Sunday, 6 January 2013

Bumper Blog Post of 2012!

Hello! FINALLY have got round to piecing together a BUMPER blog post rounding up 2012! It's been a total whirlwind year for us full of exciting changes, new friends and LOADS of new hello DODO products...CHECK IT OUT!
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Life lately...
Ali got COMPLETELY addicted to Instagram...
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Ali's niece Matilda was born in February :o)
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We did our first fairs in Brighton...
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Our sign making skills have improved vastly since then!
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We visited Pick Me Up in London, the best show of the year!
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Lots of squeegee pulling...
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We went to Munich in March and drunk GIANT beers and ate GIANT pretzels!
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Lots of new screenprint designs added to our online shop!

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We got to watch these lil' guys hatch and grow up :o)
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We had a few days in an amazing massive cottage near Bath that the company Ali worked for owned. There was also a freak heatwave which was awesome!

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Ali met Timmy Mallet! 
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Lots of time spent pootling around on Brighton beach...
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We launched tote bags in to the hello DODO shop!
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We went on holiday to Cesky Krumlov, a tiny place in the Czech Republic which we visited when we were travelling. The castle is guarded by bears!
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Oh yeah...AND WE GOT ENGAGED!!!!!! :o) :o) :o)
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We launched our range of little hand cut relief prints!
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We were featured in Craftseller Magazine in an article all about how great Etsy is.
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Ali got her first tattoo, Bob the Blue Tit! :o)
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Our good friend Nell went off to Australia which made us very very sad...but photos of her on adventures with her DODO tote made us smile! :o)
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We took part in Renegade Craft Fair in the Truman Brewery, East London. It was our first truly successful fair. We launched our 'I Love a Nice Lion on a Sunday' screenprint which went down a storm! We also had chance to meet so many other creatives who we knew from twitter and who's work we absolutely loved, including Mellybee who was our stall buddy!
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At Renegade we also properly met Karli and Jacques of Designosaur, fellow Brightonians and makers of ROARsome jewellery! 
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We celebrated hello DODO's 1st Birthday!
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We took part in our first exhibition with Maker's Boutique in the Fishing Quarter Gallery on the seafront :o)
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In the run up to Christmas we did LOADS of fairs! Like the amazing Fairy Tale Fair! (above)
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We also did Spitalfields Market a few times...
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We were commissioned by FST to do the design work for The British Travel Awards...it was the most amazing surreal evening ever!!
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More Spitalfields...
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We were featured in British Vogue!!! 
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Craftaganza was absolutely incredible!! We were totally overwhelmed by all the lovely customers we had! :o)
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Matilda's first Christmas...
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And a new addition to the hello DODo family! Meet Neil the Fox, lovingly made by Little Things I Make. 2012 has been INCREDIBLE and here's hoping that 2013 is even more amazing for us! We've got plans for brand spanking new top secret products, awesome project ideas with our new crafty friends and a crazy DIY wedding to plan!!! Thanks for all your support in 2012!

7 comments:

  1. aawww what an amazing year! Can't wait to see what you get up to in 2013!

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  2. AW such a cool round up of the year!I cannot believe how cute the baby seagulls are- and woohoo! to the Vogue feature!! :D

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    1. thanks! the baby seagulls are SOOOOO cute, be very sad when we leave this flat and can't watch them each Spring anymore :o(

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  3. Congratulations on the engagement and you've had such a fun and busy year, hopefully you are reaping the benefits of all of that hard work! Cannot wait to see what 2013 has in store for you guys - we will be doing a few fairs for Sad Clown so hoping to meet you guys in person sometime this year!

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    1. Thank you!!! Aw YAY can't wait to meet you! Also, you should come to the Craftaganza Live talks, they're really good and you get to drink and chat to loads of awesome Brighton craft folk after! :o)

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