So I thought it was probably time to write again.
Still preparing for the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair! Not entirely sure what to expect so just trying to ensure I have a lot of stock made and that I will be as organised as possible to avoid any nasty surprises once I'm in London! I have quite a lot of cushions made now and a fair collection of lavender bags.
The armchair is well under way, I think it will be quite spectacular once it is complete! It will most certainly be the talking point in the living room of its future home.I promise to put up some photos soon once the weather has picked up so I can get some shots of it outside of the garage.
I have ordered lots of aprons, both childrens and adults, from a company in Lancashire who produce cotton and manufacture the products themselves- Keeping it all British! There is also a good stock of Whinberry & Antler draught excluders featuring the marching hedgehogs, to keep out the cold air. I have also decided on my display now for the fair.... but I think that can stay a secret until the big event itself.
In relation to the business side of things, I am in the process of getting my merchant account number so that I may take card payments at the fair in March. A heads up to anyone who may be interested in doing this in the future, it is not a quick process- in fact it takes about four weeks altogether. I also have my public liability insurance now, which you need to attend any markets or fairs. I have also written a press realease for W&A. Around 20 copies of this, will be handed in at the Business Design Centre in London at the start of the Fair for any journalists who may be interested.... fingers crossed.
Anyway, I should get back to it, I am halfway through making ten large cushions.
Thanks for reading, come back soon!
(oh, and this is our latest addition to the family; Spider the Border Terrier. It's very hard to keep up the work when he's around!)
Set up by British designer Jacinta Walton, Whinberry & Antler design and produce unique fabrics and homewares by hand in rural England. Incorporating a passion for traditional skills by using hand printing methods, and taking inspiration from British wildlife and countryside, Whinberry & Antler hope to bring a beautiful token of the countryside into your home.
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