This year I was delighted to attend my first trade show. It was both exhilarating and nerve wrecking so I thought I should share the experience with you. Showcase is an international trade show at the RDS Dublin where creative businesses throughout Ireland come to showcase their products looking for retailers both within Ireland and overseas. I was lucky to be part of the Local Enterprise Area which is located on the balcony thanks to the Local Enterprise Office in Sligo. I had a 2m x 2m white section where I had to display my product. It sounds a lot easier than it actually was but it was all manageable. I had the help of a few incredible friends and my both my parents helped with some of the pre-show prep.
Here are a few snaps of the set up, the day before the show starts.
Here is the final display of my stand for the show. Pretty chuffed with it. One of my favourite pieces on the stand was my Grandmothers old sewing machine, it was the first sewing machine I ever used. I remember making my first dress when I was about 11. It still works to this day but I have upgraded to an industrial sewing machine.
2017, it's been a blast
A dream come true.
Cheers to each & everyone who has helped me along the way & for all you amazing customers.
2018 what surprises will you hold?
Happy new year to everyone, have a ton of giggles.
This year I was lucky enough to showcase my bag range at the Glucksman Design & Craft Fair in Cork city. It was a great weekend, I got to me meet so many fellow creatives and new customers over the three days.
A massive thank you to everyone who dropped by.
Cork has stolen my heart, until the next time.
I am delighted to say that my bag range is now available in The Cat And The Moon Irish Jewellery Design in Sligo. You can run in and check out my new products in person. To celebrate this launch Mother Says clothing and accessories are featured in The Cat and the Moon’s window display. On Saturday the 16th at 12pm we are hosting an intimate reception in store. There will be some bubbles, nibbles and giggles floating around the place. It would be lovely if you could drop in and say hello!
Enjoy the rest of your week and see you Saturday!
Snap 'n Go for busy people.
Grab your bag and go!
Simple, unique design.
3 external pockets and 1 internal pocket.
Uniquely designed elegant tote bag. Perfect for everyday wear, from work to play and everything in between. One sturdy bag to stuff full of books and papers or to pick up some last-minute errands on your way home from work.
Designed and handcrafted in my Sligo based workshop.
Grab 'em while you can!
I am beyond ecstatic to release my website so that all my wonderful customers can now browse and purchase my collection online.
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way. I am blessed to have an incredible support system in my hometown of Sligo, and this has been an immense asset in the launch of my business. It has truly been a magical journey.
Above are a range of images of some of my recent pieces shot by Suzy McCanny and modelled by Maighréad Bussmann. This shoot would not have been able to happen without the help of My Creative Edge. An incredible organisation supporting creative businesses along Europe's Northern Edge.
Mother Says Design strives to ensure that each and every customer is satisfied with the product they purchase. I am always looking to reach out and interact with my customer base. Therefore, I would greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to leave a comment or contact me directly via my website.
I will be adding more lines over the coming months, so do keep your eyes peeled!