Monday, 16 January 2012

Trading Places

Yesterday I visited HOME/Top Drawer London, the main reason being to scare the living daylights out of me as I'll be in the same venue showing at Pulse 2012 in June.

See, that's me in the corner.....

I got to have a snoop and jabbered with some lovelies - Zeenas stand looked gorgeous as did she. Her work has just gone crazy with new stockists etc. Zeena showed at Pulse last year for the first time and if I get a bean of what she's had I'd be over the moon... well done lovely!



Next door to smiley girl was one of my favourites, Lush Designs - Maria was so busy talking to the trade that I didn't want to even stop her to say hello. When I had a chat with her before she was a huge encouragement and help - such an inspiration!



Next door to Lush was Clare Nicolson who I'd never met before only loved her work. Clare was as lovely as her cushions! She's exhibited at lots of trade shows and so was tip top to hear from her.



I spent more time at HOME just because it was easier to go around, I kept getting lost in Top Drawer! I did spot work by Jay Jay Burridge (who I worked with moons ago on SMart), love the meat cuts of dinosaur place mats and tea towels. He does love his dinosaurs....
All in all, exciting and scary - I think I'm looking forward to June now... heaps to do and think about before then. January so far has been a manic month and it's only the 16th! Could 2012 be the year of the Boo?