It’s all hands to the pump this month as we prepare for our first retail event– The Handmade Fair - in approx. 5 weeks time. We've visited the fair on many occasions, but it's the first time we'll have our very own stand. We’ve just taken delivery of some beautifully textured woods, rich with natural markings. Some we’ll engrave, using a variety of designs and fonts. Others we'll laser cut, to create stunning notebook covers, living hinge books and jewellery cards. We already have a small selection on our website but we'll soon be adding a whole lot more!
We’re also busy applying an eclectic mix of unique patterns and prints, from The Proper Goose design portfolio, to our 3-in-1 stationery tins. Each tin features a decorative, printed lid and contains a matching notebook, gift card/envelope and a PG pencil with sharpener. From painterly florals and stylised pups to rambler-club watercolours and happy bunny families, our artworks vary in content and illustrative style, so we’re something to suit all tastes and ages. Our new designs will be added to tin sets very soon. Watch this space!
Personalisation is a very big part of what we do, resulting in many of our gifts becoming treasured keepsakes. Although this is a service we usually offer to online customers only, we’ll be personalising a range of items at the show, applying laser, print or engraving techniques relevant to the product in hand.
Our studios are literally just over the road from Hampton Court Green, which will enable us to whizz from the marquee to our machines and back again!
As this is our first year in business, The Handmade Fair will give us the perfect opportunity to chat to visitors and gain essential feedback.
If you'd like the chance to win a pair of free tickets to the show, head over to our FACEBOOK where we're running an online competition.
We look forward to seeing some of you there.
Ok, enough chat. Back to the pump…