikes being thrown on the floor; Ivy likes Christmas carols but dislikes pantomimes; Pixie likes dancing in the moonlight but dislikes storm clouds; Fern likes Christmas trees but dislikes summer evenings. Last but not least, Bauble likes Christmas trees but dislikes January. Luckily they all like Christmas and opening presents! Mary has a limited number of each design available to send out before Christmas, so please order your sheep now to avoid any disappointment!

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market is such a vibrant start to the Christmas period, and we are delighted to have a chalet there for the first time this year.  We will be in Chalet 24 which is right in the heart of the market in the Abbey Churchyard.  The market runs from 26 November – 13 December and is open 10am to 7pm Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 8.30pm Thursday – Saturday, and 10am – 6pm on Sundays.  As well as Mary’s classic Christmas designs, such as her ‘Flock of Sheep in the Snow’ range, we’ll be bringing some new additions to the flock. We look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas at Millie Moon

ITs Christmas at Millie Moon!

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mince pies, mulled wine and shopping, Pop the date in your diary…

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Annette Gabbedey launches her new design

I am very excited to launch my new design ‘Eternal’.
The inspiration for Eternal is from the ‘eternity of love and friendship’….
My own personal love shared with my husband, family and friends, but also the romance that is often around me within the jewellery I create for each of my customers….
From an elegant engagement ring to that special item created personally for someone that will be treasured and handed down throughout the generations.

Every design needs a starting point/inspiration, a focus, mine was a beautiful wedding present we were given by our good friend and very talented sculptor Kate Semple. (take a look at her website)
www.katesemplesculpture.co.uk
The elements of Kates carving always drew me into the shapes and after many hours of sketching, the shape had evolved and ‘Eternal’ was on the page…. this was quite an exciting moment, I have to admit I felt just as excited about this design style as I did 25 years ago when I started to see my designs turning into elegant collections of jewellery…. the creation from my head to my sketch book to the bench never fails to excite… even after all these years!

Eternal will continue to grow over the next few months, with the many ideas that I still have hidden away in my sketchbook!
Earrings will follow soon too, so keep an eye on this page and I’ll look forward to sharing all my ideas and creations.

Please let me know what you think of the new style? I’ve created two sizes and all are available in solid silver, gold, Platinum and Palladium, many set with high quality Sapphire, Diamonds and Emeralds.
Its also important to me that this collection is not just about the visual but also the feel, each piece is solid and the weights mean they beautifully tactile…

'My inspiration..... This beautiful Sculpture is by @[100001405364674:2048:Kate Semple] www.katesemplesculpture.co.uk'
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Annette Gabbedey Goldsmiths's photo.
Annette Gabbedey Goldsmiths's photo.

 

Millie Moon’s November newsletter

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November already…A big thank you to everyone who came along to Sew Saturday. What a great day of sewing, workshops and cake. Emily Peacock was fabulous. Here she is with Becki in the Frome shop. We have heard that it was also a national success so think this will be going in the Diary for next year too!
How are those christmas makes going? The christmas fabrics and advent calendars panels are selling well and we have plenty of other gift ideas for you.
Some exciting NEW products have arrived that we think you are going to love…
Rachel and Becki xx

New in…

We loved having Emily Peacock in the shops for Sew Saturday. Now we have some skill, its time to start one of her amazing kits. But which one would you choose? Prices start at £55

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Moda have launched a new collection of ‘Quilt in a tin” These Frivols are limited edition collectors items. So far we have had two of the collectables in and they are so lovely. Make a great gift! Moda are asking for you to share your makes using #modafrivols

We are offering 10% off frivols during the month of November whilst stocks last.

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Don’t forget the basics …

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Plains, polkadots, felt and needlecord in all the basic colours ready for you to finish those christmas makes.

It’s coming back and it needs you!

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So we have had The “great British Bake off, The Great British Sewing Bee, and now the BBC are on to the next one “the Great British Pottery throw down”. Join in the fun and have a go yourself with one of our Ceramics workshops withJo Lucksted. Ceramic christmas decorations workshops are running before christmas this year. Or maybe a present for someone in January, when there is a ceramic button workshop in Wells. Why not book one today!
wells – 22nd nov & 6th dec ceramic xmas decorations £35
frome – 8th nov & 13th dec Ceramic xmas decorations £35
wells – 31st January ceramic buttons £35

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Upcoming Events:
31st October – Vintage Bazaar Frome
1st November – Market day in Frome
3rd November – Sewing club in Frome
6-8th November – Bishop Palace Craft fair, Wells.
28th and 29th November – Christmas at the Barn, Mells

Our 12 Days of christmas promotion will start in December…Keep an eye out for the December newsletter for details.

Our website is getting there and we are hoping to launch in November, we will let you know as soon as it goes live.

Annette Gabbedey celebrates 25 years in business

Its been quite a year….

Many of you may already know that this year I am celebrating my 25th year in business…
I was very lucky to start the year with a wonderful award representing Bath and Bristol Businesses. ‘Business woman of the year’ Award. Both a surprise and an honour.
I then thought it would be good to celebrate this with a special window display in my shop… lots of you have popped in and commented on this, it was fun to create and did you spot the images of my jewellery on the dress?
I continue my year of celebrations with the launch of a very special design ‘Eternal’.
‘Eternal’ will be in my window from tomorrow morning, but I thought you might like a sneak preview today
Pop back tomorrow when I will explain the romance and inspiration behind the ‘Eternal’ story. As well as some beautiful images of this new design…. I’m very excited about this new design and looking forward to hearing everyones thoughts….

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Annette Gabbedey Goldsmiths's photo.
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Annette Gabbedey Goldsmiths's photo.
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