We are really excited about the upcoming 'Hunny Bell Craft Market' which we are organising at The Hunny Bell in Hunworth. It is going to be on Saturday 9th April and it is in aid of the Hunworth Defibrillator Appeal, they have already raised £1300 but we are going to help them get even closer to their final goal. We have all the stalls booked and we really are overwhelmed by the support of local businesses who are willing to give up their time to join us for this event. We have such a fantastic selection of local food and craft, all made in Norfolk, which is fantastic. Below we have included a few photos of some of the stalls we have to give you a little taster of what is to come. Please help us spread the word!
Polly Quick - https://www.instagram.com/polly_quick/
Canto's Chutney - http://candischutney.vpweb.co.uk
Jubilique and Louise - https://www.instagram.com/jubilique/
Creaky Craft - https://www.facebook.com/CreakeyCrafts/?fref=ts
It has been getting rather messy here in the studio, I think it is near on impossible to keep this place tidy, but I suppose that is half the fun, what would be the point of a tidy studio! This summer we are taking part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios >>> http://www.nnopenstudios.org.uk which we are really excited about. It is a chance for us to open the doors of our studio and show everyone what we get up to here on the farm.
Currently I am just playing around with so many ideas, colours, shapes and combinations. Creating designs with cork stamps and acrylic, all quite basic but so effective. This is my favourite part of everything we do and hopefully some of what you start to see may evolve into some more finished work and could be on show at open studios.
During January and February we have been quietly tucked away here in the studio, but we have been productive, we promise! We wanted you to be able to have 'IzziRainey' prints on even more products around you home. Now we can begin to show you what we have been up to, and there is still so much to come. Re-usable fabric notebooks, chopping boards and hand stamped prints are just a few of the new ideas we have been working on... For the first time ever we have been sourcing some production out of our studio but most definitely still in the UK, as you all know that is so important to us. So please be patient with us as we have some great NEW kitchenware coming your way! Well worth waiting for.
This week has been pretty jam packed, and it has felt pretty non-stop here in the studio. We are currently in the process of launching our new collection and it has been so fun slowly releasing little snippets of what we have been up to on social media and seeing the reaction. Launching the NEW chopping boards was brilliant with a great response as well. Lots of new products still to come as we have really branched out for 2016... #watch this space. We have decided to use more British manufacturers which therefore means we can expand our product range.
However, still plenty to do here in the studio, the overlocker had a lot of action this week as we made and photographed the new cushion collection, to see the full range go to >>> http://www.izzirainey.com/store/c34/Cushions_.html. Then it was the fun of photographing them for the lookbook, always a favourite, seeing all the hard work come together. Along with quick scrounge around the farm for props, amazing what you can find in dusty corners of old barns!
Izzi and Lara
IzziRainey is a Norfolk company, based on a farm, designing and manufacturing high quality homeware and interior products within Norfolk and the UK.