Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh it's all go!

We are very proud, excited and a little bit giddy to announce that today we are delivering our Valentine's Day cards to Arighi Bianchi in Macclesfield! The full range of hand painted greetings cards will be delivered next week so I had better get back to my paints and brushes! Before I do, just a little bit more news...

On Sunday we went to the oh so beautiful Midland Hotel in Manchester to meet the lovely Alison from Confetti Queens. Confetti Queens organise Wedding Fayres at fantastic locations and we are thrilled to be exhibiting with them on Sunday 21st February at Manchester Town Hall (Swoon! Wedding photography heaven!!) and on Sunday 28th February at the gorgeous shiny new Hilton Liverpool!

We are busy sending lots of samples of our greetings cards to lovely gift shops and farm shops around the country so keep your eyes peeled! If you know of anywhere that could do with a Slice of Pie be sure to drop us a line!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Birthday Buns

What a perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday morning! Baking Birthday buns for tomorrow's Birthday Girl who is popping round to finalise her Wedding Invitations!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Victory for Vintage!

I have been surrounded by 'vintage' all of my life, from the beautiful antiques that graced the floors and walls at home to my Mum's overflowing fabric cupboard (the dreaded (yet legendary) jam-packed cupboard at the top of the stairs!). When planning the current Slice of Pie collection I decided to go all misty eyed and retrospective by delving into the said cupboard. I became a fabric magpie, surrounded by boxes and bags of scraps and offcuts, each one like a tiny cotton masterpiece worthy of display and recognition. I picked a handful (ok so I picked armfuls) of my favourite designs, many were so familiar to me from my childhood I knew they had to feature in the collection. So later with a big box of beautiful vintage fabrics and my old fashioned typewriter on my desk I went about designing the new collection. I do hope I have done them all justice.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Recipe

To make the perfect pie you need the right ingredients and the best recipe, in our case it goes like this...

1 Mark Higgins
1 Laura Meare
2 Canon Cameras
Lots of lights, backgrounds, tripods and other fancy stuff
1 Background in Photography & Marketing
1 Background in Art & Design and English
1 Apple Mac
1 or 2 big piles of felt and vintage fabric
1 Sewing machine
1 Vintage typewriter
Lots of boxes of card & recycled envelopes
1 treasured box of watercolour paints
1 or 2 weekly sessions of dancing around the lounge with the ipod on shuffle
1 or 2 long walks in the hills each week
Lots of yummy food (maybe too much yummy food)
The odd bottle of New Zealand Marlborough Sauv Blanc (I'm digressing!!)
Lots of laughs, fabulous friends & family, enthusiasm, talent and lovely clients!

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl stir until well combined and serve immediately at weddings, parties or when ever you feel like a nice Slice of Pie.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The first Slice of the Pie

Well here it is, the first Slice of Pie Designs post! Our website has been up and running for a good while now but we felt we wanted a way to let everyone know what we were up to and share the things that we love and are inspired by.