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February 12, 2019

New Look Website

A new website, a new look. 
I thought I would introduce myself to you all. Here are a few facts about me...
  1. My name is Joanna Lewis, previously Parkin (hence the business name)
  2. I liked the idea of keeping 'Parkin' in my business name, as my Sister and I are the last 2 remaining Parkins in our family.
  3. I have a degree in Multimedia textiles, where I discovered my love of leather and other fabrics.
  4.  I used to work in a silk shop in Soho where I had a Wednesday off.
  5. Not many of my friends were around on a Wednesday, so I decided to make the most of the spare time and starting using the silk I had accumulated from the shop and leather to make make-up bags.
  6. In 2010 I got discovered by Notonthehighstreet.com at a little stall I was holding in Angel.
  7. After joining notonthehighstreet.com the orders starting coming in thick and fast, before long I had to quit my day job to work on the business full time.
  8. My business name used to be Joanna Parkin, but once I got married I wanted to incorporate my new name as well.
  9. I ditched the 'Joanna' as I wanted to appeal to both men and women.
  10. I have recently had another baby so finding juggling a 2 year old and 3 month old along with a business rather challenging.
  11. I currently make everything myself. 
  12. I don't have any staff.
  13. I miss working full time, but love the flexibility of working for myself so I can also take care of my two little monkeys.

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March 15, 2018

West Elm Pop Up

Wow!! It has been such a long time since I posted. Sorry for being so quiet, I have been busy working on different kind of project... My Son! 

Last weekend I collaborated with a couple of other lovely ladies for International Womens Day. We did a Pop up Shop in the gorgeous West Elm shop in Kingston...wow that shop is just amazing isn't it! We had a lovely couple of days there meeting customers and generally chatting. It was so good to get out of the studio and into the real world for a change.International Womens Day

Parkin and Lewis Leather Goods

 

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July 01, 2016

New products..... About time!

Introducing my new range of products. Each item is handmade by me and dyed using leather paint. They can be personalised too..whats not to love. :) 

 

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February 25, 2016

Mothers Day 2016

Mother's Day is coming up! Don't forget, it's 6th March this year. I have a large selection of gifts for ladies on my website, lots that be personalised. Think outside the box, it doesn't have to be a last minute bunch of flowers. Get your orders in now. 

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September 22, 2015

We did it!

 

We had a fab time at the Hampton Court handmade fair this year. Ant was drawing live on the stand which drew in quite a crowd! Thank you to every one who stopped by and said hello. We have already signed up to do the whole thing again next year. 

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September 15, 2015

Handmade Fair

Come and see us this weekend at the Hampton Court Fair Friday- Sunday. We will be on stand E83 so come on by and say hello :)

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September 12, 2015

Christmas in September

Loving the results from our latest Christmas photoshoot. I know I know.. its only September but it is good to be prepared!

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July 05, 2015

Our New Twigs Catalogue

Click here to see our latest twigs catalogue. If you are interested in stocking our tea towels please get in touch and we will send you all the details you need!

info@twigshome.com

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June 24, 2015

New Tea Towels Available

To celebrate the launch of our new tea towel range enter the code TwigsPhotoshoot at the check out to get 20% off all our tea towels for a limited time only!! Why blumming not I say!

 

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April 11, 2015

Introducing Twigs....

My Husband and I have been working on a small business together.  We have called the company Twigs after our little cat...
Initially we are specialising in tea towels.  Currently we have two available to purchase and have many more in production.  Anthony hand draws the animals and I do the rest :)  Currently available through my Parkin & Lewis website for a limited time only.  We hope you like them as much as we do!

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March 30, 2015

A lovely way to spend my last day in my 20's

To celebrate changing decades 2 x Parkin's and 1 x Parkin-Lewis spent a day in the Paddocks Pottery Workshop in Lewes making pottery for a change. It was fabulous to try out a different skill and get messy. While they may not look like much now, in a months time once they are fired it will be a whole new story. Can't wait to get them back.

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March 30, 2015

Favourite animals?

I am in the process on collaborating on a completely new 'Home' range. Quick question for you all.. What is your favourite animal? Are there animal products that you collect? For instance pigs- pig plates, pig mugs, etc etc. 

I love pandas, there is just something about them that I love. 

We will be launching our new range in the next month... keep a look out!

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March 16, 2015

Sorry its been abit quiet...

We have been having the time of our lives on our honeymoon. The colours, the sand, the sea, the sun.... the.... sharks!! It was a trip of a lifetime.

Sorry we missed Mothers Day, but we are making up for it now! Enter the promo code MARCH10 at the check out to get 10% off everything until the end of March- just because we are in a good mood- or is that jetlag... anyway we are spreading the love!

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November 26, 2014

New Liberty Print cufflinks.

New range of Liberty print cufflinks now available. These would make a lovely Christmas gift, They would also make the perfect 2 year anniversary present which is 'cotton' - perfect!

 

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November 12, 2014

We have made it to the NOTHS Homepage!

Its a very exciting time here at the P&L HQ... we have only blooming made it to the home page of notonthehighstreet.com with out personalised golf tee holder... shop now time time for Christmas.

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October 24, 2014

Christmas is on its way!

Christmas is coming.... The Notonthehighstreet.com Catalogue drops TODAY! Keep an eye on your doormats this is a bumper edition!

We are lucky enough to have two of our best sellers featuring in it this year!! 

 

       

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October 22, 2014

Parkin has become Lewis

Its official, on 18th October 2014 Parkin (me) became Lewis! Thank you to everyone who came along and make our magical day so special! More photos to follow featuring a few Parkin & Lewis products! Best day ever!

 

 

 

 

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September 03, 2014

Wallet Making...

Wallet making in the studio today. These handmade wallets make perfect gifts for your 3rd year anniversary (leather). The outside of the wallet can be personalised with a name or initials and the inside can hold a secret short message! Available in Tan or Forest Green.
3rd year anniversary gift - Leather

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August 04, 2014

Beautiful Bridal Pin

Thank you so much for Bettys Glamour box for my gorgeous bridal pin. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. All bases covered in one pin. Less than 11 weeks to go until I am officially a Lewis!!

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June 24, 2014

Someone mention a Sale?

Did we mention there was a massive SALE on notonthehighstreet.com including our personalised cufflinks, everything has a minimum of 20% off, would be rude not to really ;)!!

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June 02, 2014

Little Father's Day Feature!!

Fathers Day gift ideas, available on notonthehighstreet.com

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May 30, 2014

Fathers Day Products

 
Why not spoil your Dad with a personalised gift. This hidden message wallet would make an ideal special present complete with money clip and pockets for your credit cards.
Fathers Day Sunday June 15th...no excuses!

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May 15, 2014

Make do and Meet

We had such a great day at the BFI on the southbank yesterday with other fellow NOTHers. It was a great inspirational day, we are already in the process of working on Christmas ideas... I know... in May! Its all abit crazy.

Thank you to the NOTHS team for putting on such a great day.

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April 25, 2014

Studio

The outside of our studio is FINALLY finished! Thank so much to the lovely Trevor and Jack from Crusoe for building such a fab space. Can't wait to get stuck in now and start decorating the inside!!

http://www.crusoegardenrooms.co.uk/

 

 

        

 We are thrilled with the outcome

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