Each week I’ll be blogging about the retailers and shops that stock Katie O Art products, giving you an insight into what I sell in each store and where you can find them :)
First up is gift shop at The Coventry Transport Museum. It was in January last year when I first sold my work here and was one of the first retailers to stock my range of vintage handmade gifts.
Since then my work has become a main feature in the shop and sits alongside lovely vintage signs and gifts. From cards to notebooks and hand painted pencil cases I offer a wide range of beautiful products for everyone.
So if you’re looking to treat someone special or indulge yourself in all things vintage pop into the Coventry Transport Museum gift shop :)
Yesterday was the day I opened the Katie O Handmade gift shop!
The day began at home in Coventry, waiting the arrival of ‘the man with the van’ to take me and my new cabinet full of handmade gifts to the wonderful Most Marvellous in Northampton.
Once we arrived there we unloaded the cabinet and placed it in its new home, on the ground floor near the till area. It was packed full of all my new products and a handmade Katie O shop sign. Then all that was left was to take a step back and feel happy that the past few weeks of hard work, making and preparing had paid off.
The Katie O Handmade gift shop is now open for business, so pop along and take a look :)
2014 has been a busy year already in the world of Katie O! I’m looking forward to getting lots done and enjoying my work :)
The main change begins in a few days when I say goodbye to my part-time retail job to become a full time Artist!!! :D It feels amazing! It’s something I dreamt of as a child and now I get to live it!
I spent so much time making and creating stories with pictures alongside them when I was little :) That love of drawing and the passion to create something has never left me, it’s only grown stronger with time.
The main reason I still draw today is the fact that I love it, it’s took some time to get there, I sometimes doubted my ability and myself but never enough to stop.
It began with a spark of interest for painting and drawing when I was 3 or 4 and grew into my complete and utter love for art. I’ve had great support along the way and now I can’t wait to really live the rest of my life doing something I love everyday.
I have teamed up with the awesome Birdtree books to put together a brand new furniture range for my ever growing customer demand; turning old furniture into beautiful, bespoke pieces for homes across the country.
Our current range is The Vintage style collection, a array of shabby chic style pieces with beautiful sky colours.