Monday, 31 January 2011

And the Winner is............

I am delighted to announce that the winner of the Beau Papier blog giveaway is Lin.

In the end, to be fair, I entered everyone who left a comment and everyone who is a follower.
Names were written on identical pieces of paper, folded and put in a hat (box). My husband, (with his eyes shut) picked the winner.
Thank you all for participating, roll on sale 1,500 and I'll do it all over again!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

A Taste of Spring

Do you feel that this Winter is never ending?
All I want is a little sunshine and some clue that Spring is on its way.
I bought these flowers this morning to cheer me I thought I'd share them with you.
I found the vintage embroidered cloth at a charity (thrift) shop last year. The jug is new, but I love its shape......... mix things up is my motto.

Enjoy a taste of Spring!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Welcome to the Studio

Come for a guided tour around my studio, so you can see where I put Beau Papier together.............
The Warehouse.

More Warehouse space.

The Packing Department.

The Photographic Studio.

My Desk and The Computer............essential to perform the magic that is Photoshop.

The International Timepiece.

My Models.

And lastly a few of the many things I can't bear to part with..................yet.

If you want to see more, go to my other blog, for the full journey from garage to studio.

Monday, 10 January 2011

A Thank You from Me to You

All the items pictured here are the prize in my first giveaway, to celebrate 1000 sales on Etsy!

The rules are...............
1.  Become a follower of this blog - easy to do, and you can always unfollow later.
2. Leave a comment, just a hallo will do - only one comment per person.
That's it. I'll pick the name out of a hat (with my eyes shut) and announce the winner on Monday 31st January.

Although my shop was created on February 23rd 2009 it sat there for nearly a year before I plucked up courage to open it in January 2010. My first sale was on 10th January 2010 and my 1000th on 10th January 2011 - exactly a year - how incredible is that!
So this giveaway is a small thank you to everyone who has supported me during the last year, it has been a wonderful voyage................. thank you.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Blog Award

I am delighted to have received this Stylish Blogger Award from Lucie at Lucie Tales

Take a look at her lovely blog and see why I'm so pleased to receive this from her

The rules of this award are........
Thank and link back to the person who gave me the award.

Share 7 things about myself.

Pass on the award to blogs that I love and contact them about the award.

So, here are 7 things about me that you may not know.

I love shoes, no really I LOVE shoes, I have lots and lots!

I find it difficult to buy trousers that are long enough in the leg.

I don't drink, alcohol that is, I don't like the taste.....odd, but I'm cheap to take out !

I went to Art School and studied Graphics for 2 years then changed to Fashion.

My first job was working with a Couture House in Paris.

I can understand Spanish very well, and can speak it with a lot of arm waving and miming.

I would be quite happy to live on cake and chocolate......if only!

And now for those fantastic blogs, so Lucie first of all this award is coming straight back to you.

I hope you take a look at them, and they too become blogs you love.