June - round up!

my oh my. where has time disappeared to? it has absolutely swooshed by this month and i'm way behind on my weekly blog posts. and i was doing so well as well. poop. oh well, i'll have to start making up for it in july...

wight so june, how has it been? well, thanks for asking. it's been pretty good. although that's more socially than design wise i have to say! in amongst clearing up after the markets from May, celebrating hen do's and 30th birthday shindigs i did get around to doing SOMETHING! 

i'm pleased to say there have been a couple of press features this month. Purple Holly (my first stockist) featured my 'trailing / single flower' double sided cushion in an ad that went out in Your Home mag. alongside Ms Kiely as well, oh so happy! i also had an absolutely lovely review from Beckabonce over here, and she featured a selection of pretty much everything! - cushions, notebooks, tea towels, shades and magnets!

i've not been feeling as motivated the past few weeks, but i managed to get a space on another creative hub session this week, and it came at just the right time to give me a bit of a kick up the arse to get going again!! it focused on exhibiting and had lots of tips. i'm showing at Spring Fair next february and am really looking forward to it so this got be all psyched up again!

a couple more We Make London shifts this month and i had a very successful day selling 3 notebooks set, a magnet set AND a tea towel set! BOOM! there has been a fabulous make over to the store, it looks brilliant, much fresher and shows off all the lovely goodies really well..come along and see for yourself!

my geo swirls lampshade is proving very popular with top sales since the lampshades were released. i love that fact even more as it's my favourite design!

so now it's on with the new collections. i made starts on both but need to really get experimenting and really knock those designs out! i'm working more on illustration tis time round which is a new and exciting venture, if not a little out of my comfort zone!

i've been doing a bit of research for some new products. there are so many options, not 100% sure on the direction to take. think i might be throwing that open to you lot to vote! but if you have ay ideas or would like to see my designs on particular products just give me a shout over on my facebook or twitter...would love to hear from you!

get yer cushions over 'eeeere . . .

May saw me taking part in 2 design markets. i hadn't find a market since Christmas 2012 so i was both excited and nervous. 

markets are a strange old thing. you can go to one and do fantastically and your products are well received and you sell loads...and then the next can be somewhat disheartening with people walking by and very few sales. 

which is exactly how these two went!

Soho Flea Market was on bank holiday Sunday, outside down the whole of Dean Street. there were 14 bands playing and numerous food stalls amongst the 90 odd designers. it was AWESOME! such a good day ... got to meet up with Jo Clark (first met at Pulse and then won her competition full of wonderful prints!), Jimbob Art (i bought the cheese weasel plate for my friend for Xmas), Parasite Ceramics (an ex-fellow designer i spotted in We Make London), Lollipop Designs (been following for aaaages now, love the planners!)...amongst many other new found-and-fabulous designers.

Wimbledon Affordable Art & Design Fair was the following Saturday and was situated in the village hall...but alas, it just didn't seem like a day people were out for buying things, especially interior textiles. i did however FINALLY get to meet Anna Dent. she exhibited at Home this year but every time we went to each others stands we missed each other! also got to chat to kerry of PiccadelhiSophie Home (i so want one of her blankets!) and Joanna Layla. despite the not-so-great sales i had amazing feedback - lots of positive words about my colour palette and one comment being that my designs were 'spectacular'. which is always nice to hear! :)

no more markets or fairs booked at the moment - i need to concentrate on my new collection. it's always surprising how much time prep can take up for markets so for now i'm packing away and venturing to the woods...