I am in the middle of a fabulously busy November. Here are a few snippets of what I have been up to...
- I was lucky enough to exhibit at The Roundhouse in Derby last weekend - organised by Fabulous places. I always love attending these events, they are so well organised and advertised, meaning I get to meet lots of wonderful customers and catch up with the lovely stall holders too. The Christmas Market is especially lovely - They are always so festive and dreamy - the perfect start to Christmas! If you didn't manage to get there this year you must pop it in your diaries for the next one. Lots of wonderful stalls selling all sorts of gorgeous items for presents (or yourself - I won't tell!), Prossecco bar, tea room, cake.....need I say more! truly magical.
Once you read this the next events will already have passed but I am busily preparing for the 3 day Christmas Fair at The Rectory, Carlton, Leicestershire. This event starts tomorrow (18th November) and finishes on the 20th. This will be the first one I have been kind enough to have been invited to but I have heard amazing things about what a great event it is. The monies raised also go to extremely worthwhile charities - I can't wait to update you with how it went in my next newsletter!
My final event for November is on Sunday 22nd at Derby Silk Mill 'Deck The Halls' - again, tremendously well organised by fabulous places and Birds in The Attic. This is the first event of this kind and I have to say - I am really honoured to have been asked to exhibit, but also really excited to be a part of what is going to be a really special day. Not only will there be stalls displaying beautiful products to buy, but there are also demonstrations being held to really help you feel prepared for the festive season. Again - I look forward to sharing how the day went with you in my next newsletter.
Alongside all of these events, I am still working with lovely clients on design schemes for their homes and commercial premises. Historically always a busy time of year as understandably, people want their homes looking beautiful for Christmas!
I am still on track to launch the online shop on December 1st - don't forget your discount code!
One of the products I will be selling are bespoke footstools. I have an amazingly talented upholsterer - everything he touches is stunning! You may have seen items I have been posting on my social media pages - everything is really special and it is sometimes hard to part with items when they go to their new homes. If you have an item of furniture that needs the love putting back into it - please contact me. I can help with fabric choices too. The footstools can be made in any size and fabric, making them completely unique. I have just taken an order for one in Grey Hereford Cow fabric by the fabulous Milton & Manor - which will be travelling to Scotland when finished!
Another extremely talented lady that I have the absolute pleasure of working with is Emma from Bumbleblue. She has designed and made, gorgeous handpainted wooden signs especially for my webshop - I feel very lucky! She made our pretty home sign - 'Primrose Cottage' - you can see how simply stunning her creations are (see image) - if you would like any personalised signs creating please contact me.
I feel I could keep writing about everything that is happening for pages more - I absolutely love my work and love sharing my projects with you. If there is anything in particular you would like to hear about in future newsletters / journal entries then please let me know. I would love to hear from you.
Take care and enjoy your festive preparations,