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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Build Up

The Wee cat looking his cute "mouse wouldn't melt in my mouth" self, as usual posing with his alter ego.

This was our stand at the Glasgow Trade Fair in January

Apologies for the absence of a few days, I've been otherwise occupied getting ready for the Aviemore_Trade_Show which starts on Sunday.

As usual, the best laid plans...
Months ago I decided to give our trade fair display a makeover. It's absolutely true that you have to make an impression in a second as potential buyers walk past, and our display system was looking rather tired.

Full of good intentions to create an eye catching display at the end of the last Trade Show, I came home with sketches and plans.
And they're still sketches and plans!

When you have a business that's thankfully busy, all the time is taken filling the orders that come in.

So here we are just a few days to go and no new display. Well, the next show is in September, maybe then...

BUT- I have been using my time productively, and there's a clutch of new designs to showcase, including some Christmas ones.

I'll be photographing them for our Brochure in the next day or so, so I'll let you sneak a peak then.

Hopefully the weather will hold until the weekend, as Bob will be doing his customary hill walking in the beautiful Cairngorms while I man the stand at the show. And more importantly we'll be camping in our trailer tent (!) so sunshine and warm temperatures please!

The Wee cat is looking forward to a weekend of pampering when our house sitters come to look after him. We have him on a diet just now, but I reckon he'll be spoilt rotten.

Away from work work, if you know what I mean, I've been making friends with talented embroiderers and textile artists all over the world since I've started to join groups and forums online. It's been an inspiring experience and a privilege to view such a variety of styles. My head is buzzing with ideas and I'm determined to make the time to continue my own textile journey.

Just need to get this Trade Fair over with!


  1. Hi, I noticed you were following my blog and I thought I would just hop over to say "hello"

    You must be so busy to make all these cards!! phew!! Nice to meet you!

    Creative wishes, Carolyn

  2. And nice to meet you too Carolyn. I enjoy following your blog - so many talented people out there.



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