Thursday, 28 October 2010

Home at last...

It feels like an age since I've sat here in my room and been able to ... well just sit! With a brew and some time here's a catch mini reflection on the whirlwind of a fortnight that's it's been.

Amidst the hectic rushing around and hard working there has definitely been good news from the world of Hello Sunshine! I have been a busy lately due to a number of things... One of which is doodling up a couple of commission 'sunshine' caricatures. I have a couple more to get on with this week too which is always ace as I love doing them so much! The one I am working on right now is my favourite yet... so cute... here's a peek at the work in progress...

Alfie & Daisy

I am also about to get the 'thumbs up' to start making up a wedding stationary order which has been great too. Bloomin' love helping people create something for their big day so as you can imagine that has distracted me for a while and probably will do for the next week or so. EXCITING!

I have also been trying to sort out my old and new stock so I am ready for a couple of fairs due to pop up in November... one of which is Craft Candy's Candy Cane Christmas fair, which I can promise you is something you will be hearing more of through me as I'll be there and hoping to see lots of smiley faces in Sheffield!

Something else that has been preoccupying me too is Christmas, I know it's only October but sometimes working for a big retail company it feels like Christmas all year round and it's not always a bad thing... especially for ideas and inspiration! This year I will be partaking in the art of chutney & jam making! I can't wait to try the recipes I've found and start searching for jars and decorative items to present them - so festive and one of the reasons Chutney features in one of my Christmas card designs... which are available to order now if you missed my first blog post about these!

And THE most exciting news I can tell you is that over the last month I've worked my socks off making up new stock and approaching potential galleries and outlets to supply... and I can safely say... "I love it when a plan comes together!" because the below places now stock Hello Sunshine jewellery.... so if you're in the neighbourhood pop in...

Leeds Craft Centre & Design Gallery

Cherry Cherry

The Hub National centre for Craft & Design

Fingers crossed I will have some more to shout about but for now I have some follow up emails to send, some drawing to get on with and a fair few Christmas projects to try and focus on so watch this space for more exciting news... you will be the first to know! Until then I bid you lots of warm thoughts and a good night! x

Monday, 18 October 2010

My Pretty has arrived!

It's here and I'm so excited that I had to share it! This is the BEAUTIFUL dress I have been saving my pennies for over the last few months. It's from Get Cutie which is an AWESOME shop in Brighton but also has a fabulous website too...

It arrived today and fits like a dream so now I have the perfect dress to twirl around in at the wedding I'm off to at the end of this month (and any other occasion I can think of to wear it!). My pair of shiny red shoes and the beautiful pretty I got from Eclectic Eccentricity last payday and I'm good to go.... roll on 30th October!

I might go and try it all on again.... *schmile*

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Busy, busy, busy!

Just a quick post to apologise for being so quiet but also to give you a peek of why I have been so quiet.... over the past few days I have been working my little socks off to complete a mass of jewellery in time for Christmas and the seasonal fairs that will be upon me before I know it.

My bedroom slash studio has been through some tough bomb site-esque times this week but I am pleased to say that in another 10 x necklace time I will be done and then the packing, pricing and organising will begin...

Anywho, here's a peek at one of the stages in my mass danglies making- adventure. Eep! That sounds like something out of a cheesy porn film but I assure you it's just jewellery talk...

I will have some very exciting news to share about shiny new ventures with my work and some new stockists in time for Crimblemas but I have some paperwork to sort out before I spill the beans... so watch this space! *jigs around in excitment*

Toodles for now everyone! x

Sunday, 10 October 2010

The day the sunshine and Christmas came out...

This past couple of weeks I've been quite poorly. I have a horrible habit of throwing myself back into my life with full force a tad too soon after being ill and last month when I was poorly I never quite recovered... so it came back with a vengeance this month and knocked me for six!

But... after nearly a week of bed, rest, reading and lots of tea and old films I am feeling MUCH better and the sun has come out which always makes me feel better! YAY!

So with the sun out today I decided to think about Christmas... yeah go figure.... but it is necessary I guess as October sprang from nowhere and I've been meaning to bring my festive ideas to life for a while now.

After some scribbling, doodling, lots of rubbing out and some macelton time here are the finished designs....

I hope you enjoy these little illustrations as much as I enjoyed doodling them! I will be taking orders for Christmas cards so if anybody is interested in these cheeky little designs please get in touch via my website

Right... and now to enjoy the sunshine before it disappears! Ta ta for now! x

Friday, 1 October 2010

EVENTS : Dates for your diary!

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Re-launch Party!

Thursday 7th October from 7pm

The Malt Cross, St James Street

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24th November - 24th December

Hopkinson Gallery, Studios & Tea Room
Satation Street, Nottingham

Hopkinson’s Gallery and Studios this year have teamed up with the
Nottingham Craft Mafia to present ‘Christmas Present’

Christmas ‘Present’ invites Regional and National designers to exhibit and sell
work in the run up to Christmas in the newly refurbished Hopkinson’s Gallery.

The Gallery will be transformed into a design packed Christmas exhibition!

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Saturday 27th November

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

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