I have recently come to realise, that although I am super busy in the real world, I haven't been sharing all of the things I have been doing often enough on the blog. So today, I thought I'd start telling you about some of the great initiatives I am involved with this year.
Sharing indie design of the kiwi flavour with our friends across the ditch, care of the fabulous Gallop Lifestyle blog. Annie is a fabulous advocate of new and emerging designers, I loved her webstore and was always proud to see the mentions in local magazines! I feel proud to be able to showcase the work of our nation on this gorgeous decor site!
I'm also involved in helping to launch 'Around the Table - Blogger's Connecting'. So excited to be a part of this weekend and can't wait to meet the other sixty bloggers who will also be there!! If you aren't already registered, you should definitely check out their website ASAP, I think there may be three spots left?
As part of 'Around the Table', Hazel Loves Design is involved in bringing together 'Craft Love Festival' our first ever indie design market here in Christchurch!! Super excited, just as you should be!! Check out the event page on Facebook for more information!! I really do hope that you all can come!!
On a personal level, I am only one assignment away from finishing my 'Diploma of Interior Design'... PHEW! That feels like it has been a long time coming, hoping to have it finished by the end of the week, and then I'll finally be able to start on the task of launching our online emporium!
We are planning on making the online emporium a showcase of some of New Zealand's favourite indie designers, with the goods being shipped direct from the maker's studio to your home. Stay tuned for loads more details!! - If you are a designer interested in being involved, we would also absolutely LOVE to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not to mention it looks like 'Pay It Forward', the co-operative store that will be launching in Mairehau is pretty close to getting its' funding, so won't be long until you can get a taste of all the fabulous Cantabrian designers in one place!
Of course we are also still chugging along with Hazed Magazine, if you haven't already, you really must check it out! Such a great way to celebrate the makers here in the isle of the long white cloud.
So, that is what we are up to, alongside being a Mum and working full time! Phew, makes me tired just thinking about it all!!
What are your plans for 2013? And how are you going with reaching your goals?