Ophelia, Ophelia...truly my favourite of all of Shakespeare's characters and only fitting that she be the namesake of my very first foray into designing. A few years ago I stepped into the import business, driven for the most part by my desire for bargain scrapbooking supplies - something living in a scrappers desert could not provide.
Hundreds of thousands of flowers and brads have winged their way to my door since then and I have toyed many times with the idea of designing my own line; though my imagination and ideas were many, my artistic skills could not deliver. So I continued to have idea after idea and would often see them come to life - branded with another company's logo. I am, at times, damn sure Martha Stewart Crafts has a portal right into my brain!
This year, however, I have taken the plunge and Ophelia is slowly coming to life, with all the complexities and nuances of Shakespeare's heroine this collection captures what I hope is both the beautiful regality and the exquisite insanity of my princess. In just a few short weeks the new Ophelia range of Sawyer's Place Washi Tapes will be released and I can only hope you all will love her as I do.