Thursday, 29 October 2009
So after a busy day or trying to look busy I have attached my favourite design and my man has bought some cheap champers from M&S, chocs and ordered a curry, what more could you ask for, especially when you are on a diet. Still got 2 stone to go, lost nearly 3 now - yippee.
Friday, 25 September 2009
I hope you like them, you will be able to buy them on my site very very soon.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
I am exhibiting at:
- IssyBoo in Doncaster on the 10th October
- Baby Show Earls Court - 16th -18th October
- Designer baby show in Slough - 14th November
- Our very own Happy Mondays showcase on the 19th November
I love the group, I have met so many interesting women and mums in business are always so open and willing to help each other, the meetings have been very successful up to now.
Saturday, 12 September 2009
I have now lost 2 stone, one dress size down, and go to the gym 4 x a week and feel tremendous, my wardrobe is now a bit more exciting, not quite there yet as still have 3 stone to lose, but so much more choice.
I just hope I can keep on track and lose the other 3 stone and my wobbly arms as my 6 year old kindly told me yesterday, not as wobbly as grandmas but still very wobbly!!!
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
I am going to increase my collection of twins birth announcement cards and triplets, as I feel that it is a bit small at the moment.
I will also design a few more twins christening invitations.
Probably do all this while on holiday in france trying to relax!!!!!
Saturday, 15 August 2009
I think Sue and I are going to be very very busy, but it will be worth it.
On a more personal point, at last I am losing weight, I could not blame Jemima anymore for my huge bodyshape, she is 2 now! So joined the tytherington club and absolutely love it, even if my pulse while exercising is through the roof. I have lost a stone so far - yipppeee.
I am also now exhibiting at the Baby Show Earls Court, in the baby boutique section, I can't wait, we are going to sell some new exciting products from Canada. I hope I get as good a response from this show as the excel show.
Off to the Dordogne next week for a well earned rest, well sort of rest as I will be taking my mac of course, got my mum and friends organising CocoCards from the UK end. Thats the problem with your own business never without it (quite like that actually).
Oh and Happy Mondays is now on twitter - HappyMondaysUK
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
It has a shop, recipies and forum, and is just a lovely looking website. Hopefully it will inspire me to bake with the kids a bit more, but Molly only wants to lick the spoon and they both fight over who cracks the eggs, so I usually lose my temper or just bake huge cakes with lots of eggs in them!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Link: Lettered Set
It does discuss how awful pre printed thank you notes are, so maybe I should not be publishing it here, but it also discusses how wonderful it is to write and receive letters, notes, thank you cards in a time when we use texts and emails.
It makes me want to go out and buy letterpress stationery, I hope in time to be selling this on my website. Oh and buy a cabinet like this and the house to match preferably in North Sydney.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
I have just joined squidoo and I am trying to create a few lenses, while doing so found this great lens on childrens birthday present ideas for 1-2 year olds, have a look: http://www.squidoo.com/1st_birthday#module10916733
Once I have squidoo cracked might look at digg this, bebo etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
It is so hard to get the wording just right, so hopefully these books will help, and I just love buying books.
The books are - The Art of Correspondence: An Etiquette Booklet and Complete Set of Stationery"
Crane's Blue Book of Stationery: The Styles and Etiquette of Letters, Notes, and Invitations"
Steven L. Feinberg
Hopefully these will help with my new range of wedding stationery.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
I have changed my printers and I am now working with the lovely Nicky from P81 print in Macclesfield, the printers are great, Nicky is great.
We have already expanded the range to include canvas prints, and I will be adding the option of printing all my cards onto canvas.
New ideas are baby books, photo albums, bookmarks - all coming very soon.
Also the print quality is so much better, the photos look just great, very clear and crisp.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
I keep getting lots of fantastic feedback which is always lovely and puts a big smile on my face. I have posted some on my testimonial page.
I have designed a couple of wedding invites lately, thought I might dabble in this area, thinking about doing a wedding show to see what the reaction to my cards is, as I know there is a lot of competition. Will put these on my website soon.
It was my sons birthday party last weekend so we did a treasure hunt, luckily it was fantastic weather so 12 lively boys had a great time outside, while mums sipped champers indoors (well sparkly plonk actually!).
I loved making his pirate invitations and treasure hunt clues, that is the bonus of doing this job you are able to treat your children to really special stationery, he just loves his thank you cards, we just need to write them now!.
Monday, 9 March 2009
Had lots of enquiries and orders already, so if I carry on getting a good response I may go back next year.
Here is a picture of the stand.
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We met some lovely people, our stand was opposite future freak, check out their very way out designs, nothing like cococards, their slogan is 'we dont do nice'.
Some other great stands were lulu sapphire and Huddle and Bliss, i just wanted to have another baby to buy all their gorgeous baby things.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
The only negative with the article, is when I tell people I am in I'm pregnant magazine, all they hear is I'm pregnant and think I am having a fourth - do they think I'm crazy, well maybe!!!
I have been asked to design the celebrity guest invites and press invites, so I will post these here soon.
If you live anywhere near London, please come and say hello, stand C45
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
My exciting plans are to expand my selection of cards and designers, moving into civil ceremonies and weddings and I will be exhibiting at the biggest baby show in the UK at the end of February, they expect 29000 visitors over 3 days, daunting but a fantastic challenge.
I will be adding more birthday party invitations and thank you cards over the next few weeks, I hope you like them.
It is my oldest daughters birthday party this weekend so I am very busy buying jewels, face paints, balloons and making my own party bags with personalised tags and matching thank you cards.
On the subject of thank you cards, my children loved (well OK loved a bit!) writing their cards this year as they had their own personalised thank you cards which made them very special. I will be adding more designs to this section of my website as I think it is lovely for children to have their own stationery.