Monday, 12 April 2010

An Exciting Announcement...

[fanfare...burst of fireworks...popping of champagne corks]

It's with a huge amount of excitement that I can announce the launch of my own little company. It's called...yes, you guessed it...Textile Treasure Seeker!

For as long as I can remember I've loved textiles and always dreamed of starting my own business. When a contract I was working on came to an end, I decided enough was enough...no more working in an office for me (if I could help it)...it was time to channel my energies into something for myself!

The wonderful people I've met through blogging, the friends I've made and the amazing sense of community and support from all you lovely bloggers out there was hugely inspiring. And so, here I am at the start of a new adventure...and I very much hope you'll all join me for the ride.

So, what will Textile Treasure Seeker have to offer?, I hear you cry! Handmade, vintage-inspired creations, as well as vintage sewing and textile-related bits and bobs - from sewing baskets and embroidered linens, to trimmings, haberdashery and even the odd piece of vintage clothing.

All of my handmade creations are for sale in my shop over at Folksy.

I've had my own labels printed and Textile Treasure Seeker postcards and business cards are on their way!

I've been busily designing and making decorative pieces using vintage images, fabrics and trimmings. No two will ever be exactly the same, so each one is unique.

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon conducting a photoshoot with the fabulous (and talented) Mr Treasure-in-Law!

This is the very first piece I made. It's a small decorative cushion, based on the image of a vintage label. I've picked out some of the detail with hand embroidery and beads. It's called Roses and Cherubs.

This is Art Deco Blossom, a hanging decoration with a 1920s feel.

The back of each piece is made from vintage fabric. It's such a joy to work with so many different fabrics from some of my favourite decades.

As well as selling my handmades over at Folksy, I'll also be at a number of fairs over the coming months. Not only will I have my own creations for sale at the fairs, I'll also be selling all the vintage textile and sewing-related goodies I've been collecting. First off is the Vintage and Handmade Textile Fair in Chipping Sodbury on 3rd July.

Another date for your diary is 28th August when the first ever Cotswold Vintage Fair will be taking place. I'm having a stall at the fair, so do pop along and come and say "hello"!

Please feel free to send me your thoughts about my new adventure, creations, fairs etc. I'd really welcome your feedback!

12 comments:

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh it's all so very exciting! And truly beautiful too!
Congratulations on the launch of your new enterprise - a truly lovely sunny Spring day for bouncing forth into the world of Folksy :-)
Wishing you oodles of success and happiness in your creative endeavours,
Sending a big hug your way,
Denise x

Country Style Living said...

Congratulations on your new venture! It all looks lovely, I am sure you will do well.....

Country Cottage Chic said...

Good luck!! I'm sure you'll do very well with all your pretties.
Looking forward to seeing you at the fair.

Jayne

Miss Sew & So said...

that is lovely!lovely! lovely!
i have spent the day making vintage bunting & cushions and am soo happy for you that your 'other' job has now become this...huge congratulations & i'm popping over to the shop now....

melissa x

Miss Sew & So

BusyLizzie said...

Exciting news, look forward to seeing your wares at the fair!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Congratulations on your new business, it's very exciting!
Thanks for the mention, we are excited about our first fair!
I will see you at the V&H, however probably won't be able to speak to you as you will be too busy with customers!
Tracey x

hensteeth said...

I wish you every success with your new venture...you must be so very happy to concentrate more on something that you love so much...good luck lovely! See you soon. Oh and thank you for the comment about Billy Button Nose. x

jane and the happy crow said...

good luck with your new business and all the shows you will be doing. You textiles are lovely. Jane x

Ryan said...

Katie, this is truly exciting and you picked a sunny day too!

Thanks also for the mention. Big hugs xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

How exciting Katie! Really pretty things you have made. I love the designs.

I wish you well with your new venture!

Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Ticking stripes said...

So a new start for you too! With all best wishes to you. Love the things you're making. Hope to see you at the Cotwold fair in August.

Quilt it & Dotty www.quilt-it.nl said...

congrats!

I love the things you show us and make. I whish you all the luck and prosperity!

I have started a business 1 1/2 years ago in fabrics with an old/vintage twist. Ask anything you want!

www.quilt-it.nl
welkom@quilt-it.nl

Dorry