Archive for October, 2012

Spot of shopping? Don’t mind if I do!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Some of our lovely Chiggs Wheels resellers are drying off after the ‘summer’ and getting ready to head out and about to various Fairs, Fayres and markets in the coming weeks- here’s a selection!

Baby Blessed will be attending a Baby Fair at the Colne Valley Garden Centre (Scar Lane, Golcar, HD3 4QA Huddersfield) on Sunday, 28 October 2012 10.30 – 15.00. there’s all sorts going on, a bonny baby competition, infant massage demonstration, kids zumba as well as lovely baby goods like Chiggs Wheels to buy!

 Sue who runs Bottoms Up! (what a great name!) will be taking a selection of nappy cakes, Baby Feed Wheels and Christmas gift ideas to Kirkstall Abbey Market at Kirkstall in Leeds on Sunday the 28th of October (12 ’til 3)

Little Pj’s are very busy as usual, attending a host of events! My mother-in-law bought my daughter one of their gorgeous nighties last Christmas, and it’s beautifully made and so so pretty, so I can thoroughly recommend visiting their stand to make a purchase if you’re visiting one of these events!

Stowe House Christmas Fayre 27th-28th October, at the Stowe School near Buckingham

 Living North Christmas Fair, Newcastle Racecourse  1st to the 4th of November 2012

Living North Christmas Fair York, York Racecourse 16th to the 18th of  November 2012

Wynyard Hall festive Fayre, 21st-22nd November, Wynyard to get you in the festive mood!

Country Living Christmas Fair at the SECC Glasgow, 22nd to the 25th of November 2012

And finally one that I’ll be going to as it’s so local, Country Living Christmas Fair at the Harrogate International Centre, here in Harrogate North Yorkshire, Thursday, 29th of November to the 2nd of December 2012

Designs on a business?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

I was talking, recently, to someone all about Chiggs and they asked if I had a background in design. The story behind the idea for the Baby Feed Wheel has been told before on this blog, but the short answer to that question is no!

I have  made cards for years- mainly cartoon style birthday cards for my Mum and Dad picturing an event or funny incident (like the time my Dad spent yonks in the kitchen cooking us all a full English breakfast, then tripped on his way to the dining table and dropped his plate of food all over the floor. The caption for that card was ‘Ready….Steady…Chuck!’ with apologies to the BBC for the blatant plagiarism of the daytime cookery show!)

I never could capture a good likeness of the family cat, though- my Mum always said my drawings of Emley made her look like a mouse.

Hull Daily MailThe design of the Baby Feed Wheel, Baby Medicine Wheel and the Get Well Wheel apart, my most recognised design triumph has to be Second Place in the Hull Daily Mail competition to design a football strip for Hull City (my team!) I went for a rather classic little number- mainly amber with black accents- and won a shirt for my endeavours. A photocopy of the competition results page from the Hull Daily Mail sits proudly next to the design patent certificates in my portfolio 🙂