I arrived home from Top Drawer on Tuesday evening, exhausted but extremely happy. I don't set any targets order-wise, as you can never tell what a trade fair will bring, and especially having never done Top Drawer before, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect...
But I was far from disappointed... each day seemed to pick up pace, as stockists new (and old) came to chat to me and loved my work, and placed orders too, which was fantastic!
One of the highlights for me was meeting so many lovely people over the 3 days... twitter people you know who you are and it was fabulous to see you all again, or to meet you for the first time! Although I was ready to go home after 3 intense days (4 including setting up - a tough job when you are doing it on your own!), I was also a little bit sad, as it had been such a thoroughly enjoyable show!
As we busily prepare for Top Drawer, which starts this weekend (opening on Sunday to be precise), I have just realised how slack I have been with our lovely little blog of late, oops!!
What with recovering from the Christmas rush, being worn out from a succession of festive fairs, and then putting my 'designing' cap back on to decide on new lines for 2012, I'm not sure where the time has gone...
So until we get back from Top Drawer mid-next-week (we will be at stand L100 if you are popping by!), here are a few sneak peeks of new items / card designs / ideas and a trial run set up snap to keep you busy til then... have a wonderful week x
Charlotte graduated in Contemporary Textile Practice BA (hons) in 2006. She worked as a freelance designer, as well as producing one-off embroidered illustrations for exhibitions and galleries around the UK, and working for an independent textile magazine in London. Following demand for more of her work, Charlotte headed back to the countryside where she grew up, launching Charlotte Macey Textiles in May 2010. The Cotswolds have provided the perfect home to produce a range of classic homewares featuring her quirky and unique embroidered illustrations.