Monday, 16 April 2012

Homespun Style Book Launch & Market

So Friday 13th came along and finally it was time for the official launch of my latest book Homespun Style!! The combined Book Launch Party & Homespun Market started with a queue of guests eagerly awaiting entry to Hanbury Hall at 2pm and the steady stream of browsers continued until 8pm. I would love to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who came along to support me, I hope you enjoyed it? Many thanks to Gopak who provided all the stall holders their tables, of which they all displayed their products and Homespun makes beautifully - Special thanks to all of you who came to be part of the market. (Full list of all stall holders HERE) Thank you Rosa Blue for making me a lovely printed Tea Towel to commemorate the event and to Emma Lamb for the lovely special edition 'Homespun Style' Garland.

Thank you to my publishers Ryland Peters & Small and Folksy who supported the event, and Mollie Makes Magazine who came along and offered up Goodie Bags to 1st 13 lucky people to buy the book. Also wonderful to see Jeanette of Fryd & Design all the way from Norway with her friend Heidi, Yvestown, Eline Pellinkhof and Petra who came over from Holland, and great to finally meet Janine Vangool from Uppercase magazine. It was lovely to be joined by Joanna Simmons who wrote the words for Homespun Style and fellow authors and stylists, Emily chalmers and Sania Pell. Fab to see Shella from The Loft who's homespun home is featured in the book and whos dining room is on the cover!! Also Big thanks to Sussie Bell for being the events official photographer - the above photos are a selection taken by Sussie and some taken by guests to the event. To see more photos from the Party check out my Homespun Event Flickr Group.

Don't worry if you missed the event I'm selling signed copies of Homespun Style Here:

Thanks also to my lovely styling assistants Charlene, Zoe, Hannah & Lisa - you guys were a great help, Thanks Vicky Trainor, Abigail Brown & Little Teawagon for supplying some of your lovely products I used to style up the hall. I really appreciated the support from my husband who designed the Event Artwork, plus my lovely family & friends.

For more gossip and photos from the event check out these blog posts:-
Tales of Ted & Agnes
Skin & Blister
Tatie Lou
Charlotte Love
Mademoiselle Poirot
Ailie Williams
Love Letters
Sunday Best (Lara From Mollie Makes Mag Blog)
Tea for Joy (Papermash)
Decorators Notebook
Mr PS Blog
Laura's Attic
Candy Pop


silly old suitcase said...

Those pics are looking so pretty, it seems like you had a great day!
Well done!


Tania said...

Hi Selina! I'm so pleased the day went well, just gutted that I couldn't make it down to London. I had planned to be there, but due to unforeseen circumstances I couldn't make it. I saw the lovely photos on Flickr, and it looked amazing! The only comfort is that I have my copy of Homespun Style, and I pour over the pages whenever I get a spare moment. Thank you for inspiring us mere mortals! Looking forward to the next book! :) Tania ♥(

The Barefoot Crofter said...

GLad it was a sucessful day - well deserved as it is a beautiful and inspiring book. i have already had several ideas that i am going to implement, so thank you. Too far for me to travel, but I will have a browse on flickr.

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Oh that looks so lovely! Any plans to come to Ireland with something similar, I would be first in the queue!!!

best wishes


andrea creates said...

it all looks so lovely :)

Annie said...

Hope that you had great time,..
I just love your blog and your style, I think in the future I want to buy your book!
have a nice day

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kathryn said...

Oh it all looks so gorgeous, and in colours that bring to mind your book too, that'll be down to Emma's beautiful garlands and those handmade cakes!
Wish I could have joined you there, but One Day!
Congrats sweetie, kat xox

HeppieHermpie said...

I wish I was there..!!! ♥ greetings, Herma

Kath said...

It was a lovely event, PLEASE do it again, when I can come without my unruly son. Thanks to your friend for entertaining him, lovely to meet you briefly.x

Paula said...

Hello dear Selina! I am so happy the day went well sweetie! What fun! I wish I could have been there, but Louisiana is a long way from you! :) I love all of the gorgeous photos! I love your book and it inspires me so very much! Thank you for sharing your talents! Have a lovely day! xo~Paula

Portofritt said...

It was lovely to meet you, Selina. As many others, I really enjoyed the Book Party & Homespun Market.

I have posted some pictures from the day on my blog even if I only had an old and small camera, and you by now must have seen a million better pictures from the event. Anyway... :)

I hope it's ok by you that I postet a picture of you and Jeaenette there as well. Let me know if I shall remove it.

x Heidi

Velvet Ribbon said...

Wish I could have been there looks gorgeous! xxx

helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face said...

Looked like a fab day, was sad to miss it but am enjoying browsing through the blog posts of those who made it there! Hx