31 May 2012

crazy crazy

 Ive been going a little crazy updating my stock and adding a new collection, but also preparing for 'the great vintage tea party' in stockport this Jubilee Weekend.

Very exciting stuff going on at emilythepemily HQ. I've dug out my fabric bags and have been very busy printing, sewing and creating some pillows, purses and hand painted frames... more photos to come when im all done


29 May 2012

As many of you know, I'm currently living, temporarily, with the rents in mid wales... the middle of know where while me and the boy search high and low for a permanent place to live in Manchester... I don't want to jinx it too much but I hope by Xmas  this will happen... well it bloody better happen.

Its hard living away from my husband, so I fill my time with emilythepemily stuff and have adopted some seeds and a piece of the vast welsh countryside. I must say I was hoping this would be a past time, but its taking over my LIFE!

You have to plant them, keep them warm and water them, dig a patch, plant them, keep them warm and water them. give them a support, tie them to sticks- kill slugs, greenfly and other crap like that. Then  you have to water them every night... My mum calls them my children...Im not so sure I love them enough yet. I did talk about vegetables in my sleep last week- I was staying at my mother in laws in London- leaving my veg behind and shouted, in my sleep, about potatoes. My hubster couldn't quite make what I wanted to say and proceeded to  try and have a full blow conversation with me. He didn't make much sense out of me and took great joy in teasing me about it in the morning. I'm turning into a country bumpkin
I do love getting organic food from a few seeds. Its way cheaper than buying veg in the shop, and way more fun than shopping itself- especially when the nearest shop is 8 miles away.

Im currently growing:
Broad beans
runner beans
Brussel sprouts
various fruit bushes (not doing to well)

My Broad Beans have started to flower, which means they're one step away from the pods.  that is the closest I've got to a vegetable so far...

Believe me there will be much more about this later.

Fabulous emilythepemily followers!

I love it when i get a photo of my hand printed goodies on people... and since my sale I've had a bit of an influx or newly satisfied customers. Here are my latest few. ..

Little Things i Make
 These are all so great! Please please please send me some of you emilythepemily photos, if you don't want me to blog them to the world I wont, but its so cool to see my hard work pay off and looking so great on you people. It gives me a real buzz and makes me feel like its all worth it when I want to give up. The craziest 'spotted' was when I lived above a load of shops in Brighton and I was hanging my head out of the window- as you do- and I saw a guy wearing my rare mustard Amor t-shirt. I nearly fell out of the window in shock and hysteria!

Lately I've lost my confidence a bit, I dropped out of the creative scene, left the lights of Brighton and London behind and moved to the countryside.  Ive hardly blogged, tweeted or even read other people blogs. (mainly because the welsh house has only just - this month- got the internet for the first time. A must for an online business)   I've missed all the latest exhibitions, trade shows and markets. My peers are now so far ahead I can never catch up. I feel like Ive held back to recuperate from my terrible 2011 finale but in the process I've been left behind. I need to push things forways and stay motivated. My wholesalers are going out of business, but my loyal customers are still coming back and Im so thankful to them for buying hand made, supporting independent designers and keeping my tiny business going. Im thinking of become a freelance illustrator, but I have no idea where to start.

Im experimenting with loads of different things at the moment, but I'm going to get some advice and get things moving again, ready for when Im back in the thick of it- living in Manchester full time.

In the mean time Im so inspired by these people- not sure why. I think I'm love colour again...

pics 1-3 www.rose-blake.co.uk/


yes, thats right, that is KATE MOSS. a very very young kate moss

Later dudes, more I promise!

p.s i had my hair cut to make me feel more confident- it was shite- I  reshaped it myself- I now look a bit like a boy. Not sure what to do. I will show you all when I look less like a boy

later x

15 May 2012

the Jubilee is a coming!

As you know I'm dead excited by the Royal family.... so not only did Wills and Kate get married last year- and boy did I lap up all the merch for that one.. but this year the Queen is celebrating 60 years on the throne this year. I'm so very excited!

To celebrate and get on board the jubilee train I'll be attending a very special event in Manchester on the 3rd of June- my first northern market! I'll have a stall selling my wonderful royal themed printed t shirts, bags, along with cushions, purses and prints.If you can make the event below, please come and say hi to this southern softy!

Here's what http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/Entertainment/Events-and-Listings/Great-Vintage-Tea-Party-For-The-Diamond-Jubilee has to say about this event

 '...With a quintessentially British, 'fun for all the family' theme, the event will take place at Stockport Victorian Markets, a venue stepped in history and charm on 3 June...
 ...Highlights will be a pop up Victorian Gin Parlour, tea leaf readings, performances from local bands and poets and face painting and cake decorating for the children. Even the family dog will have a chance to get involved with the "Perfect Pooch" dog show looking to award the region's cutest dogs on the day.

An array of traditional British food will be on the menu for the day with the Northern Quarter's Sugar Junction will be serving their famous afternoon teas along with other baked goods and savoury treats. Fish and Chips, hogs roasts, handmade pies and fresh lemonade will also be available to sample.

Event organisers Rachael Adams and Katie Mitchell commented "We are truly excited about the event which we are hoping will attract around 1,000 people from across the region. The Queen's Jubilee is the perfect excuse to organise a fun, frivolous and inclusive event for all to enjoy and Stockport Victorian Markets is the perfect location because it not only reflects the historical nature of the event but it is also very accessible for people coming from all over Greater Manchester."

Tickets and Pricing:
Family Saver Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) £20
 Adult Ticket £7
 Child Ticket £5

 Here are a few of my favorite Jubilee Merchandise things...is it wrong to want it all, and never use any of it?

paper plates

cake toppers

god knows, but its cooowell

fab biccys from the biscuiteers

my mate ma'amite

m&S shortbread biscuit tins

Emma Bridgewater Crown

Emma 'bloody' Bridgewater mug

My Mum and I have re-named Emma Bridgewater and Cath Kidson Emma 'Bloody' Bridgewater and Cath 'Bloody' Kidson because of their monopoly on the market. Every dept store has brought up a load of stock so they are EVERYWHERE!

but I suppose I dont mind.

I'm still lapping it up!

'Ere are some of my own Hand printed Royal stock for you to purchase. And I have a sale of all my stock. I'm selling it all off to make room for my new collection...that i'm working on as week speak. Those who attend The Great Vintage Tea Party will see the sneaky peak on my stall!

All Tshirts are now £10and under
Sweaters £20-£25

visit http//:emilythepemily.co.uk or www.etsy.com/shop/emilythepemily  for all the bargains
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peace out ma'am