Tuesday, 18 May 2010


I have been so anti bloggin, having no laptop or phone doesnt help but, it wasnt really that it was just that fact that I was in a transition, for me that means things are changing everywhere, not big changes, but changes enough to make me feel like I don't fit into anythng or belong anywhere, its something which normally only lasts a couple of weeks but it makes me miserable and stressed, but also I did recognise that might have been the cause of recent moods, and also secretly look forward to where everything clicks into place, today just felt like things all clicked together gorgoeusly.

So we have been getting ready for TNNA in the USA, this has been really quite stressful, its not like doing an exhibition here, there are so many prohbitive rules, but I think we have pretty much managed to work our way around all of them, even if we do have to pay 170 dollars an hour for building our stand, (fricking rediculous if you ask me, but anyway) so the styling of the stand has been a massive massive thinking point for me, its all based around a photo of one of my garments, and the fact that I am becoming incredibly interested in styling and decor and fabrics. Its pulling me strongly in a direction which is perfect for my commercial yarn range,and this weekend it all came together.

Firstly we have terminated our aggreement for distribution of Scrumptious and Rooster with Creative yarns, this means we have found some alternative solutions which infact suit me alot better, it allows me to be in control completely of the image of my brand and the way it is sold, for me that is the most important thing ever. Infact yesterday was a lovely and fabulous set of meetings to which I can now say I feel as if we have a cracking team ready to take the commercial range into the market place in a gorgeously stylish way, lol, listen to me and my stylish, but really this aspect is very important to me. This change in particular has been a godsend, the previous 6 months were very very stressful.

I also had a megga creative weekend with freinds helping me get a really clear sense of how far ahead I have to think for pattern collections, and just getting a really clearly defined image and way of doing things, it was so so helpful and wonderful thanks loads ;) xx

Oh and another exciting note, my Brother has moved home too, he got a place at university at the age of 32 and well...he needs to save loads of money before he goes, so my mum is a little overwhelmed I think to have us both home, but I am so so happy to have him around, we get in so well. Although he has been home 24 hours and he has decided he is going to get me fit and ready for the world of...hmm well I am not too sure really (but aparently it means I have to go on a strict diet, no more cake, excercise every day, I have to get my hair done properly) I said, do you think I can look like someone of depserate housewives in a month?? he said yes ofcourse, but you have to train everyday, (urmm.....ok). I am sure this will give me something to legitimately moan about on my blog, I think I am going to be put through hell soon (but secretly it will be fabulous having a personal trainer/style advisor/someone to go to the pub  with, haha).

OOOH! And I have always wanted to do some upholstry forever and ever and ever, I love the idea of recycling old furniture, I used to do it when I was a child, and I accidently bought some beautiful fabric at the weekend:


This morning my dad found me an old chair in the garage, so I am going to have a go....I am sure I can clean rub down and paint it in the evenings, hehe!! and this fabric would make the perfect seating......


  1. It's good to hear that things are falling into place for you. Looking forward to hearing more about it as things progress. That's crazy about having to pay to put up your stand at TNNA though!!
    It sounds like you're enjoying having your brother back home with you. I wish mine lived close by.

  2. Wow that fabric is ace!! Love it!!
    As for the moaning about getting fit/ Tell me about it! I went to the gym for the first time in months last night and I spent the whole time hating the experiance and writing blog posts in my head about all of the freaks there...but then decided that I might offend 75% of the world if I blogged those thoughts so they stay in my head by jeeez FREAKS!! Haha.
    Great news on the work front too....I need to email you about things and I keep forgetting...this week!!

  3. That fabric's beautiful!
    Have fun at TNNA, I've heard from a couple of people that the last few weeks before TNNA are totally stressful, but hey, hope you have time to enjoy it while you're there too!

  4. I really appreciate your professional approach. These are pieces of very useful information that will be of great use for me in future

  5. I wish I HAD a brother full stop.....
    TNNA is a bog swiz. Fancy having to cof up a monkeyjust for the privilege, huh. But if you wanna get famous in USA i think its well worth the spend up. I hope you have a whole lot of F U N........

  6. Hi there ! Wow, you'll be in my home town; I live in Columbus, Ohio. Hope you have a little time to look around. Unfortunately there is hardly any shopping downtown anymore. But we have a really good art museum and a huge Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Where are you staying while you're in town? You'll be just south of the "Short North" district; a really artsy/fartsy area with lots of shops and places to eat/drink. Enjoy ! Kathleen Pursley, Columbus, Ohio

  7. Yeah, I've been a bit out of sorts for a while and I've decided I'm just not fulfilling my creative side...so changes shall be afoot!
    Glad to hear things are coming good for you now. Have fun with at TNNA

  8. OMG! Could you please tell me where in the UK you bought that fabric?
    I have the very same fabric in blue and have been searching EVERYWHERE for more!!! I do not believe my eyes!
    I really hope you get this...might have to get through to you on twitter - (is that bad form?)
    I am too excited! o.k. will calm down now.