Tea towel collection on-line

Well I'm very excited to finally get my little tea towel collection loaded onto my on-line shop.  The new baby is due any day now, and it's been a goal to get the tea towels into my shop before the little bundle of chaos arrives!
The collection comprises of 5 tea towel designs all featuring my hand-painted watercolour illustrations.  Afternoon Tea and Tea Party depict my own collection of vintage teacups and china plates, Audrey is a bright overscaled floral design, and Polly Red and Polly Blue are fun polka-dots that are cute on their own, or coordinate with the other designs.
The tea towels are 100% cotton, digitally printed and machine washable up to 40C (although cool wash and line dry is recommended) and made in England.  Perfect as a light-weight gift to send to friends or relatives in Australia or overseas!    

Big, big thanks again to Amelia from Simple Provisions for her lovely photo's and Pete from Cirkus Hair for the loan of the studio space. 

Wish me luck for my new arrival, and I hope I remember what to do with a new baby!  It might be a bit on the quiet side around here whilst I juggle a demanding toddler and wrangle with a new-born!

Tea towel range photo shoot

A few weeks ago I received all of my tea towel designs, hot off the printing press from the UK!  I was very excited to receive the designs and to have them here pre-baby - phew!  I'd been tinkering with simple packaging ideas for the tea towels but the next step was to get them photographed in order to load onto my little on-line shop, and contact potential retailers.   
I had some difficulties finding a photographer to help get the tea towels photographed, with most of the local photographers concentrating mainly on portraits and wedding photography.  Plus when dealing with a tea towel that will retail for $25, a budget for a professional photographer on top of all the other costs and expenses involved with manufacturing a small range, was pretty minimal. 
However, I was lucky enough to have an offer of help from the super-talented and very lovely Amelia from Simple Provisions to help me out with the styling and photography.  Plus, we were able to use the studio from my local hairdressers Cirkus Hair to do the photoshoot - gotta love living in a small country town with help like this!   
It was a really fun day getting the tea towels photographed, and great working with someone else who had fresh eyes and ideas for the styling of the tea towels.  I'm aiming to get the tea towels loaded into my shop before the baby arrives in two weeks time (eek!).  Big, big heartfelt "Thank You's" go to Amelia and Pete for all their help, support and time to help me out at the last minute.  Do checkout Amelia's Simple Provisions blog / facebook page as she has some really delicious recipes and delightful photography.