Tis the first of December, and I'm preeeetty excited about digging the ol' christmas jumper out of the cupboard! Of course, there's plenty more to be looking forward to, including the Made in the Shade Holiday Hullabaloo! There's a fine list of sellers lined up, as well as some other bits and bobs of events (something to do with sewing? something to do with cinema? I can't remember exactly...). you can see a bit about who's all involved here.
Of course, while we'll have all of our lovely products available at the Hullabaloo, you can of course get in there early and buy them online. All our orders are posted next day, first class (special delivery available too!), so you'll get them pretty snappy. And there's something to fit all budgets and abilities!
So, it's only the start of November, and I hate to mention the C word, but things are definitely gearing up for Christmas! Holey moley.
First off, I'm very excited about the special Christmas themed product I've been working on. It's not actually close enough to the festive season for me to feel ready to disclose any more details just yet, but I've pencilled in a release date of the week of 14th Nov, so you'll find out real soon! In addition, since way back in March, or maybe April, ages ago anyway, I've been working in collaboration with the folk behind PostCarden to design a lovely new product, which is due to hit the shops very soon. Again, I should have more details of this to release really soon - but I can definitely say that I'm really delighted with the way the product is looking, and it's got more than a few admiring glances from visitors to the workshop.
On yet another Christmassy note, I was pleased to find out that I've got a space at the Made in the Shade Holiday Hullabaloo, Sat 10 Dec at the Lighthouse. I know that the girls will have chosen an awesome selection of designer-makers who will, no doubt, have their best wares on offer. I know where I'll be getting my xmas shopping done!
Finally, and I know I've mentioned him before, but I've been admiring the work of Alan Wolfson - this guy has been making his miniature urban sculptures since before I was born, and still going strong. Inspiring stuff.