I had every intention of writing one of those 'looking back over the year' posts at new year, but you know how it is, life gets in the way of life and all that, and January, which I was expecting to be a quiet month, turned out to be my busiest month out of the last 12!
Now it is February, and things haven't really slowed down although I do find myself with a lull today, enabling me to write this - I may be close to the point of exhaustion collapse!
So this time last year, I took an enormous leap of faith. I spent all the money I had on a 6 year lease agreement to start renting my beautiful woodland cottage studio. It was the worlds most expensive lease agreement I might add - something to do with lawyers in London. I needed to move all my stuff out of home (it was taking over), have a lovely space to see clients, and a space in which to teach and work. I got all of that - my leap paid off very well and this week Sew Curvy was officially incorporated as Limited Company which feels very grown up and a trifle scary!
It seems that February is a time for leaping as I have now done it again - another leap which I hope will be as successful - if not more so - than the aforementioned! I'm having a conference! In Oxford. And it's going to be all about corsets! I'll tell you more about it another day because I don't want you to think that i'm only here to tell you about that - but it is ridiculously exciting. I have a number of 'special guests' lined up!
So in the meantime, another project I had to get off the ground ... The re-launch of my own corset brand. I do have a new name because I feel i've grown out of "MarmaladeKiss" - I am over 40 now after all .. so I made 6 corsets 2 of which came with wedding gowns and had them all photographed by amazing photographer and re-toucher Catherine Day. Here is a sneaky peak of one of them ...
model: Tessa Kuragi
photographer: Catherine Day