Erotica is fast looming forward and I'm really looking forward to all the hustle and bustle that comes with it.
This year will be the first time that I am upstairs. In the past I have always been reticent to go up there, but after it was closed up last year and new management put into place, I am really hoping that this year will bring with it a fresh attitude and excitement.
I'm told that the whole of the upstairs area is going to be ran by Tortue Garden and it will be essentially fetish based, although my line being Burlesque, it does of course have off shoots. There will be (apart from the weird and wonderfully) Corsets, bustles, pasties (the tassel variety, not ginsters!) fascinators and of course my hand crafted miniature hats.
The stand I have this year is my smallest yet, being just 2 metres in length, but this is the first time I have really concentrated on my hand made designs, which do lend themselves to a smaller way of presentation. I hope they will neatly fit the space I have for them, allowing me to present them beautifully, without too much clutter. There will be a temptation to have everything out, but I will need to be selective to what I take and display and hope that people are motivated to take my flyers and look on line to where they can see all the other goodies a make and sell.
Only this week I visited London and found inspiration for a new look pastie. I'm really excited about it, as I've never seen this idea before and it is so adaptable (should it work). I need to get a few materials together in order to work on a prototype and after that... who knows where it may take me. This of course involves time and discipline, as I really do need to sit myself down and do it, especially with so little time left between now and Erotica.
If you are intending to go to Erotca, then please do remember to come upstairs and say hello. Maybe try on some hats and have a look at the lovely things I have on offer. Spread the word and hopefully I'll see you there.
If you would like to find out more information about Erotica use this link: http://www.erotica-uk.com/