Christmas time…

I can’t believe it’s been about 3 months since I’ve written anything, where has the time gone?! I have been busy as always, though not as much with my own stuff as I would like. However I have been learning lots by starting an internship with a lovely textile designer called Imogen Heath (her website is here). She also went through the Prince’s Trust Entrepreneur course to launch her business, so it has been very enlightening to work with her in her studio and seeing where I could (hopefully) be in about five years down the track. It’s also certainly encouraging me to try more patterns with watercolours and hand-painted motif, which I have been wanting to use more anyway.

I also went to France to visit Mum and Dad with my boyfriend, James, which was lovely – I wish I had more than just a few days to relax and recuperate in the French countryside! Naturally lots of wine was drunk and food was eaten. Then back to Brighton for a series of Christmas fairs! I think I’ll try and talk about the fairs individually as, good or bad, there was lots to be learnt from being back in the craft market circuit.

For now let me say I want to be much more focussed on making Zoë Charlotte designs bigger and better next year! Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far, I would have given up long ago if not for you.

I’m holding a Christmas sale on my Etsy store until 15th December – 20% off everything on purchases of over £10. I hope you can find some last minute stocking fillers and Christmas goodies! xxx

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New Etsy Product!!

Just uploaded some new products on my Etsy store! Check out my printable kids invitations – I’m so glad these are still a thing! Facebook events are just not the same as getting a pretty written invitation. There are seven new designs, four for kids and three more sophisticated ones for lady nights or teens.

Hope you like them!

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An exciting new collaboration

I have a few exciting announcements to make since I last posted… Firstly I will be having a stall in at the Brighton Etsy Christmas Fair! The competition is really stiff so I’m pretty honoured to be selected! It’ll be happening at the Brighton Dome on the 3rd December, so I hope to see some of you there!

More excitingly I have started a new collaboration with the talented people at ArtsCase! They are an iPhone accessories company that work with a range of fantastic artists and designers to create really unique and good quality products. I am thrilled to say that I will be joining their team of creatives! They’ve even written up a nice little bio introducting me, here. Even better, as a special welcome present, they’re giving 30% off all cases featuring my artwork, take a look here! I can’t wait till I get one myself, it’s really satisfying seeing stuff I’ve drawn on a real thing and not just in my sketchbook! (That and also because I keep dropping my currently caseless iPhone 5 and it’s reaaaaally starting to show!)

And now for my third exciting piece of news: I’m moving house! I have been living with relatives for a while now, who have kindly been letting me inhabit their spare rooms, but finally can now say I am able to move into my own space. At the moment my room is becoming piled ever higher with boxes of books (not an understatement – the majority of my boxes are purely books…) and I am scouring the internet for cheap wardrobes and furniture.

So let the new adventures begin! Thank you to everyone for all your support so far, onward to the future! 😀

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New Etsy Shop!!

Oh wow. Can’t believe it’s been a whole month since I’ve posted anything! So bad of me, however I have got a new job (yay!) which is taking up a lot of my brain space at the moment. So far though I’m really enjoying it and I’ve met some really great people.

I wanted to announce that I have just launched a shop on Etsy! So now you can get greeting cards and notebooks featuring some of my pretty patterns…HOW EXCITING!! 😀 Click the link above to have a look, I will also be adding a tab to my menu so that you can go straight there from my website.

Even better, for the rest of July 2016, I’m giving anyone who uses the coupon code BLOGREADER will get 10% off as a thank you for being my first customers! Hope you’ll take a peek and thanks so much for tuning in!

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