I have some news today that makes me very happy!
If you've been reading me for a while then it's no secret that I love Purl Soho , oh so very much indeed. But you may have also noticed that I didn't mention them in my Fabric post. This was not because they're not worth mentioning, because they most definitely are. But rather because their shipping costs made it difficult for customers in the UK to order. Not, I hasten to add, because they wanted to make just a little more money, but because Joelle and Jennifer wanted to be able to offer insurance to International customers.
Unfortunately though, that meant that the shipping alone used up all of the tax allowance for the UK, and therefore unless you wanted to pay customs tax on it, it just wasn't cost effective to order.
But I'm very excited (as is my credit card company, but not my bank manager) to say that from now on, PurlSoho are more than happy to ship International Priority Mail at only $11 to the UK! It does mean that they can't offer insurance (although if you email them and say that you would prefer insurance I'm sure they would oblige - it would just cost you more), but nobody does, and I have to say that I've never had a problem with that.
This is such great news for us in the UK! And proof once again that Purl is a wonderful place - the charges were changed as soon as they realised that our super government charged tax on shipping as well as product (I'm sure someone out there can explain that one to me, but in all honesty I don't want to hear it) and that meant we couldn't order from them.
And in other exciting news, I just want to say Hello! to all the Craftzine readers that have popped over! You are most welcome!
And have you seen the latest issue of Small yet? I love this magazine so much and can not tell you how excited I was to have a bunny included!
I'm smiling a lot today!
(a number of people requested a close up of the cabinets - the first one speaks for itself and the second one houses my vintage fabrics and my favourite notebooks, patterns and notions)