As we're in the last week of November I thought I should take the time to reflect on what's been happening here at Edie Rose Ashley this last month. It's been quite surreal stepping out of the shadows and putting myself and my work out there for the very first time. I hadn't planned on launching my business in November, but when my wonderful friend Claire asked if I would like to have a stall at their annual Christmas Fair at Ribbons Tea Room, I thought I should take the plunge. It wasn't until this moment that I realised I had been waiting for something to push my introverted self out into the spotlight.
As my 'About' page has briefly told you, I trained as a Fashion Designer specialising in Printed Textiles achieving a First Class Honors from the University of Northampton. I found it really difficult to sustain interning in London after my degree, and even though I loved developing my skills and creativity, I moved back home and started working full time at a marketing firm in Nottingham.