Saturday, 27 September 2008


As we kept getting emails asking why we couldn't keep our blogspot account going, we decided to post almost all of the business one's here.

My personal entries will be mostly on Haberdashery&Home

I hope this keeps everyone happy.

Pictures of things to come.....

From the new website, thought you all might like a peek:














I hope all the readers and Robson and Mason shoppers love the new photo's.

(please note all photographs are copywrited and I would be more than happy for you to email us to get permission to use them for your own blog etc)

Monday, 22 September 2008

and in swept Autumn

I love the word Autumn. It also just also happens to be my favourite season.

This morning when I awoke I realised it was infact... Autumn in England! My house was surrounded by a light mist and there was a slight nip in the air which hit my toes.

So in a moment, we are no longer in Summer, the seasons change, but then everything is always changing around us...

So I thought it might be a nice way to end this season we've come to know as an English Summer ( a little sunshine and quite alot of rain) by sharing my Summer photographs.

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Luscious green velvety leaves.

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Trips to the local farm shop in the sunshine

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Lots of herbs for using on everything in Summer, BBQ's , mint tea, salad....

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New life in the garden...

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Trying to fill pots with water...

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I just adore the colour of these...


Little knitted flowers...

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Something you don't see in Winter...

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Made some new friends...


Made a new t-shirt....


Beautiful summer evenings...

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Our NEW Robson and Mason Haberdashery Shop Coming SOON!

Our New Haberdashery Store is coming soon!

Buttons 02 Buttons-03 Hello Eveyone.

Well, I am pleased to announce we have a new website coming! It will be a million times more exciting than the current shop.

We also have a huge range of buttons coming. 500+ styles. Kitch buttons, sunglasses buttons , lips buttons, stiletto shoes buttons, bear buttons, cherries buttons, strawberrys buttons, apple buttons, pencil buttons, star buttons, the list is almost endless.

Don't you just love a new haberdashery button range!? Personally I just love the classic fish eye buttons!

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Tuesday, 5 August 2008



We thought it might be nice to have a prettier blog to match our new website that's arriving in September.

Monday, 21 July 2008 News

Hello. It's Robson and Mason here.
We have been away doing our new website the last few weeks, It will be up and running in the next month. The website will still be .

These of a few of our new photo's I do hope you like them.
Some of Robson & Mason's ribbons.
Robson and Mason haberdashery bulk ribbon.
Pretty Pretty pearl pins.
(All photo's are copywrite to Robson & Mason)
A lovely rainbow pallet of zips.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Haberdashery On Start Sewing.

I've found a great site through my local Women's Institute, it's called Start Sewing .

Great if you have a sewing dilema, or you need a quick fix of sewing geekery.

As a Haberdasher I love anything to do with sewing, and this site is great!

Thursday, 22 May 2008

I love standard British Stamps.

I had never noticed before that the colours were written down the sides. 'Lime Green' & 'Pink' and 'Orange' when you buy sheets of 100.

I think it is sad when you visit a Post Office and they put a sticky label on for the postage cost.

I wish that they would add the postage costs up with 1p 5p and other stamps. It'd make the parcels and letters more fun and colourful at least.

Monday, 19 May 2008

To like, or not to like

I am undecided on some fabric I have, I know this sounds odd, but I can't make my mind up if i like it or not.

I'd like to hear what others have to say about it please.

Friday, 16 May 2008

As Promised...

A couple of photos of the wallpaper and lamp base from my Hall.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Just Ask......

Our flyers

Our sticky labels.

Our A3 posters.

We have had a UK wide campaign to most Universities and some colleges.

Most asked us for promtional material to give out to students. Not only are they extremely eye catching and sassy, but they actually benefit people. We keep prices low, to help makers and students etc.

If you would like any for your School, Craft/Textiles/Fashion club, Stitch N Bitch club, Uni', or anywhere else. We will happily send you some if you email us at:

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Haberdashery Book Worm

I thought that it might be nice to show you some of the books that live on my many coffee tables, console tables and bed side tables.When I need inspiring, I go to Amazon and buy books.

First is my current favourite. Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art Of Domesticity, it is a whimsical, creative, mouth watering, taste tantalising book. The pictures that I took today are just a few of my favourites, but there is hardly a page turned, without bold, bright and brilliant photos.

Not only does she write about Haberdashers, she writes about cooking, baking, flowers, paintings, films, travel, knitting, crochet, the list is endless.


Another of my favourites is Cath Kidsons, In Print , I have also taken a few photo's from my favourite pages. Although Cath Kidstons shop is now too available for my liking, too commonplace , I do like her books. A friend of mine who is a fabric print Designer, recently met her. She said that she was a lovely lady.


In the photos below, she has the same Pom-Pom fringing as Robson and Mason has. I have also been scouting through her old catalogues, and in the Autumn 2005 she has the same pom pom fringing. Luckily ours is still available priced at £1.49 per metre.


Bend the rules of sewing has been on my coffee table for a while. It seems to be a nice book, if you have time on a Sunday afternoon to read, decide what you might like to make, and go and make it. It's patterns are quick, simple, easy and lovely. I think that Etsy readers would like it especially. The photos are nice and bright, and make feel inspired to go and create something wonderful.

GF Smith's Paper samples book is a book that lives on our main coffee table, it's full of bright colours, metallics, textures, and weights. Its a great 'book' for if you are a Graphic Designer, like my wonderful Ross. As is Radical Graphics. The covers cannot be missed.

Even though I am a older and wiser person, than I was when I was enjoyed reading children's books, I Still adore them. My favourite children's author has to be Dick Bruna. The creator of Miffy. However- I have a few other favourite books, and The Big Book of Love, I had this given to me a few years back on my Birthday from my parents. My mother said she knew I'd love it, and I do.

The pages are all raises, embossed and some even fuzzy with flocking, especially on his ears. It is a WONDERFUL book for parents-to-be, children, babies, birthdays, Valentines and a gift to yourself, from yourself.

It is the most enchanting book I have come across in a while, that explains love, and better still it's inexpensive!


When discussing children's books, I must mention Rod Campbell. He is a genius! But, I plan to write a whole other blog on him.