Where to start!

Well, it has been quite a while since I last posted properly, but there has been SO much going on behind the scenes (all good stuff)!

Homewares, it was good while it lasted... 

You may have seen a brand new range of homewares that came out at Christmas, these bright bits for the home were met with a great reception, however, unfortunately our supplier went in to administration last month. We were fortunate enough to have ordered lots so we were able to complete all current orders, but we have had to pull these items from the shop. 

Everything is an opportunity...even if it is hiding

This slight hiccup in our homewares range afforded me a great opportunity to play and create items for a fair that I had booked in advance to show off these very items! The space to create and knowing I had a show to work towards meant that I could dedicate some time to a huge passion of mine, hand and freehand machine embroidery! I have always loved this method of creating and have used my stitching in designs a few times, but due to the time consuming nature of the process, I haven't ever dedicated as much time to embroidery as I would like. Well this little opportunity resulted in me creating a whole collection of 'pretty pieces of positivity', which have had an wonderfully positive reception (see some of the pieces here).

On to bigger and better things

The fantastic reception to my pretty pieces of positivity embroidery collection spurred me on to create a whole new range of greetings cards and art prints, some using bright and bold cut paper designs, digital designs and for the first time, my embroidery. These were debuted at Sally Evans Artists and Makers Fair Bradmoor Farm in Haddenham and the reception was fantastic, lots of cards were sold and there was a great amount of interest in not only the embroidery but the positive messages and images that were being used! (See more about the weekend with this write up from Aylesbury & District news). 

So... what next...

Well, this is all a bit back to front as there was a little bit of exciting news that just couldn't wait and you can read the full story here but the short version is, these very greetings cards are now stocked in the beautiful épanoui in Bedford, which I am completely thrilled about, they are the first stockist of this new range and épanoui truly is a beautiful shop. Next, I am doing a little bit of a reshuffle on my website as I am now accepting wholesale orders (excited squeal)! The greetings cards will be available on the online shop to purchase directly shortly... so watch this space.

EXCITING NEWS!!

Well it has been a little while... but this exciting news just can't wait! After my new card collections had a little soft launch on Saturday, the first new stockist of this range of greetings cards is up and running with a range now available in their shop. This range includes designs from my cut paper, digital detail and embroidered 'pretty pieces of positivity' collections, all printed on FSC board in England. 

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I am so pleased to be stocked in the beautiful épanoui in Bedford, a gorgeous shop full of wonderful gift items, homeware and beautiful jewellery, handmade by the very talented owner herself (another Hannah). If that wasn't enough, they also run a fab range of workshops which you can check out here (if you needed any more of a reason to make your way to delightful den of design). Here is a little look at the inside of épanoui... featuring my cards right in the middle hurray! 

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This new range of greetings cards are proving rather popular (what a lovely problem to have), so there will need to be a little bit of a re-stock before I can start selling them from the website if you can't make your way to épanoui, but they will be on the way soon so watch this space. 

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