Thursday, 22 November 2012

A Year Old!


It's been so manic I haven't had time to blog lately.  I have still been driving everyone mad with posts and pics via my Facebook Page but I have missed blogging and I do have plans to post more regularly once I get my current orders finished and I can put a better routine in place.

I thought I would do a quick catch up though because I am celebrating my first year in business this weekend.  I cannot believe how quick this first year has gone and how well it has picked up.  I never dreamed that anyone would want to buy the things that I had made but I have a full order book (which is now closed) and already orders starting to filter in for 2013 up as far as Mother's Day!!

I am strangely already thinking about next Christmas and have started sketching ideas out!  Mad I know!

My first year really has been amazing.  My craft fair table has gone from this...

To this...

Which I think is a big improvement and hopefully will be improved upon again next year.

I have stocked a few gorgeous shops including this fab shop called Flax and Finch in Norwich.

I have some big ideas for 2013.  I am hoping most of them will materialise and won't stay lurking in the back of my mind!  Watch this space!!

I have a ton of things to get done before Christmas including 24 cushions - this style but all different patterns/wording...

 And 8 Christmas stockings

I have made LOTS of decorations

And completed my first ever wedding favour order of 100 gorgeous Scottie Dog keyrings / Bag charms.  They looked amazing when they were finished and well worth the late nights.

Lots of fat free cake has been made.

But this weekend I intend on eating the full sugar heavily laden calorie kind whilst I celebrate at my house party.  I have ordered a cake which will have a sewing theme which I am MEGA excited about.  There will be lots of festive treats, wine, and hot chocolate and marshmallows.  I can't wait.

Hubby is also very excited about this little get together because it means I will tidy up and won't have buttons, fabric, sparkly glittery things all over the house!

It is hard to think that little over a year ago I had never used a sewing machine and I have turned a little hobby into a real business.  If any of you have a little idea in the back of your head that makes you think you could start a business, try it.  You just never know what will happen.

I will catch up with you all again soon xxx