....I've been thinking Christmas for a while now! Well if I'm honest since January!
Whilst at Top Drawer I managed to find someone who could turn my dream of creating an Advent Calendar into a reality. It stems from my love of an old fashioned calendar - not a chocolate one, we all have one every year so once home, I got busy.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do - link it with my popular owl posters.
I love having a new project and working on a larger scale. But there is always the fear that you will make a mistake when nearing the end of the design.
The small reveals were really tricky as I did these to scale - tiny - on a template grid. As you can see they are no bigger than the tip of my finger and were still collaged, in exactly the same way.
As with any design time - I create a lovely mess but it was worth it - so with great excitement my printers did all the technical bits and whizzed the images over ready for production.
But then the day came and it was so disappointing - the colour was really faded and washed and....
... the doors didn't open correctly - instead of hinging on the perforated line they hinged on the gap between the windows. So after lots of umming and ahhhing, I stuck to my guns, explained I wasn't happy and wanted them done again. They thankfully agreed, a little tweaking was necessary and then wait, fingers crossed, they they would arrive in time for the show.
Well a few samples were sent to our hotel for the show but yesterday I finally took delivery of my calendars. I didn't realise that there would be so many boxes!
To say I'm pleased would be an understatement - they are super and if the show is anything to go by, they will be a best seller. You can purchase them from our website or there may well be a shop local to you which will be stocking them nearer to the festive season.