Thursday, 15 September 2016
I've recently returned from a few days in London - my reason for the trip was to attend London's Top Drawer at Olympia. I travelled by train a day earlier so I could have a wander around London. I went to Liberty and a few other stores, just window shopping but looking at different designs that I wouldn't normally see here in Devon. It felt very indulgent staying in a hotel on my own, eating out alone, reading my book in cafes and wandering at my own pace. I visited Make International's stand at Top Drawer to see my new range displayed for the first time. It was very exciting and I was a bit overwhelmed. It's been over eight years ago now since I gave up my music teaching career to follow my new path - in those earlier years I spent almost every day frenetically screen printing and sewing, making hundreds (or more realistically thousands!) of toys, cushions and prints to sell from my website from a spare bedroom at home. Although I still screen print and sew, most of my time is now spent illustrating for children's books and working on designs for Make International. I hope you like my snap shots. * The chocolate waffles for breakfast was a real treat - this is what happens when I eat alone!