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Long over due!

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So, looking at the date of my last post, it seems I have been severely neglecting my poor blog! However, with some new and exciting things coming up, i'm sure i will have lots of interesting things to talk about. Over the Christmas break i had a lovely relax, spending time with friends and family and to be honest, procrastinating just a little bit! But now, its a new year (can you believe its 2014!?) and with that comes new work :) Over the next couple of weeks i shall be providing sneak peeks of my upcoming work and new collection. I also have lots of exciting events coming up soon, but for now i can reveal only one.......


My new website and online store!!




It's massively exciting for me to be able to share this news with you all! I've got a good friend, Kristie Hope, working alongside me to create the perfect website, for me, and of course more importantly you guys!! I'm incredibly lucky to know someone as lovely and amazingly talented as this woman, and believe me, your eyes are in for a treat on the first of March!!

Launching this site is a big big deal for me and my dreams! 


No rest for the wicked!

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So, during the past few weeks, i've been the busiest i've ever been! While getting a full time position at the company i worked part time at during university, i also signed my name to take part in a craft fair in Hart Village ran by King Crumpet. This meant working from 9 till 6 and then rushing home and spending the rest of my free time manicly creating new designs and making new pretty things to get my business started. However, i can't complain because I love what I do! (i'm just really looking forward to doing nothing for a night or two.....)

So! It's been a really hectic few weeks getting everything together and it really has finally all paid off. I took part in my first craft fair and it was much more successful than i thought it would be! It was really lovely to meet such lovely and talented people, and hear comments about my work. 


Running up to the fair i was panicking about the amount of work i had been able to produce in the short time i had, but when it came to setting up my table i didn't even have enough space for everything i had brought! That gave me a huge boost of confidence because i'd been so worried about having a very empty, sad looking stall.




A lot of the customers had some lovely things to say about my work which is always really heart warming when you have worked hard at something you love. Unsurprisingly my glass wing necklaces where the most popular and i've ended up with only one left!

The other stall holders were incredibly talented and inspirational, and any money i made on my own stall i ended up going round and spending it on the other peoples work ! Two stall holders were Rachael Armstrong from PoppyCock Illustrations and Hannah Butler from King Crumpet . Heres some pics of them looking beautiful at their stalls - really sorry about the quality of the pics!




Their work is so quirky and cute! Keep an eye open for the talented duo in upcoming christmas events around hartlepool.


Now, not only was it my first ever craft fair but also my graduation!! I celebrated getting my Bachelor of Arts in Textiles and Surface Design in the Middlesbrough Town Hall. It was a great day, getting to see everyone from my course that i hadn't seen for months since our final show. It was really nice to end three of the most important years of my life with a great ceremony, and walking across that stage in front of all those people (although i was completely pooing myself!) I felt a lot better when my name was called out and i heard the full of the Applied Arts class and my family shouting WOOOOO!!! That was a good feeling :D

I feel so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life. The constant support and love I have received from my nearest and dearest, particularly Thomas Arnell, Emily Scott and Amy-Rose Tucker is really overwhelming. And believe me, I know i'm not the easiest person to live with!

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The new member of the family...

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So, it's been really busy behind the scenes of Rosebud Casson, but i am pleased to finally share with you the new member of the 'Family' ! About a week ago, my boyfriend and I went for some lunch and stumbled across a garage on Tower Street that sold old and vintage 'nik naks', including furniture, pottery, log burners etc! Immediately i spotted a brown box resembling a Singer Sewing machine, something i have wanted to get my hands on for years. (We do have a vintage Singer, but it's so old we are unable to use it!) Anyhoo, we asked the bloke about it and he said he'd bought it a while ago thinking he would get rid of it for ยฃ200 no problem, but it turns out people in Hartlepool 'had no taste' and no body wanted it! So, as he was wanting to get rid of it, he gave us the 1911 Singer Sewing Machine in full working order, original Manual AND all the extra bits and bobs for THIRTY POUNDS! Thirty quidlets!! My boyfriend generously bought me is as an early Christmas present... Here's some photos to show it off! Some of the 'extras' are totally alien to me and i have no idea what to do with them! So if there are any Singer Experts out there please get in touch as i would LOVE to learn more about my new machine :)