I’m finally going solo!

So it’s probably not a massive secret that whilst I have been running my website and business for some time, I have always been doing this part time and fitting it in with my full time day job.

This has lead to a challenging year, as I have been putting in 40+ hours per week into my full time job and 30+ hours per week into Katie Vale Designs.  I am not complaining at all, as I have loved every minute of it and feel extremely privileged to have 2 jobs that I both love and enjoy.

However, the time has come for me to make the decision and go one way or the other.  And lucky for you guys I have decided to followed my heart and live my dream by becoming a full time milliner!  🙂

As of 6pm today I will be my own boss!  And I can now tick the box as “milliner” under professions!

I have been on the waiting list to get a studio at Barleylands Craft Village for about 5 years.  At the beginning of this year I was invited to have a dispaly cabinet there, but there was still no studio space for me to actually work from there.  I confirmed my leave date from work about 6 weeks ago and 3 weeks ago I got a call to say a studio that is suitable has finally become free!  Every thing happens for a reason.  Now that is timing!  (or The Secret)

Anyway I’ll be opening my studio at Barleylands in mid-November so maybe see you there.

Signing out for now….a very happy & excited full time milliner.



3 Replies to “I’m finally going solo!”

  1. Wow this is such great news. I wish you much happiness in your new full time career 🙂 You make such beautiful pieces! so I know you will be a even bigger success x

  2. Wishing you much love, happiness and prosperity and belief in The Secret!
    looking forward to seeing your new creations on your website
    Jenni – The Hat Hire Company

  3. Thank you for your lovely comments 🙂 and I look forward to posting lots of fabulous news on here soon.


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