Sunday, July 25, 2010

Live & Love York Article

I'm so excited to be included in the month's issue of Live & Love York Magazine!!  It is available to read online via and go to pages 16 and 17.

It's such a beautiful publication and I'm so pleased to be included.  I've written a short piece about the nostalgia surrounding 'tea', namely elevenses and the lost art of afternoon tea.  There's also a photo of some of my cupcakes included which is excellent!!

The cake competition is going well too with lots of entries so far.  Still plenty of time to enter so click on the link above to be in with a chance!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wind-swept tables and new-look labels...

Had a really productive time at the Knavesmire Primary School Fair.  Very windy day and many times we had to charge across the playground to retrieve fly-away aprons!  It was a fantastic opportunity to meet people who were really keen to suggest products and potential outlets which might be interested in stocking my items.  It was also a great opportunity to test out my new logo which my brother has been working on for me.  We're hoping to develop an image to go with the "Curiositea" brand name.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Babies and bunting

Feel as though things have been frantically busy the last few days and weeks. I've been building up and broadening stock in preparation for my second table top sale which is TOMORROW! It's at a primary school and I'm really keen to be prepared. I've been cutting and sewing new lengths of bunting as well as some more children's aprons. I've not yet made as many children's clothes as I'd hoped but am still excited about the things I have to include so far. Ideas are swirling around, I just wish there was another 'me' so I can get twice as much done!

The life/work balance has been a challenge to say the least, possible with 'life' taking a definitely back seat! I've had great support from home though which has meant I've actually achieved quite a lot in a short space of time. Sewing and small children don't always go hand in hand, though I have discovered that my youngest has an extreme fascination with the greaseproof paper I use for making patterns. Though he can't quite crawl yet, he moves incredibly quickly in order to get his hands on the crinkly, crackly stuff!

Right , back to it.... :)