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, 23 January 2010

Wooo Hoooo!!!!


Just a quick post to say Top Drawer was a phenomenal success!!! I'm so excited and super happy! After all the determination, frustration, hard work and (many) tears - it's all paid off and I can finally make a living doing something I absolutely love.

I had tons of orders (actually quite overwhelming now) and more than 50 leads to other great retailers and developments. Some included John Lewis, Mamas and Papa's, Amazon and many many more. There's so much to get my teeth into.

People were so lovely and lots of people complimented the stand (pics coming soon) and said my cards were really different and stood out which is a relief because the greetings card market is HUGE so that's really important.

I was so tired after the show, standing around with a now rather large bump was a bit tough but I ran on adrenaline and had a great time. I'm still walking around with a smile, I'm a very happy bunny.

I've got a new website too so have a look if you want to see my new designs:


www.designrocks.co.uk

5 comments:

Mrs B said...

well done you!! You are an inspiration! x

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Soooooo happy for you Cheryl! Very very well done :D
You must be absolutely made up!
Had a look at the new website, looks fab. Especially liking your new Jungle Jive range!
Look forward to hearing all about it at the next meet x

Emily Pickle said...

Well done! That's all brilliant news, I'm very impressed! The range looks fab, can't wait to see them all in the shops. xxx

designrocks said...

Thank you - it's all very exciting! Looking forward to a catch up too Clare, it's been ages!
cx

JenniS said...

hey this is great and exciting news! Onwards and upwards aye...