Yesterday Tom and I got up at the unearthly hour of 5.30 (yes yes I know I should get used to early starts yadayadayada) but seriously that is just silly o clock. The reason we got up at such a ridiculous time was to go to London Town, the Big Smoke, for the Pregnancy and Birth magazine shoot. After having one of those nights where you wake up every hour paranoid your alarm clock isn't going to go off I thought I would be knackered but I think excitement made me awake and refreshed. Our journey to the shoot went smoothly (the magazine were kind enough to let us take a taxi from Paddington instead of us trying to master the tube as the house wasn't really near any). We arrived at this pretty swanky house (Tom was clever enough to take a few snaps whilst I was upstairs getting my make up done) and all the people involved were so lovely and welcoming. It was super fun to get my make up done and dress up in a lovely dress, plus heels (I haven't worn any heels for a good 6 months!). The team were very complimentary about my work and Jemma the Features Editor has told me to send some samples of my designs on baby grows etc which they are happy to feature in the magazine! I am so thrilled to have an opportunity like this but first I need to get the products just right. I have my designs ready but its really important to me to get the right quality printing and quality fabric. I want them to be made from organic and fair-trade fabrics which is taking a little longer to source and get organised but I cant wait to get started. I have also had some interest from boutiques wanting to sell my products which is a great start!
We finished by 11.30 so headed into Covent Garden and managed to stop by Tatty Devine and POP before a two course lunch (um yep that is blue cheese you see on my omelette but thats the first time in six months and I miss it so!) and Tom got a really cool retro shirt he looks pretty handsome in it (even if i'm a little bias). After that we managed to stop by the V&A and Science Museum as we are not in London very often before heading home to get back to Bristol by 8. A pretty busy day!
Also without getting too soppy I wanted to mention just how thankful I am for Tom. I know I could have gone to London by myself but I appreciated him being there so much, and not just to carry my bag and to help me with the travel. When I was busy getting my make up done Tom was downstairs singing my praises, Tom was the one telling the crew from the magazine about my illustrations and previous successes, I love that he can just throw himself into things that may have not been 'his thing' because he knows how important it is to me. His positivity and belief in me makes me confident in myself and my abilities...plus he is game to watch films like Enchanted and eat pasta pillows when I feel like it so he's pretty much a bit of a catch in my eyes..only don't him, he'll get a big head ;)