Saturday, 28 March 2009

Afflecks palace

Well we had a fun trip to manchester today, it was rather cold and wet but we braved it. We went to visit Afflecks palace to get an idea of how much it will cost us to rent a space in there, it was really busy which is promising. The manager seemed really positive when we told him what we do and the prices seem quite reasonable, we are hoping to get in around August time.

There are some really cool shops and a few vintage/handmade/sustainable ones which we like. I think Tramps Garden would fit in nicely, but lets see what our business advisor thinks shall we.
We have a second meeting with her in june after we have graduated when we can really focus on getting our first bags out there and available to you guys!

Cant wait for the swap on Tuesday, remember its not too late to join in!!

love as always

Ps take a look at this kick ass vid...

Friday, 27 March 2009

First Day!

Today was the first day of collecting...we got lots of lovely things...take a look!!

We have lots of tops, jumpers, dresses and a few trousers so far!

As well as bags, jewellery and shoes...tres excite!

You should come and join in!....we'll be in the Victoria building's reception again on Monday 30th March and Tuesday 31st before the swap.

If you'd like more info come and have a chat with us or visit our facebook group!
(just click on the Tramps Garden poster link to your right!)

Friday, 20 March 2009

Gypsies, tramps and thieves...

More posters have been taken!...Wowza, people must REALLY like them.
On that note, we went to get some more posters printed and notice that the poster we had left with them had been graffitied.
It made us chuckle...gypsies, tramps and thieves

Here's a little bit more info on our clothes swap!..

In the uk we throw away a staggering 1 million tonnes of clothing and textiles each year. Over 7.5 billion articles of clothing go into our dustbins each year, with most ending up in landfill. So..

Dont throw it - Swap it!

This is the perfect way to pass on clothes, reinvent your style and most importantly, have fun!

Order of play..

1. Bring us your unwanted clothing/shoes/accsessories to Victoria reception Friday 27th march 12pm-2pm or Tuesday 31st march 12-2pm so we can make them look all lovely on the night and give you your voucher/s.

2. On the night vouchers can be exchanged for the item/s you would like!

3. Arrive at 4.30pm for your free cocktail, chance to view and mingle while trying on the eclectic array of goodies. (remember no clothes may be claimed before the swap starts)

4. At 5.00 'swapping commences' find the items you love and take them home!

See you there!

With Love
Tramps Garden x

P.S Dont forget to invite and bring your friends!
(No boys, sorry!)

Saturday, 14 March 2009

I'm so last week...

...Last week was amazing, i managed to blag myself some free shoes, a free ticket to see Little Boots AND tickets to the sold out Kasabian gig at 53! Happy days!

Cute eh.

First things shoes! Carrie and myself went to a business
 talk about global branding, hardly what Tramps Garden are aiming to do, but interesting none the less. The talk was about 'redfoot' shoes, those nifty little ones that fold in half! 
At the end the speaker announced all the shoes they had on display that night were free for people to take home, that was it Carrie was off, with whippet like speed she made it to the front in time to claim her prize...only to find out they weren't in her size! (good news for me) =]

Little Boots

Little flatmate and me got given free tickets to see her at 53% on Thursday.
To be honest i hadn't heard anything about her until then but i've noticed since she's been dubbed 'The Sound of 2009'. I hadn't been out to see live music in too long so was a great night, being a local lass (from Blackpool) loads of her friends and family were there too, which gave it that extra special atmosphere! She plays electronica/pop and has this amazing japanese electronic instrument the Tenori-on...hours of fun!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Welcome to Tramps Garden...

So this is it...isn't it great!
It's full of completely random things...

Don't worry this isn't where we source our materials from!

Just in case you are wondering..
Carrie is wearing: h&m tee & hat
skirt made from thrifted dress

Emma: Topshop cardie
Vero Moda dress

Chimney, Tramps Garden style

Tramps Garden, for us, is a little world to get lost in. We can be little girls again, running around, pointing out all the weird and wonderful things we find. I love taking photo's of all the intriguing patterns and textures which can be found on the crumbling walls...its should go sometime!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Picture from my first visit to newcastle.

It really did look pretty, this is the best my little camera could do! Im getting a new camera this week, time for some pro shots while the sun is shining i think! :)
Iv been re organising my 'studio' today (by this i mean my living room), im having to ship my fabric upstairs while my living room is re decorated, we have been living upstairs for nearly a year now, so im very excited! i have saved lots of the old wall paper we took down and am going to frame some of it, found some lovely floral patterns and even some polka dots! :)
Well its getting late now (11.30pm) so am going to have to go, have more sorting to do tomorrow and have a gig to go to this week, its beauty sleep time!
Nighty night xxx

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Where have our posters gone?

Well after all our hard work yesterday with the posters, we came back to find they had been stolen!! im assuming that they were so fantastic that people just had to have them and lots of people will turn up to our clothes swap! :)

Not to worry though we can print more, i just hope the poster theives will by nice and recycle them!

Anyhow, i went to newcastle last week, my first visit to the city! the River looks beautiful at night iv taken some cool pics! ill put them up later

Im feeling creative today so im going to run home and get the sewing machine out!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Don't throw it...Swap it!

Today, we made posters for our clothes swap and ran around uni putting them up, guerrilla style!
Lucky for us its been a beautiful sunny day so its actually been quite fun.

Making the most of the weather we took a trip down memory lane and went to the birth place of Tramps Garden...which is exactly that!...a tramps garden. While we were there we took some photos so show you guys the inspiration behind our name, so we'll put them up here asap.

Just to remind you all about our swap, its on the 31st March in the Victoria Building. Don't worry we'll remind you nearer the time but get thinking about what you want to swap! I've got about 5 items in mind at the moment and counting...looking forward to my new things already!

Not only will it be a free shopping trip but will help the planet too! In the UK we throw away a staggering 1 million tonnes of clothes and textiles each year. Over 7.5 billion articles of clothing go to our dustbins every year, with most ending up in landfill. Crazy stuff.

Right, better get back to work!

Ps. to find out more click on the link to our facebook group!