23 January 2008

Progress....I think!

Well, despite a very thorough search (HUH!) the camera cable is still missing in action and I am having to post the frankly poor pictures I had already uploaded before Dear Davey swiped the camera last week. I know the lighting is bad and I know the positioning of the bags is a bit odd, but I was only planning to take these intitial pics to see how they well they photographed. Ah well, best laid plans - it also means the other version of my snail bag which has less flowers and some script instead isn't shown here because I hadn't finished it at the time...oh, let's move on. Here they are for now and I will post better ones when I can:





Lots has been happening over the last week or so: the shop in Dorset has been in regular communication and has confirmed the order - Hurrah! My First Wholesale Order!!! This has meant Many Hours in my sweatshop - sewing room - and much hand embroidery resulting in a slightly bruised thumb due to the fairly tough canvas used in the wallhangings, but I am so pleased with the mounting pile of goodies; I will pop a link on to the shop once they have received the order.

On top of all this excitement I have been having loads of ideas for new products and paths for the business, and can't wait to start working on them. What are they? Well, let's just say for now that they involve rosemary, gardening (which was where I started out years ago), beaches and a collaboration with a friend who is a VERY talented ceramacist (sp?). Am I fired up (ho, ho excuse the pun)? You bet I am.

Oh and the downside to the last few weeks? My poor websited are so neglected that I wake at night worrying about them; new ranges not on, new layouts and a spring clean needed, and generally somw love and care much required. If only each day had 48 hours instead of 24!


Pipany xx

15 comments:

Sally's Chateau said...

I love all things with Snails !

Zoƫ said...

All sounds fabulous - good luck with it.

elizabethm said...

They look great and love the sound of your new ideas. You need some help too by the sounds to make you fly!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

The photos look great, your work is beautiful.

Best wishes, Crystal xx

Frances said...

Pipany, the design looks great. I agree with Sally, the snail is a rich motif, actually anything involving spirals can be beautiful.

Spirals, the fast-moving hands of a clock ... I also agree that there are not enough hours in a day.

Let's have fun in our squeezed time!
xo

Casdok said...

Sounds fab - looks fab!

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Well looks like I will just HAVE to have a bag with snails on!
Cant wait to see what is brewing between the seamstress and the 'ceramicist' should be pretty good I reckon!

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Beautiful as ever Pipany, you are clever..gosh wonder who your talented friend might be..snigger...

Jane said...

What a lovely bag.
I wondered how you were getting on with your wholesale order.
I have just spent the last 2 days cocooned on the sofa with the laptop - feeling sorry for myself and decluttering the laptop. It looks a lot better than it did but now its uploaded I find that I have lost my logo!
I'm glad to hear that you are all fired up for your foray into collaboration - good luck
J
x

Woozle1967 said...

Hi Pipany - been away a while and WOW, look at you! Fab. Brill. xx

Nikki-ann said...

Congratulations on your first wholesale order, it must be exciting :)

P.S. - Your bags look great :)

IrishEyes said...

Very very best of good luck, the photos are beautiful and your craftwork fabulous

@themill said...

So looking forward to following the Grand Plans. I have my own too, I will email you..

Raindrops to Rainbows said...

Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment, its always lovely to hear from a new blogger. The cornwall photo was taken 2 years ago in mevagissey, my favorite cornish town. My dad, step mum & step brother live in st austell and i try to visit at least once a year. Id love to live there but unfortunately that will have to remain a dream for now. I always come away from there feeling so happy and rejuvinated, inspired to try new things and change my life.
Im looking forward to reading your blogs, i love the things youve made, and i got all happy at hearing about cornwall and seeing the lovely photos of your days out on your other blog. I look forward to reading more!
Lindsay xx

Miles Away In France said...

Hi, I just wanted to say that I love your blog and that I have tagged you.
Please don't feel obliged to take part it is just for fun.
Racheal x