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May 17, 2014

  17th May 2014

May into June, the Summer is Coming Soon!

Wow, what great weather we are experiencing down here in the New Forest!  Sweltering sun has chased lots of people to the beach but the shop is always open as usual!

We have welcomed some new crafters to the team including some great photographers who use their work to create great cards, clocks and coasters. 

We also have a new wood worker who uses reclaimed wood to make great wine glass and bottle display racks for indoor or outdoor use.  Just great!

Don't forget to take a look at our workshop dates coming up.  We have booked a beginners crochet date and more so, if you want to be included on the mailing list telling you all about the workshop dates and events, please drop us a line and ask to be added.  It's just a once a month email with all the juicy news!

Have you seen our Facebook page too?  We keep this updated with pictures of new stock and any news we want to share with you all.  Please take a look and like us at www.facebook.com/handmadenewforest we also run competitions and giveaways so you never know what you could be missing!

We have handed over the reins of the website to one of our crafters today too so the lovely Sharon will be updating the web page and writing some blog posts.  We hope to have guest bloggers from our crafters so we hope there will be some interesting reading coming up soon!

So, keep in touch, keep reading and come and see us in the shop whenever you are passing (Or even make a special trip!)

See you soon!
Kathy :)

 

So, it is May.  Where has the time gone?

We have had our first Easter, Mother's Day and May bank holiday and have found them all to be busy!

We have also been nominated in the category of 'Supports Local Produce' in the New Forest National Park Awards, been in the newspaper (New Milton Advertiser) and been on the BBC Radio Solent Alex Ryder show in a live broadcast from the shop!  It has been an exciting time!

Our Facebook group is growing, our workshop dates increasing and our craft stock getting bigger by the day - I think we can now honestly say there is really something for everyone!

We are working closely with our local town partnership to get or town put firmly on the map and are working towards starting a local small business association for New Milton which will benefit individual traders and the town as a whole so, watch this space....

We will be holding a 'Shop Local' day on Wednesday 4th June - please come and support your local traders and have a look at what is going on.  We are being supported in this by the lovely people from www.thebestof.co.uk/thenewforest take a look!

We hope you can make it to one or some of our workshops, if you can't maybe someone you know can so please spread the handmade love for us!

We will also be attending the Walhampton School fete and the New Milton Rugby Club Family Fun Day so come along and have some fun!

See you soon!

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