The theme of the current window at MIY Workshop is “Sewing the Seeds”.
It’s on a Spring theme and I asked students to make Suffolk Puffs that could then be used in the window display. They came up trumps and I found myself overflowing with Suffolk puffs!
If you’re in Brighton, pop by and have a closer look – all those brown tags are names of students who made the Suffolk Puffs. I think this window is a perfect representation of the MIY Workshop student community and the newly acquired and developing skills that they’re enjoying putting into practice.
On Tuesday evening myself, Lauren and Emma (the creative wonders who helped me to bring the MIY Workshop Christmas window out of my head and into reality) went to the Brighton & Hove City Council awards evening for the “Dressed for Success” competition. This was a competition to find the best Christmas window display from Brighton and Hove’s many wonderful independent shops. You can see more about how our window was created in my previous blog post: https://miyworkshop.co.uk/2013/12/06/miy-workshop-is-dressed-for-success-this-christmas/
There were some brilliant entries which prove just what a creative and inspirational place Brighton and Hove is both to have a business and to come shopping. You can see a fantastic collage of images of all the shop windows on the council’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152056743910071.1073741831.54869840070&type=1
After getting a few “honourable mentions” where MIY Workshop was pipped to the post in a few categories, the tension was ramped up a bit for the final overall prize to be announced. Three windows were shortlisted and my heart started racing when MIY Workshop popped up on the screen as one of them, then it was announced that we were the winners!!! Wow, chuffed to bits.
Here we are basking in our glory!
And here’s the trophy in pride of place in the MIY Workshop window…..
I’ve never won an actual trophy before! I have to admit – it’s a rather nice feeling!
And here’s the gorgeous window display that did it for us, in case you’ve already forgotten what it looked like!
For frugal January, I’ve gone minimal and been invaded……