Like us, Lucy Farfort has been busy, but found a minute to post this time-saving pizza recipe on her blog. Yum! We recommend it followed up by jelly and ice cream, obviously 😉
And we have a busy weekend ahead of us – you’ll find Jo here, at the Rowdy Roddy Ghoulish Gathering at the Sparklehorse in Glasgow and Katy here, enjoying herself with the family in Dublin for the weekend.
At the time of writing this, we have around 36 hours to go on our indiegogo campaign. We’re nearly at the end! We’ve been running this campaign since August 31st, which seems like ages ago. You might be wondering what’s next on the horizon for Mimi and Will. And, if you don’t reserve a t-shirt now, when will your next chance to buy come along?
Well, one of the key reasons for running the pre-order campaign was to help us build inventory in the most popular sizes and designs of our ethically-sourced t-shirts. So for every design we sell now, we’ve ordered a bunch more in that size and design for our online shop, which is coming very soon to mimiandwill.com
We’re also liaising with the designers who have contributed designs for the rest of our first 12-shirt collection, these shirts will go on sale in the New Year – purchasers of our colouring book will get a sneak peek at these designs first!
Talks are also ongoing with a handful of carefully-selected independent boutiques to bring the new collection to a high street near you. But if you can’t wait for that to happen, place your pre-order now!
Remember you can buy a colouring book, badge, single (earlybird price) t-shirt, or even a year’s worth! If you’ve already reserved one or more t-shirts, we’re in the process of contacting buyers to reserve their preferred shirt size and design. We’ll be sharing your 10% store discount with pre-orderers once our online shop is up and running, too.
If you’re a designer, maker, writer, shopkeeper, blogger or anything else-er who would like to work with us, please drop us a line using the ‘contact us’ form, DM us on Twitter or catch up with us on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!
No, it’s not just another Thursday night in at M&WHQ, we’re talking about an event taking place this Saturday at The Arches, in Glasgow. Next door to Central Station, just under the Heilanmans Umbrella, you’ll find The Arches – a great little space that’s host to every kind of entertainment, including live music, performance, art and even aliens.
With just a week left to go in our Indiegogo pre-order campaign, we’ve made it to 25% of our target, with a flurry of activity in the last couple of days. Having broken through the £500 barrier is particularly significant, we’re now searchable on Indiegogo and unhidden from the public again, so we stand to reach a lot more people on Indiegogo who might wish to back us on our way.
We’re so grateful to everyone who’s decided to invest in one (or more) of our products, and to everyone who’s liked a facebook post, retweeted us on Twitter, followed us on Pinterest, read our blog or been there for us through what is quite a stressful as well as exciting process.
But we aren’t there yet! While we’ve now sold the equivalent of 25 t-shirts, we need to take pre-orders for another 75 in order to reach our first target, to release more designs in our collection and to help develop and grow our business, all the while ensuring that you get your t-shirts, badges and colouring books in good time.
If you’re intending to buy but aren’t sure which designs are your favourites, don’t let that put you off. There’s no need to make your mind up on sizes or designs until after the campaign closes, when we’ll send you an email with all your options.
Best of all, there are still a handful of t-shirts available at early bird prices, if you thought you’d missed your chance, think again! Now the countdown is on for our next key milestone of £1000 – who’s with us? Simply click here to visit Indiegogo and chose how many t-shirts you wish to buy – see you there!
Pam at Cushion and Cake holds crafternoons regularly throughout the year. It’s a chance to try out a new craft, have some tea and eat some cake. All in all not a bad afternoon!
On Sunday, we were printing on old t-shirts using freezer paper. If you’ve not heard of this technique, you cut stencils using freezer paper, iron them onto your garment, and then fill in the stencils using fabric paint. Here’s a tutorial with more explanation if you want to give it a go, or have a look at this video.
The crafternoon took place in the newly-opened (and as yet unnamed) unit across the road from the Cushion and Cake Tearoom. Pam recently opened this space to host parties, workshops and events. It was looking lovely- the last time I took a peek in it was looking a bit sorry for itself, having lain empty for some years. Pam’s filled it with her signature upcycled furniture, handmade decorations and vintage china, and it looks great.
Cushion and Cake
work in progess
Cushion and Cake
I upcycled an old grey marl t-shirt with purple antlers and neon triangles. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out and it’s given a favourite old shirt a new lease of life.