Saturday, 22 January 2011

Weekly round up!

Gosh it's been a busy week, I wish I could blog more regularly and I mean to then I forget and go off and do something else!!

Ah well it does mean when I do a round up I have plenty to chat about!!

As I said in my last post I went to a Trade fair last Sunday to look for new products for Notorious Kitsch. I love seeing what new things suppliers are coming up with and am always excited at the prospect of new stock, it's kinda nice because it's like you can go shopping but it's not costing you anything because you're selling it on!

One of our popular suppliers is Anne Taintor, I love her stuff, it's cute and quirky. They have some really cute new things coming out so I thought I'd give you a little preview with this little pic from the catalogue!

Not sure about the soap cos it works out really expensive but the mini tissue box and nail files are very cute!

So I went on Sunday, then on Monday I went back to help my good friend Sue from Pennychoo on her stand. This is the first big Trade Show she's done so it was a big deal, it's hard to do this kind of thing on your own, after all you have to go to the loo at some point and it could be when the biggest card retailer passes your stand!

I love this new range she's designed, it was inspired by a cat vase we have in our house by our front door, I had no idea she'd done this range and when I said it's fab, she said oh it was your vase that inspired it!

Here's Sue making sure she has her orders sorted!! She'll kill me for posting this, she hates having her picture taking!

I'm so pleased for her, she did pretty well, lots of people loved her designs and she got interest - and orders - from some pretty great companies, so watch out for her designs on the high street soon!

Ok so that was Sunday and Monday!

Tuesday and Thursday I went and worked for someone else part time, as I said this is my year of getting some debt paid down so I need to do some work for people to earn some extra cash. It's very strange doing work for other people when you've worked only for yourself for over 2 years, but if it's going to help then it's all good!

I'm on a no buying ban at the moment, obviously if I'm trying to pay debts down, no point spending money! But, I bought something to continue to sort my sewing area out. I bought this little spool holder

Handy huh? But what's funny is it holds 32 spools of thread, and I thought oh great that means I'll have some spare, mmmm I clearly didn't realise how many supplies I already had, let's just say I need another holder and leave it at that!

Today, Saturday, I decided I would do a blog post, tidy the house a little and then sew, yeah! Not quite sure what I'm going to sew today, I'm in a bit of a quandry about it all. I keep not sewing clothes until I lose some weight but I need some new things now at the weight I am as most of my vintage stuff doesn't fit right now, so really I should get on with it and sew myself some things to wear now!

Anyway, we'll see, no doubt I'll do a post to let you see what I decided to sew in the end

Oh and big news I'm nearly at 200 followers, wow how did that happen, when it does I'll finally get round to doing a giveaway! mmmm now have to think about what!

Have a great weekend everyone


Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I popped to your friends blog - wow her designs are truly retro! Sounds like you had fun at Top Draw, the Anne Taitor stuff is brill!

Penny Dreadful said...

Love the mini tissue box, how cute x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

She's fab isn't she?

Oh the mini tissues boxes are even nicer in real life, I can see me having some on my desk and sewing table!

rosie-alia said...

Your friends cards are wonderful! Glad she got some orders :) And looking forward to seeing what you decided to sew in the end! xx

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Wow, I love her cards!!! I wonder if she ever plans on selling them as art prints as well? I'd love some for my kitchen!!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

well she's read this and I'm seeing her tomorrow so I'll ask her!

Vintage Vixen said...

I love the spool holder, that's fabulous.
Love your friend's designs, too, clever lady.
Can't wait to see what creation you come up with for yourself. xxx

Miss Magpie said...

I agree about the art prints. I quite often ending up framing cards I like but it would be good to get the images in bigger sizes sometimes.

Kim Bombshell said...

I love Anne Tainter! I look forward to seeing your "shop" when I'm over there for the Rave :-)

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Ooh the stand looks fab! Im so happy for Sue and I love the jazz cats range :)
Good luck with the making, you have lots of lovely fabrics so look forward to see what you come up with!

Zootsuitmama said...

Love Anne Tainter stuff too, and have her magnets in my kitchen. When my daughter got her own place, I started her off right by giving her one! Zootsuitmama

delia hornbook said...

You have been busy ;-)) I love the spool holder what a great idea i have never seen one of those before. I love Sue's designs there very sweet. Good luck with your sewing ;-)) Dee x

Sarsaparilla said...

I love Anne Taintor. How fun for you to be able to buy fun new things to sell - and not worry about spending your own money!

That's really neat that your friend was inspired by your cat vase! Love the designs - cool cats wearing glasses, with bongos and saxophones! Maybe sometime you could show us your famous cat vase. :)

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

Congratulations on so many followers! I always enjoy your posts, but don't always comment - you know how it is.
I saw Sue and her cards at the V&H fair at Chipping Sodbury. They're great!

Clairy said...

This is the first time I've visited your blog and I love it! I love the mini tissue box and I have way too many craft supplies too. I hear ya, sista.

Tikimama said...

Ooh, cool kitties - I'm gonna hop on over there and check out your friend's adorable designs! And I love Anne Taintor's stuff, too!

La Dama said...

cute Anne Tater stuff...congrats to your friend and your so thoughtful.

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