Sunday, 6 March 2011

This is whats been keeping me away for so long....

Yes Love, Heart, Home is 1 year old today!!!.

Its been a fantastic first year and even if I say so myself I am proud of everything we have achieved during this time. It has been hard work and some would say I was mad starting a business in what is a luxury market with the economy being as it is but we have finished the year in a good place to start year 2.

We have come a long way in 12 months, we now run 3 craft clubs a week for up to 20 ladies, this had to be cut down from 4 sessions to make way for the 2 sewing groups that run on alternate Saturdays, these are 2 groups of 4 ladies at a time learning basic sewing skills and having a great time doing it.

As well as the adult classes we hold regular craft sessions for Children from age 8, these have been a huge success and kits for these classes being sold to 2 local childminders which are up to 10 kits at a time.

As with all businesses we have area that are more popular than others, the personalised items we make for Children have been hugely popular and are in fact one of our best sellers, our kitchen section is constantly having to be re-stocked and the Home ware section is getting extremely popular.

I have also had some commissioned orders for larger pieces of furniture, in fact 2 I have at the minute are to re-cover an old ottoman in some new fabric and to re-vamp a chest of drawers. Pieces I have undertaken have ranged from small trinket boxes to large toy boxes.

All in all it has been a great first year, I couldn't have done it without the love and support of all my family and Friends, some old friends and a lot of them are new friends I wouldnt have met without the shop, they have been a rock in times when the stress levels were high and orders were pilling up, you know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart, without you all my journey would have been tougher.

Well enough of the chatting now to the celebrations!!!

To celebrate our first year coupled with gaining over 1,000 followers on Facebook I am doing a giveaway.

The prize will be an Apron made using this beautiful fabric by Clark and Clark called Tea Cups. I love this, it is a gorgeous Cotton Duck fabric which is just so pretty and was calling my name when I saw it in our local fabric shop.

I will give additional prizes if we get lots of people who enter to give everyone a fair chance of winning.

So what do you need to do??

To be entered all you need to do is follow my shop blog and leave me a comment as to what you would like as a Birthday present, the draw will take place next Sunday the 13th at 8pm when the entries will be counted and the winners/s chosen. Results will be given at 9pm.

So if you want to be in with a chance of winning pop over, follow my blog and just leave me a comment!

p.s I promise not to be away for so long in future. xx


misteejay said...

You can be excused Maz. The stuff you have been making this year has been fab and it has been super seeing all those lovely items over on your other blog.

Congratulations on your 1st Birthday. Hugs

Toni xx

Rose said...

oh Maz I am so thrilled for you !!! :)

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