Bold & Bright - Gifts, Greetings & Homeware

Star Editions

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Very exciting news! Our whole range is now also available through the fabulous Star Editions. They have only just launched it in February. It was great to go to Spring Fair and see it all displayed so beautifully on their stand. The popular Alcohol bottle range had a great display on the wall:

We also raced to get our brand new Yippea Card range ready for them, so they could launch that too at the show. They'll also be showing it at Progressive Greetings trade show in May:

We're very excited with our new card range. And it's doing really well for our current stockists, and selling brilliantly online. Look out for new products for the Yippea range, launching later this year :)

A family wedding

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Last September my fabulous sister got married in Spain. This became not just a wedding, but a massive family holiday and gathering!

We all flew out there for a week. All the family got to get together and celebrate this beautiful nuptial in a fantastic villa near Malaga.

It was high up in the mountains, and the roads were pretty terrifying - felt like you could drop down the side of a cliff any minute - but worth it for the fantastic views. I'm one of five, so it's rare for all of us to be together.

We all had such a great time partying (a bit too much!), swimming, eating, chatting. We needed a holiday to recover when we got back! Lets do it all again soon :)


Pulse London

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Back in May I exhibited for the 3rd time in Launchpad at Pulse. This year it was in Olympia, which is a lovely setting (and there's daylight, which most exhibition centres don't have!). Here is what our stand looked like.

Pulse Stand

It was a great show, where I met lots of new contacts, and also lots of new friends in the other exhibitors. I will do a future post on some of the lovely people I met, and the fantastic products they make.


I stayed with my sister on her boat, for the duration of the show, which was amazing. It has the best views of London, and a whole community of fellow boat living folk. Such a great place to live!

Here is a couple of views from the boats.

Tower Bridge
Garden Boat

Printing Tea towels

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Here are a few images of our tea towels being printed (this is our Brighton design). We use a small family run business in Yorkshire. We've been with them pretty much since we started. They're a great company, and have helped with our business so much. Such reliable, lovely people to work with :)


Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital

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In 2014 we had the great honour or working with a fantastic charity, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital (GOSH). We produced a Busy Being range for them titled "Being at Great Ormond Street". They ran a competition via social media, to ask past patients, staff, and anyone who supported the hospital to come up with words and phrases that they associated with the hospital. One of the biggest words was "Hope" so that is one of the most prominent ones in the design. The hospital owns the rights to Peter Pan, so there is a little Peter Pan in there. It was a brilliant project, and I think you'll agree the finished results are fantastic! You can view and buy the range of products here . The apron is modelled here by the 2014 finalist from The Great British Bake Off! 

Jam in Wakefield

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A gorgeous window display of the Yorkshire tea towel, in Jam, Wakefield

A gorgeous window display of the Yorkshire tea towel, in Jam, Wakefield

We've been very lucky to work with some fantastic shops since starting Busy Being in 2012. One of the first people we did a commission design for was Jam in Wakefield. "Busy Wakefield" was one of the first ones we did, so it will always hold a place in my heart :)

The original Wakefield design was recently updated, and the new one is even better. We also worked alongside the owners of the shop to produce a design for the whole of Yorkshire! There was a lot to include, but we feel we captured all the best bits. Look under the 'Places' section of our website, where the design is available to buy as a tea towel. The Wakefield design can be purchased directly from the lovely people at Jam.