About Me and Design Rocks!

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Hello and welcome. Here's a bit about me: I've spent my childhood and a lot of my life traveling. Places, colour and pattern are my biggest inspiration. I've surfed & lived in a tent in Cornwall. Sketched my way round Morocco. Designed from an antique textile archive in Manhattan (dream job!). Styled and written for an interiors magazine on the sleepy island of Malta. Now I live in Manchester, UK, where I run Design Rocks greetings cards. Whilst in Manhattan I amassed a large collection of vintage textiles. These were used as inspiration for my first card range, Vintage Rocks! We sell wholesale so if you'd like a brochure visit the website or get in touch. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Made in Manchester meet up


What a gloriously sunny day we had. I left the house early to catch a tram to the Northern Quarter (the creative artsy bit of Manchester) for our Etsy/Crafters meet up. We meet once a month to swap ideas, give moral support and set ourselves goals.

I always come away with a long list of new ideas and techniques to work on and really motivated.
Watch this space as we will have our ownshop and blog coming soon.

The lovely Mrs B joined us for the first time, we discovered a childhood love of caravanning and tinned potatoes (more on that later). Sorry I lost you in Abakan fabrics Mrs B - I got carried away with my trimmings, I think you may still be there under your pile of many fabrics!

I had to get a shot of the glass ceiling on the craft centre - it's not often you see such a cerulian sky in Manchester!

2 comments:

Mrs B said...

Such a brilliant meeting! I am inspired, particularly by the idea of finding what you are really good at! tapping into a true source of inspiration and creativity! Thankyou, both for inviting me and 'linking' me! see you soon xx

designrocks said...

No problem - we're so lucky to be able to network and connect like this. It's so valuable to have a support network when you're working alone. What would we do without the web??