I've been meaning to blog about this for awhile now but I've been so tired! It's only around now, 7pm in the evening, once the kids have been fed and are in bed, that I feel it's okay for me to sit and use the computer without feeling guilty! Anyway, let's get on with what I really want to write about. A couple of months ago, Gazelli asked me to print a few cushions, a throw and a couple of bags for their treatment room at Urban Retreat, Harrods. After a few emails, they chose some of my designs they liked best and I started printing. They decided to go with their monochromatic colour scheme so all the designs were printed in black on white linen. The one challenge I had was sewing the shoe bags. I didn't have any in stock so I had to sew them myself. It took me quite a few hours, but I was so pleased that I managed it! Now I'm thinking, woah, look at me! Maybe I can make some clothes for the girls! Or maybe not! :P
A month later, I get another email from Gazelli. This time, they wanted some bags for an event they were having at Harrods. They gave me their design and I converted it into a drawing and then transferred the design on to lino. Carved it. Printed it and ordered a stamp with their brand to stamp on to the bags. This time though, I left the sewing to the experts!
One big challenge was drying space! I used every corner of my house, shed, garden! I printed about 100 bags in total - in 5 days! I was chuffed to say the least. Gazelli also invited me to their event at Harrods which my friend Anna and I went to. It was SO nice to see my cushions in situ and to see people with the bags. A great experience in all!