Thursday, 30 December 2010

Good bye, 2010. It's been grand.

I'm posting to pay tribute to 2010, cos it's been freakin awesome. Here's some highlights:

January:

I launched my wonderful large comic love-hearts, including the best selling 'He Called'

February:

My website got copied by some creep in Argentina. No, it wasn't nice at the time. But now I can't help but laugh about it.

I went to my first Roller Derby bout and fell in love with the sport (and donated a necklace as a charity prize!)

March:

I exhibited KitschenSink in my first pop-up shop, via Designers Marketplace. It looked frickin ace!


I chalked up another awesome stockist, Hannah Zakari

Saw Courteeners live, again

I made eye contact with Joseph Gilgun, sigh.


April:

KitschenSink got sold at Selfridges, on Oxford Street in London! I was featured on the front of my local newspaper for it!

I won a lovely flying goose brooch from Magasin


We ran our first give-away!

Kate P and I were photographed for Company magazine - wearing KitschenSink necklaces!


I went to the Superette of my favourite indie designer, Lady Luck Rules OK, to listen to her trade secrets. I learnt lots...

I chalked up another awesome stockist, itsKitsch in Aberdeen.

I won tickets to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Ideal Home Show, but gave my tickets to Samantha because I couldn't make it.

May:

I enrolled on a college course studying basic photoshop (I'm still none the wiser!)

I chalked up a new stockist - The Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge.

Celebrated the LOST finale with friends

Live @ Leeds!

I was invited to a preview evening at Jamie's Italian restaurant and sat next to Jimmy King from Emmerdale.





June:

I was featured on several pages of local mag 'Yorkshire Living' - I found out on my birthday!

I got accepted to BUST Summer Craftacular. Ace!

I got involved in TestSpace Leeds, selling and exhibiting and making friends and having fun.

I won a pitch at the Knitting and Stitching Show (taking place in Nov)

I got accepted to Saltaire Arts Trail (taking place in Sept)

July:

I was featured in SoFeminine's ''Accessories you won't find on the high street' and also in Live and Love York magazine!

I sold in a very wet Blackpool at the Super Duper Fair, and a very hot London at BUST Craftacular! Both were ace!!


I launched the Forecast of Fun range, which is still going strong!


I visited friends in London and went to Hackney Wicked Arts Festival

August:

The super Make Lounge in London became a KitschenSink stockist

I got a new camera

I met a boy <3

I went to my first ever sleep-over festival

September:

I launched a tooth rot orb necklace to add to the collection


I sold at Saltaire Makers' Fair

I went to the local Bingley Music Live festival, fun!!

October:

I mainly prepared to pop-up!

I was taken on a surprise trip to Whitby

November:

I sold at my winning pitch at the Knitting and Stitching Show


I saw Gok Wan filming and went to the fashion face-off!

I took a trip to Hebden Bridge and got treat like a celebrity!

We went to a Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem gig at Magna, which was AWESOME

December:

Launched Manga necklaces that sold like hot cakes!

I was interviewed on local radio

** Something very exciting that I cannot reveal yet!

2 comments:

Diamonds and Daggers said...

I loved this post! Hope 2011 brings you even bigger and better things! xox

thelostkelpie said...

Love this! So glad you had an amazing year. Quite excited to see what 2011 bring you! :)