Thursday, 8 October 2015

Christmas is not that far away now, believe it or not. Lots of making has been going on in preparation. I'm thinking a Christmas Cafetiere Cosy will look great in my new Christmas fabric. Have plenty now this has arrived today!

I'm booked in at the following Christmas Fairs this year.

20th November Chandlings School Oxford 1.30pm-5pm
21tst November St Helen & St Katharine Abingdon 10am-2pm
22ndt St Gabrielle Newbury 10.30am-3.00pm

27th Wychwood School Oxfordshire 3.30pm-6pm
28th Cranford House school Moulsford 1-3.30pm

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

'Tell your Story' 
Thanks Patricia from The Design Trust and Make It In Design for the Building a Branding video series.
I was talking to a customer at a recent craft fair about how I have just changed to a UK fabric printers
now I'm ordering bigger quantities of fabric and someone else stopped to listen. 
I realised this was exactly what Patricia from the Design Trust as talking about when she was saying 
Tell your Story'. My customers are actually interested to hear what goes on behind the scenes,
so this is what I will endeavour to do from now on.

So as you have probably gathered I now get my fabrics printed in the UK, so its a completely British brand. Designed, printed and made here.

I also received my first batch of proper printed care labels from Woven Labels. Another exciting
step for Chez Beccy. 

Sewing in my first care label!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

I had no idea, when I began Chez Beccy, of the amazing journey I was about to embark on! One of the biggest lessons I've learnt so far is not to get frustrated by how long everything seems to take. Channel that frustration into positive energy and celebrate each small goal achieved. I've also learnt to take my time making decisions. It's actually quicker (and cheaper!) to take time getting to the right decision, than getting it wrong and having to back track, and re-do.

I recently signed up for Rachael Taylor /  Make it in Design  'Building a Brand' video series. Thank you for loads of great information. A light bulb moment for me came when you were talking about Keywords. As a designer creating images and designs come quite naturally for me, but words are more of a struggle. So I do nee to think about how I describe products in my product descriptions etc.
Its another piece of the puzzle for me.
So for my brand key descriptive words are...
-country cottage
-traditional country kitchen
any other ideas, let me know...
Beccy x

Monday, 13 July 2015

New cushion covers now in stock!

Over the last few weeks, I've been designing and making my new cushion covers. The front and back are both made using from my linen fabric with a gorgeous cream pom pom trim and invisible zip. These beautiful cushions will grace any room, sofa or bed! 

All the designs come in 2 sizes either 40cm x 40cm or 30cm x 40cm.
Visit my etsy shop today!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015