Sunday, 22 January 2012

New Blog!

I have a new blog!

All content from this blog has been transferred over to my new blog. All I've done is change the url address to (hopefully) make my blog that bit easier to find. So please follow my new blog :)


Monday, 16 January 2012

Top Drawer 2012

Well day two of Top Drawer 2012 = done!
What an event! Such an experience!
I’ve learnt lots which I can take away with me for future events: styling ideas, visual merchandising tools, the useful bits and bobs I need, etc.
This is my section of the space on the London Property Makeover stand:
I’ve got a combination of complete products and fabric designs which I am trading. Fabrics designs from my degree show collection, ‘Mapping Nature’ and some products which have fed from ‘Mapping Nature’.

I’ll post some images of the whole stand soon!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

You can now buy my products online!

A quick update to say the shop element of London Property Makeover is now online with four of my designs available for purchase.
London Property Makeover has teamed up with Stylist to offer this fantastic competition, check it out here.
I am also gathering information on a number of potential stockists within the Lancashire area of the UK. Fingers crossed something will come of this. I’ll keep you posted…

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Q and A with Karen Stones

Karen from London Property Makeover asked to do a question and answer session with me for her blog. Take a look here. Hope you enjoy an insight into my thought processes and creative practice.

If you like what you see you might also want to 'Like' Sarah-Jane Embroidery and London Property Makeover on Facebook

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Have your cake and eat it...

So I know it’s not textiles related but I guess it’s still creative. A couple of weeks ago it was my friend Susie’s hen party. As it was quite a civilised occasion, I decided to make hen party themed cupcakes. We had 'L' plates and then pretty glitter and flowers too...

Friday, 23 September 2011

London Property Makeover

I am now listed on this website London Property Makeover. Take a nosy at this London-based interior designer who spotted my work at New Designers. She sent an email explaining that her own website was undergoing a makeover and she was hoping to have a retail section and ‘hot new designers’ section to her website. I jumped at the chance and sent her some fabric swatches for my degree show collection, ‘Mapping Nature’. She came back asking if I was able to make cushions using similar ideas. I sent some samples which she loved! (YAY!) I’m in the process of creating some more designs and the retail section should go live in the next month. I’ll keep you posted. For now, check out my profile.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Course 2: Soft Furnishings

On Monday I had my first class of Soft Furnishing, another ten week course. I’m hoping to learn how to make curtains, roman blinds and basic things like zips & button-holes. Soon I’ll be able to add curtains and blinds to my repertoire! I hope!
This week we began wish the basic cushion (Which I am already capable of as you have seen!) but this cushion involves buttons for the fastening, now that I can do! I shall upload a picture when its done.