Wednesday 18 January 2012

A little round up.......

....of our fabulous time at Top Drawer.

As you know, we headed to London on Saturday to exhibit at Top Drawer - a London Design Led Trade Show.

We stayed in a lovely hotel right next to Earl's Court which was a huge improvement on last years 'tiny' room.

Only down side was that our room backed onto the tube station - I think they stopped around midnight and started up again about 5.30am! Just got used to them by the time it was time to leave!

I was pleased with my stand - we had so many lovely comments from visitors as they walked past. We have already booked our space for next year and added on an extra meter! I have lots of ideas in my head as to what to add to the collection and already know we will need a little extra space!

Our mugs were a huge success - I have placed my order and hope to have them on our website in the next few weeks - all trade enquiries need to go direct to Stubbs Mugs.

Our small selection of union jack products were also very popular with the upcoming Olympics and the Queen's Jubilee later this year.

Our tape display stopped people in their tracks and is still one of our bestsellers - with red hearts, pink cupcakes, hens, beach huts and lovebirds going to the top of the 'must have' list.

We had lots of lovely comments about the whole collection, how good our packaging was and how cohesive the whole range looked. We like comments like that!

Finally our gift wrap was a runaway success - great price, excellent quality, fab double sided designs - there was no outright bestseller but good sales across the board!

I've now come home and am taking stock of the past 4 days - it really was a fabulous show. We took lots of orders, talked to genuinely interested people, gave out plenty of catalogues to seriously potential interest. We took on 2 new agents and if some of the other conversations/opportunities come to fruition there are some exciting things in the pipeline for dots and spots.

It was also really lovely to meet so many lovely twitter, facebook and blog followers in person and even had a few people who recognised me from our Ideal Home feature (very surreal).


Unknown said...

It was so lovely to finally meet you and your stand looked fantastic and really stood out amongst the many stationery stands.

Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!


Just Original said...

Really pleased it went well for you, and I love the fact you tell us in truth how it went.

Vanessa x

Victoria said...

Sounds a great success. Well done. x

Jenny said...

Wow! Looks amazing, so glad it was such a success for you :)

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

You so deserve this success, your work is so beautiful and your blog is such an inspiration. Well done, time to put your feet up a little if only for an hour!!!

Lou said...

Well done! Can't wait to see what this year brings for you xxx

Erica at Sew So Crafty said...

WOW ... your display looked amasing ... lots of hard work I'm sure! As usual I am soooo jealous I stay so far away coz I really love your stuff! said...

Glad I got to see this "in real life" and it did look amazingly good. Loved the whole feel of Top Drawer and thank you again for taking the time to stop and have a chat - so lovely to meet you. x

Unknown said...

I know I always go on about it Becky but I am in awe of what you've achieved in such a short time. Amazing well done xx Gabs