Friday, 22 June 2012

New Prints for AW12

Sorry about the lack of blogging recently, we have been crazy busy here!  I just thought I would give you a sneak preview of our two new prints for Autumn/Winter!




The prints will be available to buy by the metre but they will also be available in a stunning new range of products including cushions, aprons, shopper bags and toiletry bags!

We also have a gorgeous new Christmas print which I'll be able to show you guys in a few weeks!

We will be launching all of our new collections at Harrogate Home & Gift in three weeks time.  We have lots to do before then so I better get back to it!

Just before I go here is a video of Kristian and I printing our new 'Stripes' fabric.


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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Design Design Design

Since Easter I have continued working on new designs for Autumn Winter 2012 and also working on new ideas for Spring Summer 2013.  I can't wait to share with you all the exciting new developments here but for the moment here is a little video of me at work in the studio!

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Easter Break

I have been a very busy bee these last few weeks with the Easter madness!  Our Easter bags and tag sets went down a treat!


I have also had a few trips away.  Firstly, to Bruges for my good friend Alex's hen party/30th birthday celebrations!  Alex runs By Alex Textiles and she creates beautiful homewares full of country charm!  Stunning architecture, beautiful weather, boat trips plus lots of eating and drinking made for a fabulous weekend!



Kristian and I went to Abersoch for a few days over Easter and we had a great time.  We did plenty of walking on the beautiful beaches but mainly just relaxed away from work!




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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Making Time To Design

We have been very busy here at Becky Broome HQ with lots going on, including, hand printing our latest Proverbs range to meet orders from new and existing trade customers :)

I have also been working on some new product lines and new designs which will be launched to trade in July.  My goal this year is to become more organised with designing and producing new ranges.  Usually, we can be a little last minute and it can become quite stressful, so I am taking some time earlier on in the year to be creative.  All I can say is we have some very exciting developments in the pipeline!


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Gilpin Lodge

I mentioned in an earlier blog that my family had booked for Kristian and I to stay at the Gilpin Lodge in the Lake District for my birthday treat.  One word ... BLISS!  This was our room, a junior suite called 'Troutbeck' which had the most fabulous terrace with spectacular views.  From the moment we arrived, we were looked after by all of the wonderful staff and enjoyed a spectacular five course meal and a superb breakfast the following morning.  It was a fabulous retreat and was much needed after Spring Fair!  I've come back to work this morning feeling refreshed and relaxed. 








Spring Fair

Sorry for not posting for a while ... we have been hectic running up to and after Spring Fair. Here are some pics...



Bunting is a must have for the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics so we have created a simple yet luxury bunting in red, blue and cream to match our 'Proverbs' range.  The bunting will be available on the website soon.


We launched our new packaging at the show, recycled boxes tied with bakers twine.  The new boxed aprons and tea towels will make perfect gifts!  They were a real success at the show and will be available on the website soon.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Birthday Weekend

I have just come home from an amazing weekend in the Lake District - where I was celebrating my birthday!  Saturday's weather was glorious so we went on a walk to enjoy the fresh air and breathtaking views of the snowy fells.





We enjoyed gorgeous meals and several glasses of bubbly!  My birthday cake was beautiful - lemon sponge with lemon curd and buttercream - mmmmmmm!



My gifts included several Eve Lom products (my favourite!) and a weekend getaway for Kristian and I to stay at the Gilpin Lodge - a luxury country house hotel in the Lake District!  I am sure it will be much needed after Spring Fair!


Friday, 27 January 2012

Press

We have been featured as part of the Spring Fair previews in Gifts Today and Gift Focus - two fantastic trade magazines!

Click on the image to see Gifts Today ...


Click on the image to see Gift Focus & scroll to page 138 ...


I'm going to have the weekend off (well most of it anyway!) and try to rest in preparation for the chaotic madness that is preparing, packing and working at Spring Fair.  After Sunday, I won't have a day off for another 12 days!  

Hope you all have a great weekend. x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Busy Busy


After a hectic run up to Christmas, Kristian and I managed to take a week off to enjoy the festivities and have a well earned rest!  However, since starting back, we have been very busy bees!  We finalised the designs for our new Valentine's range and got busy in the print studio.  The collection includes, gift bag sets, gift tags and cupcake toppers!  They are perfect for adding that finishing touch to your Valentine's Day gift!




If you are looking for Valentine's Day gift inspiration ... our 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' cushion or framed print would make a fabulous Valentine's gift!  Perfect for telling your loved one exactly how you feel!



Spring Fair which starts 5th February is our next trade show, so it's all systems go here to make sure everything is ready!  We will be at stand 6P31 and will be launching some new products and gorgeous new packaging!  If you are visiting make sure you pop by and say hello!