Archive for January 2012


First Order

January 29th, 2012 — 4:51pm

Things at Purple and Pearls’ head quarters are moving along nicely.

My sample prints have come back to me, so I have a nice little catalogue of designs (almost) ready to launch with.

I have proudly shown my new ideas to friends and family which, as a result has landed me my first enquiry! Suzie has asked me to design invitations for her son Max’s Naming Day Ceremony.

I designed a little e-mailable invitation for Suzie’s baby shower, using the colours of Max’s nursery.  She loved it so much she’s asked me to do something similar with a few little tweaks.

Once it’s ready I’ll be sure to share the finished piece along with Suzie’s opinions!

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Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2012 — 11:13pm

Ok so I may be a little late with my New Year wishes but I have been a rather busy bee!

It was our very first Christmas in our own place and we had huge fun decorating our home and making our own Christmas traditions.  We decided whilst on our honeymoon that we would buy a tree decoration from every place we visited, it was a great idea, we spent a wonderful evening with our memories as we embellished our tree with the ornaments we had collected.

We hosted a Christmas Jumper Party, which was a huge success!  Our flat was full of the best (read worst!) jumpers you’ve ever seen!  Everyone made such an effort either scouring eBay and charity shops for the second hand beauties and even DIYing!  Yes someone did staple felt Christmas tree’s to a cardigan…

The week’s leading up to Christmas were mad – as I’m sure they were for most families.  I baked and decorated 16 Christmas cakes to give as gifts, so spent many a night (with the help of my wonderful Mom) finishing them off.  I have to say though the response has been more than worth it.

I’ve also been busy making plans for Purple and Pearls – the next chapter! which brings me on to my New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Have more of a positive attitude.
  2. Focus 100% on Purple and Pearls
  3. Spend more time appreciating the good things I have.
  4. (The obligatory) DIET!

I’m not sure how well the above will all fit together but I’m determined by the end of 2012 to be in a better place.  I moan far too much about things I definitely have control over.  So I’ve decided this year – if I don’t like it, I’ll change it.

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