To our gorgeous friends, stockists and cat lovers: this has been a little while coming (said everyone who makes these announcements :P lol) – but it really is needed. Since opening Tortie Designs, I have been stretched WAY too thin – working a full-time job and running a successful handmade business is HARD work. As a result of this, my quality of life began to suffer. While I was in Japan recently, closing the shop temporarily and being out of my usual surroundings cleared my head and helped me decided that ultimately, Tortie Designs is closing – for now. There’s nothing saying we won’t be back! Thanks so much to everyone for all of your love and support over the last year. You can still get some of our pieces at our amazing stockists until they run out of stock (all tagged in this picture!). Like I said, we might be back, but for now it’s goodbye. Thanks again everyone 😘 P.S I WILL BE SELLING SOME SUPPLIES – STAY TUNED FOR A CLAY SALE!
🇯🇵 JAPAN 🇯🇵 Some more of the stuff we’ve been doing in Japan – saw the Tokyo Tower 🗼, hung out with some more cats 🐱, went to a Shiba puppy cafe 🐕 and a hedgehog cafe 🦔, the Robot Restaurant 🤖 and Disney Land! 🐭 Thanks Tokyo, you were great! Next stop, Hiroshima & Kyoto.
🇯🇵 JAPAN 🇯🇵 Japan has been really ace so far! The weather is stunning in Tokyo at the moment and I’ve already been to THREE cat cafes 😸 I think my favorite place so far is Harajuku, my favorite food place is Vegan Cafe in Hiro-o (“sushi” picture), and I’m loving all the peach flavored things! 🍑
Happy Tuesday lovelies! So as some of you may know, I’ve had to close the store recently due to a huge amount of wholesale orders before I pop off to Japan for two weeks on Thursday! During this time, I also scored myself an awesome new (day) job, and have realized that it’s been a while since I sat down and created stuff! We’re not closing for good, don’t worry about that just yet, but we will be remaining closed a few weeks after I’m back from Japan so I can settle into the new role and also get my hands dirty coming up with new designs for you all! Re-opening date looks like it’ll be late May/early June at this stage 😘
TOKYO! I’m going to Japan NEXT WEEK 😱 (April 26th), and of anyone has any recommendations – especially for vegan/vegetarian food – I’d love to hear them! 🇯🇵
❗️ SHOP TEMPORARILY CLOSED❗️Due to a HUGE amount of orders to fit in before I go to Japan super soon, I’ve temporarily closed the shop. This also means no wholesale orders can be placed during this time. Keep your eyes open for when we’ll be back!