Flo-Jo Boutique

Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas Promotion!!

Today sees the launch our first promotion, trying to make Christmas that little bit easier on the purse strings !
For one week only we are offering 15% off  all knicker kits and up to 10% off other selected items...we hope we can help you with a few stocking fillers...xx

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Day of the Dead

This morning Florence and i have been making our Day of the Dead shrine for our ancestors. We included representations of the four elements, earth,wind,water and fire as flowers a flag and candles. We then placed photographs of dead members of our family around other decorations including my Nannas rosary beads.
We will of course carve a pumpkin as well, but it's nice to remember  all the people we are made from.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Bristol Street Art

Well done all involved at the Bristol Street Art Festival on Nelson Street at the weekend. Allot of fun was had by all,sat about on deckchairs on astroturf with a cheeky cider in the sunshine watching all the creativity. Nelson street has to normally be one of the most depressing streets to walk down, grey concrete buildings, offices and car parks,you know the scene, however plants and art did wonders! Hopefully this can be the start of a continued rejuvenation of the lost spaces in our city.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Larma Tree

I had a fab time away at the Larma Tree Festival at the weekend despite the rotten weather...yes wellies again! I just love discovering new quality music there and enjoying a few old favourites like The Dodge Brothers and the Fat 45 s. The first is a quality skiffle band with Mark Kermode behind the double bass. They delivered a thumping session of boogie,skiffle,country and blues on the beautiful garden stage.  The Fat 45 s are friends from Brighton , a 11 piece big band playing music from the 40 s and 50 s. They got the big top a rocking on the friday night, it was good to get a proper dance in!
It really is a quality festival and the comedy tent was as excellent as always delivering names like Russel Kane and Arther Smith. One last gush for my new found band, Gabby Young and the Other Animals....her voice was sublime and stage presence wonderful...ah a real treat!
Dee xx
The Dodge Brothers

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

New Stockists

One of the great things about finding new stockists for our knicker kits is discovering all the like minded people out there. Like 'Kit' of Falmouth, already a lovely shop but soon to get even better as they open a new shop  stocking vintage  fabric and design dresses, our lovely knicker kits and all matter of haberdashery for the crafty folk of Falmouth. We are also very excited about the future possibilities collaborations such as knicker workshops and  parties....
Why not pay it  a visit if you are down in Cornwall this summer the new shop's launch is due to coincide  with Falmouth week so it's all hands on deck..Good Luck Kit!
Ps. We love your visual blog too!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Happy Customer!!

"hi just wanted to say thanks soooo much for for sending my first knicker kit so quickly .... im now addicted ! Its a perfect joy to receive and use - the little details are so appreciated and enjoyed thanks :)
absolutely brilliant kit !!!
love chrissie :)"

So happy to get this lovely comment from a very happy knicker maker..so much pleasure from something as small as a pair undies  thanks Chrissie..Lets spread the word!
The Finished Product!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Glastonbury and the Village Disco

It was that time of year again for a dose of  midsummer madness with the world famous Village Disco boys and girls! Dispite the rain pouring over the crowd and most the stage people still gathered on friday night. The disco anti cool Dads spun their finest tunes and had everyone doing everything from disco dancing, moshing to air guitaring all with alot of smiles! Saturday night it went off! This time we were the farmers and their wives. I had so much fun. We did one other gig on the sunday afternoon very different in the the wonderful sushine. We were the Pilton Plum Coats and led the sunday afternoon exercises and games.

I did manage to get to see some of the festival although my enthusiasm for sliding about in the mud did hamper my efforts....i had very little! BBKing was my high light along with looking at all the wonderful art in the shangri la fields.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Talented and Tattooed!

Annabella is a very talented fashion photography and special occasion make up artist, i do know this as i watched her work her magic at the Goldney hall wedding fair, however something else on her stand caught my eye! It was her beautiful tattoo on her arm. I'm not usually so bothered about them which is why why i surprised myself, by stopping to take a photo! She had it done by some clever person in New Zealand which is just as well or i might have been tempted to put my mid life crisis into full swing and get one!
Check out her web site which has nothing to do with tattoos... www.byannabella.co.uk

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Film set dancing adventures!

Flo-jo's been busy this week what with talk of Lorraine from breakfast TV interested in showing our kits and the local papers coming round to see us to include us in their business pages. All flowing on nicely from my dancing with Hollywood A listers last week. Yes i know name dropping's a bit naff, yes i said that too, but hey you don't get to dance right in front of Cameron Dias ,Colin Firth and Alan Rickman to often now do you? I was hired as a Lindy hop dancer for a few scenes set in the gardens of a country house in the remake of the film Gambit. We were at a Venitian maskerade ball ,i even got to sit in a real gondela for a while! Glamour and glits aside it was rather cold and tiring working outside all night but we had such a fab time. Just having what felt like our own band to play swing music for us dancers was brilliant. Many thanks to Guy Barker and Ben Castle for being so good and keeping us smiling.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

25 hens,1 royal wedding,1 real wedding and a camping trip party bbq!

Wow ..plenty of things packed into a beautifully sunny double bank holiday weekend!
Erika and I had two knicker making hen parties booked both with Cox and Baloney. With the first group we were a little bit anxious because of the space and numbers we had to work with...17. There really was no need as the day ran smoothly with the hens juggling tea, coffee, cake,and shopping with learning new sewing skills to create their own pair of pants, finishing off with a babysham in Grandma's best china.
Everyone went away with a beautifully made pair of knickers all different and individually decorated.
Our second group was smaller, a little calmer, they had more time to put into their designs, we were rather impressed with the final products..well done ladies!

We're really pleased at how the space lends itself to our workshops and look forward to doing more there.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Chocolate Cake

If you'd like anyone to make you a very special chocolate cake 'Chocolate Delores' is your stop!
She makes the most beautiful cakes which taste soooo good, (and i love a bit of cake) everything chocolate cake should be,moist and tasty.
I managed to sample some at Goldney Hall last weekend.

I think the lepard print cake should be made for Finn someday! x

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The Tender Trap

The tender trap trio are three lovely ladies with so much style  (and wear the best vintage glasses) who play their own unique style jazz and blues performed with organ,drums & luscious 3 part harmonies. They play an eclectic mix of clssic songs from the 1930's through to the 1960's and bring a sophisticated ambience to special occasions.
Visit their website to hear some songs  www.thetendertrap.co.uk
or contact Joanna  email  thetendertrap@gmail.com

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Isabel While is The Bridal Styling Company. She's a hair and make up artist who specializes in vintage looks. She also sells vintage wedding dresses. She's got the most adorable flapper wedding dress i've ever seen.
Wilde bunch posy in vintage tin.
Happy Easter everybody! It's been a week now since the Goldney Hall wedding fair where i bumped into plenty of friendly faces with loads of beautiful things as well as new ones. I've managed to squeeze in a couple of blissful days in Cornwall on the beach...yes in the sea in April!
I'm back home now getting ready for a total of 25 hens over next weekend all wanting to make their own knickers. It's going to be fun!
I was helping out with The Wilde Bunch Flowers at the wedding fair and as the season progresses the flowers just get better!

Friday, 15 April 2011

In the news!

Flo-jo's knicker kits are the 'buy of the day' today in the Guardian online.
Fruits are all the rage thanks to Prada but if you can't afford their wares ours are the next best thing!
Get your so on trend cherry patterned pants from us!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

I'm loving Claire (the wilde bunch)'s new photoshoot pictures. Well isn't Boots the perfect male model? I went out to see her new barn last week which is soon to be turned into a hub of business with lots of wedding bookings for this summer. Catch us both at the wedding fair at Goldney Hall in Bristol on Sunday April 17th.

Friday, 1 April 2011


Time to add more bunting to my collection for people to hire out. I've plenty of the my two most popular designs ,'vintage'and 'country rose' to cover most party venues. Do get in touch if i could help you! Delia xx

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Even my pink flamingos were loving the spring sun today! xx
It was nice to see Kirsten Butler again at the Bristol Vintage Wedding fair,we did a fair with her at the paintworks last year. She's been busy with her good work helping people with their big day and organizing hen picnics too.She's called  'the little wedding helper' www.thelittleweddinghelper.co.uk

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Shellac Sound

When the bands weren't playing we had the delight of listening to the music from the 1920's,30's and 40's on original wind-up gramophones. As a dancer you can imagine my toes tapping happily away. Ooo don't we just love those old 78's! Even though i manage to snap as many as i play on my Dansette at home!
Shellac sound is Matt Jones and Kate Wright ,gramophone enthusiasts from Bristol and i recomend there music and atmophere they create.
Always on look out to share things with like minded peeps...
check out    www.givemeonegoodraisin.blogspot.com
All about up-cycling and flo-jo's had a little feature.
We make vintage silk scarves into new beautiful lingerie. They become one off special pieces.

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Wilde Bunch Flowers at the Bristol Vintage Fair..... ummm beautiful xx
I had a lovely day at the Vintage Wedding Fair yesterday with Claire from the Wilde Bunch. We had our stands joined together to showcase our work, and even though i say so myself it all looked beautiful!
We met lots of other talented people and i'll be posting photos and setting up links with these for you to look at and find.
There was a real buzz and plenty of people,and live bands for us upstairs to enjoy which really created a the perfect ambiance. The above picture is Claire's hanywork from The Wilde Bunch.
www.thewildebunch.co.uk  Appointment only; 07966 183530

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Knicker MaKing Parties

Flo-jo's first Hen Knicker making Party is now set for May in conjunction with the lovely ladies of Cox and Baloney who tailor make vintage themed parties....vintage hair styling, tea n cakes, a bit of fizz, knickers, lace and frills it looks set to be a fun afternoon!!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

  • Last week we has fun doing a little photo shoot... we'll be updating the web site soon! 

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Thanks to Flo-jo friends! xx

We just wanted to say another thank you to our friends who dropped by at Christmas...ages ago we know!
We set up our Deki account which was raised by Florence and Jonah organizing the raffle.
Deki sets up micro loans in the developing world , interest free for people to really make a difference.
What seems like such a little to us make massive changes to others.
Check out the website for more info..

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

Sunday 20th March 2011
Clifton Pavillion
Bristol Zoo Gardens
10-5pm  Free Entry

Whether you're getting married or not,there's sure to be something to inspire you amid the exquisite lingerie,jewellery,vintage fashion and dresses,photographers,hen ideas,florists,cake makers,staitionary designers and fabulous vintage crockery for hire from Bristol Vintage.
Flo-jo will be there with hen ideas along with Cox and Baloney.
I will be there with The Wilde Bunch Florist too... it's going to be quite a day!

Read more about it on www.bristolvintatageweddingfair.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there  Dee  xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Stall!
Think it must have been the sunshine this afternoon and the glimpse of bunting as i cycled into town that made me remember The Stall. This is how Flo-jo began way back in 2004!

Knicker Making at the Folk House

We're really pleased to be linking up with the lovely people at the Bristol Folk House on Park st.
I've just come back from a meeting and we're gong to be running  two workshops on saturday 14th of May. The first one will be a basic knicker making  session and the second will be for the slightly more advanced ,as its turning a vintage silk scarf into a pair of beautiful pants. Up-cycling at its best!
The sewing places get booked up quickly so get in touch with them soon if you want a place.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Flo-jo Knicker making kits in Making magazine

Welcome to our very first blog!
Whats been going on in our world... well i came home to find the March issue of Making magazine had been delivered and what a fab magazine it is! Loads of crafty ideas for inspiration and home projects, not that i need too many more! You know what i mean if you've been round to my house! The knicker making kits have made it onto the 'Lust list ' Hopefully to spread the word to like minded makers far and wide.
Dee xx

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Flo-jo Boutique is the creative baby of Delia and Erika two seamstresses from Bristol specialising in lingerie and vintage styled garments. Designers of sewing kits and creators of sewing parties their shop in Bristol and online shop are home to a gorgeous range of quality fabrics and haberdahsery, craft kits, books and handmade gifts.