Friday, 26 August 2016

A few months ago I decided to take the plunge and take a stand at the 
Christmas Country Living Fair London 9th-13th November. I have always been rather daunted by the scale of the show and wondered how on earth I could possible make enough stock to do a show like this.

So for the first time I am getting some help making my stock. This is a big development for me. Scary and exciting all at the same time!

Last week the samples arrived for my Christmas Aprons and Tea Towels  

I'm still making all the napkins myself. 

Also available are Christmas Cafetiere Cosy's! 

Come and visit my stand
It will be lovely to see you!

Monday, 29 February 2016

Great fun at the weekend doing a photo shoot with my sister modelling
all my aprons in the new linen union fabric. Now all
available in my etsy shop. Why not pop over and have a look!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

I'm really please to announce that my fabrics are now all printed in the UK, meaning I can proudly say my products are all 100% British, designed and made in England.

The fabric is lovely linen union with a natural colour as a base, which is digital printed using reactive dyes, giving a lovely finish and feel to all my products.

I've started to update my etsy shop with my beautiful new products, so all my tea towels are now available for purchase. I'm planning a photo shoot in the next couple of weeks so I will be updating my aprons images too, swiftly followed my blue and white cushions too. To give you a taster here are my tea towel images.

Burford Green Range

 China Blue Range

Friday, 18 December 2015

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