Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Woolfest pics

Thought some of you would like to see the woolfest stand, it looked fabulous I have to say :)

I have a massive update to do, and I shall start this afternoon, it will take a day or so to do ;)

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Friday, 18 June 2010

Tnna pics and LIFE argh!

Hey peeps!!

OK, here is the link to my flikr account so you can see the TNNA pics if you would like to :)

Tnna was awesome, and I am so glad we are getting there with the commercial range, we have just ordered a screw load of scrumptious in the 5 weights for the USA and the UK for Autumn so fingers crossed it will all go to plan, in the mean time I deleted the wholesale section on the website, there will be no more hand dyed wholesale any more from me, as much as I LOVE it I can't manage everything any more, this makes me really sad, but I have to be realistic about things and what I can manage, and I just can't do it. BUT instead the commercial range is really really gorgeous!!! I got samples in on cones of the new colours of the 4ply and they are STUNNING, I have a design to do in them, so once my jacket is finished monday I'll be testing them!

I am annoyed with myself because I am part of the Summer festival here in  wantage, and I can't now open as much as I intended to because I have so many meetings/work trips to attend which just wernt there 2 months ago when I agreed to it.

So peeps if you want to visit please check with me first before you make any long journeys, just to be sure ok?

I have to now finish editing all my patterns ready for printing, Finish a garment for monday, although that means I have to just knit, so secretly this is a real treat, knitting for the entire weekend!

There won't be an update today I can't squeeze it in, I shall probably try and pop some things on on Monday, BUT I shall be getting ready for Woolfest so thats all good! I can't wait :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend peeps :)


Saturday, 12 June 2010

ok......some photos of the setting up!

So this is what the space looked like initially....

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We had curtains and poles and in  the rules it says you can't attach anything to them......but everyone else did :s, but because we didn't know this, we planned our stand to the enth degree and  built a frame so that we could attach fabric to the sides to make it like a room....


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Sorry the photos are so blurry!

We stapled the fabric on and then I added a sticky border to the top, hehe, it looks wonderful now!

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We split the stand so half is rooster and half is Scrumptious :) we'll take some better ones today :)


Thursday, 10 June 2010

Here we go......

Ok, I have my iphone camera, so I should be able to bluetooth my photos to my laptop and upload them through my trip, YAY!

I am sat in the BA exec lounge, (I got business class flights on a special grant I applied for, I am not that rich yet ;) haha. I have a major fear of flying, but traveling business class helps sooooooo much. I have to stop keep saying, 'they don't do that on RYAN air, hahahahaha.

Its so different, its quiet and calm, free food and drink and even champagne if I wanted it, really very relaxing, I could seriously get used to this.

I love travelling because it always gives me a chance to sit back and reflect on my business, to think about where it is going, what is working, what is not working etc, I really hope that that the commercial range works, the new yarns are absolutely stunning, we have rolled out the scrumptious range to 5 weights in solids, lace, 4ply, dk, aran and chunky. My favourite by far though is the 4ply, that yarn just makes me smile everytime I handle it, the colours are so rich and intense and the yarn is really quite strong and resilient, yet soft. I got all the samples in on Tuesday, because obviously I had to bring some with me. I have a hank of cherry for the plane because I want to knit a headband for my unruly hair ;)

Hmm, I am just waffling now, we fly to Chicago and then to Columbus Ohio where the show is, and then set up tomorrow, and the show starts sat and goes on until Monday.

Send me good luck vibes peeps ;)


Friday, 4 June 2010

Major excitement

Peeps, I am so damned excited, we go next week to TNNA, I am just full of excitiment I cant contain it!

I have worked so hard on the stand and my goodness there are so many rules, and my wonderful distributor debbs has been working  hard too getting everything ready.

I am gonna explain the layout to you so you can imagine it, hehe.

I wanted something to look absolutely styled all based around a beautiful picture that was taken for the knitter for my graceful pattern:

Scrumptious jumper - the knitter 

This photo completely encaspulates the styling/brand of scrumptious for me, and so we got a massive banner printed of this to put at the back of the stand, then we decided that the whole stand had to look amazing, so we are having a frame built and then we will cover the frame with fabric the back panels will be covered in this:

We then will have the rest covered in cream fabric, and I got these amazing borders that are gold and swirly, its gonna look fabulous!!!   Mr wool, Debbs (my distributor in the USA) and debbs' husband bill have all worked so hard on this, inInfact look at the shade cards debbs has done for the dk, she totally got the way I wanted it, she is amazing!!

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How gorgoeus?????

You know when a plan feels like its coming together? well its coming together........

Oh and we are launching our new distribution here too in the UK, we will have 5 yarn weights in the scrumptious in august ready for the winter, and the 4ply samples are arriving today, I am trying my hardest to think about the update and not the yarn due to arrive.................................