Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Trade Show!

Well it is booked! Top Drawer January 2013 sounds such a long way off but I am sure the time will fly by. So much to do! The plan is to launch a male a female range at the show along with some existing designs which may be tweaked a little before.

Along with the cards there is the stand to think about, brochures, order forms, business cards. I feel a to-do list coming on!

It is all very exciting if not a little scary but the time is now right. So wish me luck as I am about the jump in with both feet!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Happy Birthday!!

Red Berry Hill is one today! I cannot believe that is a year since I left my job and started up on my own!

It has been a year of ups and downs but I am proud of what I have achieved. I have produced my own designs, sold my work, got lots of positive comments and a name in the area where I live. I have made mistakes but learnt an awful lot from them and has been fun finding out and learning along the way. I have also found that this industry is incredibly friendly and I have made new friends and contacts who have shared their knowledge for which I am very grateful. 

Some of the highlights of there year have been:

Selling my very first cards back in July

Attending the Ladder Club and meeting some great people in the industry and getting invaluable  information

Local shops taking on my cards to sell

Now to the next year. I am about to book a stand at a trade show and start work on some new and exciting ranges which I hope to launch at the the show as well as continuing with my market stalls (for this year at least) as it is a great marketing exercise.

Thank you so much to my family, friends and new friends who have helped me along the way. Heres to the next year!!