Saturday, 17 February 2018

Another fix of Liberty Magic.

Well another fantastic day, even though it had a very early start, up at 5am and then a drive to Tiverton Parkway, my train was delayed so this added another forty minutes onto my journey. Frustrating but not the end of the world.

I arrived at Oxford Circus and made by way to the Argyle Street exit, I love ascending the steep steps and seeing beautiful Liberty ahead of me. I never fail to have a flutter in my stomach at the sight of the gorgeous facade. Making my way round the back to Little Marlborough street , the less glamorous side of the building. I had a delivery to make, a new collection of bees and ladybirds. Safely handed over to a gentleman who seemed slightly bemused by my concern over the box and it’s contents. Maybe telling him they were like my children was rather extreme.


With half an hour to spare I went into Arthur’s Restaurant for a quick drink. Lovely though the new booths are, with an Art Deco feel, I think I preferred the old cafĂ©.


Then onwards to the haberdashery, I love this section of the store with its vintage feel. Beautiful cutting tables, old Singer sewing,machines and cute chairs upholstered in tapestry. I was made to feel so welcome as I set up my little display. Without exception the staff are delightful and so enthusiastic about my work.

I was filmed for social media and my hatchlings appeared on the Liberty Instagram feed.

The customers were from all over the world, I had a great chat with a blogger from Puerto Rico, her blog is called Sew, Sew Easy. There were visitors from Japan, Sweden and Germany, what an opportunity to talk about my work.

I was only in store for a short time, just two hours this time,but I loved the experience.

My fix of Liberty will keep me going for a few more months, until I can once more climb those step out of the underground  and catch my first glimpse of the most beautiful store in the world.