Sunday, 24 February 2013

What's going on?

Hey! It's been a while.

I'm currently taking a planned leave of absence and will be back in the summer time.  After that, things will change - for the better, Kitschen Sink will become a more exclusive brand.

What's happening?

I'm studying two nights a week at the moment and that means other evenings I need to read and work on assignments or revise, and my other time I am hanging out with friends and family.

What's going to change?

Having a busy lifestyle - working full time and doing Kitschen Sink on the side, making time for the many important people in my life, at the moment I don't have time to keep up on the paperwork required to have shops selling my work. When a shop sells your work they can either buy lots off you at once for a really cheap price per piece (but lots of money in my bank account at once!) - this is called 'wholesale', or I can hand it over to them and when they sell something they take a percentage of the price it sold for.  At the moment, most shops want to do the latter, and that means I have to keep track of what stock each shop has, what they have sold, how much they owe me, if they have paid me, how much more to send them. ore and more they expect the maker to do this, and I just don't have time on top of working - heck, that means there's no time to design new things, or to tell you about it!

So from now on, I will mostly be selling to you direct.  At events, and online.  So it'll be more exclusive. Some shops will still stock my work if they choose to buy wholesale.

When will I be back?

Well, I plan to sell at the Easter Reetsweet at the Corn Exchange (Leeds) event, but otherwise I will be making a return after June - that's when I hand in a bunch of coursework and have the summer off studying. 

Can we keep in touch somehow?

Yes! I am not disappearing. I will still be pinning on Pinterest, Facebooking, and Tweeting. You can keep up to date with what I am being inspired by for fresh new collections on my return.


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