Friday, 11 November 2011

Take Note: Christmas Order By Dates!

Okay, we know it's still a bit early to be talking about Christmas, but just in case you live in Outer Mongolia and are getting nervous, we've put a page up on our website with all the important 'order by' dates to ensure your tea towels arrive before Christmas.

Here's a quick overview, if you want to start planning - December will be here before you know it:

Rest of world*:
Order by Sunday 4th December

Eastern Europe, USA, and Canada:
Order by Wednesday 8th December

Western Europe:
Order by Sunday 11th December

Order by Monday 19th December

If you have an emergency that means you are unable to place your order before the above dates, do get in touch and we will try to work our delivery magic to ensure you get everything you need.

* Rest of world includes: South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand

(Mmm, sprouts...)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

New Guide towels from Stuart Gardiner!

We've got two new corking designs from Stuart Gardiner in stock - "A Guide to White Wine with Food" and "A Guide to Red Wine with Food". Be the sommelier of your own kitchen with these comprehensive wine pairing guides - they're both beautiful and functional.

A guide to white wine

A guide to red wine

Friday, 15 July 2011

ToDryFor in the Future 50!

We were thrilled to find ourselves included in Giftware Pro Magazine's 'Future 50 Design-led Giftware Brands of Tomorrow' recently. Following a great response to our stand at Pulse we were chosen for the top 50 alongside fab new brands such as Nancy and Betty Studio and Uncommonly Beautiful. What an honour!

Here's a picture of our stand at Pulse, with all the tea towels in handmade frames (loving created by HelloWilson) to show them off.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

We have a winner!

Boy o boy! This was the most difficult decision we've had to make in a long time. We received so many amazing entries for our 2011 tea towel design competition that it was almost impossible to choose between them.

However, we finally managed to whittle it down to one ultimate winner. Congratulations go to Falkirk based designer, Robbie Henderson. Please may we introduce... Bear Hug!!!!!!!!!!!

We fell in love with the ambiguity of this great big bear (does he really want to hug you, or does he actually just want to eat you?!?) The design will now be put into production, with the final tea towels ready to dry dishes in June. We can't wait!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered. We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries, and just feel bad that we can't choose everyone! We'll be running another design competition next year, so do please keep popping back to the blog.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

We love vegetables (and Nicholas Frith)!

Oh my! We're pleased to introduce Keep On Truggin', the latest artist-commissioned tea towel in our ToDryFor range!

This delightful vegetable-toting trucker has been designed by Nicholas John Frith, and is perfect for all allotment-owners, vegetarians, and fans of Cannonball Run.

Keep on Truggin' is priced at £9.95 and is available here...

Friday, 25 February 2011

ToDryFor Design Competition 2011!

This year we’ve decided it would be fun to run our very own design competition, giving everyone a chance to submit their artwork for possible inclusion on a ToDryFor tea towel.

The winning design will become part of our ToDryFor range, earning the winner ongoing commission and international promotion and recognition. Oh yeah, and you'd get to work with us (so we'd send you emails with pictures of our cat, and chat about what you're planning to have for tea that evening, and that sort of thing)! Woop!

There's lots more info, including the design spec, terms and conditions, and prize details etc. over on the website. So... pop the kettle on, get your thinking caps on, doodle a bit, and then procrastinate until the closing date! You've got until Thursday 31st March to enter...

Good luck!!

Eek! Jonah's been eaten by a whale!

Wow o wow!! We are super excited to be able to show you the latest tea towel in our ToDryFor range. May we introduce Jonah, designed by supremely talented artist, Peter Slight.

We're sure that Jonah is quite happy, sitting there in the whale's belly. They're probably having a chat about sailors, or they could be discussing the finer merits of shrimp v plankton.

Jonah is priced at £9.95, and is available from ToDryFor here...

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Tea? Nice biscuits? Yes, please!!

We've got some fun new tea towels over on ToDryFor, including a very lovely chair design, encouraging you to sit down, take the weight of your feet, and imbibe/ingest the following...

Tea? is designed by Kay van-Bellen; we love all these characters, especially the cats!

Nice to be Nice is designed by Hazel Nicholls; with so much sugary goodness, how can you go wrong?

Why not have a gander at all of our latest designs...

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Corgi-tastic fun!

The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity! We're taking part in a Canadian documentary, produced by CBC, all about the build up to the Royal Wedding. We commissioned the super-talented Gemma Correll to design a commemorative Corgi Royal Wedding tea towel for the occasion, and ever since then life has been a little crazy!!

On Monday we spent the day with our UK printer, watching a cacophony of corgis going through production.

Today we've been filmed in our shop, Comma, talking all about tea towels (what else?!)!

It's been loads of fun, and now we just can't wait to get the tea towels back from the printer (expected 14 Feb)!!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

New tea towels for January!

Our winter wonderland sale has made way for lots of fun new tea towel designs; there are so many fantastic designers out there, so we're doing our best to bring you the brightest, cheeriest and most unusual designs around!

Without further ado, we bring you...

All Aboard (by Michelle Mason)

A-Z of British Beef (by Sara Mulvanny)

My Kitchen Shelves (by Ingela Peterson Arrhenius)

Soldier, Sailor... (by Ingela Peterson Arrhenius)

And finally... Wendigo (by Jon Allison)

Ta Da (** jazz hands **)!!! We'll aim to do a new blog post at the end of each month to showcase the most recent designs. We hope you like them!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Starting off 2011 with a bargainous BANG!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely and relaxing holiday break. Dave and I spent a lot of time watching really bad romantic comedies whilst eating the entire contents of a box of Black Magic and a full tub of Celebrations. Joy!

We're starting off 2011 with a super sale, with numerous beautiful and fun tea towels discounted up to 60% off. Although we'll be sad to see them go, we're making way for tons of new designs that are patiently waiting to be added to the website...

We hope you have a fantastic year and look forward to seeing you soon xxx