back from Top Drawer Autumn 2008!

By Alice on Thursday September 18th 2008 at 07:39

And what a good show it was - none of the doom and gloom that was forecast - but shiney, happy people wanting to place lots of orders. And lots of sunshine too!
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Me, Mark, Jemima and Sprout set off on Saturday morning and went for elevensies at my Nan’s to show her the wedding photos ... it was lovely to see her - and she liked all of the photos!

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We got to London and set up the Alice Palace stand (N-L25) which was pretty quick - I had a brand new look with screenprinted banners for the background which me and liz did some special sewing to the day before!!

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We finished at about 5pm and went to our hotel - Jemima LOVES running free in the corridors and turns into a complete crazy (and so does Mark!!)

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It’s always sunny when this show’s on - we went for a walk around a graveyard which was the closest greenery…Jemima had to stay on a lead and she wasn’t very happy about that when there were so many squirrels teasing her!!

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We went out for a few drinks and then had dinner at 222 Gardens which is a great veggie/vegan restaurant…

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Four of my greetings cards got chosen to be in the Texture feature for Top Drawer Autumn entitled “runway to room” which links fashion with interior trends.

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The four chosen designs are from the ‘Yummy things’ range and include: Honey, Good things (the cake), Coffee bean and Mind jacuzzi (the champagne).

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My freind Heather who I met when I did Camp America when I was nineteen came along to the show - it was brilliant to see her again!

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And Liz came to help me from Sunday afternoon until the end of Monday and she was a FANTASTIC help!

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And cousin Matt popped in too - -

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Me and Liz went out for drinks and dinner on Sunday evening ...

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oooooooooooooooooooooooo, the moon!!!!!

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And on Monday night, I went out with uni mates from London and had a lovely risotto and talked too much!

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