We had a lovely weekend at the Made by Hand Fair at the beautiful Tredegar House in Newport.
Image courtesy of Made by Hand Wales
It was great to be surrounded by so many talented designers and manufacturers and we enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet so many Corgi fans face to face.
Here’s a picture of our stand at the event – it was fully stocked with our finest socks, gloves, scarves and wraps to ensure that they was something to appeal to everyone. Sales were very good and we were pleased to be able to inspire people to kick-start their Christmas shopping!
Thanks to the organisers, Made By Hand, for putting on such a great event – we’re already looking forward to coming back next year!
Take a look at this picture our MD Chris was recently emailed – its shows a friend of his sporting a fetching pair of Corgi socks while out on the golf course in a gloriously sunny Newport Beach.
It got us to thinking – where in the world have you taken your Corgis?
Have they accompanied you on a family holiday to sunny Spain? Have they joined you for a brief break in the UK? Or have you taken them further afield – Australia perhaps?
Share your photos and stories with us and we’ll post the most interesting and unique examples on our blog.
And there’s more – once we have received all of your entries, our favourite will be selected to WIN a pair of Corgi socks.
Send us your entries via Facebook, Twitter or email (email@example.com) – the closing date is Friday 30 November 2012.
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Well, we’ve just about recovered from a very busy seven days at the National Eisteddfod at Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The week got off to a very soggy start as heavy rain poured down onto the Maes – you’ve got to love a Welsh summer! – but the latter few days of the festival saw exhibitors and visitors alike bathed in glorious sunshine.
We spent the majority of the week manning the Corgi tradestand, located in the event’s Exhibition Hall. The venue was shared by an array of professional, voluntary and charity organisations from across Wales, representing all aspects of the country’s rich and varied culture.
The event gave us the opportunity to meet and speak with numerous existing Corgi fans as well as a whole host of new ones. And a few famous faces even popped by to say hello!
We had a really great week and would just like to say thanks to all of those who came by and helped make it so enjoyable.
Here are a couple of snaps from the event…
The Corgi stand being manned by 12 year old Josh Jones – MD Chris’ son and Corgi’s newest salesman! He’s the sixth generation of the Jones’ family to join the Corgi fold.
Mr Go Compare himself, Wynne Evans – a self-confessed Corgi obsessive – clutching the latest additions to his Corgi collection.
Fellow exhibitor Mari Thomas made use of one of our luxury cashmere wraps to showcase her beautiful jewellery.
It turns out that Justin Hawkins, of UK rock band The Darkness, is a big fan of Corgi socks! Here he is shown modelling a pair of his favourites, brightly coloured skull socks.
The Darkness is best known for its debut album, Permission to Land, which was certified quadruple platinum in the UK, with sales of over 1,200,000. Recently reunited, the band has just completed a hugely successful UK tour.
We wish Justin and the band all the best for their forthcoming North American tour.
…is Happy Birthday in Welsh. And Lisa Wood, Corgi’s Joint MD, was “ambushed” in the nicest possible way when she attended a performance of the Three Welsh Tenors, Rhys Meirion, Aled Hall and Alun Rhys-Jenkins, last night at the Millenium Centre, Cardiff.
Lisa with the Three Welsh Tenors after the show.
In mid performance the Tenors announced that they were fans of Corgi socks, and proceeded to hold up their trouser legs to show off the lovely bright pink and black stripey lightweight socks they were wearing!
They said that “a little bird had told them” it was Lisa’s birthday, and they proceeded to sing Penblwydd Hapus to a very embarrassed Lisa, accompanied by the whole audience.
Happy Birthday, Lisa!