So, it's been really busy behind the scenes of Rosebud Casson, but i am pleased to finally share with you the new member of the 'Family' ! About a week ago, my boyfriend and I went for some lunch and stumbled across a garage on Tower Street that sold old and vintage 'nik naks', including furniture, pottery, log burners etc! Immediately i spotted a brown box resembling a Singer Sewing machine, something i have wanted to get my hands on for years. (We do have a vintage Singer, but it's so old we are unable to use it!) Anyhoo, we asked the bloke about it and he said he'd bought it a while ago thinking he would get rid of it for £200 no problem, but it turns out people in Hartlepool 'had no taste' and no body wanted it! So, as he was wanting to get rid of it, he gave us the 1911 Singer Sewing Machine in full working order, original Manual AND all the extra bits and bobs for THIRTY POUNDS! Thirty quidlets!! My boyfriend generously bought me is as an early Christmas present... Here's some photos to show it off! Some of the 'extras' are totally alien to me and i have no idea what to do with them! So if there are any Singer Experts out there please get in touch as i would LOVE to learn more about my new machine :)
Monday, 18 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
So! The day finally came when enough of my products were finished and my friends were all off work at the same time. So I gathered up my 'Creative Team' and we got to work! Not all my products are done and dusted but I felt like I had enough to get me going for at least one shoot. As i get more finished I am planning on doing the photos as i go along, but I am so pleased with the outcome of our work today :)
|Emily modeling Beetle earrings.|
So! I got my friends Emily and Amy to model and co-direct the photo shoot with me, and I took the photographs on a camera that was generously lent to me by my friend Abby. The location we used was Emily's cottage and gardens up in Greatham just on the outskirts of our town, Hartlepool. We had such a good laugh and it was a good opportunity for us all to catch up as we are always working these days! It was great having two really creative people to help me along through the shoot with their ideas and suggestions.
Luckily, the weather really held up for us all day, and only started raining after we took the very last photograph! We all piled our clothes together and carefully chose the outfits to go with all the pieces of jewelry. I'm so pleased with how it all turned out, and relieved i finally have some material to finally get my website and Facebook page going. It's been so boring for all of my followers recently, just looking at the same photographs over and over again! Now i have some media to use i can finally get my website planned with the help of a good friend Kristie, and will hopefully get that up and running soon.
|Emily and Amy modeling the Glasswing Necklace. Large limited edition only.|
I'm really looking forward to releasing the photographs of the full shoot, but until it gets closer to the release of the collection (at the King Crumpet Hart Village fair, Nov 30th/Dec 1st) I am going to drip feed them onto my Facebook Page.
I loved the Autumn feel of the location of the shoot, and it was exactly how i wanted it to be. I even got up the courage and modeled a small piece myself! Just for grins and chuckles.. :)
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Well, I haven't posted in this space for a while, but i have good reasons! Recently acquired more hours at work (need more money to pay for fabrics and lovely things!) so I have been totally swamped. Of course, keeping up with my business after hours and still holding on to the dream that Rosebud Casson can one day be my full time job :)
Anyhoo! In the spirit of getting my name about and launching my work, I am taking part in a lovely craft fair in Hart Village, Hartlepool! It's going to be a lovely event, and even includes a baking competition judged by the Village Vicar! Come along to see my first OFFICIAL collection and get some stocking fillers for your loved ones :) It will be a great event to see some amazing local talent.