It’s all been a bit quiet here in the DLF blog………but It’s been the busiest time ever in my studio! I’ve almost finished the first book in the DEER LITTLE FOREST SERIES, yay! It’s been a mammoth task to say the least! Half way through I decided to make changes to Forest Flo and so I had to start all over. Then I decided that I wanted to change how I was creating the illustrations, so this meant yet another change. well I guess it’s never worth doing anything unless you do it right and I wanted to make sure the first book looks really special 🙂
Phew! It was worth it though, as I am soooo happy with how the book is looking and soooooo excited to get it printed in time for the BLE licensing show in October. Here’s the new Forest Flo with the rest of the woodland gang!
Along with illustrating the first book, we’ve been busy signing a host of new deals aimed at supporting ecologically oriented charities. DEER LITTLE FOREST has joined Digital Giving’s T-Shirt Booth in support of The Woodland Trust and Timbergram for a range of greeting cards to champion Tree Aid.
Also, I can’t tell you excited I was to receive these examples of my cards which are due to sell through Karto in Finland! How totally cute! The Forest Folk love them!
With five days to go until Pulse, we’re busy bees here in the Deer Little Forest, packing cards and writing lists and checking last minute preparations.
We are really excited to be showcasing over 100 new greeting card designs, including Birthdays, New Baby, Valentines, Mothers Day and Fathers day and we hope to welcome lots of lovely visitors to our colourful stand in the launchpad section on LP25.
The Pulse trade show marks our first year in business and so it’s going to be pretty special! It’s been an exciting first year as DEER LITTLE FOREST has moved from being a greeting card company to a new and inspiring children’s brand.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Big Bear Hugs! X
This week we’ll be leaving the little, green forest to visit the fantastic Top Drawer show in Earls Court, to have meetings, see friends and generally have a mooch around. I’m also excited to be preparing ideas for our 2nd Pulse show this week! We will be launching so many brand new designs, including Birthdays, New Baby, Valentines, Mothers Day and Fathers Day and we aim to design a stand as colouful and as magical as the last years!
This week I have also updated my little Etsy shop with new ‘Valentines’ cards, and even a ‘Get well’ card too, to send all you lovely people happy vibes on these chilly January days. If you’re anything like us and you’ve been suffering the colds and sneezes going round “Get well soon and Big Bear Hugs from the Deer Little Forest!”
Happy New Year everyone from the Deer Little Forest!
What an amazing year 2013 was! Lots of hard work and creativity and bags of determination mixed with a touch of forest magic, meant that the Deer Little Forest had a fantastic first year!
As a small business with a big dream, we launched at the trade show ‘Pulse’ in May 2013 and then again at ‘Brand Licensing’ in October, to a wave of interest and excitement in our designs and products. We achieved the finalist nomination for the Henries ‘Most promising new artist/ designer 2013’ and met some new, fantastic people who have inspired and encouraged us along the way.
We have also had the most wonderful support from our customers, so a big ‘thank you’ to you all!
Christmas came a welcome break to spend quality time as a family, to celebrate our successful first year and to look forward to the year ahead!
2014 is set to be just as exciting! We are working on some new, fantastic projects, starting this January, as we begin preparations for our second ‘Pulse’ show. We also look forward to collaborating and working with some wonderfully creative people, which we cant wait to tell you about ……….but you’ll have to wait a little longer for that 😉
We wish you all, the happiest and most magical year ahead and hope that all your dreams come true!
Biggest New Year Bear Hugs! XX
Deer Little Forest will be at Camden Market this Friday, forming part of the selected 30 Designer/makers for ‘We Make London.’
We will have a great selection of our Eco-friendly products on sale, including a huge selection of cards, notebooks, invites, prints and wall stickers. We hope to see you there! We’re hoping for a little sunshine too……. 🙂