What. A. Day.
Lots more to come soon.
You can see a little more on the site www.paperfest.co.uk
Super duper excited about our launch into Selfridges Destination Christmas on the 2nd August! Christmas comes early! xo
July saw so many launches - one of them being our launch into John Lewis - which was super exciting - a capsule edit of our Summer collection including a couple of exclusives - shop the Abigail Warner for John Lewis collection.
I kept my birthday beyond low key this year. Be-yond. I had no time for a hangover.
Simple dinner with the family and boy and then dinner and drinks with the girls.
Not a shot in sight xo
You went by in a flash, in a haze of work and London trips, ladies days, dinner and drinks.
You were crazy and hectic and fun and fabulous.
Roll on July xo
SO SO SO SO SO excited to share that on the 28th September I de-camp down to Oxford Street for 3 months for a Christmas concession - lots more to come on this super exciting project soon.
Big Department Store Love xo
Just a peek into the goings-on in the studio in May. It's our busiest month for weddings, throw in lots of trade orders and super-duper-big projects and you get a measure!
Big studio love xo
May was pretty busy. A month of adventures with friends and family and excitement in my little studio.
Highlights included not one, but two bank holidays (why can't more months involve two bank holidays?!) long suppers with friends in new bars (current favourite Brookyln Social Club in Derby and a wonderful visit to the Chelsea Flower Show with my mummy - it was heaven.
And work? well work is just off the scale - lots more to come on that very soon.
Big bank holiday love xo
We held another wonderful Workshop with our lovely friend Imogen Owen 22 lovely ladies, an afternoon in my studio followed by lots of lovely cocktails. The perfect Saturday
Last week I spent a wonderful couple of days with key suppliers who totally make my business happen and in super-duper simplified terms it goes a little something like this...
James Cropper Paper Mill - who have a frankly mind blowing machine the size of a football pitch in the Lakes - Cropper's make all of the paper stocks I use - Cropper's, amongst lots of other activities - make papers exclusively for my wonderful paper merchants - GF Smith in Hull - who supply the paper I use to Century Studios in Nottingham who do my digital print and Foilco - who I use for my print finishing who have the most amazing space in Warrington that I could happily move into - thank you please.
It was epic. Beyond epic. It was really special. A huge shout out to Janet at GF Smith for making it happen.
I love that I know the faces of the people that make my product work and that I know what happens behind the scenes and that I can understand how each and every process adds to the end result.
But more importantly for me as an independent business owner - I understand my supply chain and know that every single product that comes out of my studio is 100% designed and manufactured in the UK and I'm really, really proud of that.
If you want to work with the people who I consider to be part of my A Team (more about the other people that make it work in the future) - you can contact them below.
Janet at GF Smith / email@example.com
Wayne at Century Studios / firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew at Foil Co./ email@example.com