Saturday, 11 December 2010


Designers of African origin, talk to CNN about representing fashion from the UK, via online boutique, Agnes and Lola.

Source: CNN


Knitwear fans, have been designing their own cashmere sweaters, scarves, dresses, baby clothes and more via the user-friendly design software of French online boutique, Trendy Workshop, designs are made-to-order. As another unique twist, users can also sell their designs, based on a commission basis of 5-10%!

Source: Trendwatching

Monday, 6 December 2010


Since my last post, I feel as if I have just emerged from my own personal twilight zone. In this current economic climate, as a micro-business I have had to implement plans to diversify my products and services. Last week, I received via post, a Google Adwords promotional voucher from Vistaprint, the business stationery supplier. After ummming and ahhhing for over a week, I decided to ignore the catch in the small print and I endeavour to keep a close eye on events, to avoid exceeding the £75 @ 25p per click. Bearing in mind the UK's VAT is rising to 20% in Jan 2011, I won't turn up my button nose to a gift that is potentially effective PR. Stay posted and I'll let you know if it works for me.

Source: Sonji Clayton

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Shop Curious: 'Seriously Crafty Chair Covers'

Feel Free to Sit Comfytably!

Wow, has it really been November since I last posted? The heavy snow in the Uk has been pretty consistently, inconsistent, I feel like I have been living in Narnia! I'm such a wimp, when it comes to extreme weather.
Happy New Year and all the best for the new decade to all!

A range of innovative knitted chair covers was brought to my attention by Shop Curious, last year..... click here or the title link, to see more examples of designers experimentations with various fibres and to view Shop Curious's lovely store, a treasure trove of seriously eclectic goodies, right up my creative street!