July has been a very busy month here - we are still working madly on the Making Tassels dvd's and products to go with them. There is light at the end of the tunnel - finally we are getting close to completing Volume 2, finalising product packaging, and things are beginning to get quite exciting! The image below shows some of the techniques that are shown on Making Tassels Volume 1: Soft Tassel Techniques
We have a pencilled in a launch date on Create & Craft for the whole range - September 15 at 2pm and 7pm. This will also be a bit of an Anniversary show - can you believe it has been a year since I started doing the shows? Before that though I am scheduled to do two shows on the 18th of this month (August, in case you miss this post!) The shows will be at 11am and 2pm so I do hope that you will be able to tune in.*
I very happy to say that I have a new member on my design team, Gillian McMurray, a wonderfully talented artist and craftswoman. So, for now, an introduction, and do pop over and 'like' her Facebook page if you get a chance! http://www.facebook.com/GillianMcMurray.wildlifeandpetart . It is very exciting for me to have team members who specialise in other crafts, as their take on making passementerie is often very different from my own, and very inspiring.
On a personal note, some of you may know that we lost our old dog Bo this month. At nearly 16, I suppose it wasn't exactly a shock, but those of you who have pets know how hard it is, I miss her terrbly. She was lovely and a real family dog, but things were getting really tough for her. We now have a new trainee head of security - we had not planned on getting a puppy quite so soon, I will admit, but fate has a way of working that I won't argue with. Toby is a lovely puppy and already fitting in very well.
Well, onward and upward - narration recording for me today!
* Remember that live tv schedules can change at very short notice. Check the listings, and my Facebook page, Twitter and website for any last minute changes or cancellations.