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


  1. Congratualtions Emma! I can't believe you have orders through into 2013, that's so exciting! Enjoy your first birthday and make sure you take time to relax, you have worked so hard to get here!

    Emma x

  2. Well done to you - you've made a total success with you pretty & clever crafts. Time flies doesn't it? I returned to crafting just over 3 years ago & still love every minute of it. Keep up the good work.

  3. Many, many congratualtions Emma! You deserve complete success because of your drive, ambition and sheer hard work! You are truly an inspiration! Your new stall looks incredibly inviting! I am still only sewing a little as a hobby but your work inspires me to keep learning (I am still at the 'very much a beginner' stage but hey ho.
    I wish you continued good luck for 2013 and look forward to more blog entries (I don't do facebook).
    Enjoy your party! Relax, celebrate and enjoy your success!
    Mandy x


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