Monday, 2 July 2012

The Goodness of Rachel Goodchild!

We've been very remiss in that we haven't yet sung the praises of our blog designer, the absolutely amazing Rachel Goodchild, so we're going to make up for that now by telling you all about this fabulous lady!

When we first approached Rachel, instead of laughing us out of the room, she was full of encouragement and incredible ideas.  Rachel has an amazing eye and, having chatted to us, went away and came back with the fabulous design you're now looking at.  She has endless enthusiasm and works tirelessly to make the blog the best it can possibly be, constantly coming up with ideas we hadn't thought of and firing us up to be ever more imaginative!

Not only is she the 'go to girl' if you want a blog designed, she can create bespoke wedding blogs and also designs the most gorgeous stationery. Her workshop is a dream with colour co-ordinated paper, pens, gift wrap, gift boxes and notebooks all immaculately displayed - we could spend hours there!  Her gift wrap designs have been featured in The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Homes and Antiques Magazine, and Country Living Magazine, The Telegraph, Country Homes and Interiors, as well as The Pattern Sourcebook by Drusilla Cole.

Rachel also writes a beautiful design blog featuring all the latest in design, as well as offering a very clever e-card service, which I find invaluable! On top of all this, Rachel runs the annual Christmas at the Orangery Fair, which is a Bristol tradition - is there no end to this lady's creativity? Speaking of which, she is married to William Goodchild, the talented musician/composer, whose music is featured on our teaser video.

Working with Rachel is an absolute pleasure - You get a clear sense of her intelligence when you share your ideas and she just 'gets it', runs with it and takes you to another level. But she's also great fun and this shines through in her work. We are so grateful to her for making the blog happen and we're thrilled that she'll be joining us with a stand at the event where you can buy some of her beautiful goods, which will make perfect Christmas presents.

Rachel's website, HERE.
Rachel's Design Portfolio of Projects, HERE.
Rachel's Design Blog, HERE.