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Come and Join us for a Valentine's Love-A-Fayre at the Bethnal Green Workingmens Club on Sunday 8th February. It's a one stop shop to buy gifts for your lovers! No beau? Then come along and treat your good self. Workers Playtime have brought together a super line up of crafters, designers and makers. Plus vintage finds, DJ and bar, handmade burlesque gifts, books, prints, cupcakes, tea and coffee and Japanese curios from Donkey Monkey Cafe.
The Lady Luck Rules OK stall will be a loved up affair of one-of-a-kind Parisian trinkets, Handmade wooden jewellery printed with romantic phrases plus all the goodies from our Be My Valentine collection. For ONE DAY ONLY come and spin the wheel of love and delve into our famous Lucky Dip which has been given a special Valentines makeover. oooh.
It's been a bit strange coming into the studio since Saturday's "Everything Must Go" sale because the shop part is all empty and feels a bit sad. On a brighter note we begin the renovation in a few days time and I'm so excited about having a bigger studio space, woohoo!!! The sale was, as you might have guessed, pretty crazy. Luckily Emma and Tunmike helped me prep the day before so all Sam, Penni and I had to do on the morning before we flung the doors open was decorate the cupcakes. I had the most difficulty parting with a small selection of my fawn and owl collection. I took a parting photograph so I don't forget their little faces. I'm sure they've all gone to loving new homes!
There were lots of fun things to be snapped up at super low prices. The best of the bargains included a large selection of my Babycham collection including big beermats, trinket trays and ornaments; lots of novelty shaped jewellery holders; a record player shaped jewellery box; lots of props we've used in photoshoots including a 1970s rainbow accordian and piles of cheap charms which had teeny tiny imperfections.
We organised most of the sale items into big price fixed rummage boxes to make it easy for customers to budget their spend. Although as everyone poured into the shop it was quite a frenzy of grabbing what you could! The ice cream goodie bags (pictured above) were a big hit and the whole pile was gone in a matter of minutes.
The sale was advertised to start at 11am but an array of little faces began to appear outside the window at 10am. I held them off until about half past but it was sooo cold outside I couldn't take the guilt. As soon as I opened the doors the shelves were emptied, it was crazy!
Superette really is a small space so it wasn't long before you couldn't squeeze in another soul. Breathe in gals!
We handed out all the baskets we had and watched in amazement before people started to trickle through to the back to pay and claim their yummy cupcake! It was nice to have a quick chat with everyone as they paid to tell them about our new plans for the studio and reminisce about times gone by with our regulars and ex interns.
I'm so sorry for the people who came after midday - the shop was completely stripped bare! Hopefully the cupcakes softened the blow, I heard many a friend/Mum/sibling apologising to their Lady Luck fan friend for not arriving sooner. Honestly we had no idea it was going to be over so quickly! Pictured above is Chloe one of our interns who managed to grab a shop display Russian Doll and pictured below is one happy lady emerging from the crowd.
Sadly it was also our lovely Penni's last day as with no shop it means no weekend manager role. I'll miss Penni very much and just wanted to say a big thank you for all her super work over the past few years. We're heading into new times here at Lady Luck Rules OK it's a bit scary but very exciting. I can't wait to show you all what we have planned for this year so stay tuned!
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