22 December 2009

Trunk sale.

So the market was a big hit! I slept about three hours the nite before, the light bulb on my sewing machine went out in the final moments and I was so shy at selling my wares. But all in all I was happy to see everyone and most excited to see all my hard work come together at one time. We had special visitors with gingerbread, mince pies and hot teas, and my friend Julian was on hand to give me a nudge whenever a customer looked interested.
[Photo by Katie Horwich]
Using North Carolina's rich textile history as a starting point I made a new paper-cut logo with a cotton branch.
It turned out just perfect for cards, signs and for the first time, custom wrapping paper (!) tied up with deadstock Coronation ribbon.
Other new additions have been 'tongue and groove' pleats, thinking back on my childhood home, and the first bag with leather straps, something I've wanted to do for a long while now.
[Photo by Katie Horwich] I was so happy to get into bed that nite, I slept from 8.30 to 8.30!

13 December 2009

Today at Tate!

My friend Emma will be generously selling some of my wares at Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, today from 11 am to 6 pm in the Tate Turbine Hall. Check it out if you're nearby.

06 December 2009

*Time is on my side.

I've fallen behind on blogging this past month or so, I had some bad news and things have been far from good. I'm working to sort it all out, but immigration troubles are no joke! To try and keep my mind off things I've been holed up in my sewing corner working towards my first-ever UK market stall, which will be this coming Saturday 12 December in Stoke Newington. If you're nearby it would be great to see you!
Hello friends, Save the date for Saturday 12 December 2009 when my lil' venture Growin' Up makes its UK market stall premiere. Stop by to say hello and see this snail cross the finish line. I'll have pouches and totes among other carriers and surprises, starting at £10. Just in time for mistletoe I'll be treating you to special offers, custom gift wrap, 'free with purchase' and if you're lucky some of my Nana's 'Martha Washington' candies. Some of you already know that I've hit a big hurdle with my visa - thus all proceeds go straight into the 'Keep Jess in Britain Fund'. Here's hopin' to see you on the 12th if not before. Big love, jess *What Growin' Up's first UK market stall *When Saturday 12 December, 10.30 am-5 pm *Where Of Cabbages & Kings Christmas Market Abney Hall 73a Stoke Newington Church Street London N16 0AS Nearest overland: Stoke Newington or Rectory Road Buses 73,393, 476 stop outside Abney Hall
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