I never write personal blog posts. I try to keep the blog just about the work we do, sharing stationery, weddings and some other pretty things every now and then. But I have wanted to have a nice chat with you for a while now.
I started this Seven Swans dream of mine only a little while back actually. Seven Swans has been my full time job for less than a year and a half. Confession number two: I was doing it all by myself up to now. Admin, emails, liaising with suppliers, design, meeting clients, more design, sticking labels, packaging, proof reading… everything was just me. Luckily and by the biggest blessing, the lovely and super helpful Emma came to my rescue over the crazy wedding season. To say that I couldn’t have done it without her is the biggest understatement ever. She took over all of the finishing, quote scouting, driving and other admin tasks while I was designing for up to 7 weddings a weekend.
But I got tired. Very tired. And although my love for love will never stop burning (eek, that sounded lame…but it is true!) I felt I was slowly starting to run very low on creative juices. Then 2 things happened and actually that is what this post is all about:
1) My always-awesome, dream team friends, welovepictures, called me up and asked if I wanted to share a studio with them. (YAY!) I yelled YES! So we are very excited to soon be moving in to the (renovation busy as we speak) Woodstock Industrial Centre, Albert Road. I can’t wait to have clients over to our little creative space, to sip some tea while looking over at Lion’s Head and chatting about your special day. Flippen’ can’t wait!!
2) I am so proud to announce that the new addition to my team fits Seven Swans like a glove. Ella is not only ever-smiling with a heart of gold, she is also killer when it comes to illustration and design. We can’t wait to show off what she has been up to the past month!
I am so excited to announce that with a second pair of hands we will be able to bring you even more of what you have been loving the last year and a half. We have some awesomeness up our sleeves, Ella and I! With new avenues to explore (think hand written fonts, calligraphy, bespoke illustration and patterns) and pretty soon, a new inspiring space for you to come visit!
Hope to see you in our Woodstock studio real soon!