Monday, 21 November 2011

The Winner of our Competition is.....

Officially this is to be announced in our trade news letter coming at the end of this week. However for our faithful Lovehart followers!! The winner picked out from a pot by our lovely Kitty is The Token House in Nottingham. From all our orders placed in September & October The Token House have won a break at our holiday let property in Dartmouth, Bay Tree House.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Newsletter for Retail Web site

If you would like to subscribe to our Lovehart Newletter RETAIL news letter for latest news & offers just click here.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Cool Coast Dark Colourway Limited Edition



Very few of these made in Simon's lovely Liberty Tana Lawn. He was nominated for a British design award for this print. Do you think he knows I am proud of him.... Blue colour way sold out long ago but we had just a small amount of the dark colourway. Planning to put them on Not on The High Street this weekend. Only approx 20 of each left.

Friday, 11 November 2011

FRIDAY HELLO TO NEW STOCKISTS!!

VERY DELIGHTED TO REACH SOME NEW CORNERS OF OUR LOVELY LAND SO A SPECIAL HELLO THIS WEEK TO:-




LINGHAMS BOOKS IN WIRRAL

KISS THE FISH IN EDINBURGH


FAVOURITE THINGS IN SURREY

BENTALLS KINGSTON

THE GOLDEN SHEAF GALLERY NARBETH

LA LUNA WEYMOUTH



UNIQUE CHIQUE CROOKHAM

LLANISHEN CARDS CARDIFF


MAY POLE GIFTS BRIDGE OF ALLAN

THE CARD SHOP INVERNESSHIRE





Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Card and Gift Blog Review

A bit embarrassed that we only just saw this really fantastic review of lovehart latest ranges from Card & Gift Blog.  Our heads are so full of our building project with today stereo kango machines, that we missed this going to press! Thank you soooo much, it has lifted our little lath & plaster coated spirits x
for full review from Card & Gift click here

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

We are enjoying meeting lovely new people from all over the country, just a brief welcome to a few lovehart stockists including Fenwick Bond Street, Bentalls Kingston, Kiss The Fish Scotland, Mercado Teddington, Caxton Finchley, The Oak Rooms, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Cotswold Trading, Rosita Lollipop, Bonkers, Mia Home, Daisy Days, Little Stars & Troopers, Dragon Fly Gifts, Beauty & The Bib. Please forgive us if we have not mentioned you. We are trying to mention & look at everyone through our blog. & Facebook Page. We hope to find time to be more in touch & hopefully our trade newsletter will help bridge a little gap from us in deepest Devon.
Publish Post

Trade Login



If you are currently a trade customer & we have your email you should be able to head on in to our new trade web site. If you are a new customer just register your details & hey presto you are in!!
Orders can be placed instantly & at your convenience. In response to customer requests we hope you will find this a useful additional way to reorder. We are always at the end of the phone to answer any questions:- 01803 839267.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Building Site

Lack of blog posts down to being up to our eyes in building project at Lovehart HQ.
Daunting & exciting at the same time. Too late to change our minds now!
http://gallery.me.com/thart2/100291

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Card & Gift Blog

Thank you to Charlotte at Card & Gift Blog for her great review of Lovehart.

By the way....

I realize I have forgotten to post so many of the fantastic mentions we have had on blogs, press & show reviews.... so better late than never I must start by thanking Gill Davies at Greetings Today for her very kind review. Pleased to see our friend Claire from CG Editions up there to!!
In the same week & I think not to be confused with the similarly titled one above we had this great mention:-
http://giftsandgreetingsreview.com/?s=loveharthttp://giftsandgreetingsreview.com/?s=lovehart

Caxton London

Hello to another of our lovely stockists Caxton in 14a Temple Fortune Parade, Finchley Road &
337 Watling Street, Radlett, Hertfordshire. Very charming people & we are honored to have our lovehart live life accessories along side longchamp. I think they thought we were a little bit mad with our competition to win a break at Dartmouth Selfcatering, but secretly we know you want to win!!!

Surfacing

Just about surfacing after the after math of Top Drawer. Looking to my right at a very large pile of tea towels & aprons to go to Vinegar Hill Stores who will also be selling Live Life accessories. 
 They have been selling our stationery since we launched 1 year ago.
Just love their website. I wanted ours to look this aged but lost the vote!

Social Media

If everyone is tweeting, blogging Facebooking who is actually working any more or thinking about what they want to say to each other instead of to the computer...Oh I know we have to do it & we will try!!!
A secret nod to all my other social media fogie friends (esp Natalie at akidslife) who like us are stumbling forwards in the dark....but we are going forwards! I think.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sunday Observer Magazine

We got back at 1am this morning just about managing to keep our eyes home on the journey back form Top Drawer. Took about 2 hours just to get out of London!! Delighted to bring back lots of orders form new & existing Lovehart stockists. Fantastic mention in Sundays Observer of our 'More hands' tea towel....Can any one send us a copy as we only just found out..... Thank you x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Festival of Britain & Vintage Fest


 More about this later...




Lovely Weekend in London



Such a great weekend & honored to be Godparents for our lovely friends Emma & Mark. A very creative day with so much creative effort from Emma Mark & all their fantastically talented friends. Liberty prints were of course out in force. Food was mouthwatering & would sooooooo recommend Neel Family Kitchen.
Just managed to finish a silver necklace the day before we left for the no 1 girl using precious metal clay & little vintage metal printers blocks I bought from Ebay. I hope she likes it.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Narborough Hall

One of lovely stockists Narborough Hall recently won Independent Retailer of the Year 2011 for Midlands & the North. 3 miles from M1 Junction 21, just off the B4114 in Narborough. Just sending their latest order out tomorrow.We are very proud to have such great retailers stocking Lovehart in our first year!

 


'Nostalgic Nursery'

In between being technical support for Simon I did these.....

Feathered Friends

Just a little tweet to show Simons fabulous new range of bird cards 'Feathered Friends'. Just finished today & not yet on the web site. Very proud of him....but don't tell him it may go to his head!
A slightly new size for us 12cm x 17cm. Simon was a junior twitcher & member of the RSPB & started his interest in art by drawing birds. A lovely full circle for him to produce these which bridge the gap between an art card a greetings card with a little educational value on the back with some info about each bird. Being printed this week & launched at Top Drawer next weekend!!!!Furry friends next perhaps....

Friday, 26 August 2011

News letter....



Trend Feature

Delighted to get a mention in the Top Drawer show magazine Trend Direction pages for our 'More Hands' tea towel!!! Just sent 2 of these off in the post for customers today & packed some off to The Cherry Tree  in London East Finchley.


Monday, 15 August 2011

Top Drawer

Top Drawer London Olympia fast approaching & so much to do which explains my lack of blog posts. Great to get a little mention on the web site. Come & see us stand E86 11 -13 Sep, we hope to have 2 new ranges as well as our lovely new wash bags.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Can't get enough of that Scrufty Stuff

Cookie modeling the collar that started it all, that we were given by Joy Flowers 1 week before we saw her, that set into motion an unstoppable chain of events resulting in our lives revolving around this naughty puppy! I think there was some kind of magic in this collar which made us find her!
This weekend she is having a kind of christening wearing a bespoke Liberty collar again from the lovely Joy Flowers at Scrufts. Our friend Emma's daughter Mauve is Godmother. Emma heads up the print team at Liberty, the collar is a suprise, hope she likes it....Photos of this to follow.




New Designer working on New Collection!

Our new designer (pictured in Pyjamas) trying her hand on the new collection inspired by British birds.
Giving Simon a run for his money, she will soon be boss! (perhaps she always has been...)


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Holidays Viva Espagna!

The Harts are off on home exchange to sunny Spain. Back on the 28th July.
Simon trying to convince me to leave the lap top (burglars take note of that!!)
On the subject of Wifi our 'Modern Family' card is going well. We do have a few friends that have inspired this card!!! You know who you are... EM  xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Great Competition

A competition to win some fantastic source books with a few words about my favourite print:-
My Mothers Horrockses housecoat stands out amongst all my magpies collection of prints. A housecoat which was always treasured without knowing it's pedigree then my neighbor here in deepest darkest Devon saw it hanging in my studio and a conversation evolved that her Mother Daphne Razzel/Patten had been a designer with Horrockses. Having trained in Fashion myself it was fascinating to hear about her Mothers time. This print and indeed the memory of trying it on as a child inspired me to follow a career in Fashion. Lot's of repairs in my Mothers hand & somehow I think it still holds her shape. Still inspires me today. If any one knows who the yellow print on my cushions is by please let me know. My husband brought this reminant into the fold when we met & I duly whizzed up on my trusty Bernina. x

After Noah London

Simon & I have always loved the shops 'After Noah' since we were fledglings at the RCA in London in the early 90's
We are delighted to now be a stockist, & what a lovely vintage quirky choice they made!After Noah

Good Bye Accessories

I was worrying about storage but the mountain of accessories that engulfs my studio is flying out to new homes like an out going tide. Off they go this afternoon to 2 of our favorite shops, 'Pink & Brown' & 'Inspired Buys' in Totnes. This only means the new wave of stock we order has to be a Tsunami...but where to put it, could I get rid of Simon? He takes up rather a lot of space! 


New Lovehart Accessories

After much waiting & nearly 1 year since we made the first samples we have our accessories. 
See we are more than just a pretty card!
The Cove kindly let me use all their bits & bobs & shot a few pics on location in their treatment rooms.
6 designs styles in each print. They are on our web siteNot on The High Street & the first run has indeed run & nearly run out!!!