February - round up!

well, well, well. february is over already. time is flying by and it'll soon be spring hoorah! the daffodils and crocuses re already blooming and the evenings are getting lighter. love this time of year! so what did i get up in the design side of my life...

i was contacted by the lovely Ali Benyon to provide some 'top tips' for new designers. i gave advice alongside the likes of Lotta Jansdotter, Rachael Taylor, Elizabeth Olwen, Bethan Janine and Jessica Hayman (more on her later!). you can see the full blog post here. so many useful hints and tips from everyone...huge thanks to Ali for pulling it all together!

i got head down for some more studying with some workshops available in The Textile Design Lab from Pattern Observer. still have one more to go though! i'll save it for march!

i got a bit crafty and worked on some handmade products. i'm not a natural maker, i like other people to do that for me but it's quite nice to get off the laptop once in a while and actually 'do' something. so i'm working on some handprinted fabric buttons that will become magnets, push pins and cute little hair grips.

and then i finalised the packaging designs which i think add a little bit of pazazz to these handmade items... these will be available in my new online shop coming soon!

i took full advantage of a free 2 day workshop at The Fashion & Textile Museum in London. there are a series of classes running across the next couple of months hosted by Creative Hub, and this particular one was about trend forecasting for SS14 and AW14/15. lots of useful info, a great tutor and a great group who hopefully i'll get to see again one the next of which was Jessica Hayman! (told you she'd pop up again!)

and whilst at the museum i got to have a little look around their latest exhibition - 'artist textiles - picasso to warhol'. i'll share some pictures in next weeks blog post, but i can highly recommend a visit - it's on until 17th may so you've got plenty of time!

i was invited to take part as one of 30 designer-makers in Wimbledon Village Design Fair in May. i will be trading alongside sculptors, potters, painters, jewellery designers...a full list of traders can be found here.

i applied to We Make London and was accepted to sell my products in their Camden pop-up shop! i start March 17th in time for Mother's Day...i'll be in the shop this day so pop along and say hi! i took a trip to the store this week as they were holding a social event for all the designers to meet each other. was lovely to meet such a mixture of creatives, some of which are already selling the shop and some are looking to join the team.

goodbye february...and hello to march!