Thursday, 19 March 2009
The last few weeks have been busy with work on both products and website maintenance. I have been feeling that the site needed a tidy - nothing major, just a little streamlining and so have added a product page to the menu bar. This means you can now click on the product and be taken straight to the relevant page. I am still waiting to hear how to remove the annoying drop down bar from the menu as it is not needed now. I would really appreciate any feeback from those of you who may have browsed around my site before and thank you in advance! I think there are still adjustments to be made, but it is getting there. Now on to other things...
I have said before that I have been working on a new range which will work together more cohesively (almost used streamlined again there!). This is not because I don't want a broad range of products any longer - quite the contrary - but for wholesale it works a little better. It also means I get to use certain designs on a number of items, tweaking them a tad depending on the product or only using elements of the whole as I think it is needed. When you have spent time drawing, milling over ideas and producing endless samples before the right one jumps up at you it can be truly disheartening to rapidly move onto something new. A little love affair occurs when you pour so much of yourself into your work and to be able to work for longer with these pieces which by now are so familiar to you makes it all the more special. And so, my forget-me-not blue and pelargonium red embroidered flowers with their little patches of applique have wound their way over from the Hush Hearts which rather gratifyingly have already proved to be popular, to these pretty 'Stay awhile' Tea Cosies.
They are lined with wadding and a black & white ticking which I love both for its practicality and for the way it contrasts so perfectly with the delicate flowers.
And this time the words which drew me were 'stay awhile' because isn't that a nice thing to say when someone pops in for a visit or even to say to yourself when you find yourself rushing around? Hmm, I still seem to be on a certain theme here: hush, stay ...wonder what's next? Well, I know, but you'll have to wait awhile! I like the poetic slowing of the word 'awhile', so much nicer than the jumpiness that occurs when the words are split; try saying it and you'll see I haven't quite lost my mind.
Happy Thursday x