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.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008


I am a HUGE lover of wallpaper. I always say it, but I wish I was able to have more big walls in my house, that I could wallpaper with fabulous, bold, personal splashes of wallcovering.

My favourite is my hall. I will at one point, after my camera is fixed, get some photos of my hall taken.

This is the beautiful wallpaper i have had for a while in my hallway. Next to it, I have a solid oak console table, with a crystal lamp stand and a black 'strung' lamp shade.

Lots of people comment on the wallpaper, so I thought it might be nice to share my secret place for wallpaper.

Its a brilliant shop. They have a beautiful floral selection. When it comes to florals though I personally prefer Cole & Sons. Some of my favourites:

(All images were taken from the Cole&son website © 2004 to 2007 Cole & Son (Wallpapers) Ltd. All Rights Reserved. )

Another of my favourite sources of wallpaper is:

I really adore this one especially...

I think it's the stripes that I like best,the stripes on the chair look so tactile and soft and the lucious mirror. (Which reminds me of Miranda's mirror, when she has the Interior designer in to redecorate her home on Sex And The City)

Friday, 9 May 2008

Betty and Jeff

I've always liked the names; Betty and Jeff. I have even more reason to do so now, because here at Robson and Mason, we LOVE Betty & Jeff.

Betty & Jeff isn't an ordinary little quirky online boutique. It's the real creme of the crop, Harris tweeds, Clare Nicholson cushions for lazy days, beautiful rings, the list is endless.

I adore tweed, and Harris tweed is my favourite. I love ALL of the bags above, I am definatly going to put one of them ( probably the first, or last bag)at the very top of my Christmas List this year. Harris tweed is a lucious,tactile, soft but hard wearing fabric that i have loved since the age of 15.

I want them desperatly, if I am lucky enough to get one, I know it'd be a lifelong purchase like most of the things on their site, not a season-long fad or impulse buy. But a lifetime - loved item you will treaure forever.

If i am lucky in my quest for a Betty & Jeff Harris tweed bag, I will post you some picstures.
You can find them at: