French & Godbold are taking a holiday. We’ve packed our tent, bathers, supplies and sleeping bags (Michaela loves hers the most because it has arms and legs, it is so much fun). We are ready to hit the road in search of some Cornwall surf, sand and (with a bit of luck)….sunshine. Here’s to a week without computers and sleeping under the stars.
A busy time at F&G last week. At Progressive Greetings Live on Wednesday, we were inspired by the generosity of the traders in sharing their knowledge and experience of the greetings card industry. Thanks to Helen, Danny, Joanna and Alec for some great conversations. Since then, Richard has been out and about showing our portfolio, receiving positive feedback and some definite interest from local retailers. We spent Sunday walking the aisles of many London markets, looking for the one we liked the most for a regular F&G stall. Sunday Up Market in the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane is the winner. We had a great day with many beautiful things to see, delightful people to speak to and amazing food to sustain us along the way. Perfect.
French & Godbold officially launch today. Our shop is online. All our greetings cards are listed for sale at our new Etsy shop. Our website is running smoothly and we have even begun tweeting. We feel proud having reached this stage of our project. Its time to pop a cork and enjoy a celebration. We would love to know what you think, please leave a us comment.
Fine tuning and preparations are on the agenda at the French & Godbold Studio this week. Our card designs are all being prepared for our first print run. We have some old friends re-versioned, “Slugs Dream of Lettuce” (above) and some new delights to keep us all entertained. We get closer every day to our making our ideas into reality and we are looking forward to having all our work available through our website.