Wednesday, 3 December 2008

It's taken me 70 mins to do a 35 min journey this morning, but the snow looks fantastic so i'm not complaining, the only downside is if your at work you can't go sledging!
As predicted the day job will be coming to an end sometime soon, i'm in the department earmarked to go, but when is another question, hopefully sooner rather than later!
I'm getting ready for my last selling show before christmas this weekend, i'm doing the Grassington Dickensian Festival which by all accounts is a fantastic fun filled day, I'm hoping to meet some new customers as i've not ventured to sell in the dales yet and maybe "Santa".
I had a lovely time at Crafts for Christmas 3 weeks ago, I shared a stall with the company "Poppy" who make stunning children's clothing in Yarm, we had some lovely comments about the stall, and thanks to Zeena who did a stunning job helping out on the stall.
I'm now looking towards spring and last week started work on my new range of items for boys, they really look lovely i can't wait to finish work each day so I can get home and get painting, i've got pigs, sheep, helicopters, ambulances.......the list goes on keep a look out for new shots on the web.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Its wednesday lunchtime i'm sat at my desk wondering if i'll still have a job next week, the company I work for have been steadily collapsing for a while now, i've avoided the inevitable redundancy until now but i somehow think next week my time will be up.

With such a fate looming for a while now, and with a real need to still pay my mortgage, i decided to put my design skills to use and design furniture for children.

The children's furniture market is growing but i think there's a little gap that i can squeeze into. I've been studying it now for a couple of years and I really feel I have a chance of getting a slice of the market with my hand made accessories and quirky furniture.

So what now!! I have my website at the ready, carpenters on standby, designs finalised and photo shoot complete, all ready for take off except.............the country decides it's having a would wouldn't it!! it's just my luck.