Thursday, 19 June 2008
A mixed bag!
Well, here they are, two little chocolate brown and teal blue shoes from Clarks, the shop that makes you cry as you hand over your hard-earned cash. The cost of those shoes! Mind you, I did very well as these were the only ones I liked and they were in the sale and in Isabella's size - I paid the princely sum of £10..hurray! Please excuse the carpet colour; I photographed the shoes on a dull Wednesday which had the effect of making the carpet appear the most lurid colour!
I would have like to show pictures of Isabella's gorgeously pudgy feet actually in the shoes, but you know what she's like (see previous pictures of my dear toddler disappearing from view). Maybe another time. They seem very large and even though I placed them next to Daddy's work boots to give some idea of scale they still look enormous.
I am finally catching up with myself a little where the business is concerned. I'm not too sure why I feel I have been running behind on everything, but that is how it has seemed of late. Perhaps the reality is that I am desperate to work on some new projects - ideas for bags have been buzzing around in my head and I also want to start doing a small limited range of one offs (or 3 or 4 offs) where I can explore some design ideas which are not practical on a large scale, but that will enable me to mix hand embroidery with script, something I love to do. Can't show anything just yet, but hopefully next week will see the first few completed.
My Lauren tote bags have been in demand of late which has made me assess stock and change a few of the fabrics used. I need to take some better photos, but the weather has been a bit iffy here to say the least and I keep missing the sunny patches - here are the ones I have taken in the meantime:
Lauren tote in blossom
Lauren tote in bubbles
Lauren tote in almond blossom
Hmm, better shots as soon as I can manage methinks!
* Ooh, a lovely bit of news just came in via email: a company I haven't dealt with much before has contacted me to place an order for 10 of my bags! Hurray! And even better, they are paying for them straight away - even bigger hurray!! Of course, this is where the reality of running a very small business from home with children and time issues comes into play - think I might do a blog about that next week
Kerry bag in tulip
Well, time for a coffee and a game of shops before starting on the washing mountain.
Have a good day xx