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Hello

How are you? Well I was planing on this being posted two weeks ago along with a few other bits and bobs but as we all know sometimes Monday’s work goes into Tuesday, Tuesday’s work goes into Wednesday and so on so your a week behind and then end up not well :( on top of it so there goes another week and as much as I tried to even finish some admin work my brain was telling me…Nope!! not today.

The good thing is I’m only working on my own pieces of furniture/interiors to sell so my only deadlines are the ones I give myself easy right… ha ha no. I still find it hard to switch off as does most when running a business, with having ideas of where I want the business to go or the colour of fabric for a chair, what I’m going to post online, should I start that chair tonight. It is 24/7 and as I’m a one person band it can be hard to keep juggling everything and keeping all the balls up in the air … though I feel really lucky and grateful to be in the position I am even sitting writing this was meant to be my chill time with Tommy watching game of thrones again from the start (For the second time which I’m totally understanding who’s who now)

Before I got un-well I had decided to take a little break from social media and I’m still off it… that’s been just over a week and its been easier than I thought, when running a business you are told you must post everyday to create engagement to keep people interested and ironically this will share onto twitter and Facebook haha, but I can see why some people will have someone to run their social media platforms as its a job in its self. I was finding myself rushing to finish furniture/interiors just so I had something to post so I decided that’s not what I want and to have a break.

I will be back on soon going to try for a month fingers crossed I last that long : ) I want to focus on more than just social media, although I’m loving pinterest as its a fantastic app if you love DIY, fashion, crafting or designing your dream home that’s what mine consists of I never thought I would love a fancy sink. It is full of ideas they are just a few, its not a plug for pinterest but if you are feeling a wee bit fed up with Facebook and Instagram that’s something a little different for you, you could plan your dream holidays, next tattoo or your next haircut too. I use mine more for how I’m going to have my dream home, you can check ours out at the links at the bottom of website pages : )

Not like me to go off on a tangent said no-one who knows me ha, going back to having the break form social media, I was thinking about other ways of reaching out to have better engagement with people so!!! I have created a newsletter - were you will be the first to know about new pieces of furniture, new interiors and all other news that’s happening at Turnstyle13. I will still continue to write a blog as well, although there will be more details and offers with the newsletter, if you are interested there is a subscribe in the home page of the website sign up and as a wee Thank you there is a discount code with 15% off so if you fancy you can treat yourself. I have also took off delivery charges so free delivery to anywhere mainland U.K if your not that far from us, then it could be me and Tatiana the transit delivering to your door : ) When you sign up you will get a Thank you email with the code as it its our first one i expect it might go into your junk/spam. Thank you for reading your the Best,

Until next time

Jenny - Turnstyle13 x

Happy new year aww wait!!

Hello there,

Well I hope you had a lovely time over the festive period it feels weird and probably is as now it is February and it was last year, although I have seen people writing about how long January has been.. not for me I feel the 1st month has flown in, it could be that I’ve been so busy finishing up the last of my customers commissions and moving all my stuff out of Crownpoint studios that I ran past my leave day by 9 days… oops :) Not like me to be late (said no one ever who knows me) its not till your moving you realise … I’ve got a lot of stuff… A lot.

As lucky as I have been to have had some of the nicest customers and get to work on some interesting items. I am so excited to be now working on my own colourful creations with a container overloaded with lots of interesting pieces and lots & lots of colourful fabrics that I’ve had to start planning on what I’m going to work on next, its my version of a kid in a sweetie shop.

Usually when I see a piece of furniture I start to think and visuliase of the colour of fabric or the colour of paint or both ha!! one thing is for sure its always going to be something bright and colourful. Once I start working on piece of furniture, I start to think what their name will be when they are complete.. yeah I like to give my finished furniture a name, and Yeah I’m that kinda crazy but I’m sure we are all a little crazy in our own way. (I hope) I like that each piece has a name so when I’m referring to friends or family I’ll say yeah Lucille or Penelope instead of the yellow one or the purple one, it also makes a wee bit more fun. I have lots of ideas so really looking forward to adding new pieces and names to the shop so watch this space : )

I’ve already started adding more finished pieces to the shop you can check them out here and their names ha!!, these are definitely for you if you looking for something a little different for your home. If you want to start off small you can add a little colour with some of our new colourful cushions or lampshades.

With more chairs and furniture getting added very very soon and I might be biased but they have some fantastic names so stay tuned.

Until next time

Jenny x

Turnstyle13

New cushions

New cushions

The time has come!!

Hello,

Well I decided to name this blog, the time has come as I’ve made some decisions on the way I want Turnstyle13 and Turnstyle13 designs to go.I’ve

I’ve started to update the website that has been getting slightly neglected. I removed our stock page a few weeks ago as I think I knew then the direction I wanted to go, and that was back.

Dad helping me out at storage

Dad helping me out at storage

Yip!! back sounds mad as you’re meant to move forward and up in business but I believe that’s what I am doing. In any business group I’ve been in they always asked Why Did you start? and What was your reason for starting a business?, and that’s why I’m going back to the start as my big why was finding beautiful furniture that was in auctions, charity shops, given to me or even rescued out a skip. Funnily growing up you would be called a midgey raker for that. So I guess I’m a professional midgey raker : ).

The love for furniture and seeing the potential in unloved pieces and turning them into colourful interiors for your home, is the reason I’m going back to the start.

I made the decision to stop taking on work and commissions from customers eeekkk!! I said it.

I wanted to go back to create our own beautiful furniture and interiors to sell. I have been very lucky and feel grateful to have some of the most amazing customers, but while working on their furniture I have been neglecting my own container of furniture that is in desperate need of having a makeover.

I’ve add a shop to our own website which I’m going to be adding more furniture to as well as some interiors for you to buy to add a little colour to your home, I’ll also be probably doing a few markets to show our furniture, which brings me on to something else…

Crownpoint studios are having their own first pop market and yes!! its a Christmas one its 8th & 9th December 10am - 4pm so if you looking to buy from small business and shop local then come check it out.

As I’m going back to the start this means giving up my workshop at Crownpoint. I’m sad to leave the building as its an interesting building, I have been really lucky to have met and built some amazing friendships that created a great creative community which I’ll always be part of.

Some might look at my choices as crazy as I’m giving up paid work to take a chance on selling my own furniture. But that’s ok as I know that this isn’t the end… Its only the beginning ; )

Until next time

Jenny x

Turnstyle13

Summer time!!!!

Its been a while since I've written a blog, but thought so much has been happening thought it best I do a wee up-date..... if your interested ; )

I've added some new chairs to our shop with more of our own special products going to be getting added. If you follow me on social media you will know that I love bright colours and colourful fabrics so keep an eye out if you looking for something that little bit different for your home.

We have put some of our furniture pieces in a pop up shop up at the gorgeous Bowling Harbour they are supporting local makers and running some classes through the summer so definitely worth a visit you can check them out through there Instagram & Facebook - Made in West Dunbartonshire.

Now on the website we are offering you a chance to come along to one of our own classes at our workshop you can check them out here . Over two days learning how to make your own bespoke footstool from scratch - What would you go for ? Something bright and bold or something to fit in with your home decor.... All materials are provided we only ask you bring 1m of fabric of your choice just so you leave with an unique footstool to you.

We have up-dated and added some more pictures of our completed jobs and are always adding new stock cause if you know me then you know we can't say no to furniture. So if you are ever looking for something for your home have a look see if there's anything you think would look awesome in your home. Or if you have an idea of something you would like to suit your home, give us a shout here your only limit is your own imagination.

Until next time...

Jenny x

Turnstyle13

 

Its been a while!!

Hello its been a while : )

So we are in to the second month of 2018 after what felt like 3 months of January, and looking through my blog posts its been four months since I have written a blog : (

Although that's gonna change this year as I am determined to get at least one blog done per month just to keep you updated in all that is happening at Turnstyle13 I say you all thanks for reading mum (High five*).

Well its been a busy start to the year with a few jobs in the workshop as well as a few sales. Happy days : ) With more of our furniture getting the finishing touches and added to the shop very soon. So if you are looking for a piece of furniture that is a little different, a little unique, a little special then stay tuned and watch this space as these will be a one off and once they are gone they are gone!!!

I have also updated the stock page, instead of adding new pieces, I have took some away. I decided to do this as I really want to focus on turning these pieces of furniture into my magical creations. I have also been in talks with some amazing ladies about collaborations one of these ladies is the beautiful talented textile designer Beth Farmer, from B-line studios. We both have similar ideas on colours and styles. Exciting times ahead.

bullet journal

So this year my sister got me a bullet journal to get my life and business more organised, all I'm gonna say is wow!! if you look up some bullet journal videos or follow some bullet journal hashtags on Instagram they are amazing. But it does make your OCD and creativity go through the roof. So 2018 its definitely my year to be getting s**t done and shine.

                           Until march see you soon!! 

                            Jenny x

                            Turnstyle13

 

Whats New!!!

Hello!!

So Whats new, well we have a new addition to the team.... Tatiana the transit. Yes!! its our new van everyone names there car so I thought lets name the van.

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Hello Autumn : )

Hello!!

I can't believe its September were has this year went!!! Autumn is here Yeah!! this is my favourite season with the best stuff coming up Halloween, Guy Fawkes and my wedding anniversary : ) 

So I've started working on some of my own pieces of furniture with some to be added to my etsy shop over next few weeks, I have started with this lovely retro 50's style chair, I've picked the fabric for this pieces (actually picked months ago, can't help myself) So!! I chose orange woolen fabric from Bute but ironically its called pumpkin so picked the perfect season for it.

50s style armchair

50s style armchair

Bute fabric - Pumpkin

Bute fabric - Pumpkin

I've also just added our little bespoke footstools to the etsy shop yeah!!! you can click on the shop here on the website. Each one is different they can also be customised to suit your colour and interior taste. I'm drawn to bright colours and funky fabrics so I always like to clash colours. What would you go for?

Turnstyle13 footstools

Turnstyle13 footstools

As its Glasgow, that we live in you can't predict the weather its sunny with rain with a mixture of tropical storms, hoping over the next two weeks weather permitting that I can get down to our storage container, to up-dated the website stock page of all the new vintage pieces that we have got. If you are after something in particular or have an item of furniture that you would like to talk about or maybe looking for a piece to have a bit of a makeover, you can contact me anytime.

Turnstyle13

Jenny xx

 

 

 

 

Its been a while

Hello!! It has been a while :) and omg!!! so much has been happening at turnstyle13 HQ.

If you follow my social media pages, you will have seen that I have taken the leap of faith and gone self employed eeekk!!. (its not fully sunk in yet) Its something that I've been wanting to do for a long time and life is to short not to take risks and go for it... So I did.

I've not been keeping this blog and website up to date so that's all going to change, with a weekly blog on whats been happening, up-dated furniture that will be for sale and new stock that will be getting a make-over by us or maybe you if you see something you like, new products added to the shop with an offer of 10% off when you sign up to our mailing list - this will be to keep you updated with our blog and the first to know of any offers or new furniture available to buy.

Footstools from the Drygate - Urbanmarket 20th Aug 2017

We have been busy over the past few months with quite a few jobs for our lovely customers, and we recently just did our first market in a while with our very own bespoke footstools, these will be getting added to our shop section for you to browse and buy, we are also considering starting up our own classes in making your own personalised footstools. You can let us know if that's something you might be interested in.

Turnstyle13

Jenny x