Early summer is always a quieter time for W&A, so I have been taking full advantage of this to get lots of drawing done so that we can have some nice new products ready in time for Christmas. I have also been working on a new logo for a local cafe in Stroud – Woodruffs, the first fully organic cafe in the UK (http://www.woodruffsorganiccafe.co.uk/) It has been really enjoyable designing a logo for such a lovely cafe. Holly, the manager, asked me to incorporate an owl into the logo as Woodruffs also provide the catering for events and weddings at a beautiful country estate called Owlpen Manor; so I used a tawny owl and the herb sweet woodruff as my inspiration for the logo, what do you think?!
I am just waiting on a new screen being delivered now so that I can start printing some new aprons and tea towels for them. It’s always pretty exciting to start printing new designs!
Aside from the logo work I have been creating some new designs for the piped cushion range. These sold really well at shows so I’m very much looking forward to adding to the collection and getting them up on the website soon. Designs will include the hare and badger, and also (after MANY requests) this little guy….
August will be a busy month for W&A – I am delighted to be able to confirm that we will be back at the fantastic Frome Independent Market on Sunday 2nd August (http://www.thefromeindependent.org.uk/). I absolutely love Frome and this market, so it will be great to be back and see lots of familiar faces. If you’re thinking about inexpensive things to do during the summer holidays I’d highly recommend coming along to this market, there will be music and free activities to get involved in, as well as lots of lovely stalls to peruse and some tasty food to eat!
After this we will be heading up to my home county of Shropshire for the Shrewsbury Flower Show (http://shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk/). I’m looking forward to returning back to Shrewsbury with Whinberry & Antler, I’m sure that we will see lots of familiar faces and meet some lovely new customers! Shrewsbury Flower Show is renowned for its beautiful flower displays as well as providing a great range of food and gifts. You will find us in the Home and Gifts Marquee, so be sure to come along and say hi if you can! The show opens on Friday 14th and closes on Saturday 15th with a fantastic fireworks show. My father in law is even driving the Major of Shrewsbury into the show to open it in the family Rolls Royce – so watch out for that too!
So we have a busy month lined up – I’ll be sure to add photos of our summer adventures to our Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Whinberry-Antler) and Instagram pages. Have a lovely summer everyone!