I am writing this blog post at a very peculiar moment in time when the whole world is experiencing a global pandemic due to Covid-19. By now, pretty much everybody knows how coronavirus temporarily or irreversibly is changing our lives and work. I have called this post Lockdown Diaries but I am seriously hoping this will be the only post in this Diary.
I have collated a few pictures for your visual pleasure, but generally we have been juggling homeschooling, work and looking after family like never before. Ivo is a critical worker by day, so he is still out and about. Like most gardens, ours is a permanent sports ground, the kitchen table is a permanent table tennis set up and there are school books in every corner of the house. We have been baking and exercising more than ever before, which probably would lead us to being fatter and fitter than never before. I wish clapping uses more calories than it does…
You might be curious to know that I am not a fan of running but adore roller skiing, which is the training ground for cross country skiing. You would be relieved to hear I do not wish for snow right now. Instead, I am happy to reconnect with nature and the beautiful countryside around our home offices.
We’ve been given this gift of time at the moment, so naturally, I turned into creativity for an outlet. It’s the first time in forever that I thoroughly enjoyed the painting and design process and did not squeeze this range between school runs, trade shows, admin, licensing projects, agents, orders, accounting, school runs etc.
This new range had to be called Rainbow for very obvious reasons but also it turned out to be very colourful and positively summery at the end. It is now on our trade-only website www.sabivo.co.uk, ready for when life switches to a different gear.
I will be sharing the designs on our Instagram page, so if you don’t follow us on social media already, please do connect (@sabivodesign) as life after lock down might continue online for the foreseeable future.
It’s this time of the year I call ‘supplier’s Christmas. I have been beavering away designing new stuff for months and I am finally ready to shout about it to the world….or that is our stockists, to be precise.
Besides letting you know about all NEW for 2020 I am inviting you to visit us at Spring Fair. The usual complimentary delivery on all show orders will run again or maybe you are after the complimentary chocolate?! Either way, I’ll be soldiering for 5 days on 2C31 and I hope to see you again or meet up if we have never done.
Over 80 NEW designs across 5 ranges would make their way to the show. The artwork and designs has been a true labour of love. There will be two new design styles with very distinctive contemporary looks. Wreath is painterly and feminine, while Hardoy is graphic and midcentury inspired. As usual, the designs are delicately hand embellished with our signature floral jewels and glitter.
All designs are up on the website now, so have a peek if you have not done yet. They are also available to order now via our secure trade-only website www.sabivo.co.uk, which is safe and easy to use. We would love to see you again on stand 2C31 but if you can’t make it to the show we could also post a paper one and a sample card or get in touch with one of our wonderful agents.
I have been busy designing and have some lovely newness for Spring Season 2020. The designs are part of our newly released Clusters range and combine contemporary line drawings with photographed floral embellishments.
The cards are delicately hand glittered and adorned with what is now becoming our trademark – metallic cup flower jewels. All cards are available to order now. They are packed with luxury gold or coordinated envelopes and are very competitively priced.
You can view the designs via our trade-only website www.sabivo.co.uk and plan before the season hits, although the cards are available to order now.
It’s Christmas all year around for us. We are currently finalizing many new designs to go on stand 6B35 at Autumn Fair in a couple of weeks time, but Christmas 2019 is ready to order now.
Designed in our signature style of delicate line drawings, combined with soft contemporary watercolours, the cards are hand-glittered and hand-embellished for extra festive sparkle. The range is very competitively priced and has 30 designs to cover open and relations captions.
You could view the range by browsing our secure trade-only website www.sabivo.co.uk. If you prefer to see the cards in the flesh, simply get in touch for a paper catalogue and a sample card.
If you are getting ready for the show, you could receive your free VIP Autumn Fair ticket by registering at www.autumnfair.com/MTE268