I’m a little late posting this as 2019 is now in full flow but I really wanted to document the highlights of 2018.
What a great year it has been with that wonderful long summer. After leaving paid employment I decided to open my own business again. Of course I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of family, friends and colleagues. In April 2018 I published my first blog post on this website which at the time seemed a scary prospect. Until this time I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t really know what a blog was! After dragging my feet at social media for years I also joined Facebook and reconnected with old friends and colleagues, I cannot understand why I didn’t do this earlier.
At the beginning of the year I went to Cirencester for a lampshade making course and loved it so much that I added this service to my business.
In May the UK enjoyed the Royal Wedding and had a great sunny day celebrating with friends.
During the year I visited a couple of trade shows and a lavender farm for inspiration. Over the months I have worked some long days and evenings but it has all been worth it.
The Panetone colour of 2018 was Ultravoilet which was a bold purple shade and a brave choice for interiors. Tropical green leaves and pink flamigos seemed to be everywhere from wallpaper to mugs.
In 2018 my little business saw lots of fabrics, threads, roman blind tracks and pompom trimmings. I have worked with lots of beautiful fabrics but my favourite in 2018 has to be Pheasant Fun with Duck Egg Spot by Milton and Manor.
I made this fabric into some lamps for Christmas presents which were very well received.
So here’s to the rest of 2019 and all that lays ahead…..