Wednesday, 28 October 2009

KitschenSink @ The Bowery

Last Thursday I took a trip to The Bowery in Headingley, Leeds. The purpose of the trip was two-fold!

My lovely friend Samantha is having her photography showcased in the gallery, and it was the opening event.  Check her photography skills here. She is very clever.  She also writes a fun blog about the shoes she finds (you know, just in the street), which you can follow here.

Of course, it was a great opportunity to see KitschenSink on the shelf.  For those of you out of the area, here's a photo from my phone, so you don't miss out!


I did some other fun stuff this week too, like going to see Franz Ferdinand, having tea out, catching up with family and friends. A really nice time.

OK, I best go finish these wholesale orders....

Hearts xoxo

Monday, 19 October 2009

A musical de-brief of yesterday's jewellery fair

System of a Down did the hard work for me.  Watch, listen, and enjoy.

Lonely as in, it was dead. The stall holders were OK of course... most of them ;) Sorry it appears to have some sort of foreign words appearing...

I'm going to be a bit more selective for future events. If there's anything I can't stand, it's wasting my time. Especially when I need to get stock out to four shops ASAP.



Saturday, 17 October 2009

Wholesales, consignments & a professional photographer... busy week!!

I dropped the package off on Tuesday, they needed more by Wednesday, I got a wholesale order on Thursday, I didn't have time to make any love on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

It's been a super week, KitschenSink wise.

I met with the manager of The Bowery some time ago who wanted to stock KitschenSink on a consignment basis from October to December.  I had been procrastinating for a while... what with the 'illness' in September (which continues...) I kept putting it off. I got my ass into gear though, and dropped off the lovely package there on Tuesday.
I got a phone call on Wednesday. She needed more. The staff went wild for it...

Then on Thursday I met with the owners of Picture This in Bradford, primarily a picture framer that also send a whole load of awesome cool art, that are branching out into selling quality handmade good stuffs.  Picture This made a wholesale order... chamone!

I love how everything looks before I send it off to the stores. All packaged up nice. I am sometimes sad to see it go! It's worthwhile when you see it in the shop though.  A list of stockists is now on the website... click here to squiz.

I've also put a package of lovelies together for Hayley Kidd who is going to do some photography for me. I missed the postman by the whiskers on Thursday, so had to pay for special delivery so she had it one Saturday before the fair closed down. Oh yes... the photos are being taken on location at a fair ground. Think carousels, roller boots and candy floss. I am very excited.

Needless to say, I'm up to my elbows in making mess. Here's a visual stimulus.

Tomorrow I am selling at a little fair in Ripley (Town Hall).  I could do with a lie in.... ah well.  It'll be interesting to sell elsewhere than Leeds and Saltaire!


Monday, 12 October 2009

StAr LiGhT... sTaR bRiGhT!

I am sooooo excited for Halloween? Are you? I'm more giddy than a kid when it comes to Halloween.

I think these twinkly night sky spangles are ideal for Halloween... or just if you enjoy the darker side...

I promise I'll be back soon with a blog more 'Rowan'.

Ta-ta, hearts


Sunday, 11 October 2009

Desginers' Marketplace Round-up - Saturday 3rd October

Saturday 3rd October saw the first Designers' Marketplace in Leeds, held at The Loft.

There were some seriously cool designers there, and exactly what I have been looking to sell at since I heard about similar cool markets in the USA.  I wish it could runin Leeds every month. Here's a handful of sellers there... all KitschenSink approved!

Louise Taylor Originals (Mixed media jewellery)
Ella Kirk (Surface pattern designer)

I bought myself a sexy bow from Bowes Vintage... when I debut it I'll blog it.

Apologies, again, for the lack of blogging. Sometimes my world is so hectic there just ain't the time.

Hearts xoxo