Did you have a merry Christmas? I did! Always good to spend some time with family and play a lot of board games, even though I kept losing..
I got money for christmas as well as lots of nice little things such as polaroid cheese slicer, perfume and notebooks. I haven’t blogged about my birthday few weeks ago but my amazing boyfriend gave me a new iMac for my birthday stroke Christmas present! I am very lucky.
What did you get for Christmas?
After admiring over these pretty Livework Colour Block Point Pens for a while, I finally bought two of them from Shedquarters – “Lilac” and “Snowgray”. It was so hard to pick because I wanted every colour available but I didn’t need that many. I think I will snap up “Vermillion” one next time – bright red, soft blue and cream goes together really well.
They are by far the nicest pens to write with. They are light and their nibs are thin (0.38mm), which I love about after their gorgeous colour palette.
Need new pens? I’d definitely recommend them. You can buy them over at Shedquarters (free UK delivery on all orders!) or Fox and Star. There are some lovely patterned pens too!
Do you have one? Do you love them as much as I do?
In November, I was hired to photograph a night event hosted by BDA Youth. The event was a Hollywood themed ball. Everybody were looking lovely all glammed up!
At the start of the night, I hopped in a hummer limo with 14 of attendees for an hour and then arriving the venue I photographed couples and friends on the red carpet before they went in the hall. I walked around and captured as much as I could at the rest of the night. The photobooth and dance floor were especially fun!
Here are some photos from the ball. Enjoy.
My stall on Saturday was a massive success!
I sold much more than I expected. My christmas cards was a huge hit, all sold out in the first 1.5 hours. Along with my prints and cards, I included originals as well as framed ones thinking they wouldn’t sell but some of them did! I had to say goodbyes to Whale, Christmas Robin, Robin, Bowing Owl and Pineapple. There will be prints of Whale and Bowing Owl available on my shop soon and Pineapple print is available to buy now here.
I was happy and overwhelmed that I weeped in the restaurant afterwards. The support I had from Aneurin, my sister, mum and her partner were fantastic and my stall wouldn’t be successful without them. The amount of compliments and purchases from the visitors were unbelievable and the confidence I was struggling to build this year are growing at last. I am so grateful for the kind people out there.
Naturally, there were some communication barriers but it was not that bad with Aneurin there trying his hardest to interpret when he wasn’t even a professional. It was really sweet that some customers tried to sign thank you back to me when I signed thank you to them for buying my stuff.
I will definitely apply for more market events in 2015, even the markets that rejected my applications this year – I will not give up!
I am excited to announce my new and first stockist – Indiecana! It is a brand new online lifestyle boutique, launching just last month. It is run by the lovely Daisy and because she believes in supporting small businesses, she stocks their handmade products on her new shop.
I am thrilled that she chose my Flamingo (which is my bestselling design to date!), Buck, Mallard, Bowing Owl and Toucan. It is nice to see my products somewhere else and I am looking for more stockists so if you are one reading this and like my products, get in touch!
Check out the lovely handmade items she have got on her shop and listed below are some of my favourites:
It will make us very happy if you could support Indiecana by taking your time checking it out, spreading the word and follow this new online lifestyle boutique on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you!
In other news, I am having a stall in Camberwell Arts Christmas Market this Saturday! I will be selling both current and new prints as well as christmas cards, which to my delight is selling really well at the moment. If you are around, say hello and don’t worry if you don’t know sign language (new reader, I’m deaf and use sign language) because my mum and Aneurin will be around to interpret for me. I was considering to hire a BSL interpreter but since it costs money I thought I would first see how it goes with the help of my mum and Aneurin and whether I enjoy selling in a hearing environment. Wish me luck!
P.S. I am running a month long “get 1 A5 print get 1 free” over at my shop, starting today. Just add two prints of your choice in the basket and the price of one will be deducted automatically. Because it is CHRISTMAS and my BIRTHDAY this month!