Some of you will already have heard the horrible news about the fire at Calico Crafts, and that they have been forced to stop trading. Several of you were asking about the broken link from my most recent Calico project, but Helen wanted to break the news herself, so this is just to let you know the official announcement is now up in place of the website.
I'm so heart-broken for Helen and Steve. It must be a devastating loss after all their hard work in creating and building Calico Crafts, a true original in the craft supplies world - with such interesting and inspiring stock, not to mention their wonderful line of Calico Craft Parts. I do hope they will find some way to re-join the crafting world in the future, but for now my love and thoughts go to them as they work to recover from this awful blow.
So many of my favourite crafty goodies came from Calico, and it was a real joy to be a part of the amazing Calico Design Team. My thanks go to Helen and Steve, as well as to Zuzu who organised us all so beautifully.
Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave.