Karen Reid Designs - Your Text Here
RSS

Recent Posts

What a difference a year makes!
BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!
wherever i lay my hat
Hello old friend
under starters orders!!

Categories

BUSY BUSY BUSY!!
Hello old friend...
holiday times!
The beginning of a new day
powered by

My Blog

BUSY BUSY BUSY!!

What a difference a year makes!

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES!

Well its hard to believe that my little business has had its 1st birthday in my new premises (we have been established for nearly 5 years!)
Unfortunately the scaffolding is still up outside my little shop so i haven't been able to have the birthday celebrations i wanted to have but hopefully once the scaffolding comes down (though not sure when) i will get to have a bit of a birthday bash to celebrate!!

So i would also like to take this opportunity to thank ALL the clients that have come in and had a piece designed by myself, i am very blessed to have such an amazing job where i get to meet such a wide variety of people all of whom have been wonderful to work with!

  I would also like to thank the clients that have come in with gifts and cards over the past year,none of them were expected but were all lovely to receive and its so nice to be appreciated and spoilt!
  A special thank you goes out  to a lovely lady ( who i wont name for obvious reasons!) who brought me in some handmade chocolates today, I  designed and made her hat and did alterations to her outfit for her sons wedding,  i feel so lucky to have fantastic clients like this lady who enjoy wearing my creations it makes my job so much more enjoyable!!

I am still extremely busy in the shop which i am so thankful for as i wasn't sure just how having my own shop would work out for me but so far so good as they say!!

I have also managed to make some new pieces for the shop and am really pleased with them and it will be rally good to see them on the catwalk on Sunday.

Which brings me nicely to my final bit of news!!!!

I have been extremely busy creating pieces making sure i have them ready for this Sunday
(the !9th) as we will be exhibiting and on the catwalk at The Borders Wedding Show at Springwood Park in Kelso.
I have 6 lovely ladies modelling for me and 2 great friends helping with the stand so all going well it should be a good day, all we need is the good people of the Borders and beyond to turn up and support all the 80 plus exhibitors who will be there on the day showing all the great things the Borders has to offer for that special day!!

So if you have a spare couple of hours to kill and you want to see some of the best in the wedding industry and maybe want to try on a few hats then pop along to Kelso on Sunday and say hello!!
Look forward to seeing you ALL there xx

BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!

WELL THE SUN IS SHINNING AND I FEEL LIKE THIS BLOG SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS.......WHY???? BECAUSE I HAVE SOOOO MUCH TO SHOUT ABOUT LOL!!

THE SHOP IS GOING AMAZINGLY WELL WITH ORDERS STILL COMING IN AND I'M HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE ORDERS NOW IN FOR OCTOBER!
I HAVE HAD AN AMAZING FEW MONTHS AND IT LOOKS LIKE TAKING ON THE SHOP WAS A GREAT MOVE, IF NOT A VERY RUSHED ONE! 

UNFORTUNATELY THE SHOP IS HIDDEN UNDER MORE SCAFFOLDING AT THE MOMENT THOUGH ITS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY LITTLE SHOP IT SEEMS THEY NEED ACCESS TO THE ROOF NEXT DOOR VIA MY ROOF SO SCAFFOLDING WENT UP A FEW WEEKS AGO! ITS A BIT OF A NUISANCE BUT ONCE THE SCAFFOLDING IS DOWN IM SURE THE STREET WILL LOOK AMAZING AND IN THE MEANTIME I HAVE TO JUST KEEP MAKING MY WINDOWS AS EYE CATCHING AS POSSIBLE!!

ON A POSISTIVE NOT IV HAD QUITE A FEW SUCCESSES WITH MY HATS BEING IN THE NEWS AND ON TV.
FIRSTLY WITH HAWICK COMMON RIDING I HAD THE HONOUR OF MAKING THE HATS FOR MICHELL (THIS YEARS HAWICK LASS) AND HER ATTENDANTS HEATHER AND GILLIAN, I ALSO MADE THE LOVELY JANES HATS AS SHE WAS THE ATTENDING MOTHER.
I HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE SOME PICTURES TO SHOW YOU OF THE LADIES ALL LOOKING FABULOUS!
THEN IT WAS KELSO RACES LADIES DAY..... I HAD THE GREAT HONOR OF BEING THE JUDGE FOR THE BEST HAT COMPETITION!  IT WAS A GREAT DAY WITH ONLY A BRIEF DOWNPOUR LATE IN THE AFTERNOON WHICH DIDN'T SEEM TO DAMPEN ANYONE'S SPIRITS!  THERE WERE SOME AMAZING HATS - QUITE A FEW WERE MINE SO I COULDNT OF COURSE PICK ANY OF THEM AS THE WINNER!!  BUT IT WAS AN EASY DECISION AS THE WINNER HAD MADE HER OWN STUNNING HAT!

I ALSO HAD A FEW HATS AND HATINATORS AT ROYAL ASCOT THIS YEAR AGAIN  ONE OF WHICH WAS PHOTOGRAPHED FOR A MAGAZINE BUT THE LADY WEARING THE PIECE DIDN'T MANAGE TO GET THE NAME OF IT SO I AM NOW FRANTICALLY CHECKING BACK CATALOGUES TO SEE IF I CAN FIND THE SAID PICTURE!

AND TO CAP IT ALL OFF IV JUST HAD A LOVELY EMAIL FROM NICOLA PAYNE (YOU CAN SEE HER PHOTO ON THE CLIENTS GALLERY PAGE) SHE EMAILED ME TO SAY SHE HAD BEEN AT NEWCASTLE RACES AT THE WEEKEND AND HAD WON BEST DRESSED LADY!! I MADE THE PIECE FOR HER FOR A WEDDING AND SHE HAS WORN IT TO KELSO RACES (WHERE SHE WON BEST DRESSED COUPLE WITH HER LOVELY HUBBY!) AND NOW AT NEWCASTLE RACES!! I AM SO DELIGHTED FOR HER AS SHE IS A LOVELY, PRETTY LADY!!

SO ALL IN ALL ITS BEEN A BUSY BUT EXCITING FEW MONTHS AND NOW WITH OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY COMING UP WHO KNOWS WHAT THE NEXT YEAR WILL BRING THOUGH I DO KNOW IT WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH HATS!!


Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint