Heart Home Magazine New Designer 2014
UK Trade & Industry Delegate, British Embassy, Paris. April 2014

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Home again after Home London

It was lovely being back in the bosom of my family once again, but I have to say I enjoyed my visit to Home London 2014 immensely!  

Heart Home Magazine selected me and 9 other new designers to exhibit our wares on our very own stand at this trade show, alongside some amazing and talented designers and gorgeous products.  I met some lovely and very talented people on my stand too - Coucou ManouKirsty, Tania from Quirk & RescueKirath GhundooAnna DentCaslon&CoMelissa Smith TextilesHome Slice Design, and Holly Francesca.

I learnt a lot from doing this show, got great feedback on my designs, and picked up a couple of new stockists and the odd journalist along the way.  A big thanks to Arianna and Carole from Heart Home Magazine and the lovely Zoe Brewer who said some very nice things about my work! It was great fun, and though I missed my boys at home, I'd love to do it again soon! (PS not all my pics turned out so well so some of my faves have been edited out!) 

Earls Court - we were in Earls Court Two with Top Drawer and Craft

The Heart Home Magazine New Designers stand

Some of my fellow designers on our stand.

Prints on homewares from Caslon & Co.

Lampshades by Kirsty

This is my part of the stand - in between the lovely geometric patterns of Melissa Smith Textiles and London illustrations by Holly Francesca.

Melissa Smith Textiles.

My new silks went down well, the heron was very popular.

Our stand

Gorgeous Marimekko was a little way along from me.

Lush Designs stand was lovely - vibrant and colourful!

My friend Hannah was there too, showing her new wallpapers and range of parchment lamps.

Loved Lisa Bliss' stand too.

Surfacephilia - simply gorgeous!

Monday, 6 January 2014

Happy New Year! Boy, have I been busy!

A teetering pile of my new sleek and soft silk cushions.

my tools of the trade - I love my new handmade labels

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to 2014!  I've had a great Xmas, saw lots of people and virtually lost my voice just before Xmas Day.  It didn't stop me getting some new products ready to exhibit at the Home Show in London next weekend.  Hope you like them - the are all printed onto satin silk and feel lovely!  In fact they are so soft I have a dressmaker ordering some for some clothing!  Oh, and I made a beautiful silk scarf for a friend out of the heron design.

So the Home London show is almost here!!!  I'll be on Heart Home Magazine's New Designers stand, M46, nerves a-jingling!