Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Book Squirm

Hola Amigos.

Since I posted last, I have been approached by a publishers called Cico Books who want me to produce a book on my designs. It's all very exciting and I've been very busy working on ideas for tutorials, and listening to spanish lessons while I work! 

Cico are giving me a lot of creative freedom, which is fantastic, and have even let me come up with the name (which will remain secret for now!) I want it to be colourful and quirky and fun. It'll be aimed at both adults and children, and for the big kid in all of us.
I've been buying fabric like there's no tomorrow (I seriously think I might have a fabric buying addiction) and my studio is filled with buttons, ribbons, trims, felt and lots of colourful fabrics. Yes it's a bit of a mess to be honest. 

I'm in the process of making the first 8 things, which Cico will then use to make an initial catalogue to sell the idea at book fairs. The book, once it's made will have the opportunity to be sold at places like John Lewis, Liberty and Waterstones. 

I've been itching and squirming to show you things I've done already, but obviously it needs to be kept more or less under wraps until the book is on the shelves... But I have taken a few close up photo's which are quite ambiguous so won't really give anything away...

While all this is going on, I'm also busy trying to squeeze in making things for the next Crafty Fox market (16th April 11-6pm), which was absolutely brilliant last time and I have a few new designs to show off for that. It'll be in the same place as last time, the Dogstar bar in Brixton, but this time it'll be even bigger, and set over 3 floors. There'll be cupcake decorating and brooch making classes, knitting and tea and cake! There'll also be DJ's and a bar if tea isn't strong enough for you! 

So, until next time...



  1. Wow, how exciting! Good luck - keep us updated with what's happening with the book! ;)

  2. Exciting stuff! I've been in the Dogstar! Which may not seem like a big deal to you, but I live in Cornwall which might as well be on the other side of the world! x

  3. Thank you! Will keep you updated. Kirsty you should come to the next one, I know its far but it'll be such a good day!

  4. Just found your blog, I love everything from the content to the design, its all so nostalgic :) Congrats to you, such exciting news!!!

  5. I just found your shop and then your blog also! It was the black heart that attracted me (obviously!):) Your things are ADORABLE! and I'm in love.
    Sending lots of luck your way!
    Megan K.

  6. Congratulations on your book news, that's fab! (Only just found your blog by the way, that's why I'm commenting on an old post!) Hope it's all going well! Jenny x

  7. Thank you for your support! ♥

  8. Hi Chloe
    Your work is amazing! I just posted your link onto my blog and included a picture of your wedding cushion (I hope that's OK).